‘Happy Birthday Elvis! — A Tribute by Richie Santa’ LIVE!

A photo essay by Love Imagery LIVE!.. from the Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ, Jan. 9, 2016

Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ’em all together, I guess. ~ Elvis Presley

To celebrate what would have been The King’s 80th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, The Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ, threw a party on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the form of a LIVE concert — HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS! A TRIBUTE BY RICHIE SANTA! Complete with a warm-up by ventriloquist/comedian, John Pizzi, not to mention a LIVE ten-piece band, Santa had the crowd tapping, snapping, and swaying to Elvis’ greatest hits. To give those who were there a chance to relive this exciting experience — and for those unable to attend — please enjoy these LIVE concert photos of Richie Santa, as Elvis, courtesy of Love Imagery

“A well, a’bless my soul, what’s wrong with me?
I’m itching like a man on a fuzzy tree
My friends say I’m actin’ wild as a bug
I’m in love, I’m all shook up
Mm-mm-mm, mm, yay yay yay…”
“We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds…”
“Well, that’s all right now mama
That’s all right with you
That’s all right now mama, just anyway you do
That’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do...”
“Love me tender, love me sweet
Never let me go
You have made, my life complete
And I love you so…”
“Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I’ll be — where I get so lonely, baby
Well, I’m so lonely
I get so lonely, I could die…”
“Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?”
“Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true
I don’t want no other love
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of…”
“You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine…”
“When no-one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me hope and consolation
You give me strength to carry on
And you’re always there to lend a hand
In everything I do
That’s the wonder
The wonder of you”

The Strand Theater in Lakewood has a number of additional LIVE tribute shows slated for this season. They include: THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD on Sat, January 23; THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA on Sun, February 14; THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND’S TRIBUTE TO LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Sat, March 5; THE GLIMMER TWINS’ ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE BAND on Sat, April 2; ABBAMANIA on Sat, April 23; LIVE! ‘75- The ULTIMATE CLASSIC KISS TRIBUTE on Sat, April 30; and EAGLEMANIA on Sat, May 7! For more info on these classic tribute shows and more, go to www.strand.org TODAY!