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Written by Sinclair Davidson
August 16th, 2012 at 7:44 am
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Beautiful. Both the lady and the song. Thank you.
16 Aug 12 at 8:07 am
there are only two kinds of people in the world, Beatles people and Elvis people. Now Beatles people can like Elvis and Elvis people can like the Beatles, but nobody likes them both equally. Somewhere you have to make a choice. And that choice, tells you who you are.”
(Uma Thurman to John Travolta, in a deleted scene from Pulp Fiction)
16 Aug 12 at 8:08 am
Ah Elvis. Whilst loving much of his music from the earliest of days, terrible to see the bloated, drugged out mess he became in the end and those last concerts are unwatchable for me. Due to that reason, I think, I wasn’t that keen on visiting Gracelands when first in Memphis in 2003 (THE city for music lovers) however I was persuaded to do so by a certain…ahem… family member.
Great experience for the Elvis of all but the last days or years when the hangers-on and corrupt management virtually killed him, his generosity and my wistful thinking of ‘what might have been’. As you left in those days, this interview was showing on a continuous loop as you left via his old ‘office’.
It is a shame that this Elvis died long before 1977.
16 Aug 12 at 8:37 am
A nice start to the day, thanks.
16 Aug 12 at 8:39 am
What a nice song to run out to door to. Am a fan of all the old songs, some Elvis, some Rod Stewart, Elton, even Frank Sinatra. Aaaah, all good memories. Thanks
16 Aug 12 at 9:16 am
Oh damn, that song obviously distracted me, meant run out the door to….
16 Aug 12 at 9:17 am
I’m Elvis people.
16 Aug 12 at 9:23 am
16 Aug 12 at 9:27 am
Apparently he really loved deep fried peanut paste sandwiches.
16 Aug 12 at 9:40 am
Beatles 4 Evah!
…you bloody pathetic lot of decrepit old hillbillies.
16 Aug 12 at 9:44 am
Not a fan, to be honest.
That said, I have been to Graceland.
16 Aug 12 at 10:08 am
A personal favourite…
Nobody says “take it, baby” like the King.
And the voice!
16 Aug 12 at 10:49 am
No doubt, she still has that at her nightstand.
16 Aug 12 at 10:59 am
The NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will probably be bumping into Elvis soon. That’s where the aliens took him.
I’m hoping they come back and take a few of his fans.
16 Aug 12 at 11:04 am
Director Steve Binder on young Elvis:
I’m straight as an arrow and I got to tell you, you stop, whether you’re male or female, to look at him. He was that good looking. And if you never knew he was a superstar, it wouldn’t make any difference; if he’d walked in the room, you’d know somebody special was in your presence.
16 Aug 12 at 11:11 am
Elvis’s legacy is a warning for the ages….it speaks of what hamburgers and choc dipped pork bellies can do to a life
16 Aug 12 at 11:19 am
I enjoyed CL’s clip but gee Elvis looked right out of it, like he’s going to topple over!
16 Aug 12 at 11:23 am
I’m a Beatles man. How could you not be, they created entire categories of music with single songs. Elvis just sang stuff that other people wrote. I visited Graceland last year, though, and enjoyed the experience.
16 Aug 12 at 11:33 am
The other King.
16 Aug 12 at 11:46 am
The other, other King .
16 Aug 12 at 12:37 pm
Monty and I agree for once. How scary.
16 Aug 12 at 12:57 pm
Elvis just sang stuff that other people wrote.
Like Melba and Pavarotti.
There are, of course, three types of people.
Boring Beatles people, Elvis people and people of musical discernment.
16 Aug 12 at 1:01 pm
RIP to a genuinely nice guy and a great talent.
I wish he hadn’t died, that way people would stop crapping on about him all the time.
There is nothing quite like an untimely death to turn an ageing performer into a pop icon.
Cato the Elder
16 Aug 12 at 1:02 pm
In between a bit of Handel, I managed to slip some of The King into my wedding ceremony.
All the great singers have.
That’s like saying Senna was a bad driver because he didn’t build the car and pave the race track.
16 Aug 12 at 1:05 pm
There can only ever be one King.
Thanks for the memories E.
Major Elvis Newton
16 Aug 12 at 2:43 pm
Cato, Elvis didn’t die. He is working in a beef jerky shop in Childers. He has also slimmed down considerably, in order to keep up with the at the local CWA.
16 Aug 12 at 2:54 pm
n order to keep up with the ladies at the local CWA
Forbes has a piece about the earnings power of top dead celebs.
Elvis “earned” or grossed $55 mill in 2010. Not bad at all.
16 Aug 12 at 3:02 pm
No-one does love songs of longing and regret like the Celts.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
16 Aug 12 at 4:24 pm
Elvis had Everything….
And yet……he chose to die .
Via bogan, feel good pills .
I love stupid mendicants……makes me feel superior.
16 Aug 12 at 6:26 pm
Dear, oh dear. Monty wishes he could remove that sentence.
16 Aug 12 at 6:59 pm
You don’t have to be an Elvis person or a Beatles person. There is this or this or even better, this
16 Aug 12 at 8:25 pm
I remember walking thru the Ekka and seeing enwspaper stands with “THE KING IS DEAD”. When we figured out is was Elvis my oldest sister just cried and cried.
Also grew up watching his movies – the girls certainly knew who to dress seductively in those days.
No-one sings “memories” like he did.
16 Aug 12 at 8:42 pm
You don’t have to be an Elvis person or a Beatles person.
yeah of course not, and as your examples and CL’s example show, doesn’t give an option for rock (in the sense of Stones, Led Zep, ACDC etc).
Still, it’s a dichotomy that makes sense as soon as you hear it. Beatles appeal to the head; Elvis to the heart.
17 Aug 12 at 7:51 am
Like Marylin or Princess Di – who live on forever trapped in their photos in our minds.
Whereas poor old Elvis’ image is tainted by the drug addict he became (carbs are a drug too, kicks the same place as cocaine in the brain) bloated, gross.
I loved the pics above and the song, and the hope and joy of a young couple in love.
I also like the beatles and Bowie and a bit of stones and the highwaymen and celtic and western music and Poison Ivy and classical, what I cant stand is hip hop crap. Must be age because all the young ones in the family like it.
17 Aug 12 at 9:01 am
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