With lawmakers singing the blues about the looming “fiscal cliff,” why not a resolution to show their support for designating Jan. 8 as Elvis Presley Day?
Ten members of Congress have signed onto the resolution to show they have a big hunk o’ love for the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
Presley, born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss., died at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. He “remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today,” according to the resolution.
Demand for Elvis items certainly has not faded.
One of the most requested items from the National Archives is a photograph of Presley shaking hands with President Richard Nixon during a White House visit. And the Elvis stamp has been the most popular postage stamp.
The resolution, which “encourages the people of the United States, federal, state and local governments, and interested groups to observe Elvis Presley Day,” was introduced by Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., who was defeated for re-election this month.
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