He was the opposite to the Authority (Politicians, laws, Sinatra and most of all.. your parents hated him)
If you were female you wanted to be in bed with him. If you were male, you wanted to be him (and probably to bed him too)
And here's the big one..... the guitaring in his music was groundbreaking, it defined him and his "move" and created "the" Genre that was so unique in 1955. The guitaring (& overall sound) combined with his good looks and black voice was the most importantingredient ever musically to happen in the Twentieth Century.
*The only thing that really sucked, was his unnecessary death. If he was alive today he would have been the elder statesman of the music scene and revered as the alltime great that he was meant to be rather than just a "pop icon"of a slowly fading time in history.Now that sucks.
What does RS think of the King?
Simply put, Elvis Presley was the first real rock & roll star. A white Southerner singing blues laced with country, and country laced with gospel, he brought together American music from both sides of the color line and performed it with a natural hip-swiveling sexuality that made him a teen idol and a role model for generations of cool rebels. He was repeatedly dismissed as vulgar, incompetent, and a bad influence, but the force of his music and his image was no mere merchandising feat. Presley signaled to mainstream culture that it was time to let go. Four decades after his death, Presley’s image and influence remain undiminished. While certainly other artists preceded him and he by no means “invented” rock & roll, he is indisputably its king. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone]
Welcome to "The Definitive 1000 Songs of All Time 1955 to 2005" & the Mellow Mix Volumes.This site is merely to question Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Songs. Everyone has songs they
like and everyone has dislikes. Remember music is like clothing.. there are many styles,
so why on earth would all people want to wear jockey "Y" fronts???
Oh, & don't forget to RATE the songs. Ta