Some excellent and touching words from Greil Marcus:
On 75th birthday, Elvis lives on in hearts of fans
His timeless music endures as many continue to relate to his success, failure
updated 8:57 a.m. ET, Fri., Jan. 8, 2010
"But few observers can sum up the importance of Elvis Presley more eloquently than Greil Marcus, the critic and journalist who has written extensively on “The King,” especially in “Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession.”
“He changed the world. People know that,” Marcus said. “They know that in some deep and even distant way Elvis changed them, or left them a different world to live in than they would have known if he’d never lived. That’s one part of it."
“The other is that he died before his story could achieve a real ending — an ending that was not absurd. So we keep trying, through the pursuit of our fascination with Elvis’ music, his face, his story, to make it all come out differently.”
I like that too.
Great Article !!!!!! thanks to share !
He was the firstest with the mostest.
Marcus's book "Mystery Train" describes Elvis and his impact on theworld, and he does it in such eloquent terms and imagery.... he really understands what Elvis was and is.
Work in Progress!
Wow! Missed this the first go-round. Very well, put.
Just pretend, I'm holding you, and whispering things soft and low.
And think of me, how it's gonna be and just pretend I didn't go