Billy continued: “My Dad hung up and said, ‘Elvis wants to introduce me to his baby girl, do you want to go with me?’ I said, ‘Of course.’ So we came out here…Elvis came down the steps holding Lisa in his arms. He said, ‘Mr Blackwood, this is my little girl Lisa Marie. Lisa, this is Mr Blackwood, one of my heroes.’ I stood there in awe and transfixed, not saying anything, taking in the moment.
“Several years before that my Dad had gotten a call. Gladys had passed away. Elvis requested that the Blackwood Brothers sing at her funeral, which they were honoured to do. My Dad sang at Elvis’ funeral as well.”
Struggling to hold back tears, he added: “So, this is kind of full circle. We are so honoured to be here and to be part of Lisa’s celebration today.”