Yesterday, I watched an American TV-show called Cold Case, a drama about a female detective assigned to cold cases, crimes that have never been solved. In this particular episode, her team re-opens a 1953 murder case of a 19-year-old aspiring rock 'n' roll star.
The detective and her team interviews a lot of people who knew this guy back in 1953, and when they tell their stories, there are flashbacks. You get to see a lot of this 19-year old, and the funny thing is he looks a lot like Elvis.
Turns out his story is quite similar, too. He dresses just like Elvis did, has a similar hairstyle, and listens to a lot to black musicians. Also, he moves and sings just like Elvis. And guess what? Yep, the girls go crazy.
But just like Elvis, he receives a lot of criticism about his style of singing. (The episode isn't called Devil Music for nothing!) Unfortunately, this leads to trouble, and the 19-year old is ultimately killed while recording his first record in his uncle's five & dime shop.
Maybe not the most original story in the world, but nevertheless an interesting "what if" story. What if another guy similar to Elvis had made it before the real Elvis? Or what if the real Elvis would've been killed in 1953, maybe in an accident. Then what would have happened?
In a way I think the episode was kind of a tribute to Elvis. There was some talk among the detectives: "Sounds just like Elvis" and "I broke up with my girlfriend because she liked Elvis, I guess I was a bit narrowminded back then." Also, "Can't Help Falling In Love" was played at the end. And yes, the killer was caught.