Tutti Frutti
Elvis Presley Lyrics


A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

I got a gal named Sue
She knows just what to do
I got a gal named Sue
She knows just what to do
She rock me to the east
She roll me to the west
She's the gal that I love the best

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Oh boy you don't know she do to me

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

Well Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
I got a gal named Daisy,
She almost drive me crazy
She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Oh boy you don't know she do to me

Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti, ooo
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
Tutti Frutti au rutti
A-bop-bop-a-loom-op a-lop-bop-boom!

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Written by: Dorothy Labostrie, Joe Lubin, Richard Penniman

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Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Little Richard is the best version, but this is a good rockabilly version.
Elvis never “stole” a song because he wasn’t a songwriter. He gave credit and royalties to the songwriters whose work he covered.
accusing Elvis of song theft is not really fair considering the music business of the 1950s. Back in the 50s, there wasn't necessarily a one-song/one-artist relationship. Many musical artists performed different renditions or covers of the same song that popular song-writers penned. In fact, in the early 1950s, many renditions of the same song topped the charts at the same time.
Additionally, Big Mama Thornton did not write "Hound Dog." Songwriting credit goes to the popular songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller. The duo also shares writing credit for Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem."
"Hound Dog" is also one of the most litigated songs in history. The lawsuits do not include Elvis Presley.
The only song said to have been co-written by Elvis was HEARTBREAK HOTEL, which he of course had no part in writing but if the lady who wrote it wanted it recorded by Elvis, she had to sign over half the publishing rights to the song which became Elvis Presley's very first Number One Record in 1956.

From early in his career, Elvis credited much of his success to pioneering black musicians.
Later in 1957, at a November press conference in Hawaii, Presley was asked point blank, “Did you invent rock ’n’ roll?” He explained, “I explored it. It existed long before I did. It was called rhythm and blues. I just tried a new interpretation.”
Paul McCartney described The Beatles as “plagiarists extraordinaire” for the way they took rock and roll and blues songs and made them their own. Elvis was no different. He, like all great artists, took from other originals to create his own originality.
Carl Perkins, “Everyone has their own ideas about what rock is. But make no mistake, The first time anyone ever did what was called rock-a-billy was when Elvis, Scotty and the boys started recording”



Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Little Richard is the best version, but this is a good rockabilly version.
Elvis never “stole” a song because he wasn’t a songwriter. He gave credit and royalties to the songwriters whose work he covered.
accusing Elvis of song theft is not really fair considering the music business of the 1950s. Back in the 50s, there wasn't necessarily a one-song/one-artist relationship. Many musical artists performed different renditions or covers of the same song that popular song-writers penned. In fact, in the early 1950s, many renditions of the same song topped the charts at the same time.
Additionally, Big Mama Thornton did not write "Hound Dog." Songwriting credit goes to the popular songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller. The duo also shares writing credit for Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem."
"Hound Dog" is also one of the most litigated songs in history. The lawsuits do not include Elvis Presley.
The only song said to have been co-written by Elvis was HEARTBREAK HOTEL, which he of course had no part in writing but if the lady who wrote it wanted it recorded by Elvis, she had to sign over half the publishing rights to the song which became Elvis Presley's very first Number One Record in 1956.

From early in his career, Elvis credited much of his success to pioneering black musicians.
Later in 1957, at a November press conference in Hawaii, Presley was asked point blank, “Did you invent rock ’n’ roll?” He explained, “I explored it. It existed long before I did. It was called rhythm and blues. I just tried a new interpretation.”
Paul McCartney described The Beatles as “plagiarists extraordinaire” for the way they took rock and roll and blues songs and made them their own. Elvis was no different. He, like all great artists, took from other originals to create his own originality.
Carl Perkins, “Everyone has their own ideas about what rock is. But make no mistake, The first time anyone ever did what was called rock-a-billy was when Elvis, Scotty and the boys started recording”



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I got a girl, named Sue
She knows just what to do
I got a girl, named Sue
She knows just what to do
She bop to the east
She bop to the west
But she's the girl
That I love the best

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Awop-bop-a-loo-mop alop bam boom

I got a girl, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I got a girl, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She knows how to love me
Yes, indeed
Boy, you don't know
What she's doing to me

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Awop-bop-a-loo-mop alop bam boom

I got a girl, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
I got a girl, named Daisy
She almost drives me crazy
She knows how to love me
Yes, indeed
Boy, you don't know
What she's doing to me

Tutti frutti, all over rootie
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Feeling 1994

I love this song. Chuck Berry is the Father of Rock and Roll. Little Richard Architect of Rock and Roll.
And Elvis is the king of rock and roll. He actually created a whole new genre - rockabilly, the fusion of blues and country, which then morphed into rock/n/roll, so he created something which influenced millions of people and changed the world forever. Before Elvis teenagers had no power, rock/n/roll caused a revolution and things have never been the same. As John Lennon said: Before Elvis there was nothing.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be
He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.
Only singer in music Hall of Fame rock, blues, Gospel, Country.

