Gotta agree. Even if you don't like his music, you can't downplay his importance or influence. Elvis's early rock n' roll records scared much of Eisenhower's America precisely because it was viewed as black music. Those who didn't want to talk about the race issue latched onto his sexualization of popular music, (such as the TV networks refusing to show gyrating his hips on the Ed Sullivan show) but even that was really just one part of the whole race issue.lemonlime said:He helped bring black music to ******. Pretty seminal act, you know?
How a no-talent hack got to be so famous is beyond me.
There are imo a few key-players in 20th century music culture: Elvis and the Beatles. You may not like their style, or music or whatever. They did, however, have talent.Or that people are still crying over someone that ODed.
Yer forgetting James Brown, who's influence on music today is far greater than that of Elvis...Swish said:There are imo a few key-players in 20th century music culture: Elvis and the Beatles. You may not like their style, or music or whatever. They did, however, have talent.
As to the second remark, I like to think Elvis' talents outdid his vices, which were self-destructive, not immoral.