He introduced the beat to everything and he changed everything–music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution–the ’60s come from it. Elvis Presley is likely the greatest force of the 20th Century.
Forty years after Presley’s August 1977 death in an upstairs bathroom at Graceland, his Memphis mansion, the revolution Bernstein identified unfolds still. With an estimated 1 billion units sold and counting, Presley is thought to be the most commercially successful solo musical artist of all time. Last year, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the Essential Elvis record platinum, and in 2016, Presley was, according to Forbes, the fourth top-earning dead celebrity in America, trailing only Michael Jackson (who, in an only-in-America twist, was once married to Presley’s daughter), cartoonist Charles Schulz and golfer Arnold Palmer.
Mix97 Morning Show Sean Kelly, Orlena Cain and Alana Cameron reflect on his passing and legacy with Mix Nation. Alana Cameron shared a photo of her late father Donald Cameron in his early 20’s who was a fan of Elvis and has a striking resemblance to the King.