I didn't come after Elvis and Dylan, I've been around always. But if I see or meet a great artist, I love them.
I remember that, before John Lennon died, everyone was saying that Rolling Stone couldn't do good reporting anymore. But when he died, they wrote this amazing issue, as they should have about Lennon. They did that when Elvis died, too.
Elvis was God-given, there's no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.
A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man's music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.
When I first heard Elvis perform "Bridge Over Trouble Water" it was unbelivable,and I thought to myself, how the hell can I compete with that?
Simon & Garfunkel
I hear them playing Elvis, they on they way to Graceland. But they don't scare me, I'm in the trunk.
Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis there would be no Beatles.
I'd been working with Elvis, but I just recorded Country, so he, definitely, like you said, encouraged me to try it, but I didn't, right then.
I was flying back from Lubbock and I saw Jesus on the plane, or maybe it was Elvis. You know, they kind of look the same.
My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!
John William Cummings
I was loud and electric at night, got all shook up with Elvis.
We got a Chinese Elvis painted by Norman Rockwell.