The Blogfather cites this interesting article about Elvis on the 30th anniversary of Elvis's death.
"Today Elvis is an industry. For 35,000 Elvis impersonators around the world he's a livelihood, to the city of Memphis he's a huge tourist attraction - his home, Graceland, being the second most visited house in America after the White House. And to others, he's a semi-mythical creature at the head of some weird devotional Elvis religion."
As they say, "Read the whole thing."