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House Members Want Presley Day

Elvis Presley shown with semi-acoustic guitar in concert in December 1968. (AP file photo)

Ten members of the House have introduced a resolution encouraging the recognition of Elvis Presley Day on Jan. 8, Elvis's birthday. Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) and nine of his House colleagues proposed H.Res. 818, which summarizes Elvis's life story and says the singer "remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today." Among other things, it notes that Elvis recorded more than 750 songs, sold more than a billion records around the world, served in the U.S. Army and "is hailed as the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll.' " The resolution also finds that the most requested item from the National Archives is a picture of Elvis shaking hands with President Nixon/Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill. More here.

Question: Can you think of an entertainer more worthy of national recognition than Elvis Presley?

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