36 Years Out: Elvis Presley Memorial Day
What can you say about Elvis that hasn’t already been said before?
Much can be said about his death, which happened 36 years ago today (August 16), give or take a few hours. His death may have affected more people than anyone else – well, maybe not.
As young as he was when he died (42 years old), listening to his work one gets the impression he left behind no unfinished statements in rock and roll. Elvis said it all – when it needed to be said, and how it needed to be said.
His influence is deep and profound, and we still mourn his loss today. Amen.
YouTube: “Trouble/Guitar Man” from the 1968 NBC-TV Singer Christmas Special (“The Comeback Special”)