screaming fans out there. Do you still like screaming girls?” Kuralt asked.
“If it wasn’t for them, I’d have to re-up in the Army,” Presley replied.
Elvis released 31 No. 1 hits during his lifetime, earning him the nickname “The King.”
His death from a heart attack in 1977, at just age 42, shocked his millions of fans, but hardly discouraged them.
Elvis impersonators still thrive to this day, while deniers of his death keep up a steady drumbeat of supposed sightings.
And his records and movies still continue to sell. Last year Forbes Magazine proclaimed him the third highest-earning dead celebrity, behind only Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson, with $55 million in posthumous earnings each year.
Yet, along with all the fun, there is genuine sadness.
This past Thursday evening, thousands of fans took part in a candlelight vigil at Graceland on the 36th anniversary of Elvis’ death.
It’s hard to believe that, if Elvis really IS alive somewhere, he’s 78 years old.