As for Elvis, he is too iconic to be forgotten. He's internationally branded, like Bob Marley, the Stones, Hendrix, James Brown. Kids will still be hearing these artists and looking at their imagery long after we're all gone.
I think differently. I can't imagine more than just a few musicians interested in any of these artists in the future. We are still connected to them because they were part of our contemporary culture. By 2050 nearly every fan and musician from the rock era will be dead and there will be new forms of music and entertainment coming up to engage young people. Elvis Presley will be forgotten. The Stones, Dylan, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Madonna will all be forgotten. Only The Beatles will be mentioned and even that will be minimal. Soon it will be history.
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