The influence of Elvis Presley on his fellow singers and musicians is incalculable, and many of them have gone on the record to say so.
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation.”—Little Richard
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.” —Jim Morrison
“Elvis Presley possessed genuine rhythm guitar chops” — Johnny Cash
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson,
"Nobody can sing the gospel better than Elvis" -Mahalia Jackson
“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. I was a tremendous fan, and had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”—B.B. King
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“That Elvis, man, he is all there is. Everything starts and ends with him.”—Bruce Springsteen
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown

“When I first heard Elvis’ voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”—Bob Dylan
“Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.”—Elton John
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment.” —Bono
“I know he didn’t write the songs but there isn’t anybody or act in rock and roll history that was more influential than Elvis” ca.1990 — Dick Clark,
“Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been a Beatles”—John Lennon
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

I think Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Chuck Berry is the Father of Rock and Roll. Little Richard Architect of Rock and Roll.
And Elvis is the king of rock and roll. He actually created a whole new genre - rockabilly, the fusion of blues and country, which then morphed into rock/n/roll, so he created something which influenced millions of people and changed the world forever. Before Elvis teenagers had no power, rock/n/roll caused a revolution and things have never been the same. As John Lennon said: Before Elvis there was nothing.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be
He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.
Only singer in music Hall of Fame rock, blues, Gospel, Country.

Many great singers, including Chuck Berry, James Brown, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Jackie Wilson, Little Richard, Jim Morrison, Jackie Wilson, Robert Plant, praise Elvis' talent and achievement.
The influence of Elvis Presley on his fellow singers and musicians is incalculable, and many of them have gone on the record to say so.
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation.”—Little Richard
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.” —Jim Morrison
“Elvis Presley possessed genuine rhythm guitar chops” — Johnny Cash
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson,
"Nobody can sing the gospel better than Elvis" -Mahalia Jackson
“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. I was a tremendous fan, and had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”—B.B. King
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“That Elvis, man, he is all there is. Everything starts and ends with him.”—Bruce Springsteen
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown

“When I first heard Elvis’ voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”—Bob Dylan
“Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.”—Elton John
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment.” —Bono
“I know he didn’t write the songs but there isn’t anybody or act in rock and roll history that was more influential than Elvis” ca.1990 — Dick Clark,
“Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been a Beatles”—John Lennon
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein



Feeling 1994

Elvis never “stole” a song because he wasn’t a songwriter. He gave credit and royalties to the songwriters whose work he covered.
accusing Elvis of song theft is not really fair considering the music business of the 1950s. Back in the 50s, there wasn't necessarily a one-song/one-artist relationship. Many musical artists performed different renditions or covers of the same song that popular song-writers penned. In fact, in the early 1950s, many renditions of the same song topped the charts at the same time.
Additionally, Big Mama Thornton did not write "Hound Dog." Songwriting credit goes to the popular songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller. The two also wrote such hits as The Coasters' "Yakety Yak," and "Searchin" The duo also shares writing credit for Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem."
"Hound Dog" is also one of the most litigated songs in history. The numerous lawsuits mainly deal with copyright infringement from the various parodies, covers, and copies, but also address the original owner of the written material itself. The lawsuits do not include Elvis Presley.
The only song said to have been co-written by Elvis was HEARTBREAK HOTEL, which he of course had no part in writing but if the lady who wrote it wanted it recorded by Elvis, she had to sign over half the publishing rights to the song which became Elvis Presley's very first Number One Record in 1956.

From early in his career, Elvis credited much of his success to pioneering black musicians.
Later in 1957, at a November press conference in Hawaii, Presley was asked point blank, “Did you invent rock ’n’ roll?” He explained, “I explored it. It existed long before I did. It was called rhythm and blues. I just tried a new interpretation.”
Paul McCartney described The Beatles as “plagiarists extraordinaire” for the way they took rock and roll and blues songs and made them their own. Elvis was no different. He, like all great artists, took from other originals to create his own originality.
James Brown and Elvis Presley were good friends and admired each others talents.
Chuck Berry is the Father of Rock and Roll. Little Richard Architect of Rock and Roll.
And Elvis is the king of rock and roll. He actually created a whole new genre - rockabilly, the fusion of blues and country, which then morphed into rock/n/roll, so he created something which influenced millions of people and changed the world forever. Before Elvis teenagers had no power, rock/n/roll caused a revolution and things have never been the same. As John Lennon said: Before Elvis there was nothing.

He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be
He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.
The influence of Elvis Presley on his fellow singers and musicians is incalculable, and many of them have gone on the record to say so.

