From the editorial of The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia - one of the papers for whom I work), August 16th, 2007.
And the paper's online tribute section:
Also attached is a pic of the front page of The Daily Mirror (as it was known then) from 1977.
It's 30 years since that bleakest of August days; the tragic day of the death of The King. And it was tragic, for Elvis was beyond peer as a singer and the idol of a generation. But the stark fact is, his premature death was neither romantic nor heroic. Elvis' premature death was the direct result of an excessive and dangerous lifestyle. Live fast, die young - that's tragic as well.
Last edited by srj1967; 08-15-2007 at 07:21 AM.