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Elvis - still The King in the UK
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-08-20
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Source: Mi2N - August 19, 2002

On the 25th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley is Number One in British tribute chart thanks mainly to a vast army of impersonators performing as their idol in pubs, bars and Chinese restaurants across the country, says a PRS (Performing Right Society) survey into music use in the UK during 2001.

PRS licenses music use in the UK on behalf of composers and songwriters and commissions market research company Maritz to conduct an ongoing survey amongst UK pubs, clubs and bars to ensure that royalties due from the public performance of their work are paid to the right people. And for the first time, it reveals the artists who had the most live tribute acts performing as them during 2001.

All-time favourites like The Beatles, Abba, Queen and U2 make up the rest of the Top Ten with Robbie Williams the only post 1990's artist to appear.

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