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View Poll Results: Who deserves the title "The King of Rock and Roll"?
Elvis Presley 103 41.53%
Chuck Berry 75 30.24%
Little Richard 14 5.65%
Neither 56 22.58%
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:18 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Elvis is the true king of rock and roll!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:35 PM   #244 (permalink)
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #245 (permalink)
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Chuck Berry, no contest.

Elvis was another image over art person. Somebody who was no more than a glorified cover artist. While his legacy is his looks and personality and also the fact he was a rebel in his time. But beyond that, he was nothing all that special.

Chuck Berry no matter what anybody says will always be the true king of rock n roll.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #246 (permalink)
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Is that really rock n' roll though? I mean, I admire those guys, but I would never consider them part of rock n' roll.

I think there is a definite list, but Monkey certainly didn't cover enough.
You would never consider them rock n roll? Seriously? That's a little ridiculous

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Chuck Berry, no contest.

Elvis was another image over art person. Somebody who was no more than a glorified cover artist. While his legacy is his looks and personality and also the fact he was a rebel in his time. But beyond that, he was nothing all that special.

Chuck Berry no matter what anybody says will always be the true king of rock n roll.
But isn't image a pretty big factor in rock sometimes? I don't like the fact that it is, but it is. He wasn't much of an artist but he ha the image, and he rocked the stage with his high energy and dancing. That's what makes him rock n roll. I can agree that chuck berry deserves the title a little more.

This song deserves a lot of credit for pioneering rock guitar

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #247 (permalink)
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Chuck Berry, no contest.

Elvis was another image over art person. Somebody who was no more than a glorified cover artist. While his legacy is his looks and personality and also the fact he was a rebel in his time. But beyond that, he was nothing all that special.

Chuck Berry no matter what anybody says will always be the true king of rock n roll.
Elvis' image - to the ladies - was art.

I think Elvis and Chuck Berry were two sides of the same coin. To me they have equal importance even though they represent different things. Elvis, a vocal singer, who did cover songs, Chuck a guitar player who wrote his own songs. Since they came first they are like are archetypes, you can always notice some artist/bands are cover bands other write their own material (and everything in between) so that all goes back to them.

I don't know many who are like Elvis could sing as strong as he did, had as many hits and and still fall under the category of Rock. That's all split up now, Rock still have strong vocalists but its the Pop artist that gets the hits. E.g. whether or not you like Led Zeppelin Robert Plant was considered to be one of the best in Rock and Roll (circa 1970's) but they didn't rack up the hits on the charts.

Chuck Berry did it all (or most of it) he wrote, sang and played guitar. In most Rock bands those duties (quite often) are split - they have a singer and guitar player(s). Even though his career started in the 50's his guitar playing was more advanced than some guitar players in the 60's and he was very influential to guitar players that emerged in the 70s.
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Chuck got most of his moves from T-bone.

"All the things people see me do on the stage I got from T-Bone Walker." - Chuck Berry

T-bone was Jazzier, though, and played a hollow-body with a real clean sound. Chuck added the grittier guitar sound and upbeat songs. That's what really made him rock.

T-bone even had all the rock star moves before the time of Chuck Berry or Jimi Hendrix.

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #249 (permalink)
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I gotta say that is a hard one I dont think it is elvis presly though
Thanks for putting clarity on that man. At least now we know who ISN'T the king.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:16 AM   #250 (permalink)
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Chuck Berry gets my vote, he was just the wrong skin color at the wrong time which is a damn shame.

"If rock and roll had another name, I guess they'd call it Chuck Berry" - John Lennon
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