ELVISPRESLEY

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Many believe that the adoration of Elvis has stepped over the boundaries of what we generally call rational. Many scholars and anthropologists believe that we virtually stand on the threshold of a new religion ... a kind of "Elvisism". On this page we will dig deeper into the concept of "Elvis and Religion". We will also look closer at how fans express their admiration for the "King". We will also gaze into Elvis’ own relationship with religion and faith.

"Is Elvis alive?" For nearly forty years some fans have asked themselves this question, and it is indeed so... one of the most talked about conspiracy theories in the last century is that Elvis faked his own death. The "Elvis is alive theory" has become so widely known within our popular culture that, no matter age, almost everyone has heard the stories about how Elvis allegedly has appeared on the most bizarre places. We will take an in-depth look at these theories.

Leonard Bernstein once said; "Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution — the 60’s comes from it". As we all know… Bernstein wasn’t just anybody. Bernstein (1918 - 1990) was an American composer, conductor, writer, music teacher and pianist. He was one of the first American composers who became known worldwide. We will dig into Elvis' impact on pop-culture.

Every year, in the days around August 16th, Elvis fans celebrate what have become known as the “Elvis Week” in Memphis. As we all know, Elvis died at his beloved home Graceland on August 16, 1977, and the “Elvis Week” is a memorial of this. The climax during this event is the candlelight vigil on the night of August 16th. There are usually between 50,000 and 70,000 people present each year, and fans where given the opportunity to walk by the tombstone to give their tribute to Elvis Presley. To outsiders, this may seem extremely eccentric. Coming Soon…

ABOUT US

ELVIS the ICON is an independent information website. Our focus is solely directed towards Elvis' impact on popular culture in general. The theories that appear on this page don’t necessarily reflect our own beliefs and opinions, because this site is only intended as an information portal for the topics it addresses.