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'Elvis on Tour' - But Ray Price's Hit

Flipping through the channels, I visited one of my favorites, that of TCM.  Since today was Elvis Presley's birthday, TCM featured a couple Elvis documentaries.  Casually viewing Elvis on Tour (1972), I watched as he "left the building" after a performance and hopped into his limo.

 

While being driven away from his show, he began singing as he so often did with  members of his cohort who were with him in the vehicle.  He began singing "For the Good Times."

 

I instantly thought, "Ah.  Ray Price.  Am I right?"  A Google search assured me I had remembered well.  (Thank heavens!  I'm always grateful to remember something from the past correctly.)

 

Of course I had to play the song on YouTube, and it brought back some sweet memories.  Maybe some of you would enjoy hearing Ray Price's rendition of "For the Good Times," too.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=ray+price+for+the+good+times&oq=ray+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0i512j...

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I am taping the TCM Elvis shows, I love his old songs, Don't, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, two greats.  I also listened to For the Good Times by Ray Price which I remember but haven't heard in awhile, beautiful lyrics!  

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spiderw, "For the Good Times" is such a tender song.  You are right -- those lyrics pull you in with their plea to make one more good memory in honor of the love the couple once had.

 

There is much respect and love in this song.  Ray Price's voice was part of the charm as well.  

 

Adding this:  Ray Price's birthday is this week.  He and Elvis were born about the same time of the year.

 

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Some Song Facts about "For the Good Times"

 

  • This break-up song was written by Kris Kristofferson and appeared on his 1970 self-titled debut album. Later that year, Ray Price recorded a version of the song, which became his fifth country #1 single and was awarded Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. The cut crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #11.
  • Amongst the other artists to have covered this are Elvis Presley on his 1972 album, Elvis as Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, Perry Como whose version reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart in 1973 and Kristofferson's close friend and fellow-Highwayman Johnny Cash on his 2010 posthumous American VI: Ain't No Grave record.
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@golding76 wrote:

Some Song Facts about "For the Good Times"

 

  • This break-up song was written by Kris Kristofferson and appeared on his 1970 self-titled debut album. Later that year, Ray Price recorded a version of the song, which became his fifth country #1 single and was awarded Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. The cut crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #11.
  • Amongst the other artists to have covered this are Elvis Presley on his 1972 album, Elvis as Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, Perry Como whose version reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart in 1973 and Kristofferson's close friend and fellow-Highwayman Johnny Cash on his 2010 posthumous American VI: Ain't No Grave record.

@golding76  yes, it was written by Kris Kristofferson who was a great songwriter and singer. And also a handsome man and actor. He also went to West Point and was a Rhodes Scholar

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