I am a Yid. I like to rock. Veitur!

- [ Tuesday, August 24, 2004 ] -
Al Dvorin, z"l

Baruch Dayan Emet.

Al Dvorin, z"l, just got killed in a car wreck in California on Sunday. He was a rock'n'roll Jew. He was 81 years old.

Al Dvorin, z"l, is most famous for coining the phrase, "Elvis has left the building" in 1954. He was a road manager, band leader and talent agent to various degrees for Elvis until his final tour in 1977.

I've never met the man, but I know his family. The Dvorins are a very nice family and longtime members of the Chicago Jewish community. My blessings go out to the Dvorins.
HaMakom yenachem et'chem b'toch sh'ar av'lay Tzion v'Yerushalayim.

May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.