“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation.”—Little Richard
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.” —Jim Morrison
“Elvis Presley possessed genuine rhythm guitar chops” — Johnny Cash
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson,
"Nobody can sing the gospel better than Elvis" -Mahalia Jackson


“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. I was a tremendous fan, and had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”—B.B. King
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“When I first heard Elvis’ voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”—Bob Dylan
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment.” —Bono



Feeling 1994

Chuck Berry is the Father of Rock and Roll. Little Richard Architect of Rock and Roll. Michael is the King of pop.
And Elvis is the king of rock and roll. He actually created a whole new genre - rockabilly, the fusion of blues and country, which then morphed into rock/n/roll, so he created something which influenced millions of people and changed the world forever. Before Elvis teenagers had no power, rock/n/roll caused a revolution and things have never been the same. As John Lennon said: Before Elvis there was nothing.

He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be
He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.
Only singer in music Hall of Fame rock, blues, Gospel, Country.
The influence of Elvis Presley on his fellow singers and musicians is incalculable, and many of them have gone on the record to say so.
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation.”—Little Richard
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.” —Jim Morrison
“Elvis Presley possessed genuine rhythm guitar chops” — Johnny Cash
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson,
"Nobody can sing the gospel better than Elvis" -Mahalia Jackson
“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun Studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. I was a tremendous fan, and had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.”—B.B. King
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“That Elvis, man, he is all there is. Everything starts and ends with him.”—Bruce Springsteen
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown

“When I first heard Elvis’ voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”—Bob Dylan
“Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.”—Elton John
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment.” —Bono
“Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been a Beatles”—John Lennon
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein


Elvis Presley's voice was extraordinary for its quality, range, and power. Although he burst onto the American stage singing rock 'n' roll, Elvis' powerfully gospel songs and ballads were his personal favourites (He won three Grammy Awards for recordings of sacred songs).

Elvis Presley's vocal range was exceptional, 'very narrowly all at once a tenor, baritone, and bass'. A 1987 article in the Village Voice included an assessment of his voice in classical terms, categorizing it as a 'lyric baritone ... [but with] unexpectedly rich low [notes] ... and astounding high notes'.

Elvis was 'the master of a wide and diverse range of vocal styling's and ventriloquistic effects, from the clear tenor of his country-western heroes (Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, Jimmie Rodgers) to the exaggerated vibrato of the gospel singers he loved'. (Jake Hess, J. D. Sumner).

Henry Pleasants, Classical Music Critic in his book “The Great American Popular Singers” (1974).
Elvis had a magnificent voice and towards the end of his life, he enjoyed singing in a somewhat operatic style, displaying his amazing range.
Opera star Kiri Te Kanawa told Michael Parkinson that the young Elvis had the greatest voice she had ever heard. The tenor Placido Domingo similarly enthused in an interview in Spanish magazine Hola in 1994: “His was the one voice I wish to have had.” Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel told The New York Times in 2007 that Presley was: “very classically orientated with his voice and diction and very sincere and wanting to get everything perfect.”

Elvis was not an opera singer and whether or not he could have been does not matter. What made him so different was not his so-called opera singer range but the utter freedom of his singing.



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simpledude58

I love Elvis but no one, not even the king can own this like the owner of this piece, Little Richard.

Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein

Feeling 1994

Little Richard is the best version, but this is a good rockabilly version.
Elvis never “stole” a song because he wasn’t a songwriter. He gave credit and royalties to the songwriters whose work he covered.
accusing Elvis of song theft is not really fair considering the music business of the 1950s. Back in the 50s, there wasn't necessarily a one-song/one-artist relationship. Many musical artists performed different renditions or covers of the same song that popular song-writers penned. In fact, in the early 1950s, many renditions of the same song topped the charts at the same time.
Additionally, Big Mama Thornton did not write "Hound Dog." Songwriting credit goes to the popular songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller. The duo also shares writing credit for Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem."
"Hound Dog" is also one of the most litigated songs in history. The lawsuits do not include Elvis Presley.
The only song said to have been co-written by Elvis was HEARTBREAK HOTEL, which he of course had no part in writing but if the lady who wrote it wanted it recorded by Elvis, she had to sign over half the publishing rights to the song which became Elvis Presley's very first Number One Record in 1956.

From early in his career, Elvis credited much of his success to pioneering black musicians.
Later in 1957, at a November press conference in Hawaii, Presley was asked point blank, “Did you invent rock ’n’ roll?” He explained, “I explored it. It existed long before I did. It was called rhythm and blues. I just tried a new interpretation.”
Paul McCartney described The Beatles as “plagiarists extraordinaire” for the way they took rock and roll and blues songs and made them their own. Elvis was no different. He, like all great artists, took from other originals to create his own originality.
Carl Perkins, “Everyone has their own ideas about what rock is. But make no mistake, The first time anyone ever did what was called rock-a-billy was when Elvis, Scotty and the boys started recording”

Read Tha Manual2

Anyone who says Elvis could sing and make a song better is either deaf or stupid or both.

