Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Today would have been Elvis’ 77th birthday and as a long obsessive (I had a 6′ cardboard cut-out of him in the gold lame suit in my bedroom growing up!) it seems a worthwhile occasion to share some of my favourite songs of his.

Everything about this song, and this clip, makes me immeasurably happy.

Most beautiful version of the most beautiful song- I love this so much that I had it as my entrance music when I had my cotillion. Try not to cry when you hear this, i dare you!

A really good sparkly suit.

And one of my favourite photos of him- Elvis dressing Muhammed Ali up in one of the iconic jewelled robes…

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Muhammed Ali and Elvis Presley, photographed by Gary Winogrand, c. 1970.

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