It has been exactly 42 long years since The King Elvis Presley died in Memphis on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Elvis Presley (Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Presley, a cultural icon
Born Elvis Aaron Presley in Tupelo on January 8, 1935, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Presley was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1956 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Don't Be Cruel’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 42 years since the tragic loss of Elvis Presley and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Elvis Presley is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley career in pictures
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