Greatest Elvis Impersonator Of All Time Charlie Franks

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The Ultimate Experience

 Traveling across the country I have had the honors of seeing impersonators and have always been intrigued by the way they must spend countless hours practicing and choreographing there show. A few have disappointed and I have walked away realizing that we wasted our money on a person or persons that were not prepared nor were they talented enough to make anyone believe for even a second that they sounded like the original artist.

Recently I had the honors of seeing a show that not only captivated my attention but was amazed when he approached the stage ,started singing and thought for the entire time that not only was I seeing Elvis, but I was listening to Elvis too. It was just like moving through a time machine, the only thing different was that I was to young when Elvis was alive to see the man himself, but this time I was placed into a time warp and I honestly believed that I had seen the man in person, live on stage and had quite a memorable time.   

Courtesy of azelvis.com
Courtesy of azelvis.com

About Charlie Franks From An Audience Perspective

Charlie Franks has been impersonating Elvis since he has been a young boy, not only can he impersonate Elvis with precision he can also impersonate over 100 other celebrities. He is passionate about his work and his following is quite large as his fans continue to grow.

Briefly taking the time to sit and speak with him, I was intrigued by his mannerisms and sense of humor. He was as sincere off stage as he as when he impersonated Elvis on stage. In the years that many of us have seen an Elvis impersonator , Elvis would have been proud knowing that someone was able to walk in his shoes not only by impersonation but also by looks.

Charles Franks has traveled the country impersonating Elvis Presley and many other celebrities throughout his career, if you follow the link  www.CharlieFranks.com you will find a schedule and updates of upcoming events including a wonderful biography and some of his special friends . So if you are looking to take a trip down memory lane, wanting to have some fun or would even like for him to appear at a Church social or special event check out his website CharlieFranks.com and take a journey back in time like you have never taken before.

I give this show a "10" perfect in performance, looks, stamina and charisma it is a must see for anyone who has loved Elvis or is a new follower of The King of Rock 'N'Roll!

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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Hi AEvans from ....before the pale moon light,

There are so many great Elvis impersanotors. I saw Tony Romo in Branson. He does a great job.

Keep Hubbing!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

eovery: Charles Franks was fantastic , so good I had to write about it!!! Happy 4th and thanks for coming by so quickly. With it being the 4th everything is moving slow. :)


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

We had one give a few shows at a place were I cooked. Back then I thought I was too cool for Elvis. What a fool I was, as now I know, Elvis Rocked. He must have been something because all the women were sweating and exasperated after the show.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Paper Moon: That is how this show is and he has the charisma and charm that really makes it so surreal, he is exactly like him looks and voice that what makes it even more wonderful.:)


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Is he really singing, or miming?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Eric, He is really truly singing, the video is just reflecting what he does on stage and the voice is really truly his, I interviewed him and he sings just like he sounds, It is magically identical. I had the honors of hearing his voice backstage and in person, that is why I am sharing the experience with everyone. He is true to the core and it is absolutely amazing!! :)

It is a promo video not a singing video reflecting the songs that he sings. :)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

What great fun!! Yippee!! Wait till Janetta gets here you might have her panties hanging on the YouTube window!! LOL!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: How funny well I am looking forrward to that, I wonder what kind she will be hanging from there. lololololo :D


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Aha, so Elvis hasn't left the building after all! He's good, AE!


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quicksand 7 years ago

Imitation is the best form of flattery, true, but ... there will never ever be another Elvis Presley. :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Feline: Yes he is very good!!! I enjoyed him and you should have had a personal one-one-one believe me Elvis is alive and well in Charlie Franks. :)

quicksand: Flattery is wonderful and he is great, Charlie as well knows that there will never be another Elvis, however his memory lives on through that man.:)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

I used to do a pretty mean "Young Elvis" when I was young too. The "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis and not the "Suspicious Minds, or Vegas" Elvis. I would love to see a good impersonator. I have always been not only and Elvis fan, but a fan of impersonators as well. I can tell you were impressed, and as you noted, there's nothing worse than seeing a bad impersonator. Fun hub!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Christoph: I hope that maybe he will come to your area as he was the best and I enjoy impersonators as well. :)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'd love to see Chris shake his hips!!! I'd throw my special undies at him!!


Janetta 7 years ago

Candie I am shocked you would think such a thing! I don't wear panties!!--oh my tmi...


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

CandieV: How funny, lololol

Janetta: TMI my goodness what if the man that this is about is reading this? Naughty, Naughty. lolololo :D


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Charlie - if you read this you can reach Janetta at 1-8xx-4ca-ndie I will give her the message. LOL!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: You are so funny!!! love the number. lololo :)


Janetta 7 years ago

woohoo just bring smelling salts to revive me if i pass out when he starts singing to me


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Janetta: We will bring plenty and trust me you will need it. lololo :D


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'm not going to use smelling salts on her.. let her pass out, I'm going home with Charlie!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: You do that!!!:)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Maybe PM should do an "Elvis" show for Frieda.. bet that would be a hub and a half to read!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: I bet it would!!! lololo :)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Hi Charlie! (small stab at impressing him) LOL!! *fluffing my hair*


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are going to be surpised when you get an e-mail I see you are a number fan.:)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I just love elvis. I did a blog about him on his birthday. This guy's pretty good. Thanks for sharing AE.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Frieda: You are so welcome I had just had to share , I certainly couldn't let it pass by. :)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Gosh I just hope it doesn't go into the spam folder.. I'd better watch for it! Not like I have any other life *sniff* or things to do *sniff* but wait by my inbox *sniff* gone are the days of waiting by the phone *sniff*.. I'd better pull myself together, it's my birthday!!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

CandieV: I will e-mail you write now and Happy Birthday!!! :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: You got mail!!! :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: I see you recieved your mail!!! :)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

AE I had to hang back with all you girls getting hot and bothered about poor Charlie.. He does a terrific job on the impersonation.

A few years back we went to see an impersonator from America called Max Pellicano and we both thought he was good. But I think your Charlie may be better.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

agvulpes: He is impressive and I hope he will travel to other countries that is his goal. I think he is fantastic!!! :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Miracle: Thank you and somehow your lengthy comment about him disappared can you re-write so that I may re-post?


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Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

My husband is a huge fan of Elvis (so am I). We will look on his web site to see if he'll perform close to our area. Great hub!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Patti-Ann: Thank you so much and I hope that he is. :)


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whiteorchids 7 years ago from Tropical Paradise

He is wonderful!!! Sexy too!!! I hope that he can come to my area of the country one day.


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GlstngRosePetals 7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

Handsome he is and WOW what a voice!!! I am looking forward to seeing him in person.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GlstngRosePetals: Shame on you , you gotta man!!! lolololo :)

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