He was 42 years old. Friends and fans of late singer and actor Elvis Presley are descending on Memphis, Tennessee, for Elvis Week, the annual celebration of his life and career.
A unique voice and catchy tunes soon brought him a fanbase, but the draw wasn't just the music.
"Much, much larger acts are going to be able to play at Graceland, I would say in 2019", Weinshanker tells Billboard, noting that Elvis was, above all, a "revolutionary" at live performances. People loved his voice. "We have so many memories, so many things that you can't share with anyone else". "I experienced that being in the audience". "Oh my gosh, no (I never lost the connection)", Priscilla added during her GMB chat.
Priscilla's stepfather was in the Air Force and stationed in Germany, where she met the Elvis in 1959 in Bad Nauheim, while he was in the army after becoming eligible for the draft. They're still having crushes on him!
However a 2002 remix of the song by Junkie XL became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries, including the UK. I looked at that and (thought) there's no way I could be a part of this fan club.
She continued: "He was really good at everything he did".
Liet-Col Ed Miller, who was part of the party who officially greeted Elvis, told the Scotsman a year ago: "I remember it well". He remembers the day well. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. But many came from afar.
Elvis Presley could be back at top of the United Kingdom album exactly 40 years since his death - but only if he manages to outsell Ed Sheeran. Elvis Presley is universally known as "The King of Rock and Roll".
Longtime fan Fred Schwarz of Springfield, Illinois, said he and his wife have been to several vigils and have enjoyed them, but not this year, and fans should be insulted at the new charge. "If he were here today, looking outside and seeing all the people that still loved him and missed him, he wouldn't believe it".
On Tuesday, thousands, if not tens of thousands, are expected to attend this year's candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of Elvis' death. This year, the visitation comes with a price.