Forty years ago today, he died.
He was -- arguably -- one of the greatest entertainers ever.
He has been -- inarguably -- one of the biggest influences on music and musicians for roughly sixty years.
And if you doubt that, explain to me why you know whom I'm writing about, although I haven't said his name, and the images above don't show his face.
Thanks for your time... or, rather, "Thankyuhverramuch!"