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The Monkey 08-19-2008 08:18 AM

I meant it to be a multiple options poll, sorry about that guys.
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Originally Posted by lucifer_sam (Post 508175)
Where's Fats Domino and Bo Diddley?

I wasn't aware that those two have ever been called kings of rock 'n' roll.
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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog (Post 508218)
neither?

Does that work here?

I admit I might've slept through some of my English classes.

WaspStar 08-19-2008 01:39 PM

I don't think the tag of "king of rock and roll" is really valid, but I think Chuck Berry is by far the greatest of the 1950's rockers, so he gets my vote.

You know that old challenge: a Martian lands on Earth and wants to know what rock and roll is. What song do you play them? Let's be honest; there's no better definition of "rock and roll" than Johnny B. Goode.

dallasrockscene 08-19-2008 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfred (Post 508162)
I say Elvis, because you hear way more about him then the other two. I doubt Chuck Berry or Little Richard dying would get as much of a reaction as it did when Elvis died.

But then again, Elvis died in '77.

In second grade ('88) we had to design a stamp. I did one of Elvis. A few years later one came out.

lucylamppost 08-19-2008 04:25 PM

Elvis Presley because he sold his soul for rock and roll

WeeLittleHobbit 08-19-2008 08:44 PM

Of the three of them, Elvis of course. Not only was he one of the greatest impacts of rock'n'roll history, but he is already known as the King. I'd never want that to change, even if I'm not his biggest fan.

ADELE 08-19-2008 11:52 PM

King Henry VIII wrote Greensleves and he was a king!

WaspStar 08-20-2008 06:36 AM

Presley might have been the King had the Colonel not been on the scene...

Minstrel 09-01-2008 03:48 PM

Elvis and Berry are pretty hard to decide between. Chuck Berry was more innovative and more influential within music, in my opinion, but Elvis popularized the form to the public far and away the best of any early rock & roll star and was, of course, a great talent too.

boo boo 09-01-2008 09:00 PM

King Crimson? :p:

Yeah that won't work.

But this needs to be asked. Why does rock n roll need to be a mocarchy? Thats kinda lame, shouldn't it be a democracy? In which case I'd elect Elvis president, Little Richard vice president and Chuck Berry speaker of the house.

sleepy jack 09-01-2008 09:21 PM

John Lennon.


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