My dad had seen a lot of people who played guitar and stuff who didn’t work. So, he said “You should make up your mind about either being an eletrician or playing guitar.” He said “I never saw a guitar player that was worth a damn.”
Elvis In It happened at the worlds fair
Elvis in “Fun in Acapulco”
Elvis In Change of Habit 1969
Rest In Peace, Elvis Presley (Jan. 8, 1935 - Aug. 16, 1977)
“When I was a child, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times and these gentlemen over here [referring to the other Jaycees], these are the type of people who care, they’re dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it’s not just too far fetched from reality. I’d like to say that I learned very early in life that ‘Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.’ So I keep singing a song.”
From Frankie & Johnny, 1965
The shirt Elvis wore performing Hound Dog
I remember coming into the fête and seeing all the sideshows. And also hearing all this great music wafting in from this little Tannoy system. It was John and the band.
I remember I was amazed and thought, ‘Oh great’, because I was obviously into the music. I remember John singing a song called Come Go With Me. He’d heard it on the radio. He didn’t really know the verses, but he knew the chorus. The rest he just made up himself.
I just thought, ‘Well, he looks good, he’s singing well and he seems like a great lead singer to me.’ Of course, he had his glasses off, so he really looked suave. I remember John was good. He was really the only outstanding member, all the rest kind of slipped away.
- Paul McCartney, Record Collector (1995)
Wing Jumpsuit aka Long Fringe Suit (1970/1971)
Elvis wearing black, 1960s
Elvis + Glasses