Elvis Aaron Presley was born in January of 1935, but his music thrives to this day. Elvis loved music of all kinds, from the gospel music at his church to the R&B sensations on the Memphis streets. Elvis combined these influences to create a totally new sound that revolutionized music as we know it.
To this day, Elvis Presley has sold more albums than any other American artist in the world. His combination of good humor, genuine kindness, and amazing talent make Elvis quotes almost as popular as his music.
1. "Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sort of do them all together, I guess."
2. "I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to."
3. "We do two shows a night for five weeks. A lot of times we'll go upstairs and sing until daylight... gospel songs. We grew up with it. It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine."
4. "I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend."
5. "There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent."
6. "Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it."
7. "I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money."
8. "I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were."
9. "Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis. They started playing it, and it got real big. Don't know why-the lyrics had no meaning."
10. "People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn't copy my style from anybody."
11. "Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over."
Whether you're a musician or just someone who really loves rock and roll, you can't help getting inspired when you read Elvis quotes. The man wasn't just a talented performer. He had an amazing way with words, and his quotes really drive home the type of man he was. I hope you found these Elvis quotes as inspiring as I did!
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