On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll," died. Most stars pass and within years their memory has faded nearly away. Not Presley. Graceland, the home he built in Memphis, has become a tourist attraction with more than 600,000 visitors a year. The Elvis impersonator movement continues to grow with new gatherings, competitions, etc. every year. I've found a site for skydiving Elvi! And, if you're lucky enough to live in the Chicago area there are numerous Elvi events planned for this week!
Elvis has become the subject of many works of fiction--including several for children! Here are a few:
Buckley, William F., Jr. Elvis in the Morning. [F BUC]
Henson, Laura J. Ten Little Elvi. [JP HEN]
Lowry, Jonathan. Elvis and Nixon. [F LOW]
Thomas, Diane Coulter. The Year That Music Changed: The Letters of Achsa McEachern-Isaacs and Elvis Presley. [F THO]