An Elvis impersonation for Clinton’s 50th birthday party

I was hired to perform as Elvis for President Clinton’s 50th birthday celebration that was broadcast live via satellite from Lincoln Center. I was only supposed to sing Happy Birthday, but at the last minute the comedian who was supposed to precede me became ill and I was asked to perform three songs to fill the time. I was so nervous I didn’t have to shake. There was a “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on” without having to try.