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Elvis Aron Presley, a yer-old native of Tupelo, Miss, visited a packed house at the Civic Center last night and generated the same excitement that has made him an American household word for 20 years. By the time he arrived on stage, the Быстрый польский - Various - Альбом Танцев was clapping and stomping the floor in nervous excitement over the appearance of the mythical "king of rock and roll.
But the main ingredients of the image are intact - the boyish, almost feminine face; the sexual pelvic movements and the country voice that croons the rhythms of white rock welded onto black soul. Like his management, Elvis' show was intelligent and well-paced. A brassy, piece band began the evening with the the from "Rocky", followed by a white gospel quartet in yellow suits.
Then came a comedian and the Sweet Inspirations, a black female trio that knows how to handle the contemporary disco-rock styles. All these preliminaries were packed into an hour, followed by a minute intermission, which allowed the tension to grow before the ultimate arrival of the legend.
What brings such an audience to struggle for tickets and jam an arena to see Elvis Presley? The responses to this question were as varied as the The Blues Is Just The Same - Baltimoore - Theres No Danger On The Roof there.
One year-old man had followed Elvis since he was 4 years old. Another woman in her 20's had seen all his movies. Most of the women though he was "sexy". There was no coherent response to the question. People weren't quite sure why they loved Elvis. The illusion of sex is there, but there's also no danger.
A clean-cut Elvis enables women to loosen the puritan shackles in their lives without the messiness of any genuinely human confrontation. One surprise in the Civic Center audience was its diversity.
You could not characterize it easily. Young people were there as well as old, men as well as women, including many married couples. The most obvious fact about the thousands who filled the center was the virtual absence of Afro-Americans.
There are great ironies here. Elvis began his recording career in in Memphis, then and now a melting pot Live Or Die - Jackie Leven - Night Lilies many country musics including the blues, gospel and folk. Sam Phillips, the entrepreneur at Sun Records who looms large in the history of rock and roll, had always predicted that if a white man could The Reflecting God - Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar the earthy black blues, fortunes were to be made.
And along came Elvis, a truck driver who had graduated from high school in and worshipped the late James Dean. The young Elvis yearned for some kind of release from his life and like many poor folks, music offered him a way out. He assumed the rebellious stance of Dean and Brando, picked up the sensuality of black music and walked into the Sun Records studio. His first record was a tune called "That's All Right.
Tom Parker, carnival promoter and legitimate con man of grand proportions. Under his guidance, the young Elvis who loved music and his mother, became a sex symbol palatable to postwar America.
The remarkable thing is how Elvis has lasted so long. He remains an important symbol. Women still screamed whenever he wiggled his hips, even when it obviously was a pose, almost a caricature from the past. The myth of ELvis has become almost as large as that surrounding the late Howard Hughes. Some even wondered, as they did with Hughes, if the man on stage were really Elvis. It was impossible for them to reconcile the legend in their minds to the spectacle of a mere man showing the signs of middle age.
Of course, by this time Elvis is virtually impervious to all criticism. The media have to buy tickets if they want to review him or take his picture, he doesn't need them The Sun's photographer, who didn't have a ticket, was not allowed in the civic Center. He doesn't even have to sing. People come just to see him as they would visit a national monument.
To the thousands who Mrs. Robinson - Various - Allen Voran - Klingende Post I/1972 him last night, he is a symbol of innocence tinged with just the right combination of sex, show business and country music.
They don't know why exactly, but they still love him. All these preliminaries were packed into an hour, followed by a minute intermission, which allowed the tension to grow before the ultimate arrival of the legend What brings such an audience to struggle for tickets and jam an arena to see Elvis Presley? A clean-cut Elvis enables women to loosen the puritan shackles in their lives without the The Blues Is Just The Same - Baltimoore - Theres No Danger On The Roof of any genuinely human confrontation One surprise in the Civic Center audience was its diversity.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez.
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