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Remembering Elvis
« on: August 16, 2011, 04:37:42 AM »

Elvis Aaron Presley

January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977


Elvis Presley  Love Me


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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 04:46:43 AM »

Whew! Is it getting warm in here?  ;D
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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 04:52:48 AM »

Elvis Presley - Animal instinct (take 1,3 and 4)


Elvis Presley - Stay Away (take 2)


Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream (take)
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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 09:02:51 PM »

I've been an Elvis fan since my early childhood. I often wondered what made him so special, but I think I finally found the answer: his crappy songs. Elvis could make even the stupidest songs sound cool. Seriously, can you imagine anyone else getting away with 'Wooden Heart', 'Teddy Bear' or 'It's Now Or Never'? Those are really bad songs. But not when Elvis sang them.
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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 10:56:10 PM »

I too love Elvis

But I agree with John Lennon, he was pretty crap after the army

I never much cared for the white jump suits and glitter but the young Elvis was awesome

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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 11:30:41 PM »

Yep, love the King - but for me he will always be the fore-quake which triggered the all conquering global tsunami that was the fab four....

The young, raw 1950s Elvis was pure dynamite - an awesome package of sex and talent. But I also love 1970s Elvis - the rhinestone jumpsuits, capes and hamburgers are part of the Presley legend and he was a consummate showman who gave us some of his greatest material at the turn of the 70s (Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, I Just Can't Help Believin', Always On My Mind etc etc ).

It's the period in between - the crappy Hollywood 60s movie star Parker's-puppet-Presley that shatters the myth for me. Dire.

But it's sometimes easy to be dazzled by the awesome charisma and iconic stage presence and forget, for a moment, what a wonderful voice the man had. He was a tremendous singer.

The most imitated human being on the planet and one of the very few figures from the 20th Century who truly deserve that overused epithet "Legend".
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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 03:08:22 AM »

The young, raw 1950s Elvis was pure dynamite - an awesome package of sex and talent.


Yes he was!  26 September 1956...

Elvis Presley - Long Tall Sally (Tupelo Live Concert) September 26, 1956




But I also love 1970s Elvis - the rhinestone jumpsuits, capes and hamburgers are part of the Presley legend and he was a consummate showman who gave us some of his greatest material at the turn of the 70s

He really didn't change much at all except for..."Give me a three inch collar all around."

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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 03:38:17 AM »

I remember I was out on the field at band camp when the director told us that Elvis Presley, "a popular singer" (in case we didn't know who he was) died today.
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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 04:13:17 AM »

Remembering Elvis...


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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 04:52:29 AM »

Yep, love the King - but for me he will always be the fore-quake which triggered the all conquering global tsunami that was the fab four....

The young, raw 1950s Elvis was pure dynamite - an awesome package of sex and talent. But I also love 1970s Elvis - the rhinestone jumpsuits, capes and hamburgers are part of the Presley legend and he was a consummate showman who gave us some of his greatest material at the turn of the 70s (Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, I Just Can't Help Believin', Always On My Mind etc etc ).

It's the period in between - the crappy Hollywood 60s movie star Parker's-puppet-Presley that shatters the myth for me. Dire.

But it's sometimes easy to be dazzled by the awesome charisma and iconic stage presence and forget, for a moment, what a wonderful voice the man had. He was a tremendous singer.

The most imitated human being on the planet and one of the very few figures from the 20th Century who truly deserve that overused epithet "Legend".

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Re: Remembering Elvis
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 05:56:13 AM »

Love the King and ashamed that this is one of my guilty pleasures from him.

Elvis Presley - LITTLE EGYPT (new edit)


Truly a dismal song, but it has a hold on me for some reason.  ha2ha
 

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