to be honest - maybe not.
Terrible i know - so you can all batter me.
He was just beautiful
As for me- Elvis-the image and the voice made a ENOURMOUSLY HUGE impact both 2gether...after seeing the tribute I saw what does he mean to such a HUUUge mass of people...Of course Elvis was the most good-lookin man in the world...and he had the most-beautiful voice EVER...WHAT ELSE CAN ANY PERSON NEED?
to be honest - maybe not.
Terrible i know - so you can all batter me.
He was just beautiful
For Elvis: 'I hear your voice, simply divine. I have no choice, I'll tell you why. I love you without trying. It has always been this way. I love you without trying.And in my heart you'll stay.'
I think, for Elvis, it was a blessing and a curse. Because of the looks, everyone was more critical of changes, ie.. the later years, and, of course all the polls and discussions now, and I'm sure, he felt pressure to look a certain way at times, adding to the stress and discomfort he may have felt at different times in his life.
He was the whole entertainment package to be sure. Without the looks, would those moves have cause such contraversy? And, would they have at all been effective. It was part of his charisma but not all.
For me, the talent ( the best interpreter of song that ever lived), the voice, and the caring giving soul of the man, is why I am a fan. He is cool to watch though.
Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....
I think his look is very something important but it's not the main reason for me to be his fan. T
o be honest my "ideal man" is quite different...much more as Antonio Banderas or George Cloney! Elvis is the only exception to my usual tastes.
Anyway I love Elvis not only for the fact he was so handsome but for many others reasons: charisma, sensuality, energy, vocal talent.
I love his voice and his music but of course in his career his look has been fundamental and we can't deny it!
Elvis was a great singer but gave his contribution to fashion and style....the fact he was handsome can be a big attraction for female fans but if he still has fans of every age and sex is because everybody can see more than just a good - looking man!
Elvis had every thing (for me)... But was his charisma and voice what women like about Elvis (me included ). He was so HANDSOME & SEXY... that makes a rare jewel. Was such a gift for all of us ---living in this crazy planet---.Originally Posted by simmerrocks
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
I think I'm gonna repeat some of the thoughts already expressed in this thread, but I seriously have never EVER seen a man more handsome than Elvis. The voice - incredible to listen to, I believe it can cure, seriously. And the whole image, charisma - he never was an ordinary man and never will be. I could pretty much bet - people will be talking about him after 100 years as well.
LONG LIVE THE KING.
I agreeOriginally Posted by sam
"How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977
I think I will repeat some of your postings
My first "contact" with Elvis was when I was 7 or 8... listening to the Cassette with U.S. Male and some others I don?t remember (only that this cassette was green ) and later then I watched all of his movies on TV. And with my 8 years I was in love. I wanted to marry this handsome and very very nice looking guy .
Later I heard more his music and I knowed him as musician and read much about him and I think I have never ever seen such a nice guy. I swear .
But his appearance, his style -I LOVE HIS STYLE- and his voice and everything... thats also important. And his good look is on top
What we see in his face or the way he make people feel when he is in presence, is something about his spirit... you can make a perfect mask of this beautiful face but if you can't put "Elvis the person"in it, it won't smile or mimick or give you that look with those eyes or move that body with that grace.. they do work together, body and soul..
Elvis was so unique, the beginning and the end, so he MUST HAVE BEEN beautiful outside and inside too. Everything was so strong in him - his personality, his good looks, his style, his voice, his presence, his charisma etc. - that he also must have died young. He was determined to die young. He just couldn't bare with that all. He gave too much in a short time from himself. He really was self-equal and original. His own myth drowned him. He gave everything out. So lucky those people who have seen this miracle in person. They are not the same than before. So we need a new Elvis!
By the way his face is a classic antique god's face and that might affect us as he is timeless, he's got an ancient wisdom and he's the ultimate ONE. Like a greek god, like a living semi-god. And his name? ELVIS PRESLEY. That's all you can say and everyone on the planet knows who he was. He's essential. A very strong and consistent man-of-goods. Everything came together in him. He's a chosen one, a picked one, and he just couldn't bare with it any longer.
Sorry to anyone who's read and heard this before but just think it's so beautiful and positive and hope you will enjoy.
God was sitting, pondering the woes of the world one day, and he decided what the world needed was an emissary of beauty, form, and musical magic to bring the joy to the troubled planet called Earth.
