Dr. Elmo is usually on tour during the holidays, so it is a special treat to have him here at this time of year. He may not arrive by sleigh, but it will seem like Santa himself has landed!
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Dr. Elmo of the multi-platinum hit “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” has released a Halloween CD.
Dr. Elmo Performs on the USS Potomac
The USS Potomac’s Origins
The USS Potomac was built in 1934 as the Coast Guard cutter Electra. The 165-foot vessel, displacing 416 tons with cruising speeds of 10 to 13 knots, was commissioned as a U.S. Navy vessel in 1936, renamed the USS Potomac, and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.
From FDR to Elvis “The King”
After FDR’s death in April 1945, the Potomac began a long and ignominious decline from her former role in world affairs. After many adventures and many owners – including Elvis Presley at one point – she was seized in 1980 in San Francisco as a front for drug smugglers – impounded at Treasure Island, she sank. The ship was raised and unceremoniously dumped on the East Bay Estuary where she sat abandoned and rotting. A week away from being sold as scrap the ship was rescued by the Port of Oakland and the process of restoration was begun.
Since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995, more than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s beloved “Floating White House,” the USS Potomac. $5 million was spent over a 12-year period to restore the 165-foot-long vessel as a memorial to the president who authored the New Deal and led the United States during the Great Depression and the World War II years.
Dr. Elmo Sings on Good Day
MYFOXNY.COM – “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” was first released in 1979. More than three decades later, the jingle still gets people into the holiday spirit. ‘Dr. Elmo,’ a one-time veterinarian and the writer of the song, sings the hit on Good Day.