It's one of those times where you vividly recall where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Bob O'Brien here - a big Elvis fan, especially his earliest recordings. I was having a music lesson, and a fellow music student, known for pulling a lot of pranks, burst in and said that Elvis Presley had just died. Because of his reputation, no one believed him - that is, until we heard the sad story for ourselves on the radio. It was August 16th, 1977, and it was exactly 40 years ago. Elvis has been gone almost as long as he lived (42 years), but will never be forgotten. Enjoy a vintage performance on The Milton Berle Show below, and dig out your "Blue Suede Shoes." Thank you...thank you very much.

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