Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Since today marks the anniversary of Elvis's death. I thought I would pay tribute to him by dawning the Elvis suit w/detachable cape. Having a 3 1/2 year old taking pics of me is a little difficult but I think you get the jist of what I looked like (John too)! Thought I would have some fun today!
Graceland mansion is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, in Memphis Tennessee. Convenient.
Elvis stayed up all night on the 16th. He had entertained friends, played the piano and sang, and even played racquetball in the early morning, just before, um, retiring around 8am. His fiancée, Ginger Alden, was staying with him, but sleeping in a different room. She was the last person to see him alive.
1977: Elvis is dead - long live the king
Elvis Presley died in his Memphis mansion on 16 August 1977, at the age of 42.
The iconic status he achieved in his lifetime coupled with a sudden and relatively early death cemented his position as one of the most famous rock stars ever.
Most people love a conspiracy theory, and the undisputed king of rock'n'roll has been the subject of more than a few, many of them variations on the theme of his faked death and continuing incognito existence.
But even if the music legend is not actually with us in the flesh and blood, his spirit still lives in his music - and the lucrative impersonation industry.
The King had 149 songs hit the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States -- 114 of them in the Top 40 and 18 as No. 1s.