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lefthanded guitar BS: Why do people rave about Elvis? (91* d) RE: BS: Why do people rave about Elvis? 17 Dec 18


Hey Chris, I ' m thinking that it's pretty open minded of you to try to
explore new ( or in this case, old) music based on fans love of the music
and their explaining the appeal. I myself have always exposed myself to different
styles of music- from pop to folk to standards, classical and jazz and certainly
Rock and blues. And when I play music. I m happy   to sing songs of anyone from
John Prine to the Avett Brothers to Tony Bennett.

But I' m sorry to disappoint you by saying I never really got the appeal
of Elvis. When I ve travelled south and attended folk clubs and jams, there's
still a great deal of Elvis fans ( usually older folks but not entirely ) who
still adore and emulate the King - in voice, clothes and song.

For me, I was too young to get caught in the Elvis craze and he seemed
'dated' from the first time I heard him on the ' oldies' station. Now should I hear Judy Garland sing Over the Rainbow; or for that matter, watch Fred and Ginger dance, they
still seem timeless and moving and universally relevant to me - and they were way before my time.

But Elvis as a breakthrough star of a certain time and place never
really appealed to me. I acknowledge his influence, and enjoy some of his songs,
but he has no real interest for me. Nothing against him either really, but just no interest.


Maybe best for you to ask some zealous fans on an Elvis or oldies site. At least
you!d get a response from people who genuinely enjoyed the man and his music. And if you have the chance, let us know if anyone changed your opinion.


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