It might seem frivolous to say "before Elvis Presley there was nothing" but when those words come from the mouth of John Lennon it's hard not to take notice. Where would we be without The King?
Without Elvis there would be no rock 'n' roll, popular music would look very different. He would inspire countless imitators - some very little Elvis impersonators as well as pop icons like Cliff Richard and Shakin' Stevens.
And the Cult Of Elvis has endured beyond his demise. in 2010 Forbes magazine listed Elvis as the 2nd highest earning dead celebrity (just behind Michael Jackson) with an annual revenue of $55 million. One thing's for sure, The King ain't dead yet!