43yrs ago today

PhilTheFragger

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I was 15 and the family was on holiday in a caravan in Bude Cornwall.

Listened to Radio Luxembourg on an old tranny under the bedclothes ( I’ve just read that back and it sounds terribly un-pc)

That’s when I heard the news. Tony Prince was in tears , played non stop elvis all night
 

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I was balanced on a chair doing some painting above a door when the news came on the radio. I got off feeling all shook up.
 

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I was at school and wondered why loads of the girls were inexplicably crying, not just in my class but all around the school
It did seem to affect the ladies. I was at uni at the time. Never liked Elvis so couldn't care less, but my girlfriend at the time was pretty upset about it.
 
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Remember that morning very clearly. My brother and I had holiday jobs in a hotel in Pitlochry and we were staying in digs with a mum and her daughters. The eldest girl of the family was an Elvis fan and that morning at breakfast she was in floods of tears. I was never a huge fan but remember the morning and her tears.
 

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I was 15 and the family was on holiday in a caravan in Bude Cornwall.

Listened to Radio Luxembourg on an old tranny under the bedclothes ( I’ve just read that back and it sounds terribly un-pc)

That’s when I heard the news. Tony Prince was in tears , played non stop elvis all night
I was 13 and also had Radio Luxembourg on a tiny radio under my pillow when the news broke. Remember it clearly.
 
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Earlier in the day I watched a trawler get stuck on the rocks just outside Lossiemouth harbour, then in the evening I was writing a poem about snakes whilst listening to the radio and hearing the news.
 

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Just to make all of you feel better, I wasn't even a tingle in my old man's trousers when he died.. You're welcome oldies ;-)
 
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