I can appreciate some of the music in his discography, but I was always more of a Beatles girl, personally.
Maybe it would have been different if I was a teenager during this era. The entire family circled around the television set, watching Elvis swing his hips wildly, ushering in a new way of thinking and creating controversy and a generational divide.
Few artists in the history of music have captured the hearts and minds of individuals quite like Elvis did. Like with any long forgotten memory, however, we often choose to remember only the best parts.
Happy Birthday, Elvis. It's shame we'll never know what could have been.