Anybody Goin’ to Memphis Today…?
Every year since 1977, this is the day that thousands of people gather in front of Graceland to mourn Elvis Presley's death, and most will stay until night time for a candlelight ritual. I'm guessing that after 37 years, the crowds have gotten a bit smaller, but I can't vouch specifically for that. And while I've never known anyone who seriously believes Elvis faked his death so he could run away and live in privacy, I think they're still out there. Those people must be clinging to the "scandal" that his cousin snuck a picture of Elvis in his casket, sold it to "The Enquirer" for $18k, and then later it was rumored the casket contained a wax dummy. All the proof they need, eh? So instead of having a day for everyone to remember Elvis fondly, today we have a day where all the rumors and stories surface again...but at least the trend has slowed to a crawl.