Elvis' death didn't only have an impact on everyday people, but his fellow celebrities as well. Those in the music industry were hit particularly hard by the news, since Elvis had come to be one of the most respected artists of the century.
During a radio interview, Sammy Davis Jr., an actor, dancer, and singer known as a member of Frank Sinatra's famous "Rat Pack," spoke of how much respect he had for Elvis. When asked to rate "The King" on a scale of 1-10, Sammy said that Elvis was actually above such a ranking:
"He's got to be an 11, I'm not saying that because of the tragedy…but because anybody in this business of ours that can become one of a kind...he's the one, the only, the original. Everybody else is an imitator."
You can listen to Davis' interview and see media coverage of Elvis' death in the video below.
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