Ronnie McDowell

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 day.
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