What were you doing the day Elvis died?

United States
August 16, 2008 8:30am CST
Elvis Presley died today in 1977, do you remember what you were doing that day? For some reason, I do remember. I was 15 years old and I was spending the weekend with my grandparents. I remember my grandmother telling me because she was watching tv, while she was knitting, and they broke in with a special news bulletin. I remembered being shocked, and didn't believe it at first. I wasn't a huge fan but I did remember watching his specials when they were won TV.
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Aug 08
Yes, I think I was about 15 years old as well. 1977.... I was born in October so I guess I was still 14. My mother and I had gone to visit her aunt who was caring for her mother (they shared duties 6 months out of the year) and I had brought a girlfriend along to keep me company for the week. I think we were in the bedroom adn heard it on the radio. Back then we barely knew who Elvis was.