Help Needed With New Elvis Book

Do you do remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on August 16, 1977 - the day that you heard the shocking news that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, had died. Prior to August 16, there were many rumors about his health, but his death was still unexpected. A new book on this subject is being prepared and you are invited to share your memories. Since late 1977, there have been countless books written by his family and friends, but very little has been heard from the fans. Even now, 27 years later, Elvis is still a part of our lives. We didn't just lose a favorite musician. We lost a legend. We lost a man who helped change the face of music. We lost a man who, in many ways, influenced our lives. To pay tribute to the man who affected so many so deeply, Ron Collamore is currently working on a book of memories of that fateful day as described by fans around the country and around the world. "We want to create a collective memory that will ensure that our thoughts about the death of this great man - and what he meant to us while he was alive - are passed down to our children and our grandchildren. We want to assure that this book will be a positive expression of admiration and historically accurate - a fitting tribute to Elvis Presley". Ron is asking for your help in gathering memories for this book. Memories can be sent to, Ron L. Collamore, at 1732 Ryons Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 U.S.A. or e-mailed to The deadline is November 1, 2004. Those wishing to contribute to the book should include name, address, and a sentence stating that they give permission for us to use their memory in the published book.
Source: Elvis Australia / Updated: Jul 1, 2004 
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EPvoicefan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 21, 2004report abuse
TCBnwithTLCBet....Good thought. Maybe(hopefully) that will happen(Charity Foundation). Should be an interesting read...if it's ever published.
TCBn with TLC Bet (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 21, 2004report abuse
Hmmm.... so send him your memory, and you are writing his book for him. Guess who gets the royalties? I bet not the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation!
EPvoicefan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2004report abuse
Almost 27 years since that fateful, emotionally-filled day, the memories are still vivid as to where I was & what I was doing that day. Same with JFK's death. I sent you an e-mail, Ron, with my recollections. Much luck with the book! (Will I receive a free autographed copy of it, for my contribution?) Judy/EPVOICEfan
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2004report abuse
I think this is a good idea. I will give you my thought and memory of that very sad day. Thank's for a new idea
Tony Clapson (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2004report abuse
I was on holiday in a caravan at the time of Elvis' passing. I was listening to the 1977 "Welcome To My World" compilation LP when the news would have come through on the television and radio. There was a terrible thunder storm in England that night. I finally heard the news on the radio at 8am the next morning. I cannot find the words to describe how I felt. Straight after the news the presenter, Terry Wogan, played "Guitar Man" which he dedicated to "the late Elvis Presley". The word "late" hit me like a bullet. At the time, I was saving to go to America to see Elvis in concert, something I would never achieve. It was as if the world had ended, I had no idea that 27 years later we would still be treated to new material on a regular basis. God Bless Elvis, he continues to help millions of people around the world with his music, myself included.
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2004report abuse
I was twelve years old and It was on august 17, 9.30 in the morning when I heard this sad news. I thought I was going to get a heart attack because of this news. I was a fan for about a year and had always this dream to meat or see Elvis perform live. I know Elvis died at august 16, but I'm from Amsterdam, Holland and heard the news the next morning! I really miss Elvis....and oktober 2004 I,m going to Memphis and my greatest wish will come true!
Elvis forever and ever and ever.....
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2004report abuse
Well, let me think. Oh, yeah! When Elvis died, I was, I don't remember (I was born in 1982)

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