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You Memphis politicians had better watch out if Elvis Presley ever decides to enter politics. George Bush

It's rare when an artist's talent can touch an entire generation of people. It's even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequalled by any other single performer. Dick Clark

When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. Bob Dylan

A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better. Huey Lewis

I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy. Ed Sullivan

Without preamble, the three--piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side to side and his entire body takes on a frantic quiver, as if he had swallowed a jackhammer. Time Magazine

Ask anyone. If it hadn't been for Elvis, I don't know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me. Elton John

Elvis is the greatest blues singer in the world today. Joe Cocker

Blacks didn't have the air--waves Elvis had. He delivered what he obtained beautifully. Chuck Berry

It was a real thrill sitting there with the King. I mean he was always one of my favourites. I always knew that no matter how I felt if I played an Elvis record it would make me happy. I've always dreamed of producing an album for Elvis. Paul McCartney

He was as big as the whole country itself, as big as the whole dream. He just embodied the essence of it and he was in mortal combat with the thing. Nothing will ever take the place of that guy. Bruce Springsteen

Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles. John Lennon

Even back then, when people would laugh at his sideburns and his pink coat and call him 'sissy' -- he had a pretty hard road to go. In some areas motorcycle gangs would come to the shows. They would come to get Elvis, but he never worried about it. He went right out and did his thing and before the show was over, they were standing in line to get his autograph too. Carl Perkins

Every morning when I woke up and looked out the window, there were at least two hundred kids lined up on the sidewalk outside, staring at the house. Some of them would stay there all day long, just trying to get a glimpse of him. And when he would go out, he was very sweet to them. A lot of people I know would get angry, or impatient -- but Elvis is very sweet to the kids, very nice to them. He always spent as much time with them as he can, even though it tires him out. Natalie Wood

At 9.15 Elvis appeared, materialized, in a white suit of lights, shining with golden appliqués, the shirt front slashed to show his chest. Around his shoulders was a cape lined in a cloth of gold, its collar faced with scarlet. It was anything you wanted to call it, gaudy, vulgar, magnificent. New York Times

None of us could have made it without Elvis. Buddy Holly

I learned music listening to Elvis' records. His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States. Mick Fleetwood

He was white, but he sang black. It wasn't socially acceptable for white kids to buy black records at the time. Elvis filled a void. Chet Atkins

His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. Frank Sinatra

 

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