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08-15-2007, 11:23 PM
I love reading quotes from other artists about Elvis and I thought it was a perfect day on the eve of his passing to share a few with my fellow Elvis fans and friends .....

"Elvis is my religion. But
for him, I'd be selling
Bruce Springsteen

"I'm just a singer. Elvis was
the embodiment of the
whole American culture."
Frank Sinatra

"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 was like
busting out of jail."
Bob Dylan

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

"Elvis was God-given.
There's no explanation.
A messiah comes around
every few thousand years,
and Elvis was it this time."
Little Richard

"When we were kids
growing up in Liverpool,
all we ever wanted to be
was Elvis Presley."
Paul Mc cartney

"Last time I saw him, 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
James Brown

"Elvis was the King. No
doubt about it. People like
myself, Mick Jagger, and
all the others only followed
in his footsteps."
Rod stewart

"Elvis is the best ever, the
most original. He started
the ball rolling for us all."
Jim Morrison

If anyone would like to add to the list please do so I would love to read more ....

Susan x

08-16-2007, 01:28 AM
Great quotes Susan x, thanks for posting.


08-16-2007, 02:02 AM
“You have no idea how great he is, really you don’t. You have no comprehension - it’s absolutely impossible. I can’t tell you why he’s so great, but he is. He’s sensational.”
Phil Spector

“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”
Al Green

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”
Bruce Springsteen

“...it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.”
Bruce Springsteen

“He was the firstest with the mostest.”
Roy Orbison

“That’s my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you’d see pictures all over of Elvis. He’s just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it’s because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the f***ing room. I don’t give a f*** who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.”
Eddie Murphy

“It’s rare when an artist’s talent can touch an entire generation of people. It’s even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.”
Dick Clark

“You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways. I don’t think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that’s just another thing that’s wrong with him.”
Bill Clinton

"It was Elvis that got me interested in music. I've been an Elvis fan since I was a kid."
Elton John

Any More anyone??!!

08-16-2007, 03:25 AM
One of my very favorites. :lol:

Johnny Carson Quote:

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

The King's Queen
08-16-2007, 03:31 AM
Great quotes everybody! (y)

08-16-2007, 03:34 AM
Such a true thread! Marelous Elvis quotes. :notworthy