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16 Aug
Published in Song of 2day
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977),

“It was the finest music of his life. If ever there was music that bleeds, this was it.” - Greil Marcus, From his book "Mystery Train," remembering the 1968 TV Special

“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

“When I first heard Elvis' voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss...Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.” - Bob Dylan

“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” - John Lennon

"Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been The Beatles." - John Lennon

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother." - James Brown

16 Aug
Published in Song of 2day
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), “It was the finest music of his life. If ever there was music that bleeds, this was it.” - Greil Marcus, From his book "Mystery Train," remembering the 1968 TV Special “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 “When I first heard Elvis' voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss...Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.” - Bob Dylan “Before Elvis, there was nothing.” - John Lennon "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been The Beatles." - John Lennon “I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother." - James Brown
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