Pattye Benson

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Chubby Checkers

Mr. Blue Suede Shoes Would have Turned 75 Today!

Maybe it’s because I live across the road from Chubby Checkers and have a love of ‘most’ kinds of music (mainly jazz) but I could not let today pass without a mention what many claim was the true ‘king of rock & roll’ Elvis Presley. Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th Birthday. A little walk down memory lane for those of you old enough to remember the ‘King’.

I was trying to figure out the tie-in of Elvis’ birthday with Community Matters and Tredyffrin Township but a friend reminded me of the obvious reason. Each year the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust has held a spring fundraiser In the Mood. The first year it was In the Mood. . . Jazz on the Porch & Dancin’ in the Barn and featured jazz musicians. Last year, the theme was In the Mood . . . Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bar-B-Que and featured a real bluegrass band. The decision for 2010’s In the Mood theme is Fabulous Fifties with music from the 50’s — get out your poodle skirts and dust off those blue suede shoes.

Speaking of the Trust’s In the Mood fundraiser, it will be held in June (specific date not yet decided). Judy DiFilippo and I will once again co-chair the event. For all of you faithful volunteers, you will be contacted shortly and for all my new friends who would like to join this fun group, please send me an email, Each year the great evening has been held in a barn. So the next question, are there any barn owners out there who would like to help us this year? Again, contact me and I will give you the details.

What better way to honor Elvis than to announce the Trust’s In the Mood . . . Fabulous Fifties spring fundraiser on his birthday!

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