Who's the King, Michael Jackson, Elvi...

Who's the King, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, the Beatles?

There are 7219 comments on the Associated Content story from Jul 8, 2009, titled Who's the King, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, the Beatles?. In it, Associated Content reports that:

Who's the king of the three leading major players of the past half century? That is a tough one to decide, but one must consider carefully the accomplishments and the styles in order to make a conclusion.

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#7799 Apr 28, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Ha ha ha.
Good luck with that, dear, because it ain't gonna happen.
Meanwhile, Graceland attracts 600,000 visitors a year, 35 year after Elvis died.
Why is it Wacko fans can't even a get a few hundred together fans on his death anniversary? Anywhere ...
Nearly 11,000 long-stem roses decorated the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. Hundreds more bouquets, teddy bears, posters and flower stands - some sent from as far away as Japan, Italy and Russia - crowded the makeshift memorial in what has become an annual event for devoted fans.

When Neverland reopens MJ's fans will be there.

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#7800 Apr 28, 2013
goodvibrations wrote:
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Neverland was a place that brought joy to all children. I can't wait for Paris to get it running again.
She would have to build hotels, an airport, shopping centers and restaurants. Neverland is in the middle of nowhere. So, say she does get it running again? It would just be a money pit with no sure way of knowing that there would be enough money left to keep it going. She would also have to provide restrooms, access to hospitals and shuttle transport. The neighbors that live around that quiet area of wine country and general stores probably would not like it, would they? Unfortunately, Jacko lived miles from any busy highway and it would take billions of dollars and legal state approval to get such a massive project off the ground. By the time it could be done, Michael Jackson could have no fans left. Paris would be better off just saving what she inherited from Wacko.

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#7801 Apr 28, 2013
goodvibrations wrote:
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Nearly 11,000 long-stem roses decorated the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. Hundreds more bouquets, teddy bears, posters and flower stands - some sent from as far away as Japan, Italy and Russia - crowded the makeshift memorial in what has become an annual event for devoted fans.
When Neverland reopens MJ's fans will be there.
There were only a few hundred fans at Forest Memorial Park at that time, which could be an annual event but nevertheless, it is where dead people are buried. 11,000 long stem roses was nothing considering that they had came from all over the world. At least, Jacko got that. There is no way of knowing if fans are going to keep it up in the years to come. That remains to be seen.

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#7802 Apr 28, 2013
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There were only a few hundred fans at Forest Memorial Park at that time, which could be an annual event but nevertheless, it is where dead people are buried. 11,000 long stem roses was nothing considering that they had came from all over the world. At least, Jacko got that. There is no way of knowing if fans are going to keep it up in the years to come. That remains to be seen.
I don't think it will endure. He didn't pave the way, he merely followed a path already established. I like most of MJ's music and his dance style was amazing but too much negativity is associated with his memory.

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#7803 Apr 28, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think it will endure. He didn't pave the way, he merely followed a path already established. I like most of MJ's music and his dance style was amazing but too much negativity is associated with his memory.
Not many celebrities are Elvis. I've been to Graceland many times and the biggest event was August of 2007. It was unbelievable. I'm not trying to crush Michael Jackson's fans hopes and dreams but reality has to be considered. Elvis just has loyal fans that love him dearly. 75 thousand Elvis fans gathered in front of Graceland on Elvis Presley Blvd most recently. Elvis does it every year and every 5 to 10 years we see a much bigger turn out. Of course, not everybody is going to care. However, it does happen. I don't see any other dead entertainer that has that. Only Elvis. Memphis is a city and it has an airport near by with shopping centers, restaurants, sight seeing tours, shuttle transportation and other things that support going to Memphis. That is important because it is easy to get to. Neverland is not.

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#7804 Apr 28, 2013
octo wrote:
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Not many celebrities are Elvis. I've been to Graceland many times and the biggest event was August of 2007. It was unbelievable. I'm not trying to crush Michael Jackson's fans hopes and dreams but reality has to be considered. Elvis just has loyal fans that love him dearly. 75 thousand Elvis fans gathered in front of Graceland on Elvis Presley Blvd most recently. Elvis does it every year and every 5 to 10 years we see a much bigger turn out. Of course, not everybody is going to care. However, it does happen. I don't see any other dead entertainer that has that. Only Elvis. Memphis is a city and it has an airport near by with shopping centers, restaurants, sight seeing tours, shuttle transportation and other things that support going to Memphis. That is important because it is easy to get to. Neverland is not.
Absolutely true. Beale St. has it's own attractions too. I've only been to Graceland once. Hoping to go back. Nothing like it.

