Elvis was already "The King" when I was a kid. I was one of the billions who experienced his Aloha Tour. The connection he made with his audience was magical, reaching all the way through satellite to little 11 year old me sitting cross legged on the shag carpet in my parent's bedroom. The opening warm up still gives me goose bumps.
His records influenced my love of music, his death taught me the dangers of addiction.
Today is a special day and you may choose your own adventure but as for me- I am putting on my blue suede boots and listening to Elvis radio. How will you celebrate?