Honoring Elvis Presley With Our 8 Favorite Covers

The King passed away 42 years ago on August 16

August 16, 2019

On the evening of August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to start another tour, just weeks removed from the release of his twenty-fourth studio album, Moody Blue. Presley never made that flight, and was found unresponsive in his home. The icon was pronounced dead at 3:30pm that afternoon.

Elvis has been honored in countless ways in the years since, but there’s perhaps no better tribute to the man that pushed music and culture so far, than his own work. For decades he has been a source of inspiration for other artists, with covers of his songs becoming chart-topping hits and live set standouts. On this August 16 we remember the death of The King, with 8 of our favorite Elvis covers of all time.

Check out the covers below, and for much more on Elvis Presley's music and personal life, check out The Jungle Room podcast every week on RADIO.COM.