The king is dead ...! but not forgotten
THE king is dead' was the head-%line on the radio as Craig Teys drove to work on August 16, 1977. It was how Craig, this region's most popular Elvis Presley tribute artist, found out that his idol had died. "We were living in Canberra and I was listening to 2CC. They were famous for hoax calls and that sort of thing, but I turned the car around and drove home," he said. "I walked in and said 'Mum, Elvis is dead, I heard it on the radio'. "She said 'That can't be true, it would be on the TV'." So we turned on the TV ... and it was true. "I didn't go to work that day." Thursday is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Aaron Presley, the man who millions recognise as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. From his poor-as-dirt beginnings in rural Mississippi to his death in a bathroom at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42, Elvis personified the emergence of youth culture and his legacy lives on through his music and movies - and in the hearts of his many fans. The Northern Star wants to mark the anniversary of his death through the eyes of his fans. We'd love you to share your Elvis memories with us, from special moments in your life that were influenced by the king, to your memorabilia collections, to, well, anything Elvis that'll have us all shook up. Have you been to Graceland? We'd love to see your photos of such a special pilgrimage, even if you were crying in the chapel. Or is a friend or relative an Elvis fanatic? Tell us about them no matter who they are, even your little sister. Perhaps you (gasp!) met Elvis or even saw him live in concert? We want you, we need you, and we'd really love you to tell us every detail about it! So don't delay, it really is now or never, let us know via phone, fax or email. see the addresses below. Of course, if you mail us any-%thing special, we will return to%sender. And ... thank you very much.