So God said, "Let there be a manchild made in Heaven, then put upon the earth .... he will grow tall and straight and handsome; I will give him a loyal and loving heart filled with empathy and compassion; I will give him soulful eyes to warm many hearts; I will give him a majestic form and graceful poetic hands with which to express himself; then I will make his voice of crushed velvet, and when he speaks and sings, untold beauty and joy will be heard and felt throughout the world by all my children, by all the peoples of the world. I will bring him forth into the world to bring people together, and to give harmony to the lives of the multitudes; I will give him a vivacity and wit and personality that will warm and thrill all who witness this Heavenly Child; I will give him riches and love beyond imagination; through all who experience this 'Golden and Chosen Child'. I will make him unique and irreplaceable, in a world of duplication; I will present him to the world ... as a gift from God in Heaven .... and he will be called .... 'ELVIS PRESLEY' "
Carl Perkins once said ,"Elvis was the total package- he had the looks, the talent the chrisma..."
I think all of it made him the King. He would have sold records with his voice, but never gone to Hollywood without the looks. He could have had only chrisma, but without the voice and talent he would have just been another Don Juan around Memphis and no one would have ever heard of him. He needed all the things he had to be so great and lasting. They are what made him ELVIS
So IMO looks were important to his career.
Looks alone cannot fascinate for long. Its maybe the looks that suck you in, but than you get to know more about the man, his personality, his life, etc. and that keeps you fascinated!
To be honest, if he didnt look the way he did it would definitely not be the same! I wish it didnt matter, but too bad it does! There are millions of good people out there who nobody gives the time of day, because they look a certain way... thats very sad... but THATS THE WAY IT IS...
I don't care who you are.... Man, Woman or Child you are drawn to those who have a innocent and friendly face, that is the key to the door once there you will find the rest.
Fortunately Elvis had the whole deal, so if your heard the voice first, the looks came later.
There is a company called the Prudential who IMO have copied a young Elvis (Circa 1960 - Flaming Star) and used it as there corprate logo, this goes to show that Elvis' face was one that was loyal, safe and welcoming.
Have a look and see what you think.
Definitely Elvis had the whole package.
One needs to also keep in mind the time frame of Elvis' rise to fame. There was no one like Elvis around in the 50's and kids were desperate for something different. His impact obviously was so huge that he became the "King of Rock and Roll".
Would an Elvis just starting out make it in today's world?
I really don't think that is a fair question. There are a lot of good lucking and sounding musicians that come and go. Elvis had a huge impact on an industry that was ripe and ready for a change...a big change. Elvis provided the need. Most of today's music essentially evolved in one way or another due to Elvis...so tough question to answer.
Another plus to Elvis was that he was a natural at it. Nothing fake about him. His presentation was like no other...voice, looks, shakey leg, and some timely marketing went a long way to cement his name in history.
One has to think that his voice is what interested people first. Songs heard on the radio. Then records sold like hotcakes in the stores, drawing attention of the executives. Then it was finally onto TV for the world to see what this voice was all about. So the looks didn't hurt either...pimple faced kid swivelling his hips and leg to the screems of the crowd. The rest just snowballed into history.
But let's face it. We've answered the ultimate question...Elvis is bigger in death than he ever was alive. So obviously he still has the ability to charm and delight the old fans as well as new fans alike.
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I would have to say that Elvis wouldnt be as legendary, or whatever you would call it, had he not looked the way he did. But dont get me wrong, I think Elvis had the greatest voice of all time and talent out of this world, but his looks is what seperated him from everyone else when he came out of the 50s. Would all those teenage girls scream and fall in love with him had he not looked that way? Would all those guys wanted to be him? Would that stage presence and his charisma been as strong had he looked like Carl Perkins? I think not...
I would even go as far as saying that Elvis's looks is the most famous thing about him, the man looked so cool and different from everyone that I think at times, his music took a backseat. The only way to say it is Elvis had the total package more so than anyone before or after him, and his looks, had alot to do with what he became and is to this day. You know Carl Perkins said it best and can sum it up better than I could........
“This boy had everything. He had the looks, the moves, the manager, and the talent. And he didn’t look like Mr. Ed like a lot of the rest of us did. In the way he looked, way he talked, way he acted - he really was different.”
On the hills of Georgia
Across the plains of Tennessee
I've seen and I've done most everything
That a man can do or see