39 years later, Elvis is still everywhere (even if Mojo isn't)
It was 39 years ago today that The King, Elvis Presley, died. Though almost four decades have passed, Elvis is still a pop culture icon and his image is still everywhere. But we knew that back in the '80s as Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper told us all that Elvis Is Everywhere.
With apologies to Weird Al, Mojo Nixon was biggest lunatic musician to emerge from the '80s. Full of rage and ready to offend anyone, Mojo Nixon, along with his running mate Skid Roper, emerged on MTV in 1987 with Elvis Is Everywhere. For those uninitiated ,the video for Elvis Is Everywhere is everything you need to know about Mojo Nixon as Elvis, drinking and go-karts reign supreme. Always playing up Elvis, Nixon has jokingly called Elvis, Foghorn Leghorn and Otis (the town drunk from Andy Griffith) the holy trinity.
Though he plays the country bumpkin, Nixon actually has a college degree in history and political science from Miami (Ohio) but has mostly retired from music.