Elvis on Laughter: “It’s pure freedom, like being a kid again.”

Elvis’ drummer in the 1970’s Ronnie Tutt:

“….he loved to laugh as much as he loved life. He had a great sense of humor – you could see his eyes sparkle when something funny was going on, which however, was most of the time, if he had anything to do with it, and he usually did! It was great to play music together, but it was also great to laugh together.”

Larry Strickland, former base singer with the ‘Stamps’ Quartet, who sang as backup with Elvis in the 1970’s, commented to ‘Elvis International Forum on Elvis’ marvelous sense of humor:


“He’d rather laugh than eat, I guess….A lot of times he would keep you laying on the floor laughing….I’ll never forget Tony Brown who was Elvis’ piano player after Glen Hardin left. The first session that we did that Tony was there playing piano, Tony just sat there with his mouth hanging open. He couldn’t believe what was happening because Elvis was laying right on the floor right beside him, just rolling, holding his sides laughing. I mean here is Elvis laying on the floor. I think that particular night we were talking about Roadrunner cartoons; everybody was telling about different cartoons they had seen.”


John Lennon: “It was his sense of humor that stuck in my mind. He liked to laugh and make others laugh, too.”

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