Elvis Presley died of heart failure in Memphis, TN, in 1977.
Elvis Presley died of heart failure in Memphis, TN, in 1977. He was only 42. Since then, there have been thousands of supposed sightings of the King.
Here are the "Top 5 Signs Elvis Is Really Dead":
No longer a shortage of bananas or peanut butter at the local Memphis grocery stores.
You no longer see flashy white diamond studded jumpsuits at J.C. Penney's.
Pharmacies are no longer running low on Percodan and Dristan.
A pink Cadillac salesman filed for bankruptcy years ago.
Four words once spoken: Lisa Marie Presley Jackson.
Elvis' fantastic climb from the humblest of beginnings to rock & roll immortality reached its first significant plateau on January 27, 1956, with the release of "Heartbreak Hotel," his debut single on the RCA label. The first of 17 number 1 hits, "Heartbreak," held down the top spot for eight weeks, firmly establishing the man from Memphis, TN, as a national phenomenon. His hip-swiveling performances on a series of '50s TV variety shows -- including Ed Sullivan's -- didn't hurt either, generating both hysteria and intense media coverage and captivating a vast audience of rebellious, record-buying teens. By the time Elvis sang his last note 21 years later, he had held records for the most Top 40 hits (107), the most Top 10 hits (38), the most consecutive Number 1 hits (10), and the most weeks at number 1 (80).