If he is still alive, and many believe he still is. Elvis Presley would be 84 years old this year. Would he still be singing suspicious minds in Vegas or would he just be sitting back in a lounge chair receiving the visitors and guests of young rock stars asking him for tips and paying homage. Many would suggest that the King of Rock and Roll would be quite content going on the internet and looking at Levi Clothing for men like that from EJ Menswear.
The people who remember Elvis in his heyday are also leaving us and his power and respect is receding as quickly as the hairlines of his fans. The thing is the man had talent and he was the first rock and roller who actually looked like he was born to do it. When it first came out Rock and Roll was described as the devils music. It got kids dancing and being all rebellious. However the devastating good looking Elvis belied the claims. He was an immense singer and an incredible presence on stage even when he was starting to age and playing Las Vegas. Don’t believe me? Watch this clip of him doing Suspicious Minds, he makes a pedestrian track essential, albeit ably assisted by a rocking band led by drummer Ron Tutt and brilliant backing singers.
Maybe it’s best that he went when he did. Would we want to see him descend into dotage? It’s not easy watching a golden God in youth become the shadow of who they were. It reminds us of our own mortality. Rest well KIng.