Elvis....

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    over rated.....
     
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    Old old thread.

    Why did you resurrect this.

    Let the dead rest in peace.
     
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    it aint that old.....but when i see people pillopicating over the so called "king" of rock and roll i feel i have to say something....
     
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    pillopicating?....new word you just made up?
     
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    yea.....you like it?......people with tigers IQ think its real....so i thought i would give it a shot here....obviously you are smarter than tiger...lol....
     
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    Getting back to your post that Elvis is overrated...he isn't. Today he is grossly underrated.
    To know where I am coming from, I am not an Elvis fan per say. I was only 12 when he died, and I grew up listening to Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Boston etc. I use to make fun of Elvis...thought he was a hack.
    As I grew older and began to appreciate different kinds of music, and read/watched books/documentaries on different artist...as well as how you measure musical talent of any artist or band by how much influence they have/had.
    Elvis had huge influence on 1960's rock, and continued through the 70's.
    Name any big name band/artist during that period and you will find quotes and interviews where they talk about the influence he had as well as particular songs they did.
    Without Elvis, there would have been no Beatles. That is a fact that McCartney and Lennon reluctantly agreed. They were all huge Elvis fans as kids. Robert Plant gave two interviews on his meeting with Elvis and how much he was in awe of him.
    Elvis is a major-major contributor to not only American Rock, but British and Australian Rock as well.
     
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    i was referring to his being called the "King" of R&R.....the guys who composed the stuff and got out there and performed their stuff were the KINGS....Elvis did other peoples compositions......he was successful mostly because he was a good looking white kid who had a good voice in a time when R&R was considered black heathen music...so white kids started listening.....and of course more white kids started playing..... thats his influence,but as far as creating it,i dont give him much there,guys like Chuck Berry,Little Richard.....they were the kings.....
     
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    No doubt that Elvis's good looks and the fact he was white had something to do with his intro into performing.
    But Elvis's uncanny range and stage presence is what made him...well..Elvis.
    There were a ton of white kids singing R&R during the same period, but they lacked the performance ability of Elvis.
    It is true he "sung other people's songs" - but that is what everybody did back then. Everybody, including Chuck Berry and Little Richard. It is just the way it was...did you know that the Beatles recorded several Elvis songs? (And yes, Elvis also recorded some of their songs) - it is what people did then.
     

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