HOUSTON, Texas - Ok, all you Elvis fans, today, the king turns 80. We may have lost one of the 20th century`s cultural icons back in 1977 but his fans haven't stopped the admiration.
Steve Boado, an Elvis impersonator, explained, "He brought a lot of the blues music forward and pushed into the mass audience for people to enjoy."
Whether it was his larger than life personality on the silver screen or the infectious sound of his voice, Elvis left a durable mark on his devoted fans.
That's even true for the food he ate. Monster PBJ, who know a thing or two about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, shared the Elvis sandwich with us.
"The popularity started by Elvis sweeping the nation and sharing the food that really keeps him sustained for the day, just really brought light onto the peanut butter and banana sandwich and I think everybody is proud to call that sandwich the Elvis," said Jake Thorn of the Monster PBJ Food Truck.
Thirty-eight years after Elvis supposedly left us, his birthday is still a national holiday, especially at Chuy's where they celebrate it every year. And for those of you who are still wondering,
Boado says, "No, Elvis is not dead; Elvis has never left the building"