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Elvis Movie Music On Those Were The Days

It will soon be forty years since Elvis Presley died in Memphis.  His music is played today even more than it was forty years ago.  On this weekends Those Were The Days program we will look back at some of his best movie songs.  Elvis movies were fun and some of the tunes we heard coming from those tiny metal speakers hooked on our car windows at the drive in were pretty good.  I have been an Elvis fan since I was a 'wee Nee'.  There was an Elvis greatest hits album package that was for sale on television in the early seventies. After digging out money from my Log Cabin syrup bank, I sent my $4.99 off to a Madison television station.  When the two record set arrived it seems that I played those albums constantly.  I would practice my lip curl in the mirror and eventually perfected my Elvis tribute act well enough to perform for Mrs. Varana's fifth grade class.  That was as far as my impersonater career went.  I would always read the TV Guide and look ahead to a possible Elvis movie airing on a local station.  I remember seeing 'Love Me Tender' on the Saturday afternoon Family Theater on channel three.  The film kept breaking and they would play instrumental music until it was fixed.  Elvis movies often were shown on the late show when I was growing up.  That is where I first saw 'Kid Gallahad',  'Live A Little, Love A Little',  'Tickle Me',  'Loving You', and several others.  It is still fun to pop in an Elvis movie and escape for an hour and a half.  My favorite films include:   5.  Change Of Habit (with Mary Tyler Moore)  4.  Follow That Dream (I feel its one of his best comedy roles)  3.  Viva Las Vegas (with the beautiful Ann Margaret)  2.  Jailhouse Rock (what a great dance scene to the title song!)   1.  Speedway (I am a Nancy Sinatra fan and once got to ask her about making movies with Elvis). 

I will be in the studio to take your request this week during Those Were The Days.  We will also pay tribute to Glen Campbell who died this week.  We used to play his greatest hits album in the old farm house and watch his 'Goodtime Hour' on the Curtis Matthis television set.  He was an amazing entertainer and I was always wowed by his guitar playing.

  I am sad to say that this will be our last show until September second.  The Green Bay Packers have two Saturday night preseason games in a row and our show will take a two week break.  We need to get our old rock and roll fix this Saturday night and have a real party since we wont get together again for a while.  I hope to talk with you Saturday night.

Phil

Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.

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