[QUOTE=Elvislennon2004;117605]Snoop Dogg even though I personally don't like rap or hip hop. He is a Elvis fan. He gives credit to him and others from the 50s to the start of hip hop.
Beyonce is a a good singer. Her voice is something else that alot of lady singers doesn't have. She too gave credit to Elvis. She is a fan of his as well. Only a few black singers don't like Elvis.
I see what you mean, that they are fans...but are they really fans, i find they say these things for publicity, it makes them look good. I am a teenager and i used to like that crap but i now know what realy music sounds like. Their music is alllll the same ! This is what i believe but maybe i'm wrong..who knows ? Thanks x
well i said i like elvis on holiday and they laughed at me but i let them listen to some elvis and for the rest of the holiday we chatted about elvis and listened to his music i think because they dont know who elvis is or what his music is like they ridicule him and if they took the time to listen to the music they would understand why we like him so much artists today if we can still call them that have to shock us with drug use alcahol use rehab and sex its not about music its about the fame elvis was a true celebrity and if people can't see that well its just their loss
Some younger people do not know who Elvis Presley is? To ridicule people who like Elvis is wrong. I don't like the new music of today but I don't complain about the new music. Just don't buy new music.
The younger non Elvis fans should be made to listen to Elvis records and then decide for themselves if they like Elvis or not. To tease other people because they don't like Elvis is also wrong.
Elvis music always makes me happy.
Every man has a flaming star
I never looked at it from the aspect of why there are so many teens here like Elvis, but I reside in the state of Tennessee........ If you live in Tennessee of course you hear Elvis on the radio......... yeah, i'll be alright...... maybe......
"We're lost in a cloud, with too much rain ~ We're trapped in a world, That's troubled with pain.....But as long as a man has the strength to dream.... He can redeem his soul and fly"
Sad to hear it but there's alot out there. But considering how much EPE earns yearly, I think we got them outnumbered. I served on a long jury trial a month back and Elvis came up during one of our breaks. I told them some of my stories, my dad and the concert I had seen, and they were all interested. Everyone in the room, all 14, had cool things to say about Elvis, none bad. When the topic of drugs and his death came into the conversation, everyone agreed that he was a bit of a victim and that it was sad what happened to him. I even brought up how the negative image is propogated in ways, impersonators etc.. and how that was not how he was, except maybe at the end. The all agreed and thought he was great. Now this is in downtown Seattle. I was floored to say the least. In a group of people ages 20 - 71. Nothing negative at all. Pretty cool.
Sorry your experience was not that way, I've had those too. You handled it well.
Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....
That was great to hear Menwithbrokenhearts, thanks so much for sharing your story with us... it makes me feel great to know that people still give him the respect that he so deserves. Dovey
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Sorry to hear about ur experiance EP75
i'm 19 and have loooved elvis as from early as i can remember. i too have had my friends and others pick on me etc but now, as i don't get their music (mainly death metal lol) and they don't get mine (elvis & country) we have come 2 a happy medium, of being indifferent. although i do get calls from friends asking me the answers 2 EP questions for pub quizzes. if someone asks me a q or says somthing i belive 'wrong' that is presley related i correct them or say 'well i heard that differently' i wish more younger people would stray from their 'comfort zone' and look to where their music originates from, thats what i love to do
sorry i've waffled on for ages & made millions of typos ...
hope it all works out for the best
If it helps any in 1968 (before the 68 special) there were some of us who still liked Elvis and we were also looked at funny by our peers. I can recall being told "You could bounce rocks off his hair" But after the 68 special he was not talked about like that. More and more kids had a respect for him. But it still is a hurtful thing to have people have no understanding of something which "You get"
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D
I just spent the last four days Memphis, and I saw an awful lot of teenage and especially 20 somethings walking around there that seemed to be fans and enjoying Graceland and the Elvis stuff . So while there will always be an *****
I don't think the battle is lost just yet.
I LOVE seeing all the teens that love ELVIS!!!
Bless them all for being so enlightened!!!
(((((((((((For the YOUNG ELVIS fans))))))))))))))
I will never forget you Rosanne.
The fact that after being released from the army, Elvis pretty soon did almost a decade of more or less the same movies, the fact that very little was done to have him record decent material for the soundtracks, the fact that he return to live-performance with a mix of almost all covers and greatest hits (based on the taste of Las Vegas crowd), the fact that he wore jumpsuits way to long, the fact that Elvis did gain lots and lots of weight, the fact that Elvis didn't wrote his own material, nor was credited as producer and the fact that it's obvious that Graceland/EPE is ashamed of the post-Aloha years....
all these facts aren't in favour of Elvis... besides the fact that these youngster showed very little respect, I can understand that they might think Elvis was a joke.
But modern education obviously is a joke to. The should have been taught about Elvis the icon, the influence he had on modern music (business) and how his career developed.
Talking about the lack of respect: it seems like youngsters and people on the internet in general are becoming less and less respectful towards other people's opinions and feelings. A very worrying thing....
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