On this day 31 years ago, Elvis Presley's heart gave out in the throne room of the King's Memphis mansion, Graceland. A moment of silence, then, for the hips that once shook the world. Thankyaverrahmuch...
Elvis has trouble remembering the lyrics...
"The Elvis Files" investigates the King's "alleged" death...
Lots more Elvis, including choice covers by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Guns 'N' Roses, the Flaming Lips and Norah Jones, still to come...
The Beatles, "That's All Right Mama"
"Love Me Tender"
Guns 'N' Roses, "Heartbreak Hotel" (live at the Roxy, Hollywood, 1986)
Eddie Murphy: "Elvis was a bad motherfucker" (from Delirious)
"How Great Thou Art"
Bob Dylan, "Peace in the Valley" (live in France, 1989)
Flaming Lips, "Suspicious Minds" (live on the BBC)
"Burning Love" (from Aloha in Hawaii)
Norah Jones, "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Elvis' funeral, Memphis 1977 (BBC archives)
"My Way." And how...
Goodnight Elvis, wherever you are. - Chris Gray