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Singing Surgeon' pays tribute

By Staff
PERFORMANCE – Dr. James Matthews Jr., also known as "The Singing Surgeon," performs Thursday as Elvis Presley at King's Daughters &Sons Rest Home in Meridian to the delight residents and staff members.Photo by Steve Gillespie/The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
Aug. 16, 2002
He's known to many as "The Singing Surgeon" and he paid tribute to Elvis on Thursday,
Dr. James Matthews Jr., swapping his scrubs and scalpel for a fringe shirt and microphone, gave his best Elvis impersonation at King's Daughters &Sons Rest Home.
There, he performed for residents and staff.
Matthews saw Elvis perform about nine times in the 1970s, mostly in Las Vegas. Matthews has been a fan since he first heard "Heartbreak Hotel" on the radio in 1956.

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