Friday, 16 August 2013

An American Trilogy

Elvis is generally considered to have had a three act career:

Act one was when we met, I loved you at first glance
You read your line so cleverly and never missed a cue

Between 1954 and 1958 Elvis was the young man with the big beat; the Sun sessions, the early RCA recordings, a couple of movies.  Yessir ma'am, Elvis could do no wrong.

Then came act two, you seemed to change and you acted strange
And why I'll never know.

Out of the army and into the movies: from Return to Sender to Yoga is as Yoga Does.

Act Three was, of course, the resurrection; from the Comeback Special, Elvis Country and Elvis in Memphis to the Vegas years and the inevtiable decline.  But some of Elvis' finest moments came from these final years.

Hitch your unicorn to a rainbow and contemplate this:

Elvis: a true artist

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