Today is the anniversay of the death of Elvis Presley. As anyone with taste and distinction will recognise, this was a tragic loss, not just because he was arguably the greatest male vocalist ever but because he was a decent man. Everything I’ve heard about him has been good apart from perhaps his eating habits. He had impeccable manners, never trashed hotel rooms or bad maouthed journalists, he didn’t get involved in fist fights or slap his girlfriend/wife around. If the worst thing you can say about someone is that he ate too much then he can’t have been that bad. It’s a pity that a great many of the so-called stars of today don’t behave with the same degree of civility as Elvis. He truly was The King.