Saturday, 26 January 2008

The King!


"Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977), was an American singer, musician and actor. He is a cultural icon, often known as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King".
Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he is the only performer to have been inducted into four music halls of fame.......... "

Wiki goes on and on.... Hmm.... well, how come i don't post in the new year yet? Its 7:45 in the morning and i'm sitting in from of ma comp typing out this blog! Hey, you know wat? Today is republic day, yipee!

Eh.... doesn't the fact that today is the republic day cheer you up?? No?? Well, sorry mate,there's nothin i can do about it..

Today i finished downloading some songs of the King! And now you are wondering wat the heck? While browsing through the Arsenal fan site i came to know, his song "The Wonder of You" has been chosen as the official gooner anthem! So i went over to You tube and watched the video!

And to the wonder of me i loved the song! The Elvis mania set in and i queued up some of his songs for downloading.... this morning i finished them and currently i'm listening to one of the songs... I must confess the old bloke with "pseudo-cripples" and a cult following for his unnatural,crazy sideburns has some substance [:D]. He's pretty good.... I'm in love with his songs...Great! No wonder he's The King!

"Its rock and roll time, baby"




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Now playing: Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
via FoxyTunes

7 comments:

  1. i've just one song of his- love me tender.. nice one..

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  2. hey... try out Jailhouse Rock.. i thinks its his most famous.. when i first heard the song, i was like .. "Waaat!This? Elvis?" perhaps it was just my ignorance tat did me in... hmmmm... watever,his are good songs...

    Well, i guess most of us wud hav heard the song, just that we don't realise tat its Elvis's rock and roll!

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  3. I have not heard abt him...will try one

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  4. i have heard a few songs of his back in dubai.. radio stations.. but dont remember a single damn thing about it...

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  5. i am downloading the 2 songs

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  6. hmm... the most vivid memory that comes to mind on hearing that name is a scene from that brilliant lil movie "Forrest Gump",wherein he steals poor Gump's trademark dance steps...

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