He has more than 6.5 million “likes” on Facebook, a testament to his enduring claim to the throne as the King. Yes, today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s untimely and unsightly death, in 1977 but six weeks after his final concert ever. That show took place at Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis
“I did it my way,” he sang, intoning words that Frank Sinatra made famous. Or that made Franky famous. (“Regrets, I’ve had a few,” he also sang, even in the same song.) What matters now is that Elvis was a singularly possessing, if not possessed, performer.
But don’t take my word for it. “A little less conversation, a little more action, please.” See for yourself in these clips:
And here he is again, in the show’s intro and opening song, “See See Rider.” Elvis sports that (in)famous “Sundial” suit that, by this time, he was more than filling out:
Six short weeks later, on Aug. 16, he would be dead. Still, the songs and the spark live on. That’s probably all that any artist or performer could ever ask.
Photo via Elvis Presley Facebook page