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Happy Birthday, Elvis! (born 8 January 1935)

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Subject: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: GUEST,Hound Dawg
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 12:46 AM

It it's January 8th, it's Elvis's 68th birthday!

Long live The King!

(any recent sightings?)


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 01:12 AM

elvis is ded.john


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 09:41 PM

Elvis is not the orginal king of rock and roll,

Bill Hailey is because he was the first to start it, if it wasn't for him you would never had got Elvis.

What's white stiff and get's women exicted?

Elvis presley.

Thankyou very much (mumble, mumble)


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 09:47 PM

I agree with guest, There were people long before him that brought to the world Rock and Roll.

And Elvis was lucky because in the 50's Jerry Lee Lewis was in trouble because of his marriage to his cousin, Little Richard had decided to give up the music business, Carl Perkins was invovled in a road accindent so that just left Elvis to get in there with the song 'Heartbreak hotel' and the rest is history.

So he just got the break that he was looking for.

They say that if Carl Perkins never had the accident he would of been bigger than Elvis, however it wasn't to be.

So that's that.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 09:47 PM

You been exicting a few two many yourselfm huh?

Anyway, here's a toast to the King, for making many many people very very happy.

A


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 09:54 PM

He's lucky Buddy Holly got on that plane, or the world would be asking itself, "Elvis who???"


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 09:54 PM

Well, some say Col. Parker had a lot to do with Elvis's becoming "The King." In any event, he was cuter than Perkins, Haley, Lewis, and Little Richard all put together. That probably was a big factor.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 10:14 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Elvis!!!!!

Tonight I was having dinner prior to a meetinf at a resturant called "Red, Hot and Blues" in Leesburg,, Va. and they play blues all the time. Goes nicely with the Memphis BBQ. Anyway, tonight they were playing a lot of old Elvis and I was hearin' stuff that I ain't heard in a long time. Elvis's blues. Yeah, blues. When Elvis came onto the scene he brought with him a lot of traditional blues. Was real nice hearing some of this stuff tonight.

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that Elvis's later stuff was just that...,stuff BUT he really came into rock 'n roll from the same place that gave us Lightnin' Hopkins and Chuck Barry...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Kim C
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:21 AM

I was going to have peanut butter and banana sandwiches for supper last night, but decided that I really had to have a pizza instead.

Elvis's story is interesting, and sad.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:50 AM

Once again, I'm with Clinton........Buddy was light years ahead of anyone in musicality alone. He was off into other realms while Elvis was curling his lip and asking for more mashed taters.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:22 PM

I'm too young to have been there, so I never understood all the fuss. There was some Elvis stuff that I liked, some that I thought was junk and a lot of it sounded pretty similar.

To me, Chuck Berry was Rock & Roll. I just read Bill Wyman's book, Rolling With The Stones. They were fans of Berry, Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Big Tim
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 04:41 PM

As one who has been to Graceland! I say no guys, Elvis IS King! History has proven that. Holly and Berry were far superior musicians and writers (in Elvis's case, not difficult) but they didn't have what Elvis had in spades: attitude, sex appeal and a really great voice.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:29 AM

The small NSW town of Parkes (pop. 9805 at 2001 Census) has a Gracelands Cafe which runs an Elvis Festival each year!! The town fills up with Elvis fans. The town also boasts an Elvis Museum, run by a bloke who has added Elvis to his name. I was listening to a interview with him 2 nights back & have forgotten all the details (I'm getting old - I knew lots of the symptoms on the Aging thread!) If I had been able to get on to Mudcat last night I would have remembered more details.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 04:34 PM

Today on NPR's "American Routes" (I think that's what I'm listening to) they're having a tribute to Elvis, featuring many of the songs that Elvis covered and the original versions of those songs. (E.g., "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis and by Bill Monroe, Carl Perkins's and Elvis's versions of "Blue Suede Shoes.")

Genie


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 12 Jan 03 - 12:02 AM

Elvis has left the building. He has taken the parking lot with him, but he has left the building.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: The Shambles
Date: 07 Jan 07 - 07:09 PM

Happy Birthday


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Jan 07 - 09:22 PM

Guest/Hound Dog- why for you made the King younger? I do believe that on the 8th he would have been 72 years old. 68 PLUS, OK?


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Terry K
Date: 07 Jan 07 - 11:52 PM

The clue is in the date of the original post......


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: skarpi
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 01:26 AM

he´s here , he asked me to give all a good greetings

Skál Elvis - slánté Elvis and HAppy Birthday
whereever you are :>)

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 02:18 AM

hahhaha I can't believe it. First, I thought it was going to be the Shambles' endeavor then when I saw it was Podger everything else any proofing skills left my mind. And now, of course, I see that it was the Sham who refreshed it.

Thank you, Terry K. (Leadfingers?)

Ah, muddle me.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 03:41 AM

Now then, now then. Don't be cruel.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 03:59 AM

The lack of true perspective regarding Elvis is depressing. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Ochs etc all thought Elvis was the greatest! And, surely, anyone with a pair of ears can hear how talented the guy was.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Scrump
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 10:03 AM

Sadly, many people don't seem to be able to remember further back than the 1970s or even 1960s, when Elvis was past his best. Like so many other great artists he peaked early (the Sun stuff was his best IMO).


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 10:43 AM

Overrated overweight and over


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 03:56 AM

poor old David Bowie - on the day that the dead Elvis's birthday was marked, the thin white duke reached 60. And still alive.


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday, Elvis!
From: 3refs
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 09:20 AM

And if your Aunt had balls, she'd be your Uncle!

He wasn't called "The King" because Buddy died, or he was better lookin than Carl, or he was whiter than Little Richard.

Nothing like him before, some pretty good imitations since, but no real contenders!

If someone comes along that changes the world as he did(with regards to entertainment), I hope I'm young enough to still boogie!

And on that note, I think I'll go listen to and watch my new Aloha From Hawaii double CD that my kid got me for Christmas(shit.....now there's another "King" I'll probably have to defend).


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