The King of Rock and Roll died on August 16, 1977.
How did Charlotteans react to the news that the king of rock and roll was dead?
A lot of us went to Record Bar and Ernie's to buy his albums.
Do you remember hearing the news? My friend Amy walked through our back yards and told me - we were in high school.
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'Elvis Presley performing at his first show at the Charlotte Coliseum (now the Bojangles Arena) on June 26, 1956. He was well known nationally by this time although an older security guard refused to let him in a backstage side door because he didn't recognize the star of the show.'
'As he nervously bites on his nails, Elvis listens intently to a question by a reporter in one of the dressing rooms at the Carolina Theater on North Tryon Street. The date was February 10, 1956. The dressing room was spartan and lit with one 60 watt bulb. Elvis Elvis was appearing with country stars like Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. When asked what he would most like to do next in show business he answered, 'Make a movie.' '