It’s the end of January and it is finally real that it’s 2016.
Time passes no matter how one marks it or pays attention to it.
Elvis Presley could have been 81, I am Elvis plus 6…
speaking vs listening
Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable BroadcastsRollingStone.com – 4 hours ago
Relive 10 unforgettable Elvis Presley television appearances with this comprehensive …
In the beginning, there was Elvis
Then there was The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones
Elvis was The Establishment and he only appeared twice on the cover when Rolling Stone was a hardcore serious music counter culture need to read: the 68 special and when Elvis died. It was the biggest selling issue and made the magazine mainstream and soon it wouldn’t be a newsprint, but a glossy magazine.
In the 1980s, Rolling Stone excerpted the Goldman Book and the sex, drugs then roll n roll life of Elvis Presley inverted, in his mind, he wasn’t a junkie because he wasn’t doing illegal so called street drugs like all the other rock stars, nope. Elvis had doctors on his payroll and once considered owning a drug store to bypass all control obstacles.
What is shocking is that Elvis lasted as long as 42, given his diet, his vampire life style (which also contributes to body stresses and impacts circadian cycles) – but then, he is the template.
Innovator, repetition and reinvention. Elvis was not only a rock star, but a meta-multi medium one, his 68 special a condensed version of his movies, which where loosely based in his own life or image.
Rolling Stone becomes it’s own parody.
for music collector info, Goldmine is the music mag
“You can;t get the sound from a story in a magazine
aimed at your average teen”
flexidiscs and now cds included
it’s still rock n roll to me
sorta Billy Joel
it’s all Elvis tropes
At Sun Records – Elvis recorded 4 songs as demos and 20 songs, as well as the Legendary Million Dollar Quartet informal jam. Sun released 10 of them on singles and RCA reissued them and over time, the other tracks … Continue reading
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Sun 217—April 10, 1955: Baby Let’s Play House / I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone Elvis’ 4th Sun single was the next two tunes – first they tried the song slow and often this version is called My Baby’s Gone. … Continue reading
“Weeellll That’s All Right Mama” Elvis exploded on the Sun label and was fancy reissued for national distribution on RCA. Elvis had 5 Sun Singles (10 songs) and the same 5 singles of 10 songs on RCA at the same … Continue reading
Elvis left his sideburns in the army and became an establishment performer. Like his movie counterpart Vince Everett, he neglected the music. Favouring quantity over quality. Pity, given this must have album: ELVIS IS BACK Sleazy Jazz, Dirty Blues and … Continue reading
Teenaged Elvis worked as an usher in the movie theatre, sweet talking the girl clerks into giving him candy and getting into a fight with another male usher. The movie theatre was where he sought sanctuary when “That’s Allright Mama” … Continue reading
1969 Man on the Moon Woodstock Elvis returned to the concert stage and reinvented Vegas from a Gangster Gambler Town to a Family Vacation Destination. He was the first and only performer who sold out the theatres, filled the hotels … Continue reading
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RCA transformed into BMG and they released Masters by decades 5 disc set in a box with a book. I managed to acquire an In Canada only sampler of the 50s Masters all Elvis SUN and RCA albums prior to … Continue reading