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Mary Ann Mchugh
From: United States
1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: I WAS ABOUT 15 MY MOTHER WAS GIVEN 2 TICKETS TO SEE ELVIS IN LAS VEGAS SO OFF WE WENT MY MOM AND DAD ,MYSELF AND MY NEICE. WELL LIKE I SAID SHE WAS GIVEN 2 TICKETS SO MOM AND DAD WENT TO THE SHOW WHILE MY NEICE AND I WAITED OUTSIDE THE SHOWROOM AT THE HILTON. THIS WAS IN 70'S AND SO YOU COULD HANG OUT BY THE DOOR OF THE SHOWROOM SO THE SHOW BEGAN AND WE WERE PEEKING THROUGH THE DOOR WHEN THIS MAN CAME OVER AND SAID YOU GIRLS SHOULDN'T BE HERE. I EXPLAINED THAT MY MOM AND DAD WERE IN THERE AND WE WERE WAITING AND ABOUT THE 2 TICKET THING SO HE SAID WELL AS SOON AS THE CURTAIN GOES DOWN (THE COMEDIAN WAS ON) AND THE ROOM IS DARK I'LL LET YOU IN BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO STAND THROUGH THE WHOLE SHOW. I ASKED IF WE COULD GO CHANGE AND HE SAID NO TIME FOR THAT WELL THE CUTAIN WENT DOWN THE ROOM WAS DARK AND HE OPENED THE DOOR WE WENT IN AND ELVIS CAME OUT AND STARTED PERFORMING HE WAS WONDERFUL I WAS SO MESMERIZED! ELVIS WAS SO HANDSOME AND THE SHOW WAS JUST EXCITING. WHEN THE SHOW ENDED WE WERE FIRST OUT SO WHEN MY MOM AND DAD CAME OUT TO TELL US ABOUT THE SHOW WE TOLD WE SAW IT SHE DIDN'T BELIVE US SO WE TOOK HER TO MEET THE MAN WHO LET US IN AND WHEN WE ASKED HIS NAME HE SAID JUST CALL ME THE COLONEL. FROM THAT TIME WE WENT TO SEE ELVIS TWICE A YEAR IN VEGAS. I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.
2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: MY MOM
3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him? "My Message to Elvis": JUST STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE HYPE.
4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?
And why is it your favourite?
: JAILHOUSE ROK AND SONG WOULD BE AMERICAN TRIOLGY,IF I CAN DREAM AND TROUBLE
5. Which is your favourite SUIT that Elvis wore on stage?
: RED STUDDED SUIT
6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
: HIS MOM
7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died?
: I WAS AT HOME AND I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO I WAS SO SHOCKED I WANTED TO GO TO MEMPHIS OF COURSE I COULDN'T AFFORD IT.
8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year,
even long after his death?
: HE WAS AMAZING HIS VOICE AND TALENT ,LOOKS PLUS HE WAS ONE OF A KIND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ENTAINER WHO WILL REACH HIS LEVEL.
Have you been to Graceland?...If so, would you like to share your experence or feelings on this site?
: I WAS SO SUPPOSE TO GO BUT AS IT TURNED OUT I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGANT AND DELIVER IN JULY AND WE SUPPOSE TO GO IN AUGUST. SO MY MOM ,SISTER AND NEICE WENT BUT MY NEICE WROTE ON THE GATES OF GRACELAND ELVIS MARY ANN LOVES YOU AND TOOK A PICTURE FOR ME.
Elvis was a trend leader and constantly "transformed" himself in his career, like Madonna & music stars are famous for doing nowdays.
Which are your favourite "Elvis eras" in his career?
: 68 comeback t.v. doco & live concerts
Do you have a personal Letter to Elvis or Poem about or for Elvis that you would like to share on this site?
This may be included in our next book "Messages to Elvis". Add it here
:: I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
Would you like to tell us a little bit more about yourself to share on your own Elvis Presley Fan page?
: I AM NOW 50 AND STIL TO THIS DAY EVERY TIME AN ELVIS MOVIE OR CONCERT COMES ON I THERE.
Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Music, Movies, Posters, Books, Ceramics, Figurines, Souveneir items
How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
: Very Good
Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for Elvis's fans?
: JUST KEEP ELVIS ALIVE !!!!!
