Elvis may have left the building in 1977, but his music, legacy and likeness lives on.
One massive annual celebration of the King is based, surprisingly, in Australia: the Parkes Elvis Festival, an event that draws thousands of people nationwide and internationally.
During my 2012 pilgrimage, I was lucky enough to interview that year’s festival highlight, American Elvis tribute artist Dean Z, who I can safely say had me all shook up.
Interview conducted for ArtSound FM.
Interview date: 14 January 2013.