Now 41 years ago. He lived 42 years and has been gone 41. The King of Rock and Roll, The Queen of Soul and The Sultan of Swat- all passed away on August 16.
On this day August 16, 1976 The King of Rock ‘N Roll- Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.
I was not an Elvis fan at the time. Certainly I knew who he was and I could name a few of his songs. I was just about to the point in my life where I became a music fan but Elvis- sure everyone knew Elvis. I was at my uncle and aunt’s house, as I recall we were all outside and the Pirate game was on the radio. They broke into the game-with a bulletin from Memphis, Tennessee- Elvis Presley had died at the age of 42. My first thought was- he was old, old people die, he had lived a full life. Heck, forty -two years old he was just a kid . To me Elvis was an icon from an…
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