Interesting article I missed from back in January that seeks to trace the career path of ‘The King’ had he not passed away in 1977. He would have turned 76-years-old this year. ‘He died before a lot of us were even born, so all we know of the man are songs and video clips from days that seem completely foreign to us now. Because of that, it’s easy to forget that he had a lot of years ahead of him and could very well still be around today were it not for that fatal drug overdose in 1977.’
So what does writer Adam Tod Brown think Elvis would have done from 1977 to now? He would have recorded the Bruce Springsteen-penned ‘Fire’ for one thing. Nice trivia here: Bruce actually wrote the song for Presley to record!
He would have had horrible albums in the 80s trying to be relevant in a decade that just wasn’t friendly to artists from his time. He would have made a comeback on ‘MTV Unplugged,’ become a member of The Traveling Wilburys and more. Fascinating to consider the career he might have had post-1977.