HELLO Mary Ann
Thank you for your comments on our survey. Wow, how fantastic to see one of Elvis` live shows. Elvis` music is just the best, and I believe his music will be around for a long time to come. His music is still having huge effect today, even though he is no longer here. He was extremely talented, and beneath the King was a man, a truly caring, giving nature, his generosity and kindness will never be forgotten. Elvis is the greatest and will remain the greatest forever. You are right Mary Ann, there will never be another entertainer the world will fall in love with` Our love for this wonderful man will always be honored; his adoring fans will never let him down.
Mary Ann below are the favorite songs you mentioned`.ENJOY!
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Presley was born poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith Presley. He was raised both in Tupelo and later in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family moved when he was 13. He had a twin brother (Jesse Garon Presley) who died at birth.
The young Elvis took up guitar at 11 and, after high school, worked at Precision Tool Company and then drove a truck for the Crown Electric Company.
Scottish author Allan Morrison claims that Elvis was of Scottish descent. In an as-yet-unpublished book, Morrison claims to have found that his ancestors lived in Lonmay, Aberdeenshire in the 1700s. According to Morrison, records show that Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay in 1713. Their son, also called Andrew, went to the English colonies in 1745.
Through his father's mother Minnie Mae, Elvis descended from King Henry II of England.
His maternal grandmother was Jewish.
Each of us stands on the shoulders of our ancestors. So too Elvis; his genealogy
provides a fascinating view of the influences that help form him. Our story begins
with Elvis's maternal heritage through his mother, Gladys.
Elvis's great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove (1800-1835), was a
full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She married William Mansell, a settler in western
Tennessee, in 1818. William's father, Richard Mansell, had been a soldier in the
Revolutionary War. Mansell is a French name--its literal translation is the man
from Le Mans. The Mansells migrated from Norman France to Scotland, and then
later to Ireland. In the 18th century the family came to the American Colonies.
The appellation "white" in Morning Dove's name refers to her status as a
friendly Indian. Early American settlers called peaceable Indians "white," while
"red" was the designation for warring Indians or those who sided with the British in
the Revolutionary War. It was common for male settlers in the West to marry
"white" Indians as there was a scarcity of females on the American frontier.
Like many young men in the American Southwest, William Mansell fought with
Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars of the early nineteenth century. He fought with
Old Hickory in Alabama, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and later in Florida too.
Returning to Tennessee from the Indian Wars, William Mansell married Morning
White Dove. Elaine Dundy says of the marriage, he (William Mansell) gained
"age-old Indian knowledge of the American terrain; of forests and parries; of crops
and game; of protection against the climate; of medicine lore, healing plants as well
as something in which the Indians were expert--the setting of broken bones."
Moreover, added to Elvis's lineage were Morning White Dove's ruddy Indian
complexion and fine line of cheek.
Like many other settlers, the newlyweds migrated to Alabama from Tennessee
to claim lands garnered in the Indian Wars. The Mansells settled in Marion County
in northeast Alabama near the Mississippi border. The Scots-Irish, like William
Mansell, were the predominant settlers of Alabama. One-tenth of the population in
colonial America was Scots-Irish at the time of the American Revolution. And a
very interesting group they were. The Anglican Reverend Woodmason had this to
say about the Scots-Irish women of William Mansell's day.
"They wore nothing but thin shifts and a thin petticoat underneath. They are
sensual and promiscuous. They draw their shift as tight as possible to the body, and
pin it close, to show the roundness of their breasts, and slender waists (for they are
generally fined shaped) and draw their petticoat close to their hips to show the
fineness of their limbs--so that they might as well be in puri naturalibus."
The Scots-Irish in America were a passionate community living close to the
earth. They disdained the niceties of their British neighbors. Of this Reverend
Woodmason had to say," they delight in their present low, lazy, sluttish, heathenish,
hellish life, and seem not desirous of changing it. These people despise knowledge,
and instead of honoring a learned person...they despise and ill-treat them..."
There were other views on the passionate lifestyle of the Scots-Irish, however.
James Hall of Philadelphia described a young, Scots-Irish frontiersman in this way.
"He strode among us with the step of Achilles...I thought I could see in that man,
one of the progenitors of an unconquerable race; his face presented the traces of a
spirit quick to resent--he had the will to dare, and the power to execute, there was
something in his look which bespoke a disdain of control, and an absence of
constraint in all his movements indicating an habitual independence of thought and
Think of Elvis in these words: the will to dare and the power to execute, a
disdain of control in all his movements indicating a habitual independence of
thought and action. This is the Scots-Irish heritage from which Elvis Presley issued.
In his genes he carried an independence of blood, the will to dare and the power to
execute. Many influences formed Elvis Presley besides the genealogical, yet this
description has a haunting accuracy.
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