The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, labored with numerous artists all through his profession and, in flip, listened to every kind of various music. His ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, as soon as detailed how he liked quite a few singers, however could not stand a selected type of singer.
Writing in her memoir, Elvis and Me, Priscilla mentioned: “He couldn’t abide singers who have been, in his phrases, ‘all approach and no emotional feeling.'”
On this class, she added, Elvis “firmly positioned Mel Tormé and Robert Goulet”.
These singers obtained a damning destiny in Elvis’ residence, Graceland, whereas he was watching TV together with his gun.
She wrote: “They have been each liable for two tv units being blown away with a .357 Magnum.”
Elvis was a tricky critic, however Priscilla revealed he knew when somebody had star high quality.
She wrote: “Elvis might spot expertise immediately. In Las Vegas, we often took in lounge acts that includes numerous up-and-coming artists.
“If Elvis preferred the present, he patronised the membership, encouraging the entertainers to pursue their careers, infusing them with confidence and enthusiasm.”
She was eager to offer additional particulars about a few of Elvis’ favorite acts, nevertheless.
The King was additionally keen on listening to Arthur Prysock, John Gary, opera singer Robert Merrill, Brook Benton, Roy Orbison, and Charles Boyer’s recording of The place Has Love Gone?
One other artist that piqued Elvis’ curiosity was David Bowie.
The singer was eager to have Ziggy Stardust write a track for him in 1975.
Bowie obliged, and wrote Golden Years for Elvis.
Nonetheless, when the track reached the star’s ears, he wasn’t .
Two years later, Elvis died, leaving Bowie with no second likelihood to work with the legendary singer.