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.
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.
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