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 Post subject: Re: Elvis
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:22 pm 
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For Elvis fans, hes more like an icon, eh? ::)<br><br>The link to the info on him:<br><br>http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=MISS70305161407&sql=B2e851vsjzzma~C<br><br>ejoy!<br><br> -/dr_grogg<br><br>

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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
goggle [sic] hits:
  • 'elvis' - 2,990,000
  • 'elvis presley' - 614,000
  • 'king of rock & roll+elvis' - 153,000
total hits=3,757,000


  • 'chuck' - 3,650,000
  • 'chuck berry' - 258,000
  • 'king of rock & roll+chuck berry' - 28,100
total hits=3,936,100

chuck>elvis


Google hits:

  • 'zappa' - 457,000
  • 'frank zappa' - 198,000
  • 'king of rock & roll+frank zappa' - 14,700
total hits=669,700

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis
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Image<br><br>Say what you want. <br>Without Elvis ~ rock and roll would probably sound more like a Polka.<br>The man broke down barriers and wore some mean threads.

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Image<br><br>It'd be cool to know what they were thinking at that moment...<br><br>I'm thinking they were both thinking, "Wait 'till my friends see this!"<br><br>Feel free to speculate.

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Time and Place should enter into this discussion.<br><br>What Elvis did in the mid-1950's was introduce black American music, the music HE loved, to the masses. And I thank him for it every day because it saved us from the likes of Pat Boone and Frankie Avalon and Connie Francis, and all the other insipid crap from that period. Whether he "ripped off" his contemporary black musicians is a debatable point, but their music might never have been heard at all, or been heard much later, had it not been for him.<br><br>The fact that later he turned into a "movie star" and then the ultimate Las Vegas Lounge Lizard and drug addict should not denigrate the impact he had on contemporary music.<br><br>Whether anyone is the "King of Rock and Roll" should be beside the question.<br>

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well, when your country doesn't have a real cultural history<br>you have to hold on whatever shit ther is...like elvis

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elvis definately wasn't the best, but he helped bring the blues to the foreground. if jesus had lived as long as elvis would he be as fat ???<br>if it weren't for elvis white folk would still be thinking the accordian is the best instrument ever :)

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis
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  I am a bit surprised by the amount of ignorance being spewed here.  A lot of prior posts simply play into the Elvis stereotypes of lame-o comedians.  <br><br>     Elvis is a complete unique and original artist.  From his early days until the end.  Did he star in some bad movies...yes.  But he also starred in some excellent movies as well ("King Creole", "Jailhouse Rock", "Love Me Tender").  Blame Hal Wallis and the Col. for the bad movie deals.  <br><br>     I think the label "King of Rock" comes more from his single-handed transformation of the music industry.  The amount of record sales, the legions of screaming fans, the merchandise and marketing, the record-setting amount of #1 hits, the regal clothes and cars, private jet, mansion, etc...The King moniker fits all that.  He was the first to live like a musician King.  He was the first to become incredibly wealthy with rock music.  Ans as far as the industry goes $ rules and he had the most therefore he was King.  <br><br>     To say Chuck Berry of Little Richard is ridiculous and unfounded.  You could say "Founders of Rock" or "Creators" of that sound, but surely thry were not the "Kings".  And Jerry Lee should not even be mentioned.<br><br>     It is also completely WRONG to disrespect Elvis in ANY way regarding influences in his music.  To try and say he "ripped off" any other artist is stupid.  In that case start ripping Frank for the complete influence of Doo-Wop and other early 50's r&b on him.  Simply, EVERY musician is influenced by all those who came before him.<br><br>     Furthermore, for those who only think Elvis was good between 56 until his drafting into the army.  Please check out the documentary "Elvis:That's the Way it Is" from his first Vegas run in 1971.  It rocks incredibly hard.  The band is fantastic, among the great rhythm sections IMO.  Accompanied with full orchestra, and an amazing collection of vocalists in the choir - The Sweet Inspirations and The Stamps.<br><br>     Also, don't hate on Elvis' (or his mangements) biz practices unless you are also ready to rail against Frank's too (i.e. the handling of breaking up the original Mothers and  the later lawsuits by said members to get royalties).<br><br>     <br><br>    


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Chuck Berry is an asshole. My vote goes to Little Richard . Ive met them both and Richard has way more class than Berry could ever dream of having.


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Who's Elvis?


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Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

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Chuck Berry is an asshole. My vote goes to Little Richard . Ive met them both and Richard has way more class than Berry could ever dream of having.


Yeah Chuck Berry has some top tunes, but he is ultimately an asshole, a perverted one at that. Hehehe.Elvis The Pelvis is cool!

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i don't really get the whole elvis thing, guess i had to be around to appreciate his impact or something....

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis
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For those of you who don't appreciate the vocal talents of "The King" I urge you to watch the following video. This man could do it all, gospel, rockabilly, country, and of course rock and roll! Elvis got better with time in spite of what many think, he was really at his vocal peak in the 70s (save maybe the last year or so of his life). It's easy to think of Elvis as the bloated caricature that society has turned him into. It's really a shame.

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My favourite Elvis album...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ImE7hSZtmQ

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis
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I enjoy his film soundtrack albums the most.

I think he probably would have supported Trump. After all, he was a U.S. Male. 8)

U.S. Male :arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_f9HSF9CuQ


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Have you ever seen his "psychedelic" movie? It's quite good...
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x45ooeb
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x493js2
... but not quite "Head".

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I enjoy his film soundtrack albums the most.

I think he probably would have supported Trump. After all, he was a U.S. Male. 8)

U.S. Male :arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_f9HSF9CuQ


I've heard US Male described as awful and great. I like the song. You can tell it was written by Jerry Reed.

I do have the recording "Elvis's Greatest Shit". Now there's some pretty awful stuff. Here's a sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uycjDdePYZE


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Elvis Presley letters surface, up for auction in the UK
By James Rogers
https://www.foxnews.com/science/elvis-presley-letters-surface-up-for-auction
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A fascinating archive of letters chronicling the birth of Elvis Presley’s career with Sun Records is up for auction in the U.K. this weekend.

The letters, which were originally acquired from Sun Record Company in Memphis, span the period from July 1954 to December 1955.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News that the letters constitute one of the most important archives relating to Presley’s early career to have come to auction in recent years. “It relates to the earliest part of his career at Sun Records and the release of his first record ‘That’s All Right Mama’,” he told Fox News, via email. The archive even includes a rejection letter from an LA record company, claiming that "Elvis Presley records would not sell in Los Angeles".

Aldridge notes that nine months later, Elvis released “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Another letter, which was sent from a Miami record producer to Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, describes the challenges of distributing “That’s All Right Mama,” which is referred to as “Sun 209.” The distributor writes: “I think it is a great record, my immediate reaction in Miami was good but in the northern part of Florida, they won’t touch it as they consider it too racy.”

July 19, 2019, marks the 65th anniversary of the release of “That’s All Right Mama.”

The letters cover all 10 Elvis songs released at Sun Records.

The archive has a pre-sale estimate of $50,981 to $63,727 and will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge & Son on Saturday, June 22.


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