Gene Watson Remembers Elvis Presley: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Gene Watson

On Tuesday 16 August 2022, Gene Watson remembered Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) on the 45th anniversary of his death.

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977)

’45 years ago, on this day (Tuesday 16 August) in 1977, Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) passed.

I think most folks here know he started in country music, and was continuing with his country music when he died.

He appreciated country, as well as Gospel music’

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Gene Watson recorded ‘Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Because You Believed in Me‘ (Capitol Records, 1976).

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee’ (RCA Records, 1976).

Gene Watson: 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977)
Elvis Presley: 'Aloha From Hawaii' (RCA Victor Records, 1973)

Gene Watson recorded ‘You Gave Me A Mountain’, which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1977).

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘You Gave Me A Mountain’, which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ (RCA Victor Records, 1973).

Gene Watson re-recorded ‘You Gave Me A Mountain’, which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on ‘Uncharted Mind‘ (Step One Records, 1993).

Gene Watson: 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)

Gene Watson recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Country‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014).

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Make The World Go Away’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)’ (RCA Records, 1971).

Gene Watson: 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

Gene Watson recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on two of his album projects; ‘Real.Country.Music‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016) and on ‘My Gospel Roots‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017).

Elvis Presley: 'Elvis Presley Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' (RCA Victor Records, 1974)
Elvis Presley: 'Promised Land' (RCA Victor Records, 1975)

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 – Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded ‘Help Me’ (written by Larry Gatlin) and included the track on ‘Elvis Presley Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis’ (RCA Victor Records, 1974); the track, which reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974, No.4 on the Cash Box country music singles chart in 1974 and No.20 on the Irish Singles Chart in Ireland in 1974, was also included on Elvis Presley’s ‘Promised Land’ (RCA Victor Records, 1975).