Elvis Presley would have been 78 today. Here are the six best Colorado stories about The King

Last fall on the 35th anniversary of his death, we rounded up all of the best local Elvis Presley stories we could find. We spoke with Nick Andurlakis of Nick's Cafe, and he told us all about how Fool's Gold Loaf, Elvis's favorite sandwich, was conceived, and he regaled us with a first hand account of the time that he brought a bunch of sandwiches to Elvis at Stapleton Airport. We also spoke with the jeweler who tracked down a black diamond for The King in the middle of the night, as well as a few of the retired police officers who guarded Elvis on his trips to Denver, including his last show here at McNichols Sports Arena in 1976. Today, in honor of what would've been The King's 78th birthday, we take another look back. Keep reading for the highlights if you missed them the first time around.

See also: - Nick Andurlakis on Elvis's beloved Fool's Gold Loaf sandwich - Bob Kortz on tracking down a black diamond for The King in the middle of the night - Bob Pietrafeso on Elvis's last Denver concert in April 1976

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Dave Herrera
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