ANYONE over a certain age can remember where they were when they heard that Elvis Presley had died. Much of the world was plunged into mourning on August 16, 1977, when it was confirmed that the king was no more.

Even people who'd regarded him as a spent force in showbiz terms lamented the fact that his voice had been silenced forever.

In 1975, top critic Greil Marcus described him as "a supreme figure in American life, one whose presence, no matter how banal or predictable, brooks no real comparisons".

John Lennon was more succinct, with: "Before Elvis there was nothing."

Fans remember Elvis for the unique voice behind hits as Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Suspicious Minds.

Throughout his career he created - and broke - many records. His first appearance on Ed Sullivan's show, drew 54million viewers. In 1973, one billion people tuned into Elvis's 1973 TV special Aloha From Hawaii.

His records sold in huge numbers, his concerts were guaranteed sell-outs, and his films were popular with his legions of fans.

Even now his records still sell well and he remains the best-selling solo artist in US history. His Graceland mansion attracts 600,000 visitors a year and Elvis impersonators worldwide keep the Elvis flame burning.

We asked what you thought of Elvis - is he still the king or has his crown slipped over the years? What Elvis songs make your knees wobble and was he all he's cracked up to be? NYLE MILLER, City Centre, 23, bar supervisor My favourite Elvis Song is Suspicious Minds. I definitely am more interested in his music rather than his image although he did look great. I can't see anyone else being able to achieve a legacy similar to Elvis - he can't be matched! EMMA AL-MOUSAWI, West End, 21, business student I'm not the biggest Elvis fan but I definitely think he is a unique figure and has influenced a lot of people. He has a distinctly cool image. My favourite song of his would have to be Blue Suede Shoes. BOB COATES, City Centre, 66, semi-professional tuba player I don't think Elvis is the King and am more a fan of the likes of Louis Armstrong. I think Elvis is overrated but if I had to pick a favourite track it would be the German version of Wooden Heart. There is a tuba played in this version and I can appreciate this being a tuba player myself. STELLA KAYE, Glasgow City Centre, 21, music student I think the genre of rock 'n' roll has changed since he was originally popular. When Elvis first came out he was the white kid who could sing black but current rock 'n' roll music is noticeably different. My favourite Elvis song is Viva Las Vegas as it's got a really glamourous video attached to it. COLIN BRIGGS, Southside, 30, architect I don't see what all the fuss is about in regard to the whole Elvis mania. I just don't think he is relevant now and I like any music - except Elvis songs! MADELEINE ALEXANDER, Bearsden, 37, hypnotherapist I don't think he is as popular as he once was. I used to think he was very handsome and my favourite song of his was Love Me Tender. I remember my neighbour across the hall from me was devastated when he died and had a shrine made up in her living room of Elvis memorabilia. TOMMY GA-KEN WAN, Hyndland, 21, photographer I don't think Elvis is the King of rock 'n' roll. He occupies an iconic position and his fame seems more about his image rather than him as a musician. JEAN STOOPS, Knightswood, 77, pensioner I think that Elvis is still the King. My favourite Elvis song is Blue Suede Shoes. I don't think Elvis is out of date as my grandson has been taking an interest in him since all the coverage has been on the television celebrating his anniversary.