Mourning fans mark Elvis Presley's 34th death anniversary

Elvis changed the façade of the audience's perception of Afro-American music.


Express August 16, 2011

KARACHI: Thirty four years on, Elvis Presley still stirs a wave of emotion among his fans.

His death on August 16 1977, reportedly took place due to an excessive use of drugs, complicated further with cardiomegaly, which resulted in his death.

Presley was widely credited for transforming the face of 20th century music, for which he is often referred to the “King of Rock and Roll”.

Introduced by Sun Records in 1954, Elvis changed the façade of the audience's perception of Afro-American music.

Soon, with his good looks and sex appeal, he bagged good opportunities that boosted his career.

His famous tracks include the “heartbreak hotel”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”.

Elvis essentially worked on the lines of Rock and Roll which became his claim to fame.

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