Elvis Presley's Funeral ProcessionWhy don't they let him die? Goodness he would be 72 by now, wrinkled, potbellied, glasses and false teeth, plus all the ailments of old age, high cholesterol, high blood pressure etc., and probably would be long forgotten by a fickle public. Or he might, like so many other celebrities, have himself overhauled at the plastic surgeons so many times that he could barely smile because his skin would be so tight, and continue performing long past his prime.
What is it with people that they idolize a person to this degree?Sure I liked his singing but I don't think any of his songs were originally his. He was a good looking man but would he have ever been a huge hit if he hadn't wiggled himself to success in an era when blatant sexuality was rarely seen in public and was considered taboo.
He died in 1977 a drug addict, but now in 2007 there are to be two concerts, different from each other, to be held on the same evening to commemorate his death, held on August 16 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Don't you think it is odd in our society that we idolize a pop singer and drug addict, but men and women who have given their lives for their country or have served mankind is some way are all but forgotten? Do we value sensation or virtue?