Tuesday, July 4, 2006


Bush, Japan’s Koizumi Bond Over Elvis

`The velvet ropes were down Friday as Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley gave a private “family” tour of Graceland to President and Mrs. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. [..]

Elvis’s daughter said she “inherited from my dad” his interest in Japan she even went to Kyoto to get married earlier this year. “I’ve been several times,” she said, and was rewarded with a hearty embrace from Koizumi as he sang the opening lines to Elvis’s “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”: “Hold me close, hold me tight.”

The prime minister told People of the trip, “It was thrilling. It was exciting. This was a dream come true. When I think of the United States, it’s Elvis.”‘

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