Elvis Presley 30th Anniversary Declaration.
"We, the world nation of Elvis Presley fans hold these truths to be self evident. Never in the history of popular music has one man shown so much versatility in the expession of song. Furthermore no individual singer has so dominated the imagination of the global population to such an extent, that 30 years after his death, his name is still used as the standard all entertainers use to measure their own success. Elvis, as he is fondly remembered by hundreds of millions, continues to appeal to generations born since his untimely passing. His recordings still sell by the million and more than a thousand books have been written about all aspects of his phenominal life and his continuing, albeit postumous, career. Never in the history of popular music has an entertainer been so cruelly denigrated by so many scribblers with nothing but malice in their ink. Yet inspite of their constant jibes, Elvis Presley remains the paramount figure in the world of entertainment and continues to touch the lives of countless millions. We his long suffering fans no longer need to cringe at the gratuitous and facetious comments made by certain media presenters and their ilk, for no matter what they in their ignorance say, we know Elvis Presley was the finest ever popular singer - a man of extreme generosity of spirit, and even considering his failings, he was still a far superior human being when compared to his mediocre detractors- comparitively few as they are! Wherever there are discerning ears, eyes to appreciate beauty, an ability to discriminate and minds open to reason, you will find fans of the late, and sadly missed, Elvis Presley. Elvis in all his extravagance, flamboyance, and zest for life did what none of the other singers quite managed to achieve. Like Andrew Lloyd Webber was heard to say on a BBC radio show, "Elvis Presley brightened up the world". Now having topped the majority of recent Polls put out by world's media, Elvis Presley remains the most important name in popular music -an undeniable fact."
"O Death Where Is Thy Sting, Twenty Five Years Dead, and I'm Still the King!". Elvis Presley? (With Apologies to Sir Ronald Ross 1857-1932)
I may rewrite it later in time for August. Or a poem... or even another Press release, you have been warned