Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley!

source: fanpop.com
source: fanpop.com

Elvis Presley would have been 83 today. We thought it would be a lot of FUN to celebrate the King’s birthday here and give Elvis a cool birthday present on behalf of a big fan!

That fan is Damian Lewis 😀

Damian was Kirsty Young’s Castaway on Desert Island Discs back in November 2014:

“Up until I was about the age of 18, I thought, I was Elvis, returned, and spent a lot of my time putting shaving foam, oddly, through my hair and relentlessly coiffing my quiff, and any opportunity getting into my skinny pair of black jeans and my winklepickers and my paisley shirt from Kensington market.”

You can hear the entire podcast here and Elvis bit is at 04:34.

Enough said!

Damian performed Elvis’ “Burning Love” LIVE at The Berkeley Square Ball, a fundraising party in aid of The Prince’s Trust, in July 2005 in London. Even though we do not have a recording of his performance, these pictures present evidence that it was no less than a show-stopper! 😀

source: Getty Images

You can visit damian-lewis.com for more pictures from the Berkeley Square Ball and, more importantly, for a video to see Damian in action as Elvis! Damian first appears at 0:50.

“This is going out to London City. Take it away…”

You are very welcome 😀

Damian made a surprise for the Jonathan Ross Show audience with his impromptu rendition of “All Shook Up” on the piano!

And he did a brilliant Karaoke to “Burning Love” complete with some FUN-tastic dance moves on ICAP Charity Day in December 2014. I cannot think of a better birthday celebration for the King of Rock’n’Roll other than sharing that hilarious karaoke clip with you all!

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“Cause your kisses lift me higher like the sweet song of a choir” source: thesun.co.uk

So… from one king to another: “Happy Birthday!” 🙂

Well, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you give Damian a piano, he will play it! And the piano on stage in The Goat was no exception. This little moment with Damian and Archie Madekwe, the brilliant young actor who played Damian’s son Billy in the play, jamming to Elvis is PRICELESS. Thank you Nicole Charles for sharing it!

Note to our readers: If you find an audio or video of Damian singing Elvis, please share it with us so we can add it to this precious collection. Thank you!

7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley!”

  1. Oh yes, we have long known that Damian can do everything, but really, he sings as well, a profession singer, he has a great scenic ease!
    Only our Damian, who can do that, you know, we have lots of taste!
    monique

  2. I have watched some of this videos before except the one from the show, thank you for sharing it… I love his energy, the way he has fun and enjoys everything he does. Add up to the above comments he can do anything indeed….

    Lucky Helen who can have him by her side .

    Have a great day!!!

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