Rising to unprecedented fame in the 50s from humble roots, the legendary Elvis Presley excited his young audience, appalled most of their parents and inspired a generation of artists.
Today, his influence is still being felt. From Beyoncé to David Bowie, Elvis is still considered to be the most electrifying performer of the last century, collecting new admirers despite having been dead for almost forty years.
Were he still alive today, he’d be celebrating his 80th birthday. In tribute, here are some things ten of his rather famous fans have to say about Elvis…
Bruce Springsteen: ‘Elvis is my religion. But for him, I’d be selling encyclopaedias right now.’