Monday, August 27, 2024

ELVIS 30 years on

The 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley got a lot of press because the Big E still maintains the kind of popularity he enjoyed throughout his performing career. The only time I ever received hate mail at Public News was when I wrote that Elvis was the king because he had died on the throne. Another American icon, Groucho Marx, died three days after Elvis but his influence, great as it was on comedy, didn't include rock and roll. Of course somebody may yet cover a rocking version of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" to great effect.

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