November 29, 2023

Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 on this day in 1977, and in recognition of the 45th anniversary of his passing, avowed Presley fan Blackie Lawless penned a lengthy post about the King on the W.A.S.P. Nation website.

This August 16th will mark the 45th year of the passing of Elvis Presley, the undisputed ‘King of Rock and Roll,’ Lawless began. “There is really nothing that I can say about him that has not already been written about his life or his genius. Those that know me know I am a huge, huge Beatles fan. The basic two-part vocal harmonies that they did would become the foundation of what W.A.S.P. has done for 40 years. They too had a multi-generational genius that will resonate as long as there are people with ears to hear. But I’m writing this to mark the passing of what myself, and many, many others believe was the greatest single entertainer and influence of our time and possibly in the history of the world. We look at images of him, movies and documentaries about him, the recordings that have been soundtracks to all of our lives (whether we’re conscious of it or not) and most of us understand that we were seeing something we will most likely never ever see again.”


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