**Zenobia**

@Feeling 1994 The first Rock 'n Roll song to be recorded is generally seen as Rocket "88". It was recorded by Ike Turner in 1951. Bill Haley and The Comets had the first Rock 'n Roll hit in 1953 with Crazy Man, Crazy. Of course Rock Around The Clock was instrumental in establishing Rock 'n Roll all around the world. Carl Perkins is known as the King of Rockabilly. He created the style, Elvis sang covers of his songs such as Blue Shade Shoes.
Elvis was extremely influential, but you have to give credit where it is due.

**Zenobia**

@BTDUBS Yes, Freddie does a pretty good version, and Queen loved to perform the oldies. Tutti Fruiti - Queen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FkNgC8_CU4
It works better when Freddie Mercury performs it then Elvis, because Little Richard and Freddie Mercury were both tenors. Little Richard had an awesome voice, he is somewhat underrated in my personal opinion.

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eternal smith

Shout out to little Richard for the original to this cover 🤘

Feeling 1994

Elvis is the king of rock and roll.
He didn’t write a song but his sheer raw performing talent, his phrasing of a song and ability to make a song absolutely his were all so extraordinary that someone like Chuck Berry - who was a legend and who wrote all of his own songs - still said that Elvis was ‘the best and the best there ever will be

He became one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century before passing away at the young age of 42.
To this day, he remains the best-selling solo artist of all time, racking up an estimated 600 million to one billion in album sales.

He is the only singer who's voice has been studied at colleges and universities by voice professors through the years.
“He was just amazing and spectacular. He really opened the door to my whole love of music.
He had a singer's build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven. "Anyway You Want Me" is one of the most moving vocal performances I've ever heard. There is no touching "Jailhouse Rock" and the stuff recorded at the King Creole sessions. I can study the Sun sessions as a middle-aged guy looking back at a bloke's career and go, "Wow, what a great way to start." But I liked the modernity of the RCA stuff. "I Need Your Love Tonight" and "A Big Hunk o' Love" were so powerful those sessions sounded like the greatest place to be on the planet." —Robert Plant

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”—Bruce Springsteen
“Elvis is the best ever, the most original.”—Jim Morrison
“Nobody can sing blues better than Elvis”. —Jackie Wilson
"Nobody can sing the gospel better then Elvis" —Mahalia Jackson
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.”—Al Green


“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”—Rod Stewart
“He was a unique artist, an original in an area of imitators.”—Mick Jagger
“Elvis was God-given, there’s no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.”—Little Richard
“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of rock ’n’ roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together—the rhythm, OK,, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music, just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”—Bono

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. There’ll never be another like that soul brother.”—James Brown
“There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate him 11.”—Sammy Davis Jr.
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the ’60s comes from it.”—Leonard Bernstein

Feeling 1994

Little Richard is the best version, but this is a good rockabilly version.
Elvis never “stole” a song because he wasn’t a songwriter. He gave credit and royalties to the songwriters whose work he covered.
accusing Elvis of song theft is not really fair considering the music business of the 1950s. Back in the 50s, there wasn't necessarily a one-song/one-artist relationship. Many musical artists performed different renditions or covers of the same song that popular song-writers penned. In fact, in the early 1950s, many renditions of the same song topped the charts at the same time.
Additionally, Big Mama Thornton did not write "Hound Dog." Songwriting credit goes to the popular songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller. The duo also shares writing credit for Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem."
"Hound Dog" is also one of the most litigated songs in history. The lawsuits do not include Elvis Presley.
The only song said to have been co-written by Elvis was HEARTBREAK HOTEL, which he of course had no part in writing but if the lady who wrote it wanted it recorded by Elvis, she had to sign over half the publishing rights to the song which became Elvis Presley's very first Number One Record in 1956.

From early in his career, Elvis credited much of his success to pioneering black musicians.
Later in 1957, at a November press conference in Hawaii, Presley was asked point blank, “Did you invent rock ’n’ roll?” He explained, “I explored it. It existed long before I did. It was called rhythm and blues. I just tried a new interpretation.”
Paul McCartney described The Beatles as “plagiarists extraordinaire” for the way they took rock and roll and blues songs and made them their own. Elvis was no different. He, like all great artists, took from other originals to create his own originality.
Carl Perkins, “Everyone has their own ideas about what rock is. But make no mistake, The first time anyone ever did what was called rock-a-billy was when Elvis, Scotty and the boys started recording”

ImmortalRP’s

@Marcus Xavier what about queen’s version

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