It is difficult to imagine an individual in recent times who has had a greater impact on American popular culture than Elvis Presley.
The following is from Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men:
"But if anything is certain it is that no story is ever over, for the story which we think is over is only a chapter in a story which will not be over, and it isn't the game that is over, it is just an inning, and that game has a lot more than nine innings. When the game stops it iwll be called on account of darkness. But it is a long day."