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For Ol' Times Sake: An Interview with Norbert Putnam About Elvis
10 Sep 2013 // 9:14 PM
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.
Holy Rollers, Rock 'n' Rollers, and the Birth of Rock Music
7 Apr 2013 // 5:14 PM
While today rock is ubiquitous, few of us really understand the nuts and bolts of rock’s beginnings and especially not of rock’s crucial debt to the so-called "holy rollers" of the Pentecostal church. That Pentecostal-rock connection is a key to understanding what makes rock 'n' roll what it is.
Is 'Glee' the New Elvis, Really?
23 May 2011 // 4:00 PM
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?
Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
23 Mar 2014 // 8:04 PM
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.
Elvis Presley: Elvis at Stax
15 Aug 2013 // 5:05 PM
Take one of the great vocalists of the past century, give him classic material to lay into, and you’re bound to come out with something not just eminently listenable, but occasionally revelatory.
Counterbalance No. 106: 'Elvis Presley'
8 Nov 2012 // 11:00 PM
The 106th most acclaimed album of all time saw us standing alone, without a dream in our hearts, without a love of our own. Go, cat, go read about the King’s 1956 debut album.
Elvis Is Still Dead: 10 (Mostly) Respectful Cultural Invocations of the King
17 Aug 2011 // 5:00 AM
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.
Elvis will live on — at least digitally
8 Jun 2012 // 1:05 AM
LOS ANGELES — Elvis is coming back from the dead, thanks to some digital wizardry. Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the Academy Award-winning studio that created
Photos capture 'The King' before he had a court in 'Elvis at 21'
15 Jan 2011 // 11:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Before the renowned swiveling hips and the moniker "The King," Elvis Presley maintained a hectic schedule as he navigated his way to music stardom.