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#7805 Apr 28, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely true. Beale St. has it's own attractions too. I've only been to Graceland once. Hoping to go back. Nothing like it.
Some people are disappointed by Graceland thinking that it would actually bigger than it is. But it is an older home that reflects seventies living. And some criticize Elvis's taste at the time as well. It is a man's home and Elvis had it the way he wanted it. I love the way Elvis furnished his house because it was him. I've been to Beale St and Tupelo. I love the fact that Elvis stayed in Memphis that is surrounded by working class people. Years ago, Whitehaven wasn't build up like it is today. Memphis is a southern city and it is not fancy. You would have to love Elvis to really understand the way he was. He couldn't replace his stuff with flat screen televisions and upgrades because Graceland is still stuck where he left it. The house is still big considering. Obviously, the whole top floor is closed to the public. If you go with that mind set, there is still a lot to enjoy. I love the property where the horses still roam.

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#7806 Apr 28, 2013
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Some people are disappointed by Graceland thinking that it would actually bigger than it is. But it is an older home that reflects seventies living. And some criticize Elvis's taste at the time as well. It is a man's home and Elvis had it the way he wanted it. I love the way Elvis furnished his house because it was him. I've been to Beale St and Tupelo. I love the fact that Elvis stayed in Memphis that is surrounded by working class people. Years ago, Whitehaven wasn't build up like it is today. Memphis is a southern city and it is not fancy. You would have to love Elvis to really understand the way he was. He couldn't replace his stuff with flat screen televisions and upgrades because Graceland is still stuck where he left it. The house is still big considering. Obviously, the whole top floor is closed to the public. If you go with that mind set, there is still a lot to enjoy. I love the property where the horses still roam.
I grew up in that era so the house is familiar to me. Like stepping back in time. I'm also a southerner & Memphis is a wonderful place with friendly people.

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#7807 Apr 28, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>I grew up in that era so the house is familiar to me. Like stepping back in time. I'm also a southerner & Memphis is a wonderful place with friendly people.
My wife went with me to meet Lisa Marie last year. She was at Sun studios to sign her new album. We decided to go at the last minute for three days so I could show her Graceland. My wife loved it because the people were so friendly. Lisa was very nice and it was very emotional that I actually got to meet her face to face. We certainly had a wonderful time and had some excellent ribs and chicken. Like I said, it wasn't a fancy vacation but I do not expect it to be. I got to visit again and bought home some more collector CD's. Las Vegas is hard to top though. We love Vegas. We went there on our Honeymoon and we both want to go back. Memphis has a down home quality to it as long as you stay out of the run down sections of the city. People that live in Memphis know that Elvis was good to his hometown neighbors. He lived very modestly considering how much he made in his lifetime. He gave it away.

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#7808 Apr 28, 2013
octo wrote:
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My wife went with me to meet Lisa Marie last year. She was at Sun studios to sign her new album. We decided to go at the last minute for three days so I could show her Graceland. My wife loved it because the people were so friendly. Lisa was very nice and it was very emotional that I actually got to meet her face to face. We certainly had a wonderful time and had some excellent ribs and chicken. Like I said, it wasn't a fancy vacation but I do not expect it to be. I got to visit again and bought home some more collector CD's. Las Vegas is hard to top though. We love Vegas. We went there on our Honeymoon and we both wantk to go back. Memphis has a down home quality to it as long as you stay out of the run down sections of the city. People that live in Memphis know that Elvis was good to his hometown neighbors. He lived very modestly considering how much he made in his lifetime. He gave it away.
It is his humanity that I most love. My friend met Lisa once. She said Lisa was gorgeous in person.

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#7809 Apr 28, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>It is his humanity that I most love. My friend met Lisa once. She said Lisa was gorgeous in person.
Elvis was very down to earth and humbled by his fame and success. Not everybody knows that about him. He cared about people who were less fortunate. Wealthy celebrities usually are not like that but Elvis never forgot where he came from. His fans know that and that is why he is still beloved like he is, over 35 years after his untimely death. Elvis was one of the kind. There has never been anybody remotely like him before or since. Lisa Marie is a very tiny woman like Priscilla.

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#7810 Apr 28, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis was very down to earth and humbled by his fame and success. Not everybody knows that about him. He cared about people who were less fortunate. Wealthy celebrities usually are not like that but Elvis never forgot where he came from. His fans know that and that is why he is still beloved like he is, over 35 years after his untimely death. Elvis was one of the kind. There has never been anybody remotely like him before or since. Lisa Marie is a very tiny woman like Priscilla.
What I respect about Elvis was his belief there was plenty of room, at the top, so he encouraged other musicians. Priscilla discussed that in her book. She said he was never threatened by the success of others and never competed with them.

