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INTERESTING QUOTES ABOUT ELVIS


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

Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps. Rod Stewart

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

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

Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution… the 60's comes from it. Leonard Bernstein

Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equalled. 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 humour of this country. President Jimmy Carter

Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us. Al Green

A Presley picture is the only sure thing in Hollywood. Hal Wallis

It's always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the warm--up act for Elvis. Senator Al Gore

This boy had everything. He had the looks, the moves, the manager, and the talent. And he didn't look like Mr. Ed like a lot of the rest of us did. In the way he looked, way he talked, way he acted… he really was different. Carl Perkins

The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven. Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience. Cher

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. Johnny Carson

He's naturally kind and thoughtful and good. Best of all, in spite of his huge success -- he's unassuming. Connie Stevens

There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate him eleven. Sammy Davis Jr.

He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music. Little Richard

There have been many accolades uttered about Elvis' talent and performances through the years, all of which I agree with wholeheartedly. I shall miss him dearly as a friend. He was a warm, considerate and generous man. Frank Sinatra

It isn't enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began. That still isn't a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public. Eddie Condon

It was Elvis that got me interested in music. I've been an Elvis fan since I was a kid. Elton John

Before Elvis, there was nothing. John Lennon

 

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