August 16th, 1977 - Elvis Presley dies of heart failure


August 16th, 1977: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock is dead. The Rock n' roll singer dies at 42 of heart failure. Fans quickly gather in mourning at his Graceland residence in Memphis Tennessee. Two days later there are 120 000 people paying their respect as Elvis’ mortal remains are buried at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. Elvis is remembered for songs like "Jailhouse Rock" "In the Ghetto" or "Suspicious Minds" but also for his unconventional performances which bring out the eroticism and ferocity of Rock'n Roll like never seen before. Even in Germany where the "King of Rock" spent part of his military service he was always surrounded by fans.

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