As we celebrate the birthday of Bukowski, today also marks the 33rd anniversary of the death of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley.
The King was larger than life and even in death, millions of Presley fans worldwide will pay respects today to one of true innovators in rock.
Rocker Bruce Springsteen said, "There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king."
Perhaps, though, music legend and Beatle John Lennon may have summed it up best when he said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." (apologies to Sinatra, but hey, it's a different kind of music)...
Sultry, innovative, feral. Enjoy the performance below: