A Day in the Life of an Elvis Fan

Monday, July 4, 2011
By Louis Magnifico
Louis Magnifico and D J Fontana

Louis Magnifico and D J Fontana (Elvis Presley’s drummer) backstage in Tupelo, MS

“Before Elvis there was nothing.”  – John Lennon

One of my earliest memories in life came on August 16, 1977.  I was three years old.  My bedroom walls were plastered with Elvis memorabilia. I was a music fanatic and I knew I would grow up to become a musician.  One of my favorite pastimes was bouncing on my Wonder Horse while listening to my records.  I had a plastic portable record player and was listening to Billy Joel while riding on that horse when my mother came in to the bedroom and told me the news:  Elvis Presley had died.

In this episode of A Day in the Life, Char and I travel to Elvis festivals in Tupelo, MS and Memphis, TN to live out the Elvis Presley phenomenon.  This was such an enjoyable episode to film because Char and I are both Elvis fans.  We knew this episode was going to be a blast to film… but we discovered so much more than we expected during the shoot!

Char hangs out with Elvis fan and acquaintance Alan Wade at the Tupelo Elvis Festival

Char hangs out with Elvis fan and acquaintance Alan Wade at the Tupelo Elvis Festival

In this episode, you’ll meet the biggest Elvis fans of all – those who dedicate their lives to performing tributes to the King of Rock n Roll!  You’ll get to know the wonderful town of Tupelo, MS where Elvis grew up (a town that The Traveling Twosome HIGHLY encourages you to visit for a great time).  You’ll get to meet some of Elvis Presley’s bandmates such as D J Fontana and Ray Walker.  You’ll travel to Graceland in Memphis, TN to see the home of Elvis Presley.

There is no other musician who has captured the world in the way that Elvis has done.  He has achieved more, inspired more, and entertained more than any other performer in history.  He is America’s most loved export.  He was a legend in his own time and his legacy continues to inspire millions around the globe.

We invite you to watch our episode, “A Day in the Life of an Elvis Fan,” right here on our website.  Or, catch it on our Roku TV Channel.

Enjoy!

 

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5 Responses to “A Day in the Life of an Elvis Fan”

  1. Eric Turlock

    Took a long time to download but it was worth the wait when I was finally able to watch it. Another great episode of your show! You have the world’s best job. I want to do what you two do! A little disappointed that Char didn’t arm wrestle one of the Elvis imitators. That would have been fun to watch. But very happy to see that your next episode will include more of the Olympics footage. When can we expect to see that one?

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  2. Georgia Nance

    I have wanted to attend Elvis Week at Graceland for many years and haven’t been able to go yet. One year I will. Thank you for this show! Especially for showing the festival in Tupelo. I had no idea Tupelo had their own Elvis festival! TCB!

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  3. Carla

    Ahhhhh! Thank You, Thank You (very much!) I LOVED it! Thank you for letting me be a part of it! :O)

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  4. Jenna Best

    I love Elvis!!! He has the greatest fans in the world as you now know after producing this show! Thank you for making this tv show for us to see a little of Tupelo and Memphis. It reminded me of when I went to Graceland for Elvis Week in 2002. I will return again soon! Elvis will always be the king of rock n roll!

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  5. Dayman

    Much thanks for creating program about Elvis Presley. He will always be the King of Rock and Roll. There has never been another like him.

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