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71,194. Elvis knew a thing about a thing or two. He knew food: he liked to eat deep fried banana and bacon sandwiches. But Elvis kicked ass: they’re great. (Food & Elvis) Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Anger Management s5e10
85,689. What if one of the world’s most famous men didn’t die when he was supposed to? And he’s out there. Not so much return to sender as lonesome tonight. He was the world’s greatest entertainers with more hit records than any other solo artist. His premature death left millions of fans all shook up. At #7 Elvis lives! World’s Greatest Conspiracy Theories
85,690. Elvis Presley has been called the world’s greatest entertainer. But on August 16th 1977 his life came to a shocking end. At first it was said he died of a heart attack. Later reports blamed a massive drug overdose. But Presley’s own step-brother is convinced Presley’s death was not accidental. He says Elvis Presley committed suicide. Unsolved Mysteries
85,691. According the reports around 9.30 a.m. Elvis got out of bed and went to the bathroom to read. And a few hours later that’s where they found his body. Paramedics were there by the time David Stanley arrived. David says he found all three attack envelopes [An attack was one of Elvis’s periodic drug doses, many times a regular dose] and several Demerol syringes nearly empty. He believed Elvis took all three attacks at once purposely to end his life. ibid.
85,692. With his records no longer selling, Elvis’s income only came from these tours ... The Colonel too was facing bankruptcy. Elvis: The Last 24 Hours
85,693. Elvis had turned into the Colonel’s own cash card. ibid.
85,693. Elvis and his mafia had become more and more remote from the real world. ibid.
85,694. I know he invented rock and roll, in a manner of speaking, but ... that's not why he's worshiped as a god today. He's worshiped as a god today because in addition to inventing rock and roll he was the greatest ballad singer this side of Frank Sinatra – because the spiritual translucence and reined-in gut sexuality of his slow weeper and torchy pop blues still activate the hormones and slavish devotion of millions of female human beings worldwide. Robert Christgau, December 1985
85,695. Elvis Presley is a supreme figure in American life, one whose presence, no matter how banal or predictable, brooks no real comparisons ... The cultural range of his music has expanded to the point where it includes not only the hits of the day, but also patriotic recitals, pure country gospel, and really dirty blues ... Elvis has emerged as a great artist, a great rocker, a great purveyor of schlock, a great heart throb, a great bore, a great symbol of potency, a great ham, a great nice person, and, yes, a great American. Greil Marcus
85,696. Along with the rest of Deep Purple, I once had the chance to meet Elvis. For a young singer like me, he was an absolute inspiration. I soaked up what he did like blotting paper. It’s the same as being in school – you learn by copying the maestro. His personality was also extremely endearing, his interviews were very self-effacing (and), he came over as gentle and was generous in his praise of others. He had a natural, technical ability, but there was something in the humanity of his voice, and his delivery. Those early records at the Sun Records label are still incredible and the reason is simple: he was the greatest singer that ever lived. Ian Gillan
85,697. Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me.
Yes, he’s a straight-out racist.
The sucker was simple and plain. Public Enemy, Fight the Power 1989
119,755. I watched that hillbilly and I want to be him so bad. Elvis looked good. He ain’t no fag but Elvis was pretty to most women. (GBH Films & Elvis Presley) True Romance 1993 starring Christian Slater & Patricia Arquette & Michael Rapaport & Bronson Pinchot & Saul Rubinek & Dennis Hopper & James Gandolfini & Gary Oldman & Christopher Walken & Chris Penn & Tom Sizemore & Brad Pitt & Val Kilmer & Samuel L Jackson et al, director Tony Scott, him to her