E.P. R.I.P.

Elvis Presley died on this date in 1977 at age 42. (Or else he became John Burroughs, according to some.) Although he didn’t invent rock and roll and he wasn’t the first white musician to sing black rhythm and blues, there’s no doubt about the impact he’s had on modern music. Here are a couple of videos from his 1968 ‘comeback’ TV special where he was almost as good and raw as the Elvis of the mid-’50s when he recorded for Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis.

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