Happy birthday to Alfred Hitchcock, born August 13, 1899, in London. His films are still so much fun to watch.
August 15, 1965: Performing at Shea Stadium in Queens, NY, The Beatles set another precedent as the first band to play a sports arena.
August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies at 42 with enough fat in his arteries to grease a train, and the drugs in his blood would fuel a Grateful Dead tour.
“Like no one before, he let out a roar, and I just had to tag along.
Each night I went to bed with the sound in my head, and the dream was a song.
Big Train from Memphis, Big Train from Memphis,
Now it’s gone gone gone, gone gone gone.”
—John Fogerty, “Big Train (From Memphis)”
Hail to The King, baby!