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Facts and Quotes about Elvis Presley

Facts and Quotes about Elvis Presley

Apr 12, 2012

Rolling Stone magazine summarized Elvis by saying that his ‘achievement was to remake American popular culture with music of passion, humor, adventure and desire by drawing on more sides of the American character than anyone, with the exception of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Abraham Lincoln, had ever done before.”

Quotes about Elvis

  • “Nothing really affected me until Elvis.” – John Lennon
  • “The fact that someone with so little ability became the most popular singer in history says something significant about our cultural standards.” – Steve Allen
  • “He’s that fella we see ever’ now and then on television, shakin’ and screamin’ kinda like somebody’s beatin’ his dog.” – Sheriff Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show)
  • “Without Elvis none of us would have made it.” – Buddy Holly
  • Facts About Elvis

  • Elvis sold one billion records…one for every seven people on earth!
  • More Americans watched Elvis’ television special Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii than watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.
  • The best jukebox record of all time was Elvis’ two-sided hit Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel according to a poll by the Amusement and Music Operators Association.
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