Music Jar – week 41

Each week I listen to a different musical artist, taken at random from a pickle jar that I filled up at the start of the year.
This week was the turn of a little singer you might have heard of, Elvis Presley.

What I Knew Before
Well, I knew of Elvis. Obviously I knew of Elvis. The first memory that comes to mind is my secondary school science teacher who had a poster of Elvis on the wall of his classroom. When we became too loud and disruptive (which was often), he would point at the sign and say: “think about what Elvis would make of this, yeah guys! A little less conversation, a little more action please.”
This would get us straight back to our Bunsen burners.
It’s hard not to be impacted by Elvis Presley. I mean The Beatles were impacted by Elvis. He’s the king.

What I Know Now
Basically, that, but with a bit more Elvis in my mind. I suppose it’s entirely possible that a week isn’t enough time to delve into the discography of one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. There’s only so far that Blue Hawaii can get you in a week.
There’s no escaping the fact that a lot of it started with him and I’ve ever looked it until now. I’ll have to keep on listening.

Favourite songs:
Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog.

Favourite album:
’68 Comeback Special






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