Dedication to my Father
Elvis Presley, a music icon, passed away suddenly on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42 from a heart attack. Every year since 1980, a vigil has been held at his home, now a museum, Graceland. People have come to the mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and light candles, draw his face on the street, and lay flowers on the gravesite where he has been laid to rest.
Elvis Presley Simply put, Elvis Presley was the first real rock & roll star. A white Southerner singing blues laced with country, and country laced with gospel, he brought together American music from both sides of the color line and performed it with a natural hip-swiveling sexuality that made him a teen idol and a role model for generations of cool rebels. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/elvis-presley#ixzz1uQy92Lbl