ELVIS PRESLEY – The Rock & Roll King Passed Away Forty Years Ago Today…

Elvis Aaron Presley: January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Highly relevant quote, again, today…

What other famous people experienced The King

JOHN LENNON: “Before Elvis, there was nothing. nothing really affected me until
I heard Elvis. No Beatles without Elvis

MICK JAGGER: “He was a unique artist – an original in an area of imitators. No-one
is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme.

PHIL SPECTOR: “You have no idea how great he is, really you don’t. You have no comprehension – it’s absolutely impossible. I can’t tell you why he’s so great,
but he is. He’s sensational.”

DAVID BOWIE:: ‘Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was probably stupid enough to
believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something.’

BB KING: “I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then,
I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. His phraseology,
his way of looking at a song, was as unique as Sinatra’s. I was a tremendous fan, and
had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: “There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders.
And there have been contenders. But there is only one king. It was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.”

MICK FLEETWOOD: “I learned music listening to Elvis’ records. His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.”

DAVID LYNCH: “It was THE beginning of rock ‘n’ roll.”

ROGER DALTREY (The Who): “I have always wanted to be like Elvis, a rock ‘n’ roll star,
but I couldn’t sing so I joined a mod band instead.”

BOD DYLAN: “The highlight of my career. That’s easy. Elvis recording one of my songs…’

I’m gonna just express my thoughts on Elvis with three of
his performances (hard choice to make) that inspired me the most…




ELVIS PRESLEY: Biography – Discography

(All pics (c) Elvis Memphis Presley)


  1. Opher · August 16, 2017

    He was great but I don’t know if he was the one and only king – what about Jerry Lee, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley?


    • JL · August 16, 2017

      Right. Let him be the one and only just for today:-)


    • JL · August 16, 2017

      Also on second thoughts , the ones you name were the DEVILS of rock’n roll… I’ll be honest I listened more to the devils than to Elvis…


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