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The public made Elvis Presley larger than life, better known than Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and in some cases God Himself. I cannot quite understand the Elvis craze. I dont think he was a handsome man, I dont enjoy his music, I wont waste my time trying to sit through one of his boring, talentless movies, and if, God forbid, I end up on my deathbed with some horrible, incurable disease, I certainly wont make a pilgrimage to Graceland to be miraculously healed.Jack Gould conveyed some of my feeling in the essay TV: New Phenomenon when he wrote, Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability.Although he gave away cars, cash, and gifts to friends, family, and sometimes, strangers, I cant think of any of his contributions that merits his God-like status. Cults and churches have been formed to worship him. One such church named The First Presbyterian Church of Elvis the Divine in Colorado claims he paid them a visit, and he was as young and in shape as he was in his early years. There are websites dedicated to proving that Elvis and Jesus are one and the same. People claim to have seen Elvis alive at grocery stores and at parks. There is also a website devoted to the cloning of The King himself. People have just gone overboard worshipping Elvis! The same mothers and fathers who cant understand son or daughters fascination with the Backstreet Boys are buying vials of Elviss sweat from the Internet. It scares me to think that some if these people will soon be participating in the nationwide vote for a new president. Born January 8, 1935 to Gladys and Vernon Presley, the odds were against Elvis Aaron Presley from the moment the entered this world. The fact that he ascended from his dirt poor roots to superstar status is a major factor of why he was so popular in the South among the lower middle class, and the diversity in his style contributed to his assorted fan base. In his teen years, Elvis absorbed the cultural aspects and musical style ...

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