Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Birthday, Elvis

Today he would've been 72. Hard to picture the King as an old man, but if you watch Bubba Ho-tep, you can see Bruce Campbell as a present day (2002) Elvis. And check the extras, cuz Campbell does a commentary track as "The King" and it's one of the funniest things you've ever heard. Better than the movie itself, in fact.

While the movie (and commentary) poke fun at Elvis, you can tell the filmmakers love him. And from the obscure references they make, you can tell they are major fans.

The Beatles loved him, too. At least they loved the pre-Army stuff. He's got to be the #1 Rock and Roll star if you had to pick one. Which would make our Lads #2, obviously.

Which brings up the question, what qualifies as Rock and Roll? More on that later.


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