Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Thursday, June 16th, 2016 comes from Elvis Presley!]
On July 16th, 1977, "Way Down" entered Billboard's Top 40 and worked its way up to #18, not a great showing when you take into consideration that the single spent twelve weeks in the chart, as long as many songs that went to #1, it was certified a Platinum Record and it did go to #1 for a single week on the Country Chart. "Way Down" was the last single that charted for Elvis Presley before his death.
Elvis Presley, born on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi was known to all as "The King of Rock & Roll". He placed 114 songs in the Top 40 between 1956 and 1981, including 16 #1s, 23 Gold Records and 25 Platinum and Multi-Platinum records. Elvis also starred in thirty-one movies, starting with "Love Me Tender" in 1956.
Elvis Presley died on August 16th, 1977 at the age of 42 of heart failure due to an overdose of drugs.