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    Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    "Mental Floss" magazine has a nice article on Leiber and Stoller in which their history in music, and with Elvis, is discussed. Interesting!
    The article says they thought little of him in the start-but after meeting him and discovering he was much more than, a white guy trying to cash in on black music.
    They also discuss the Parker warning to them about trying to influence Elvis and their eventual distancing from Elvis.
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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    If it's the article I'm thinking about, they mention that Elvis knew every song that L&S could name, plus many more, which completely caught them off guard!

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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Car View Post
    If it's the article I'm thinking about, they mention that Elvis knew every song that L&S could name, plus many more, which completely caught them off guard!
    Yes they were greatly impressed with his knowledge of R&B and music in general- they also saw he was much more than they thought he was from hearing "Hound Dog"
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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    Can you post or link to the article?

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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Can you post or link to the article?
    I can post a link to the Mental Floss magazine website-but the article is not posted on the site. The current issue has the article in it-with a picture of Albert Einstein on the cover.
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/
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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    Cool, see If I can get it, thanks.

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    Re: Article on Leiber/Stoller and Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by Raised on Rock View Post
    Cool, see If I can get it, thanks.
    No problem my friend
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