Thursday, January 8, 2009

Loving The Alien And King

So, it's both David Bowie AND Elvis Presley's birthdays today.

Happy birthday David Bowie!!! He's 62 today!

Here he is with the Arcade Fire performing their song "Wake Up".

Happy birthday to Elvis Presley!!! He would be 74 today!

Here he is singing "Little Egypt" from the movie "Roustabout". "Little Egypt" of course is much better known as a Coasters song (and done much better by them), but I'm posting it so we remember it was practice at the time for white artists to re-record the songs of black artists. Elvis did this numerous times, and sadly, because of it, singers like Big Mama Thornton are nearly forgotten.

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