When Martin Luther King died, Elvis Presley was devastated- along with everyone else. He was scheduled to perform a few days later, and he was troubled. He stayed up all night and wrote a song, and sang it instead of his scheduled performance. Wow.
I saw the new Elvis movie, I was incredibly moved at this part of the movie. I have always loved this song, now I know the story behind it.
If you have not seen the movie, it is very good. I’m so glad that Priscilla Presley and their daughter Lisa Marie (before she died) went to the Golden Globes and also watched the movie.
Thank you to Elvis Presley for such a wonderful song. You carry Martin Luther King’s passion and message, and the rest of us who hear you sing are moved, and inspired.
Music makes the world go round. I will always bring music to children in my classroom.