“Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable.He burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equalled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humour of this country.”President Carter
What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
Saw him countless times at the Vic + a couple of times away at OT, and always entertaining - we'll never forget his 1966 World Cup victory dance with his socks round his ankles - I mean stockings round his antles.
RIP, and deepest condolences to his family and friends, including past team mates.