You Sing, I Write: Salute To the King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Salute To the King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Like him or not, his impact on the music scene is undeniable. A crossover talent, his music included everything from rock & roll, pop and rockabilly to blues, gospel and R&B. Not to mention his pulsating dance moves, distinctive clothing and seductive charm, Presley's musical success and popularity forever made a name for himself as The King.

I was fortunate enough to visit Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, this summer while covering the CMA Music Festival, fulfilling a lifetime dream of mine to visit Elvis' personal sanctuary and tour his home and the surrounding grounds. Below are some photos by Wendy Hu as well as my personal favorite video of "Jailhouse Rock."

What's your favorite Elvis song? Do you feel any other musicians will leave as big a lasting impact on music? If so, who?

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