36 years ago today I was sitting in my rocking chair watch the nightly news with David Brinkley when he announced the death of Elvis. I was in shock and then started to cry. I remember it so well. I was raised on Elvis. His music and movies filled my childhood and was my idol. I still feel no one has ever had such an impact on American culture and music. He was electric. Many years have passed but his legacy continues to grow.

Here are a few of my favorite Elvis moments.

The entire amazing Aloha From Hawaii concert.

The movie version of Jailhouse Rock

The timeless Willie Nelson penned "Always On My Mind"

Showing off his sense of humor in a press conference