AUGUST 16, 1977: THE KING IS DEAD

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Submitted Date 08/16/2018
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Long Live The King
-- At a  luncheonette in Raleigh, NC. August 17, 1977, the next day --

The office workers are drunk
and it's only 2 in the afternoon
on a Wednesday

Some called in sick
a couple finagled 
a long lunch break

But juicy cheeseburgers
have gone cold
and sit uneaten on the counter

Plus the jukebox has been jimmied
until it screams -- 
playing the same song over and over:
"I did it my way"

High up in the corner 
the TV no one can hear
tells the story:

The king is dead
Elvis is dead

NOTE: Elvis died on August 16, but many people did not hear the news until early the next morning.

 

 

 

 

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  • Tomas Chough 1 month, 1 week ago

    This is so sad but awesome at the same time! That day must have been intense. I love Elvis and his music. Playing his songs is super fun. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rick Doble 1 month ago

      Thanks -- it was like a national mourning.