For Michele Bachmann, when the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death comes around, it means it’s time to say one thing, “Happy Birthday!”
For the rest of us who don’t stay up nights worrying about the threat of the Soviet Union, it’s a time to acknowledge the talent and impact of a man named Elvis Aaron Presley. Even those who weren’t yet born when he died or weren’t big fans can appreciate how he changed music and the massive influence his success had that even echoes through those successful in music today.
So, feel free to share your songs by Elvis, that were covered by him or others, inspired by him or are about Kings or the music business (Elvis Costello included).
Here is the first song of his that I remember hearing as a kid:
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
He Was the King – Neil Young
Viva Las Vegas – Bruce Springsteen