Sask. retiree marks 40 years since death of Elvis Presley

Calvin Saunders
August 18, 2017

Elvis Presley's beloved baby grand piano is to be auctioned on eBay.

The humidity near Graceland melted makeup and hairdos, but it did nothing to dissolve the passion that kept diehard Elvis Presley fans waiting to pay homage to the rock icon on the 40th anniversary of his death.

The song would become one of the singer's iconic tracks, later being named one of the greatest Rock n Roll songs of all time and coming in at number 67 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The auction has been organised for charity which enables sellers to list items to benefit non-profit organisations.

Elvis enjoyed the riches his success brought, watching TV on three sets at once at his Graceland mansion which even boasted an indoor waterfall.

The piano will be on sale for 10 days, ending on August 20. 49-year-old Lisa frequent those parts when she lived in Nashville before moving to Los Angeles last year.

Despite being recorded more than 250 times, Elvis' 1956 version of Hound Dog is the most memorable and is also one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Radio stations played Presley's hits throughout the day, and a secretary at KTAM told The Eagle that "phones have been ringing off the walls since we announced his death".

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The vigil began Tuesday night and continues through today, and visitors had to have an Elvis Week Property Pass wristband to walk up the long driveway and past the graves where Presley and relatives are buried.

Mike Stoller, who wrote the music, remember Elvis.

"And yes, an answer to your next question, I'm still kicking myself", said Evans, who now lives in Brownsburg.

Sprung has been an Elvis collector for 60 years.

Presley's longest uninterrupted run at number one in the United Kingdom singles chart is eight weeks, with the song It's Now Or Never in 1960.

More than 30,000 candles were bought in anticipation of a potential record turnout on the 40th anniversary of Presley's death. "Because we're all here because we love Elvis".

"People just congregated back here not knowing what to do, other than wanting to share their grief with other Elvis fans", he said.

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