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40 years since the death of Elvis Presley

40 years since the death of Elvis Presley

More than one billion Elvis Presley records have been sold worldwide, with 150 albums and singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

That includes here, in this popular eatery, across from a children's water playground, where even most of the parents weren't alive when Elvis was.

Spotify is celebrating with a curated "This is: Elvis Presley" playlist available to stream.

The story arrived hot on the heels of reports of Elvis memorabilia plummeting in value.

Many fans were not happy.

"Being a somewhat religious person and a Catholic", she says, "I would say Elvis is a religion, the blues, the rhythm, his legacy".

Indeed, in the 50s, Presley was widely expected to be little more than a flash in the pan. So I think his songs still have a great impact to the music we have nowadays.

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While fans around the world remember his musical talent, his former spouse Priscilla, who he married in 1967 after meeting when she was just 14 years old then divorced in 1973, has opened up in a new interview about the issues the music icon battled before his death in 1977.

More seriously damaging to Presley's reputation is the belief that he usurped the sound of black artists. It's estimated that 10 million Elvis Presley albums were sold just a year ago. They prefer to be called "Elvis tribute artists". Elvis Presley Enterprises is now majority-owned by Graceland Holdings, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker.

The following are a few questions about this iconic performer. Even the Beatles were influenced by Elvis.

"And yes, an answer to your next question, I'm still kicking myself", said Evans, who now lives in Brownsburg. Michael Jackson was a big, big star.

Graceland told the Associated Press in a written statement that visitors who attend the vigil beginning Tuesday night and running into Wednesday must have an Elvis Week Property Pass wristband.

Though not typically on the menu, Selena Rosa, 1712 Second Ave., will hand out fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches to fans until supplies run out, according to a news release. In 2016, Presley's The Wonder of You, a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was the fifth bestselling album in the United Kingdom, with Bowie's Blackstar coming in sixth.

Of course, there was, and remains, the music; but in Elvis's case, there was affinity as well, a characteristic of celebrity culture. We all know that's really why you're here.