Tuesday, August 16, 2011


AUGUST 16, 1977

On August 16, 1977 the world was shocked and literally stood still to mourn the loss of the greatest American recording artist of all time, Elvis Aron Presley. News media took over regular scheduled programming covering the sudden death of the late 42 year old rock star non stop. Thousands of fans mourned outside of the gates of Graceland to pay their respects. Others raided their local music stores to get a hold of anything and everything Elvis. Below are some videos taken from the news coverage of Elvis' death in 1977. A look back on that dreadful day in pop culture, As John Lennon once said, "before Elvis, there was nothing". Better words couldn't be said.

34 years later, we still miss you, Elvis. As your devoted fans, it is our duty to make sure your flame never burns out and your legacy is introduced to future generations and that you live on forever!


Brian Quinn said...

Thanks for taking the time to post these videos as a sad reminder of that fateful day in August, 1977.

Elvis wil always live on in our hearts and minds.

VivaElvis said...

You're welcome, Brian.