Elvis Death - Death of Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley Died 16 August 1977
Elvis Aaron Presley, born 8 January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Elvis died 16 August 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee
By some statics it seems that interest in Elvis Presley is on the decline. It would make sense given that there are fewer fans have firsthand memories of the King of Rock ‘n Roll in action. Yet some say the notion that Elvis interest is dying is nonsense.
A recent article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal claimed that interest in Elvis Presley, at least in VEGAS is in recline. One Wedding Planner revealed that... "The whole Elvisy Vegas red carpet thing is, in my opinion, going out the door." Wedding coordinator for the Mon Bel Ami chapel claims... "That whole era is getting older. Almost all of our older renewals want an Elvis wedding. Our younger brides do not want cheesy, flashy, Elvis Vegas. They want something nice in their budget."
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority could not offer any statistics testifying to Elvis interest among tourists, but noted that the Elvis-a-Rama Museum closed several years ago and the “Viva Elvis” Cirque du Soleil show was replaced last year. According to the Las Vegas Sun, “Viva Elvis” was the first show that the Cirque troupe was ever asked to replace; host MGM Resorts made the request due to poor ticket sales.
Every August, fans pay tribute to the King with a candlelight vigil on the anniversary of his death, and this year, police estimated attendance at around 35,000. That’s a sharp falloff from the previous year’s vigil, which attracted 75,000 fans—and 500 people touring the mansion every hour—according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The fact that 2012 marked a nice round number for the anniversary (35 years) seemed to have a lot to do with the phenomenal crowd size. Indeed, the big anniversaries regularly draw more and more vigil attendees—35,000 on the 25th anniversary (when it rained), and closer to 50,000 on the 30th.
The theory that interest in Elvis is fading due to an aging fan base is also silly, according to EPE, which estimates that 30% of both Graceland visitors and the nine million Elvis Presley Facebook fans are under the age of 35.
elvispresleynews.com strongly refutes this assumption. The facts speak for themselves!
Fact 1, Elvis ' life, or segments of it, has been written about in 1,234 biographies
Fact 2, Elvis has his own exhibit in 5 Presidential libraries
Fact 3, Elvis has been the subject of at least 61 characterizations in movies and television and in as many as 32 plays
Fact 4, Graceland has been visited by over 18 million paying customers
Fact 5, Elvis has sold 34.5 million albums since the iTunes era began 14 years after the Elvis' death
Fact 6, Elvis Presley is honored by 5 Music Hall of Fames
Fact 7, Elvis has 34 statues around the world.
Fact 8, Elvis has One hundred and ten 110 markers, or present
Fact 9, Elvis Image is featured in 56 Wax Museums
Fact 10, Elvis is referenced in 1,000 biographies of other celebrities, some of whom met him for only five minutes, (e.g, Colin Powell)
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