Did you know that global sensation Elvis Presley had at least a dozen songs with the word “love” (or a derivation of) in the title? I didn’t, but looking at the list, I recognize the majority of them. Not because I was a huge Elvis fan, but because growing up my brother played Elvis songs incessantly! I’ve since grown to become an Elvis fan–How could one not?
If you’re thinking about hosting an Elvis-themed company event, as of this writing, the Egyptian Ballroom is available. If you’re wanting to host a few friends or entertain clients the night of “Elvis Lives”, Landmarks Lounge would be perfect!
What would you serve to guests attending an Elvis tribute concert? If you wanted to serve “The King’s” favorites, the dishes they’d be dining on would include, according to NPR, Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Burnt Bacon Sandwiches (I’m not sure that sounds very appetizing to me), Texas Caviar (a black-eyed peas dish), Meatloaf, and Baked Squash…just to name a few.
If you’d like to make these dishes at home, the recipes are in the authorized cookbook titled “Graceland’s Table: Recipes Fit for the King of Rock and Roll“. For your special event at the Fox, we’d be happy to put together an Elvis-inspired menu for you!
Why was/is Elvis Presley such a global sensation? He was unique, energetic and appealed to a young, record-buying audience…that and his songs are just awesome.
There’s another factor that, I believe, contributes to his worldwide popularity. His 1973 concert, “ELVIS: Aloha from Hawaii via SATELLITE” was the world’s first globally broadcast solo artist music concert! How do I know this? I used to work for Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite communications company and the organization that carried the concert on its spacecraft to a live audience of an estimated 1 – 1.5 billion people! That’s an impressive number for 2017, even more so in 1973!