“There is something magical about watching a man who has lost himself find his way back home...He sang with the kind of power people no longer expect from rock ‘n’ roll singers.”
-John Landau, Review of "Elvis" (1968 TV Special).
“Elvis is iconic; a lot of performers today look to that for inspiration.” -Beyonce'
“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, 1960s
“A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records... Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.”
- Huey Lewis
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”
“He was a unique artist - an original in an area of imitators.” -Mick Jagger
“Before Elvis, there was nothing.”-John Lennon
“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
Elvis Presley died 34 years ago today, the 16th of August. What a huge loss to music and the world (yes i am a huge fan ^_^). He has inspired so many other greats and did great music - he truly is earths biggest music legend. So thank you Elvis for the music.