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THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY... RIP BILL BLACK

R.I.P. BILL BLACK (1926-1965)

THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY... THURSDAY OCTOBER 21ST, 1965 - MEMPHIS, TN.

Today Bill Black died of a brain tumor at age 39.

Elvis was quoted in the commercial appeal saying "Bill was a great man & a person everyone loved. This comes as such a shock to me that I can hardly explain how much I loved Bill."

Elvis got a lot of bad press for not attending the funeral. He believed his presence would cause a media frenzy.