Jimi Hendrix is the King Of Rock

Jimi Hendrix is the King Of Rock

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Jed clampett

United States

#1 May 3, 2010
Elvis is overrated. The most overrated artist
of the 20th century. In the 50's in his heyday
he recorded 2 rock songs jail house rock and
hound dog. Most tongs he did were country pop.
All of the corny songs for his movie. How
did he become king of rock?
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly rocked harder
than Elvis. Jimi Hendrix is the true king of rock.
Elvis was not a musician and did not even
write his songs! Anyone else think he is
overrated? Elvis music also did not progress
in the 60's & 70's. He was so old fashioned.
Nancy

Brighton, MI

#2 May 3, 2010
Jed clampett wrote:
Elvis is overrated. The most overrated artist
of the 20th century. In the 50's in his heyday
he recorded 2 rock songs jail house rock and
hound dog. Most tongs he did were country pop.
All of the corny songs for his movie. How
did he become king of rock?
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly rocked harder
than Elvis. Jimi Hendrix is the true king of rock.
Elvis was not a musician and did not even
write his songs! Anyone else think he is
overrated? Elvis music also did not progress
in the 60's & 70's. He was so old fashioned.
You must have just crawled out of the cave you've been living in for the last 50 years, where did you learn how to use a computer?
smoov1

Round Lake, IL

#3 May 3, 2010
Oh ok so a Billion people are wrong?
smoov1

Round Lake, IL

#4 May 3, 2010
Cultural impact of Elvis Presley
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Since the 1950s, his face made the impact on American and world culture of Elvis Presley - singer and music icon has been recognized.

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, "it was Elvis who made rock 'n' roll the international language of pop." A PBS documentary described Presley as "an American music giant of the 20th century who single-handedly changed the course of music and culture in the mid-1950s."[1] His recordings, dance moves, attitude and clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll. His music was heavily influenced by African-American blues, Christian gospel, and Southern country.

Presley sang both hard driving rockabilly, rock and roll dance songs and ballads, laying a commercial foundation upon which other rock musicians would build their careers. African-American performers like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard and Fats Domino came to national prominence after Presley's acceptance among mass audiences of White American teenagers. Singers like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and others immediately followed in his wake. John Lennon later observed, "Before Elvis, there was nothing."
smoov1

Round Lake, IL

#5 May 3, 2010
the history channel did a rather sizeble poll of everyday people combined with historians as to the most influential people of the last 1000 years, even came out on video. This list included people like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Chiuchill, Gandhi, Martin
Luther King and others. Elvis came in at #64, the Beatles were named #82. The only other musical figure of recent vintage who made the
list was Louis Armstrong. There's lots of talented people out there, but only a very few had real impact and forged actual new ground, the others are just following in some shape, form or manner.
smoov1

Round Lake, IL

#6 May 3, 2010
Rolling Stone magazine said Elvis to this day still outsells 84% of the living performers out right now. All this from a guy who has been dead for thirty years
smoov1

Round Lake, IL

#7 May 3, 2010
Myself and others may still buy Hendrix and others, but Elvis.... is in a whole other universe

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#8 May 4, 2010
Jed clampett wrote:
Elvis is overrated. The most overrated artist
of the 20th century.
Another idiot troll, unworthy of anyone's time.

Begone.

Then die.
Sapphire

United States

#9 May 4, 2010
I had to go to graceland cause my mom is a fan a month ago. I'm not a fan and frankly unless your a fanatic about Elvis it will bore you to death!
Most of his songs were like viva las vegas and
teddy bear or love me tender not rock & roll.
If one must visit a house museum go to the biltmore house. That is something to see.
Graceland is small and ugly like someone barfed
in the jungle room.

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#10 May 5, 2010
Sapphire wrote:
Graceland is small and ugly like someone barfed
So's your mind.

