Articles tagged elvis presley

4 Aug 2015 // 10:30 AM

A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles Meet Elvis

The Beatles had longed to meet Elvis Presley, one of their most influential rock and roll muses.

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7 Jul 2015 // 2:02 AM

The Myth of Elvis Presley

Rock critic Greil Marcus holds that Elvis' songs are simply a facade. But is there not a creative person behind the facade?

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‘The Identical’ Is So Bad It’s Not Even Hate-Watchable

The Identical is as egregious a cinematic misfire as could be imagined, bumbling its message, its music, and even in its spiritual intent during its ingratiating 107 minutes.

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Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

There's a lot to be learned from Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis, not just about Elvis Presley, but about the amorphous metrics by which we measure the quality of live performances.

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For Ol’ Times Sake: An Interview with Norbert Putnam About Elvis

He played bass with Elvis & Ray Charles. Produced everyone from Joan Baez to Jimmy Buffett. Norbert Putnam is a living legend, and with the release of the deluxe edition of Elvis at Stax, Putnam shares tons of stories with PopMatters, all of them gems.

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Chris Isaak: 28 July 2013 - Carmel, IN

In spite of his tremendous talents, Isaak misses an opportunity to do in a live setting what he's consistently done with his recordings - make new out of old and render strange the familiar.

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Medeski Martin & Wood: 23 April 2013 - San Francisco

MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.

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Elvis Is Still Dead: 10 (Mostly) Respectful Cultural Invocations of the King

Elvis was a hero to most... but that's beside the point. He has loomed as large as any other artist during the past few decades. Here are 10 examples of his enduring influence.

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Mr. Moorcock Sings on Mr. Gaiman’s iPod

Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?

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Is ‘Glee’ the New Elvis, Really?

There's all this buzz that Glee has passed Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 hits in history. But does this really put that two-year old show on the same level as the King of Rock 'n' Roll? Really?

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‘I Don’t Sound like Nobody’ Sheds New Light on the Birth of the Modern Music Industry

Albin J. Zak III argues that rock 'n' roll evolved more than it spontaneously erupted, with much of what came to be associated with rock having roots in music that had nothing to do with rock.

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‘Rolling Stone’ Picks the “100 Greatest Beatles Songs”

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

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‘Elvis 75th Birthday Collection’ Still Has Fans All Shook Up

Sometimes you watch Elvis movies for the songs or for the sheer cinematic presence of the man himself. Sometimes you actually watch an Elvis movie for the story. In this package, both reasons for watching are fulfilled.

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Behind a famous photo, the story of how Elvis went to Washington

WASHINGTON — The National Archives is like a safe deposit box for America’s really important papers — the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the $7.2

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7 Jan 2010 // 7:00 AM

75 things you may not know about Elvis Presley

If you’re a real Elvis Presley fan, you knew well before the coverage of his upcoming birthday that he would have turned 75 on Friday.

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Elvis Presley: Elvis 75: Good Rockin Tonight

There are no unreleased cuts or alternate takes on this collection, just 100 of the King’s best songs pristinely recorded.

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17 Aug 2009 // 8:50 AM

To understand Elvis, you have to know the music before him. Hot jazz — so vibrant and affirming in the ‘20s and early ‘30s — had mellowed

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Elvis Presley : From Elvis in Memphis: Legacy Edition

Hot on the heels of the phenomenal success of his so called "'68 Comeback Special", Elvis Presley made one of the smartest moves of his career by returning to Memphis to record an album.

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13 Jan 2009 // 7:41 AM

It was the King’s 74th birthday Jan. 8, and he lives on not only in music, but on paper. The latest King-ly tome, Adam Victor’

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… - Episode 3

Elvis becomes the other Elvis for the third episode of his weekly show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST on the Sundance

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

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"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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