As these great classic rock Elvis Presley covers attest, "the King" wrote very few of his most familiar hits -- but that hasn't stopped them from becoming forever associated with him -- crazy sideburns, jumpsuits, and all.
We've seen everything from Elvis Presley Christmas ornaments to commemorative Barbie dolls in the 36 years since the icon's death. But in late 1968, Presley's career was in decline after several years of corny movies and a slow drift from his rock 'n' roll roots.
Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.
One of the most shocking events in the history of 20th-century popular music occurred on Aug. 16, 1977, when Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, was found dead at his Memphis home Graceland. He was 42.
In today's hunka hunka burnin' rumors, rapper Kanye West may or may not be in talks to buy Graceland, the Memphis home of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. (Even though Presley recorded a generation or so earlier than most of the artists we cover at Ultimate Classic Rock, his influence on many of these artists we cover is undeniable.)
It's often been said that death can be the ultimate career move. But for our most iconic celebrities, the money can keep rolling into their estate long after they've gone. A new list from Forbes tracks the top-earning dead celebrities, with some classic rockers placing high on the list.
It's one of the most storied cities in American music, and next month, Memphis will open a hall of fame dedicated to some of the many artists who have helped define its sound -- with an inaugural class that includes Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and ZZ Top.
One of the creepier stories to pass through our desks recently was the news that the crypt that briefly housed Elvis Presley after his death was going to be auctioned off. However, Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, which was slated to sell the crypt on Sunday (June 24) as part of their "Music Icons" collection, has decided to pull the item.
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