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One music genre created another; without Elvis who popularized music that had been only listened to by blacks, there never would have been pop. Without pop, Michael Jackson never would have had the platform to show off his talents and hypnotize all of you. Whether or not Elvis stole is besides the point. Stealing is wrong yes, very wrong, especially when it is someone else's hard work. Don't do it. BUT the point is that you should all appreciate Elvis just a little bit because he is partially responsible for Michael Jackson's fame. Without Elvis, the music that would evolve into pop would never have reached the ears of the wealthy, white, producers and such. Is it sad that white's ruled the roost back then? Yes, it is sad and wrong that it was that way but this is not my point. There is no need to talk about how Elvis was some sort of mean racist. This is not the point.

So please, there is no reason to bash Elvis. You should appreciate Elvis's valueable place in music history and how he infact, did break down racial barriers with his music. The songs he sang were enjoyed by everyone, young and old, black and white, similar to Michael Jackson. Elvis did have his haters of course, just like Michael Jackson. What's this! Elvis and Michael Jackson are similar! Pioneers of fashion of the era!? Musical giants!? Some of the biggest memorials ever!?

WAIT WAIT WAIT
forgive me right now but I have to:
Who is that man in the mirror? Is it Michael Jackson? Is it Elvis? I don't know.


Elvis also had a year long love affair with Ann-Margret and she's wonderful. Who is she? Look her up. Don't bash her for being old. She's still beautiful and talented.

I hope you can all appreciate what I have just said. If you have any corrections or additions please tell me as politely as possible. Thank you, I will gladly alter anything that is incorrect.

EDIT: I am not saying that Elvis directly influenced Michael Jackson. This I know to be not true. What I am saying is that ELVIS OPENED THE DOOR SO THAT PEOPLE LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON COULD BECOME FAMOUS SOMEDAY! I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE MUSIC THESE TWO MUSICIANS WROTE! I AM TALKING ABOUT HOW ONE HAS AFFECTED THE CAREER OF THE OTHER! This is something none of you can seem to appreciate except for a few.
You're all being terrible racist. Michael Jackson would be rather unhappy with you all.
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this was probably a bad idea...
ok you are just dumb.
everyone knows that if it wasn't for JOE there would be no michael.
Elvis was a racist b*****d.
I know it's gonna piss you Elvis fans off that I said that but hey i just don't give a ********. Elvis stole A LOT of songs from african american artists. But hey what white artist back then didn't.?
Remember Hound Dog.? You guys probably think that song was made by Elvis right.? WRONG.!
The song was made by none other than Big Momma Thorton.
But because the white radio stations didn't play black music the white musicians just felt they could steal music and play it off as their own not giving any credit to the true artist. So I have no respect for Elvis what so ever or any old school white musician for that matter.

INB4 it's because you're black.
because I don't give a ********.
Millie Nao
One music genre created another; without Elvis who popularized music that had been reserved for blacks, there never would have been pop. Without pop, Michael Jackson never would have had the platform to show off his talents and hypnotize all of you.

In short, you should all appreciate Elvis just a little bit because he is partially responsible for Michael Jackson's fame.
Elvis also had a year long love affair with Ann-Margret and she's wonderful.
If there was no pop, MJ would have just recorded a different style of music. He started in R&B, anyway.

Besides, rock was never "reserved for blacks." It was created by blacks, and ignored by whites, until served on a white platter. Michael owes nothing to Elvis. Elvis owes his success to the blacks from who he stole.
True because Elvis was the one who started this all and now we got all these different types of music
All music has an effect an each generation. If we should be thanking anyone, it should be the people of ancient times for having come up with the Idea of music at all.

In all seriousness though, without all the other of genres of music there may have never been a Louie Armstrong, Elvis, MJ, Dio, or Lady Gaga. Just the facts of life.
Racist or not, they still opened the way for black musicians, even if they did so unintentionally. So, the next time you start hating on racists, thank them for opening the path for everyone. They'll kick themselves for doing so again and again knowing it was their fault. >3
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well the threadstarter should of said without james brown there will be no michael jackson. james brown had a big impact on michael jackson life.
k3ki-x
ok you are just dumb.
everyone knows that if it wasn't for JOE there would be no michael.
Elvis was a racist b*****d.
I know it's gonna piss you Elvis fans off that I said that but hey i just don't give a ********. Elvis stole A LOT of songs from african american artists. But hey what white artist back then didn't.?
Remember Hound Dog.? You guys probably think that song was made by Elvis right.? WRONG.!
The song was made by none other than Big Momma Thorton.
But because the white radio stations didn't play black music the white musicians just felt they could steal music and play it off as their own not giving any credit to the true artist. So I have no respect for Elvis what so ever or any old school white musician for that matter.

INB4 it's because you're black.
because I don't give a ********]

it's not because ur black. it's because ur a racist. white people enslaved the black people, giving black people the means to make the music that they made. without white people, black music would still be bangin' on drums. while that's true, it's just to point out that ur a racist idiot. white people (like elvis) made black music popular. without popularizing black art, there would be no popularized black artists. i bet you think "respect" was an aretha franklin song. a woman's song. no, it was a man's song because you need to shut the ******** up, get off the computer and get back in the kitchen. ur a woman, only speak when spoken to.
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Millie Nao
One music genre created another; without Elvis who popularized music that had been reserved for blacks, there never would have been pop. Without pop, Michael Jackson never would have had the platform to show off his talents and hypnotize all of you.

In short, you should all appreciate Elvis just a little bit because he is partially responsible for Michael Jackson's fame.
Elvis also had a year long love affair with Ann-Margret and she's wonderful.
If there was no pop, MJ would have just recorded a different style of music. He started in R&B, anyway.

Besides, rock was never "reserved for blacks." It was created by blacks, and ignored by whites, until served on a white platter. Michael owes nothing to Elvis. Elvis owes his success to the blacks from who he stole.
And michael owes part of his sucess to the pretty white man who told white people about it.
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k3ki-x
ok you are just dumb.
everyone knows that if it wasn't for JOE there would be no michael.
Elvis was a racist b*****d.
I know it's gonna piss you Elvis fans off that I said that but hey i just don't give a ********. Elvis stole A LOT of songs from african american artists. But hey what white artist back then didn't.?
Remember Hound Dog.? You guys probably think that song was made by Elvis right.? WRONG.!
The song was made by none other than Big Momma Thorton.
But because the white radio stations didn't play black music the white musicians just felt they could steal music and play it off as their own not giving any credit to the true artist. So I have no respect for Elvis what so ever or any old school white musician for that matter.

INB4 it's because you're black.
because I don't give a ******** isn't the point I'm trying to make.
or was trying to make, whatever.
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