We at PowerPop would be remiss if we did not note the 30 year anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley on this day in 1977.
This morning, American Public Media's Markeplace reported that CKX, the company who handles licensing for the Elvis Presley estate earns over 40 million dollars annually for merchandising the Elvis brand.
In the future, look for an Elvis themed hotel and casino on Las Vegas Blvd., an Elvis Cirque Du Soleil show and a one quarter billion dollar facelift for Graceland. The company predicts that within a decade, Elvis merchandising revenue will reach 150 million dollars a year, so there is probably an Elvis related consumer good made in China and painted with toxic lead paint coming your way soon!
Anyway, in commemoration of the passing of the King, here's the best musical thing Elvis has done since his death.