Elvis is everywhere, man!
I am not trying to take some opinion of mine that Chuck Rulz and Elvis Droolz. I am saying that future lookbacks will feature Chuck Berry more than Elvis because of Chuck’s far greater overall importance. Elvis will be mentioned as a door opening guy that got Rock n’ Roll to crossover. But rock n’ roll? That’s Chuck Berry.I like Chuck better as well, but there is no denying that Elvis was the "Big Bang"
as Bono once said.
He had one idol who set a prototype for him even if said idol wasn't exactly a rocker---Frank Sinatra. Whose 1950s comeback was what Elvis's should have become in the 1960s. Sinatra's comeback was within his complete control. Elvis's was within Tom Parker's complete control. And before anyone says, "Well, Frank Sinatra didn't get stuck with a Col. Parker," how about we remember there was nothing holding a gun to Elvis's head forcing him to keep the Chicken Colonel anywhere except on a leash?There was no one before Elvis to set an example for him to follow, he was the prototype rock star.
Do you have a source for this claim? I was curious to find out why this would be the case and couldn't find any information about it. If this is true, it says a lot about the music industry and the demographic that is still buying albums, generational wealth gap notwithstanding.#1 record in Europe in SEPTEMBER 2020