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Old 06-23-2018, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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As much as we (myself included) enjoy Elvis Presley's music, I marvel at those obsessive fans who go to the extreme. Those fans whose entire houses are jam-packed with Elvis memorabilia, to the point where their houses are bursting at the seams.

Then there are also those who impersonate Elvis, and I'm not talking about professional performers either but just fans who impersonate. There used to be a local middle-aged man here locally who always used to hang around at the mall and always had on Elvis make-up. That is, he even had on Eyeliner make-up to impersonate. As I said, not a professional entertainer at all but just a fan who impersonated.
So do you know of any obsessive extreme fans in your town that you can tell about? For that matter, are you one yourself? And extreme in what way?
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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If there was justice in this world all the ETAs would be dead and Elvis would still be alive. Kaufman's impersonation was a celebration of Elvis,plus this is the man that invented the form.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59AWfhwpPg

I think Elvis was incredible but I'm not obsessive about it. I don't personally know anyone who is. About the only Elvis memorabilia I have is a bottle of Elvis wine purchased at an Elvis performance I went to in the 70's at the Houston fat stock and Rodeo. I think alot of people deal with his loss by keeping him alive with his music and impersonations.
Also Kurt Russell plays a mean Elvis.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:41 PM
 
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I'm not as active in the music trade shows as I used to but Elvis stuff still does ok. When you're talking about the Gen Y's and Millennials vinyl collectors, I've seen them buy re-issue lp's of compilations. They understand the collectibility-they understand why certain soundtrack Elvis lp's such as "Speedway", "Kid Galahad" and a few dozen others go for anywhere from 5 to 50 dollars. They understand why the very last lp released in monaural in RCA's catalog ("Speedway") sells for 4 grand in pristine shape. But they just want a representation of that era. They understand his importance, his relevance. So what sells the best is the 3 lp set of Presley's #1 chart hits, released in 1970.



But the older collectors still keep his interest up. There is a point though, when those collectors start dying off. That's where the foreign interest comes in. Collectors from Europe, Australia, Japan and other foreign countries have been buying American vinyl for decades and Elvis releases are in that group as well.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:05 AM
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There's really nothing particularly interesting about Elvis. He was just a guy with a good voice. The only thing interesting about him is that he put his career on hold to join the military. Most stars would not do that.

If you're interested in other Elvis stuff, look up Graceland Too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graceland_Too
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:23 PM
 
Location: BFE
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A long time ago, for some unknown reason, I was watching an episode of Divorce Court. The guy was an Elvis impersonator, and the wife was divorcing him claiming he was mentally unstable and really believed he was Elvis.

He denied all this on the stand, claiming it was just an act and he was as sane as the next guy.

The wife get to testify, and while on the stand, says something like, "He's not even a very good impersonator", and the guy loses his ****, jumps up and starts yelling, "I'm the King! You can't say that about me!"

He lost.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Happy Birthday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU5x...yqw84CmcYZGCIt
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