In the January 1985 edition of the British fan club magazine, president Todd Slaughter wrote the following in his editorial, in honor of it being Elvis' 50th anniversary:
The guy who should be ordering the Champagne, inviting the guests, getting ready to throw the wildest party Graceland has ever seen just isn't around to host the celebration. And that's the saddest part of this whole exercise ... But above all else, what a shame that his own personal life lasted a mere 42 years ... Now it's upp to us all, to make the world know that we are still here, and we are about to show that world that we still remember Elvis Presley.
Today, twenty-five years later, the fans are still here, and the world still remembers Elvis Presley. If anything, Elvis is as popular then as he is now. There's still albums being released, books continue to be written and thanks to the Internet it's easy to stay updated about what's going on in the Elvis world.
And speaking of the Internet, it has given me the possibility to run my very own Elvis blog. I wrote my first post on August 16, 2007, and here I am today, writing post number 271 on January 8, 2010.
I've been an Elvis fan for more than 30 years now. I guess not a day goes by without him taking part in my life in some way or the other. That's what this blog is all about.
Thank you Elvis, and happy birthday!