Elvis Special - Thursday August 16
Tune in as Gold marks the 30th anniversary of The King's death.
This Thursday August 16, Gold will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.
The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
At 19:00, Gold presents 'The King Is Dead, Long Live The King', a documentary hosted by Mike Sweeney who explores the Elvis phenomenon that still dominates headlines today.
Did you know...?
...an estimated that 20 million Elvis records were bought on the day he died.
...that Elvis earned over $115 million in the dcecade after his death
...there are so many Elvis impersonators, they have their own collective name - Elvii. The best of them can earn up to $100,000 a week in Las Vegas.
---that Mexico's number Elvis impersonator El-Vez is now so popular that he has his own impersonator.
...that Elvis memorabilia is a multi-million dollar business - an Internet buyer paid $155,000 dollars for a jar containing locks of Elvis's hair while a fan sold three tablespoons of water from a cup Elvis drank from for $455 each.
...Elvis has now appeared on more stamps than anybody other than the British Royal Family.
Tune in for more amazing facts and fiction from the weird and wonderful world of Elvis - a must-hear for all Elvis fans.
The King Is Dead, Long Live The King - Thursday 19:00
Elvis - The Story
We'll also be playing out a selection of Elvis hits throughout the day along with 'Elvis - The Story', a short documentary that covers the King Of Rock 'n' Roll's entire career in just four minutes.
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