If you haven’t already heard, today would have been the 80th birthday of The King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. His unmistakable voice and personality have forever echoed in my mind…as my mother is one of the biggest fans of his that I’ve ever known. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, he moved to Memphis when he was a teenager…and the rest, as they say, is history.
Twenty-plus years, ten Number One albums, 18 Number One singles…the guy was a legend, whose brilliance as a singer, actor and musician will live forever. Of course, we all know how his career ended…if you don’t, then you can do the research (I lived through his later years LOL).
Also born today are CBS News Sunday Morning host Charles Osgood (1933), former game show host (of many shows) Bob Eubanks (1938), “Monty Python” alumnus Graham Chapman (1941-1989), physicist Stephen Hawking (1942), The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger (1946), multi-talented artist David Bowie (1947), former Loverboy lead vocalist Mike Love (1955) and R. Kelly was born on this day in 1967.
Also, modern day pariah Jason Giambi was born in 1971, former Red Sox/Yankee journeyman Carl Pavano (1976) and, in a really weird twist, today is the 32nd birthday of the Supreme Ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, whose name I only bring up because of the recent scandal provoked by the movie, “The Interview”…and the fact that my birthday twin James Franco was involved in that!
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\