And of course, not only a guy who admired Elvis but was also a good friend: Mr. James Brown
About the blues:
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Some Big Elvis fans, and one of the greatest rock bands ever: LED ZEPPELIN,
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As you know 50's and 60's american music was a huge influencee on jamaican music, lots and lots of covers of american hits where done in jamaican style until the late 60's, when finally singers/songwriters left covers behind in order to do their own material.
Now there was a post of rock steady groups doing Elvis on this thread before, but check out this: Bob Marley himself covering the '65 Elvis #1 hit Crying In The Chapel!
He changed the lyrics so a southern U.S. gospel song fit into rastafarian believes. Sounds fantastic to me!
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Some more Elvis, Jamaican style:
Brilliant thread, my little addition here is The Fine Young Cannibals, loved their version of Suspicious Minds back in the 80s. The lead singer Roland has a very unique voice, you will either love it or hate it.
Got another - Guns 'N' Roses doing Heartbreak Hotel
Shakin Stevens - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Last one from me tonight - Alison Moyet Love Letters
Love Jet Love Elvis!
"Music is the voice that tells the human race it is greater than it knows" -Napoleon Bonaparte
Fantastic! This keeps going and going...
In 1994, the vocalist of a 60's band from Norway, The Beatniks, got together with Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana and made a 40th anniversary tribute to "That's Allright Mama". I think this is the greatest tribute to this song ever made. The vocalist, Kjell Jørung, is a huge Elvis fan.
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Eric Cartman singing In The Ghetto
Scouting for Girls singing Elvis Ain't Dead. Plenty of Elvis imagery.
LETS BE FRIENDS!