Begone, troll.
Brian Quinn

Budapest, Hungary

#11 May 5, 2010
Jed clampett wrote:
Elvis is overrated. The most overrated artist
of the 20th century. In the 50's in his heyday
he recorded 2 rock songs jail house rock and
hound dog. Most tongs he did were country pop.
All of the corny songs for his movie. How
did he become king of rock?
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly rocked harder
than Elvis. Jimi Hendrix is the true king of rock.
Elvis was not a musician and did not even
write his songs! Anyone else think he is
overrated? Elvis music also did not progress
in the 60's & 70's. He was so old fashioned.
Jimmy Hendrix was one of the worst guitar players ever in my opinion. Loud and gimmicky. Give me Chet Atkins, James Burton, Nokie Edwards any time. As far as Elvis goes - well there was never anyone like him and there will never be again. Elvis moved with the times unlike other rock 'n' roll artists e.g. Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard etc. That is why he is still popular.
Billy Bob

Calgary, Canada

#12 May 5, 2010
Jed clampett wrote:
Elvis is overrated. The most overrated artist
of the 20th century. In the 50's in his heyday
he recorded 2 rock songs jail house rock and
hound dog. Most tongs he did were country pop.
All of the corny songs for his movie. How
did he become king of rock?
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly rocked harder
than Elvis. Jimi Hendrix is the true king of rock.
Elvis was not a musician and did not even
write his songs! Anyone else think he is
overrated? Elvis music also did not progress
in the 60's & 70's. He was so old fashioned.
You are an idiot.No point in wasteing time responding to one so stunned.
gracelandgroupie

Siloam Springs, AR

#13 May 5, 2010
Hendrix was way overrated, he couldn't sing and his guitar playing well i guess ya had to be on drugs or something to get it. The thing i found most distasteful about him was the way he presented himself on stage. I think he halucinated a lot a whole lot.
Guitar Guy

Calgary, Canada

#14 May 6, 2010
gracelandgroupie wrote:
Hendrix was way overrated, he couldn't sing and his guitar playing well i guess ya had to be on drugs or something to get it. The thing i found most distasteful about him was the way he presented himself on stage. I think he halucinated a lot a whole lot.
Of course he did,that's why a whole lot of people took huge amounts of acid.It was a totally drug inspired music scene for many. Woodstock was just one venue. I was not a Hendrix fan, being an Elvis follower since he first started performing. Elvis will always be King !!

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#15 May 6, 2010
Brian Quinn wrote:
<quoted text>
Jimmy Hendrix was one of the worst guitar players ever in my opinion.
That's just ridiculous.

The man was a genius, and took the guitar in directions no one had before, and no one has since.
Coaster Cat

Bayswater, Australia

#16 May 6, 2010
Observer Rules wrote:
<quoted text>
That's just ridiculous.
The man was a genius, and took the guitar in directions no one had before, and no one has since.
Except Phillip Lean, which is the reason you are having it off with him. And the money helps.

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#17 May 6, 2010
Brian Quinn wrote:
<quoted text>
Jimmy Hendrix was one of the worst guitar players ever in my opinion. Loud and gimmicky.
You are obviously NOT a guitarist...Jimi Hendrix...probably the most innovative guitarist ever, and as an influence is held in the same regard as Elvis, or any other icon of music. Your opinion counts for nothing in this regard.
Angel

Calgary, Canada

#18 May 6, 2010
dolbyscat wrote:
<quoted text>You are obviously NOT a guitarist...Jimi Hendrix...probably the most innovative guitarist ever, and as an influence is held in the same regard as Elvis, or any other icon of music. Your opinion counts for nothing in this regard.
Yes setting fire to a Fender Stratocaster certainly established him as an inovative guitarist, I guess he was mad he couldn't tune it,and sure couldn't play it. There are so many real guitarists who laughed at that clown.
gracelandgroupie

Siloam Springs, AR

#19 May 6, 2010
The thing that made Hendrix a legend was his short career and tragic death. He was one of the first to die of a drug overdose. He was no better or as good a guitarist as others at the time. To name a few Jimmy Page, Peter Framton, Eric Clapton, not to mention Mr BB King before all of these. There has been several since Eddie Vanhalen and as much as i find him rude and crude Slash of G&R is a guitar genius.Oh yes and Mr James Burton.

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#20 May 6, 2010
Angel wrote:
There are so many real guitarists who laughed at that clown.
Yeah?

Name three, goose.

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