Elvis

Elvis is, IMHO, still the best.

No other singer brought the incredibly high musicality, passion and soul into their music so consistently in a career spanning decades. Frank Sinatra comes close though.

Fans of the recent movie "Kick Ass" will recognize this amazing medley, "An American Trilogy".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9saX9cF248
The finale is simply stunning, probably the best you'll ever see in pop music.
This is from the famous live broadcast (first of its kind) special from Hawaii.

Two more of more favorite selections.

This is, "If I Can Dream", from his 1968 comeback special:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEO7uu1Pp8I

Finally here is the most moving rendition of "Amazing Grace" I've ever heard. This is transcendent music!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E

Elvis gave himself wholly to every performance and I'll never forget him.

Comments

  1. You weren't even alive when he died?!

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  2. I was alive :) Besides classical, I prefer older pop music music from 30s-70s mainly. How about you?

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