Hollywood Kyle stumbled across this Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, dated August 17th, 1977, at a local flea market.
The King of Rock and Roll and heart throb of the mid 50s and early 60s died August 16th, 1977 of cardiac arrhythmia, or better known as a heart attack. Elvis had started to have health troubles previous to his death, including a twisted colon, eye troubles, liver problems, and exhaustion. The newspaper quotes, “Son, you’re not vulgar, but you’re puttin’ too much into your singin’. Keep that up, you won’t live to be 30.” Elvis lived to be 42 years old.
The newspaper also states, “Clergymen and educators deplored Presley’s style” for his hip swinging movements that were controversial at the time. If only they saw what went down today!
Elvis-mania truly began when he was only 21 years old, releasing Hound Dog and Don’t Be Cruel on a duel-sided album. He went on to serve in the army, and became a member of the 32nd Tank Battalion in the Third Armored Division for 18 months, according to Phil Star. Whether you’re an Elvis fan or not, every one knows who he is and how much his dancing and music changed the industry. People all over the world celebrate Elvis’s death anniversary and also other Elvis holidays, including Elvis Week celebrated in Memphis, where Elvis passed and Graceland still holds many of his memorabilia and records.