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An original photograph of Elvis Presley autographed and inscribed to songwriter and compose Irving Berlin on auction at Gotta Have It! store on March 21, 2012 in New York City.
Thirty five years ago today, the King left the building one last time. But Elvis Presley lives on. Not only are his music and movies still popular, the influence of Elvis is felt right here in Southern California in places as diverse as Palm Springs and Bel Air.
What is so alluring about Elvis Presley’s enduring popularity? What are your favorite memories of the King?
Robert Hilburn, longtime Los Angeles Times music critic and host of "Rock 'n' Roll Times with Robert Hilburn," which airs from 4 to 5 pm Sundays on KCSN-FM(88.5) in the Los Angeles area