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Singalong-a-Elvis rocking the joint at the HfC

Fans of Elvis sang along with not one, but two tribute acts, as the music of the King was remembered at the HFC in March.

See our photos then tune in to our Elvis special on BBC Radio Cornwall on Good Friday.

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There are hundreds of thousands of Elvis impersonators around the world.

Elvis himself saw a tribute act as the highest form of flattery.

There is a famous tale that Elvis himself once entered a soundalike competition as himself... according to the legend of the story, he didn't win!

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First it was the Sound Of Music which received the karaoke treatment on a grand scale, now it was the turn of the King.

Elvis on BBC Radio Cornwall

This Good Friday you can enjoy an hour of Elvis classics, rarely heard gems, plus interviews with the man himself at various stages of his career.

BBC Cornwall's very own Elvis nut Matt Shepherd is let loose on the airwaves between 6-7pm.

Tune on to BBC Radio Cornwall or hear it live on Good Friday on the BBC Cornwall website.

Click here to visit our homepage and select the 'Listen Live' option.

Singalong-a-Elvis - The Photos
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Singalong-a-Elvis gave hundreds of fans the chance to perform their favourite Presley tunes at the Hall For Cornwall in March.

Two excellent impersonators sang the classic songs on stage, while the lyrics appeared on a big screen behind them.

Elvis pose
Heath Ashton as Elvis

All the greats were included from the rock and roll years (Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes) through the movie years (Viva Las Vegas and GI Blues) to the Vegas comeback period (My Way and American Trilogy)

The audience were given goody bags featuring flags, and trumpets to add even more of a party atmosphere to the Elvis night.

In no time at all people were out of their seats dancing to the rock tunes, and swaying to the romantic ballads.

The two hour show included gospel, country, and blues capturing as many of the Elvis hits as possible.

Suspicious Minds
Performing Suspicious Minds

To show the King was still as big a chart influence today, as he was in his heyday, the night included the recent hits 'A Little Less Conversation' and 'Rubberneckin'

Even the man himself made a brief appearance on the screen, smiling in a 50s pose. I bet if the King had seen the fun his fans had at the Hall For Cornwall, he would have been grinning from ear to ear.

All too soon the night was over, a familiar voice filled the hall saying 'Elvis has left the building, thank you and good night'.

Elvis may have left the building, but nearly 28 years after his death, the King is very much alive in the hearts of his fans.

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