In case you missed it, it was Elvis Presley's 75th birthday last Friday the 8th. A report issued exactly 5 years ago today showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist, over 220 at the time, but no doubt the figure would be much higher today. A Wikipedia list is here.
The list included: ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon, ‘A Room At The Heartbreakhotel’ by U2, ‘Calling Elvis’, Dire Straits, ‘Happy Birthday Elvis’, Loudon Wainwright III, ‘There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis’, Kirsty MacColl, ‘I Saw Elvis in a UFO’, Ray Stevens. ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’ by Frank Zappa and 'My Dog Thinks I'm Elvis' by Ray Herndon.
I doubt this list includes the song "You're Dreaming of Elvis" (words by Geoff Parry ~ tune by me, and recorded by the Lunchtime Legends). To quote a line from that song, "I remember in '77 when Elvis the King passed away" that I was in the London pub in Warrington chatting to a barmaid called Maggie, a friend from college, who told me he had died. It was quite a shock, as Elvis had always been there, whether you followed his music or not. His age of 42 seems quite young to me now, but what he achieved in his lifetime will probably never be repeated.