Long live the King!
On this day in 1977, Elvis A. Presley shuffled off his mortal coil while relieving himself in an upstairs bathroom at Graceland. It was actually the 10 drug cocktail coursing through his veins that did him in, not the act of relieving himself.
It’s a familiar rock story: star laid low by drugs. However, it was an unfitting end for a man who gave selflessly of his time and money to all around him.
If you get a chance to go to Graceland, you really ought to go. ‘Puter’s been there, and it was awesome not only for the kitschiness, but also because Elvis’ life story is so danged inspiring. Seriously.
* ‘Puter notes without additional comment that “Fat Elvis” pictured above would be on the left hand side of the weight curve in today’s society. Heck, Fat Elvis is thinner than the majority of folks ‘Puter sees in frequent forays to his WalMart, male or female.