Elvis Presley -- Mega- rock 'n' roll idol and B-movie star died Aug. 16, 1977 at age 42. Cause of death: cardiac arrhythmia. Quote: "Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do 'em all together, I guess."
A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts. Elvis Presley Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. Elvis Presley After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake. Elvis Presley Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presley Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. Elvis Presley From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what. Elvis Presley I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show. Elvis Presley I don't do any vulgar movements. Elvis Presley I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. Elvis Presley I don't think I'm bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this. Elvis Presley I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend. Elvis Presley I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants. Elvis Presley I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story. Elvis Presley I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over. Elvis Presley I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play. Elvis Presley I like entertaining people. I really miss it. Elvis Presley I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money. Elvis Presley I miss my singing career very much. Elvis Presley I never expected to be anybody important. Elvis Presley I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were. Elvis Presley