Adeli’s Music Blog

Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Posted in music by adeli on January 8, 2008

Today would’ve been Elvis Presley’s 73rd birthday. For many of us, it doesn’t feel like he died 31 years ago, and we can remember where we were or what we were doing when we heard about it, even those of us who were only nine years old. Elvis died at the young age of 42, however he did more than most people do in a lifetime. It is estimated – only in sales that were documented- that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide, more than anyone else in history.

As the King of Rock and Roll, his music inspired many musicians. Many people danced to, fell in love to, and continue to listen to his music today. Most people only know the songs we’ve heard on the radio or the ones that appear on the #1 complications, however his best aren’t as common. He recorded albums continuously, and they vary in genre from rockabilly, rock and roll, gospel, blues, and country.

Everyone has a opinion about Elvis Presley. Some people are harsh in judgment, while others put him on a godly level. Regardless, Elvis was a strong influence that people couldn’t ignore. Below, are some things influential people said about him.
And since it’s Elvis’ birthday, we’ll only focus on the positive.

There have been a lot of tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king. – Bruce Springsteen

His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country. – Jimmy Carter

He was a unique artist… an original in an area of imitators. – Mick Jagger

A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact almost every black solo entertainer copied Elvis’ stage mannerisms. – Jackie Wilson

Before Elvis, there was nothing. – John Lennon

Vote for your favorite Elvis song below!

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  1. claude said, on January 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

    great choice of picture!! wow! happy birthday to him!

  2. willow said, on September 19, 2008 at 11:08 am

    hi im going to use the picture you have used for something myself, just letting you know

  3. Beatle Luver said, on October 21, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Even though I’m 11, and a COMPLETE Beatle fan, Elvis is my second singer fersher!

    Go Beatles!
    Yay Elvis!

    They truly are both legends, but I hate how nobody in my fifth grade class likes them! Ugh! Bye peeps

  4. cami the elvis idiolizer said, on November 13, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Well ELVIS RULES! im 13 and i am a HUGE elvis fan! i have a dvd of him because he is like super cool! i am doing a project all dedicatedto him because it is about him!

    GO ELVIS!

    i want to use this picture 4 my project but i need too know how old he is! so please email me!

    I LOVE YOU ELVIS!!!

  5. Dalaia laire rocochin said, on November 25, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    allo !
    Ca roulee ??
    allez voir mon sitee!!

  6. Sarah R. said, on December 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Can I purchase a poster like the photo above? I LOVE IT and want it for my dorm room. THANKS! -Sarah


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