They are celebrating at Graceland tonight - today would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. Elvis died long before his time at the age of 42 in 1977 but left a musical and cultural legacy that will live long into and beyond the 21st century.
And although Mariah Carey was the first to surpass Elvis with most #1 singles and Madonna out-scored the King with most top 10 hits (both in 2008) they achieve these records largely by benefit of still having active recording careers. But with a total of 101 charted singles, it will take a long time for these two or anyone else to overthrow the King Of Rock & Roll.
Soundtrack For Today: Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn