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Local Care Home Get on their Blue Suede Shoes

Ashcombe House care home in Worting road Basingstoke was transformed into Graceland to celebrate a belated Birthday for what would have been Elvis Presley’s 86th birthday on 8 January.

It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide so to honour the undisputed King of Rock & Roll, the staff and residents enjoyed a fantastic day of music, fun and dancing.

The Homes Administrator Karina Ismail said: “Lots of our residents are big Elvis fans and love his music.  We’ve had a fantastic day listening to all his hits, finding out about his early life and what influenced him and watching old Elvis movies, he was such an incredible talent.

In the afternoon residents enjoyed an Elvis tribute with performer Anthony Allgood from Reminisce entertainment who really got everyone all shook up, serenading the ladies….and the men !! , it is amazing how many songs he recorded.  We all surprised ourselves by how many we remembered!”

Gwen Lloyd a resident said: “I loved Elvis growing up.  Listening to all his old hits has brought back so many memories.  We’ve all had a brilliant time reminiscing about our dance hall days!”