Why is there such an obsession with Elvis?
I don't think the obsession starts right away. I saw a few of his movies and listened to a few of his cassette tapes when I was a young boy. As I began to learn more and more about him, it just lead to more and more of an obsession. I am currently obsessed with finding out new information every day about him. I can't wait to listen to a new CD or see a new video. I can't quite put my finger on why I'm obsessed with Elvis, but most people just call me nuts!
What makes Elvis special?
For me, I believe Elvis is special because there is no one to compare him to. He is a one of a kind legend. He was unique. He didn't try and "copy" other entertainers......like some people do today. And, how can someone go wrong with a name like Elvis Presley. Just cool, man!
Why is he the most impersonated person?
I think Elvis is the easiest person to impersonate......in terms of dressing up and "looking" the part. If you have a jumpsuit and sideburns, then who doesn't consider you an Elvis lookalike? Not many impersonators have the Elvis "sound" or "voice" but they have the look. And, many people recognize that look which makes it easy for most people to impersonate Elvis. And, who's gonna want to pay money to see a Roy Orbison or a Little Richard impersonator? Not many.
What makes Graceland special?
I was at Graceland last year, and what impressed me the most was just looking at the mansion from the Music Gates. The mansion sits at the top of a beautiful hilltop and just gives off a special feeling. I enjoyed the tour of Graceland, but just enjoyed sitting across the street and looking up at the mansion from Elvis Presley Blvd. Awesome!