Yes - His Talent transcends continental barriers
No - He wouldn't of had the same opportunities
Must we do this each time? Did you study biology at school?
1. a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change
2. a person or thing that causes an important change to take place
Elvis was the catalyst that exploded the music and the world about him.
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Sure we all disagree, but this sort of attitude keeps a lot of people away from this site, backbiting, and cliqueness all unessesary, how do I know that because a lot of people have told me,so come on there are young and old amongst us and its the season of good will...so "Merry,Merry Christmas..
Last edited by ricky; 12-02-2008 at 10:06 AM.
Elvis' sound, his music, his inspiration was decidedly American -- however you care to view it. To dissect it even further, his sound was uniquely southern, unique to what was in Memphis in the 1950's. I'm also from the South. Music is different here, more specifically, black music is different here than in Memphis. They have Beale Street; we have Bourbon Street. They have blues and so do we -- but the sound is not the same.
I am not saying that Elvis' talent wasn't evident as he was immensely talented!!! But his influences were specifically unique to his surroundings.
As far as the America dream question, I've never read anything about any other country having the magical 'dream'.
Last edited by ehollier; 12-03-2008 at 06:43 AM.
Since I was using the word figuratively, the 'correct definition' applies completely.
The only discrepancy is regarding what we each consider to be the figurative catalyst.
You are completely out of your depth with this stuff. Learn how to use the dictionary before you start brandishing it to distract attention from your flagging argument.
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Teddy you have made some really good statements in this thread and I have to say I completely agree with you. You are one smart bear......there is a lot more in your head then just stuffing!!!
Teddy, I agree with you.
It appears that most artists from Australia, who want to make it big, move to The States.
There just wasn't, or isn't, the wealth of opportunities in Australia, as one example, as there is in The States.
Elizabeth, I also agree wholeheartedly with you, too. Elvis had some fantastic influences for his music. Again, which other country, other than The States, could have offered Elvis the same rich background? Certainly not in Australia, at that time.
With respect to my post #48, I would also like to add, whether or not this answers the actual question of the thread, you must admit, much credit for his Elvis' popularity (not talent) had so much to do with timing ...... it seems that he came on the scene at the right time in the right place, with the right influences. He had boat loads of talent to help him become so incredibly popular, but timing also played an enormous part in his discovery, his reputation, his title The King of Rock and Roll......
"More people today should see him not simply as a performer, but as an artist with a great soul."
John Bakke, professor emeritus
University of Memphis