“at yet more f'loonspin”

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#7811 Apr 28, 2013
goodvibrations wrote:
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The pictures were never classified as pornographic material. That's why he was never charged for having them in his possession.
MJ was a legend in his own right just as EP was. Not only are they comparable, they were related by marriage. If EP were alive he would have loved MJ too.
Elvis would have been horrified by Michael's behavior. He would also have been wringing his hands in great dismay by his daughter's marriage to Michael.

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#7812 Apr 28, 2013
Len is Disgusted wrote:
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What I respect about Elvis was his belief there was plenty of room, at the top, so he encouraged other musicians. Priscilla discussed that in her book. She said he was never threatened by the success of others and never competed with them.
It's been said by several people who were close to Elvis, including Priscilla, that he often wondered what he'd do as he got older. He didn't think fans would pay to see an old guy wiggle around on stage. What he didn't seem to realize is that he could have easily and successfully produced other musicians. Can you just imagine how brilliant he'd have been as a producer? With his amazing ear and his generosity, his ability to arrange music, his love and appreciation for music, he would have been a [fantastic] producer.

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#7813 Apr 28, 2013
Len is Disgusted wrote:
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What I respect about Elvis was his belief there was plenty of room, at the top, so he encouraged other musicians. Priscilla discussed that in her book. She said he was never threatened by the success of others and never competed with them.
Why would Elvis be threatened by what others were doing? He certainly saw the rise of The Beatles and the sixties culture. He was under movie contract during that period and had to wait until he finished with that before he had the challenge of recording serious modern material, which he did. Elvis never had a jealous nature. It wasn't who he was. Either people accepted his work or they didn't. Elvis knew that there were always going to be people that didn't like him. It never went to his head.

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#7814 Apr 28, 2013
octo wrote:
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Why would Elvis be threatened by what others were doing? He certainly saw the rise of The Beatles and the sixties culture. He was under movie contract during that period and had to wait until he finished with that before he had the challenge of recording serious modern material, which he did. Elvis never had a jealous nature. It wasn't who he was. Either people accepted his work or they didn't. Elvis knew that there were always going to be people that didn't like him. It never went to his head.
Exactly, and it's an industry in which competitiveness is encouraged. Elvis didn't have that in his nature.

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#7815 Apr 28, 2013
octo wrote:
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There were only a few hundred fans at Forest Memorial Park at that time, which could be an annual event but nevertheless, it is where dead people are buried. 11,000 long stem roses was nothing considering that they had came from all over the world. At least, Jacko got that. There is no way of knowing if fans are going to keep it up in the years to come. That remains to be seen.
That was in 2013. Fans from all around the world send him flowers. When Neverland gets resurrected, it will attract more visitors than it's heydays.

Graceland attracts a lot of visitors that aren't fans because people a curious. The same will happen with Neverland. Paris is a clever girl.

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#7816 Apr 28, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>It's been said by several people who were close to Elvis, including Priscilla, that he often wondered what he'd do as he got older. He didn't think fans would pay to see an old guy wiggle around on stage. What he didn't seem to realize is that he could have easily and successfully produced other musicians. Can you just imagine how brilliant he'd have been as a producer? With his amazing ear and his generosity, his ability to arrange music, his love and appreciation for music, he would have been a [fantastic] producer.
A life time of drug abuse dulls the mind and creativity. Sad!

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#7817 Apr 28, 2013
goodvibrations wrote:
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A life time of drug abuse dulls the mind and creativity. Sad!
Then maybe [you] should consider giving them up.
Lee

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#7818 Apr 28, 2013
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Rhona Barrett was a famous tabloid hound of the seventies and was known to have attented Elvis concerts in Las Vegas. Sure, she probably wanted juicy scoops on Elvis because its obvious that she was obsessed by him. Since Elvis did not usually hang out with Hollywood big wigs and celebrities, he was very difficult to pin point. He remains very mysterious to most because he kept his life very private when he wasn't working. I wouldn't know about spies but I'm sure a lot of female fans wanted to meet Elvis. I've even heard about the girl that once tried to mail herself in a crate to get inside of Graceland. That is quite funny, really. Elvis was different than most entertainers. In reality, Elvis wanted normal people around him and did not like to bring attention to himself when he had some rare free time to just relax, ride his motorcycle or enjoy a football game.
I kind of thought she was obsessed with him too, tho she never said a kind word about him. She was always after the latest about him, hopefully negative, but she was the kind who always went after the "juicy" story. She could have just been obsessed with him because, along with Elizabeth Taylor, he was the biggest magazine seller at that time.

May Mann was definitely obsessed with, maybe even in love with him. She was always after an Elvis story, and bless her heart, she was the opposite of Rhona, she never said a NEGATIVE word about him.

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