Entertainment Can someone tell me why Elvis is/was a big deal?

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  1. Shivvy

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    I never got it. I was also born in 1982. My parents are New Yorkers so there was never Elvis in my house growing up.

    Google Play had some albums of his for free so I got them. There are a few catchy songs but I don't get the big deal.

    Help me understand Elvis fans
     
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    Rebel rebel.
     
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    Can't help you. I never got him, either. I can see why the chicks went crazy because he was a good-looking kid back in the day, and he had that swagger, but his music? Yawn.
     
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    You're old enough to remember his music live. What's the big deal with him?
     
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    People like their war heroes to shake their hips.
     
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    True. My thought is that he was the Justin Bieber of that time. But dudes are also in love with him
     
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    I'm younger than you.
     
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    Consider the alternative at the time.

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    :lol:
     
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    No, you wouldn't understand.
    Too cerebral.
     
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    This is a good point. Wasn't Hank a Williams out around that time?
     
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    I'm a student. In Oslo.
     
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    :nojj:
     
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    Quick. Write dawg a pm.
     
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    Another shit Shivvy thread.
     
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    You do know that your "colleagues" are fucking geeks, right?
     
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    He's famous because he died on the toilet.
     
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    That's your contribution? :facepalm:
     
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    Elvis was the greatest. I smoked a joint at his grave site at Graceland. Good times!
     
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    Don't make a mockery here
     
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