Sunday, August 17, 2008


Elvis Presley, you know, died on Madonna's nineteenth birthday, which means he left us thirty-one years ago yesterday. Although there's a notion (not entirely untrue) that Elvis was a bloated, pathetic mess by the time he checked out, it's worth pointing out that he was still making hits. At the moment he died, "Way Down" was at Number Thirty-One on the Billboard pop charts.

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