Was Elvis Presley a secret Grandmaster in chess...

Gerberk8

Wooden Heart is one of the clues that he was good in Chess...

Gerberk8

 

Even more clues that he was a chessplayer

Gerberk8

Gerberk8

Wood Expressions Elvis Collector's Chess Set

m_connors

Elvis' manager, Col Parker, was very smart. He forced songwriters to add Elvis's name as a composer so Elvis (and by extension the col as his manager) received additional royalties as composer. Elvis didn't write any of his songs, as far as I know. So any lyrics referring to chess really don't show anything about his chess playing ability (or lack thereof).

However, Elvis, as we all know, was the King . . .

Chill-Bhronai

Col Parker fleeced \ manipulated Elvis just like the old Carny Huxter he was. But yes, Elvis Presley is and always will be the King . . .

Gerberk8

Colonel Parker was of Dutch descent...and though I lke elvis it is not in the music that he was the best and the King..In Music The Beatles were a hundred  times better...It is just the total package that was Elvis and his movies and his disorders and not to forget his looks that made him great.I dont even have one cd of Elvis

 

Thats allright mama and hound dog were great singles though.

bonebroth

i can't help drawing this game with u

 

Gerberk8

bonebroth

nuffin beats gospel elvis

Thee_Ghostess_Lola

Treesong ?....absolutely hilarious !!

ty ty ty   i sooo needed that for a tues    <3 L happy.png

Gerberk8

Hound dog and Mama were 1954 and amazingly good ...Great stuff all the way What followed were some mediocre singles Bad movies and a well fed guy in a strange suit...I dont even like his gospel sounds..

Gerberk8

Hi Lola ...thanks

Thee_Ghostess_Lola

I watched his very last performance one nite on utube. it was strangely sad but he made me burst out laffing when he did cartoon-babble and ended it with...."plus tax". 

Gerberk8

Yeah he was an OK guy somehow 

Thee_Ghostess_Lola

here....at 9:45 - completely zonked and laff-crying. my father liked him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfOppTSCPP8

Chill-Bhronai

Treesong was right in Elvis being the total package. At the risk of turning this into a Beatles vs Elvis thread, the Beatles obviously had a free hand in their recorded output not withstanding their musicianship. But Elvis could play the guitar as was shown in the 68 Special. One of the great "what-if's" of Presley's studio recording output is what if he had been given a free hand in his output, especially following the Memphis / Stax era. Parker had a hand in stopping those collaborations growing further. Who knows, we could have had tracks that could have surpassed the quality and popularity of classics like "Suspicious Minds" etc . . . Finally, ending on a very controversial topic, The Beatles handled / dealt with their drug episodes better than Elvis dealt with his . . .

Gerberk8

1956 also very good...What happened one might ask

Gerberk8

bonebroth
Thee_Ghostess_Lola a écrit :

here....at 9:45 ingenious improvisation to comedic affect through empathetic emotive genius strength of will and unmatched listening skills missing no beats until the chorus genius preaching to 50k people twist to heck with ya