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The King is Gone
#13 in 1977
|Ronnie McDowell was born March 26, 1950 in Portland Tennessee.
Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, McDowell had a one-off hit
with his self-penned tribute song "The King Is Gone," which he
recorded on the independent Scorpion record label. McDowell often tours
with Elvis Presley's original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana,
along with The Jordanaires and Millie Kirkham. They stage a tribute to
Presley's music and life. McDowell sang thirty six songs on the
soundtrack, "Elvis," the Dick Clark-produced television movie
which featured Kurt Russell as the performer. He also was the singing
voice for the television movie "Elvis And Me", the ABC
television series about the early years of Presley's' career, "Elvis,"
and the 1997 Showtime special, "Elvis Meets Nixon." McDowell
continues to tour the road, selling out shows all across America to this
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