WHO'S THE REAL KING--ELVIS OR MICHAEL?

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    Jul 03, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Please include reasons with your answer.

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    Jul 03, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    Elvis is The King...MJ is the King of Pop
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    Jul 03, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    No MJ without Elvis.... if for no other reason than Elvis coined flamboyant costumes.
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    IMO, MJ had the most talent. . .

    Great singer. . . dancer. . . performer. . . also, I think, wrote most (all?) of his music. . .

    (Maybe the greatest dancer of all time?)

    Nothing against Elvis, but he was, at best, two of the above.



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    Jul 03, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    Michael...hands downicon_exclaim.gif Elvis had no rythm, and could not sing without a choir00020075.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    They were BOTH kings of their own generation. They even have something in common .. Elvis' daughter icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Michael had a bigger impact on the world at large due to video and the internet so his talent reached virtually every corner of the globe, but Elvis will always be the king just because he's, well, Elvis. Michael will always be "The King of Pop" and I wouldn't be surprised if he is just as big in death as in life.
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidThey were BOTH kings of their own generation.

    Agreed. Furthermore, Elvis preferred to be known as the King of Rock and Roll.
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    If every station committed to a playlist of either all Elvis or all MJ, my radio would hit the trash faster than you could grab your crotch and emit a high pitched chirp.icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    Thom Yorke.
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    I agree with navy96...Elvis is The King...MJ is the King of Pop.
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    No one on this site actually buys Elvis, let alone listen to himicon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif00020287.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    MJJ.

    Better singer.

    Better dancer.

    Sold more records. The sales of THRILLER alone dwarf Elvis's entire record sales.

    Did more tours.

    Influenced more music artists than Elvis.

    Has more fans than Elvis.

    Had a greater impact on the world than Elvis. Remember WE ARE THE WORLD? He co-wrote that song with Lionel Richie and used the proceeds to help starving children in Africa. Remember HEAL THE WORLD?

    Although both MJ and Elvis emulated their musical ancestors, MJJ invented a lot of what made him famous. Elvis borrowed a lot of what made him famous. Do you know where?



    MJJ is the King. Elvis is, at best, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

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    Jul 03, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    masculine31 saidNo one on this site actually buys Elvis, let alone listen to himicon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif00020287.gif


    You can say that again. They don't listen to Elvis, but they want to argue that he's king. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    MICHAEL JACKSON, of course.

    Michael Jackson is the most famous person in the world.
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    Michael Jackson will never be King until his velvet portrait hangs in trailer homes all over America, and when Michael imitators become as numerous as his former entourage.
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    BlkMuscleGentYou can say that again. They don't listen to Elvis, but they want to argue that he's king


    Yeah, but who here was buying MJ music before he died? MJ stopped being relevant years ago. The same way that Elvis' most important work was his early hits.

    Of course most people on this site will pick MJ. How many members are old enough to have seen the influence Elvis had back in the mid-50's?

    As for Elvis stealing from black artists here's what Wikipedia says about that:

    Presley's early music and live performances are credited with helping to lay a commercial foundation which allowed established black music acts of the 1950s to receive due recognition. Performers like Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, came to national prominence after Presley's mix of musical styles was accepted among White American teenagers.[243] Rather than Presley being seen as a white man who 'stole black music', Little Richard argued: "He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music."[246] Al Green agreed, saying; "He broke the ice for all of us."


    I also like these two quotes:

    John Lennon said: "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been a Beatles." Bob Dylan said: "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."



    Both artists were important in their day. I think both can be called King without diminishing the other.
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    Jul 03, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    madtown said
    BlkMuscleGentYou can say that again. They don't listen to Elvis, but they want to argue that he's king


    Yeah, but who here was buying MJ music before he died? MJ stopped being relevant years ago. The same way that Elvis' most important work was his early hits.

    Of course most people on this site will pick MJ. How many members are old enough to have seen the influence Elvis had back in the mid-50's?

    As for Elvis stealing from black artists here's what Wikipedia says about that:

    Presley's early music and live performances are credited with helping to lay a commercial foundation which allowed established black music acts of the 1950s to receive due recognition. Performers like Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, came to national prominence after Presley's mix of musical styles was accepted among White American teenagers.[243] Rather than Presley being seen as a white man who 'stole black music', Little Richard argued: "He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music."[246] Al Green agreed, saying; "He broke the ice for all of us."


    I also like these two quotes:

    John Lennon said: "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been a Beatles." Bob Dylan said: "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."



    Both artists were important in their day. I think both can be called King without diminishing the other.


    I'll only address the portion in red.

    In my previous post, I said that Elvis Presley BORROWED a lot of what made him famous. (Borrowing musical styles isn't a crime. It's one of the many things musicians do.) I never said he stole anything. The reason Elvis BORROWED is because the music already existed. Yes, his prominence brought visibility and acceptance to those black artists who had failed previously to achieve mainstream success because of their skin color. But that should not diminish the fact that these artists CREATED what Elvis BORROWED. Besides, it's not as if he eventually out-sang or out-wrote these artists. Even Elvis admitted that.

    That's my point.
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    Jul 03, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    madtown said

    Both artists were important in their day. I think both can be called King without diminishing the other.




    In this thread you can only choose one King. LOL icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I guess I should have included "but not both" in my thread title.
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    Jul 03, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    just because one was known as "king", and one was known as "king of pop", doesn't mean the king was better. they both represent different things, to different people, and different generations. calling the king of pop, "king" now, is like changing his name/identity. why would one want to do that?




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    Jul 03, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    ME

    I am king
  • michaeltex

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    Jul 04, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    Elvis is the king of rock.
    Michael is the king of pop.
  • somedaytoo

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    Jul 04, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    michaeltex saidElvis is the king of rock.
    Michael is the king of pop.

    Finally, somebody got it right. Thanks....
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 04, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    michaeltex saidElvis is the king of rock.
    Michael is the king of pop.


    I despise quotes, but he said it best.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 04, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    Michael Jackson was the king of looking and acting like a freak.
    He had worlds of talent, and he definitely could have been a legend in the entertainment industry. But, his insanity held him back.

    Elvis was, and is, and will always be the King of Rock and Roll.