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 (*-Indicates Academy (AMPAS) Award Winner)

 

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  This was something I posted on other various sites over the past 16yrs a couple of times & it's quite easy & obvious

 

To my fellow "TCM-ITE'S" out there, simply put, wo do you prefer, like, rate higher

 

*"The Chairman of the Board: Francis (Albert) Sinatra"  OR  "The King of Rock & Roll: Elvis (Aaron) Presley???"

 

Now 1stly I wanted to enlist some stats of both legendary stars-(such as they do w/boxers, football, i.e. tale of the tape,etc) B)

 

Now, age before youth>

 

 *Sinatra's semi bio:                           (A WORK IN PROGRESS)

 

  Born: December 12th, 1915 in Hoboken, NJ-(his very first home is now gone, but the small area the cold water flat is still squeezed in between 2 other houses in Hoboken. Fans also installed a "Walk-of-Fame Star" right there.

  At birth he almost was dead & his grandmother saved his life by running cold water on the infant. However, they had to use tongs to get him out, forever leaving a huge scar on his left side & it also punctured that ear. & this was the reason he was declared 4-F for WWII.

  Nationality: Sicilian

  Hgt: 5'8 & 1/2

  Wgt: 125 to 165lbs

  Hair color: Brown & Grey

  Eyes: Blue

  Married: (4) times to: Nancy Barboa, Ava  Gardner-(l951-57), Mia Farrow & Barbara Sinatra

  Children (3) Nancy Sinatra-(l940-), Frank, Jr.-(l944-2016) & Tina-(l948-) though Mia insists her son: Ronan Farrow-(l987-)-(originally named "Satchel" by *"The Woodman" Woody Allen, when he was his stepdad) is the son of *Francis Albert!?  It is uncanny if you see this guy, except the blonde hair. He was on MSNBC for awhile, but vanished   YOU BE THE JUDGE

  Religion: Catholic

  Net worth at death: $100 million

  Amount of Songs: 2,000

  Amount of Albums: 1,800

  Final concert: 1996

  His fav. song: "New York, New York"

  Film Debut: 1943's "Higher and Higher"

  Amount of films: (58)

  Final film: "Cannonball Run II" (l984)

  GRAMMY Awards: (13)

  OSCAR nominations/wins: (4)-(3) *1945 "The House I Live In" (RKO) (Best Short Subject)

   *1953 *"From Here to Eternity" (Col.) (won Best Supporting Actor as Maggio), 1955 "Man With the Golden Arm" (UA) (Best Actor nom.) & was awarded a non-competitive *Oscar in 1971 *Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Also co hosted 1965/66. (P.S. He always insisted "Man W/Golden Arm" was his finest per.)

 The Rat Pack:  Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford & a couple others. (P.S. had a mammoth falling out w/Lawford over JFK & Bobby Kennedy situation. He built a landing pad,etc thinking JFK was gonna' fly in via helicopter & stay at his Palm Springs Residence, however, Peter informed him that the pres. decided to stay at *Bing's house instead-(a Republican) & he flipped out, virtually & physically throwing Peter out & never speaking to him again! He left it there, inc. a "placque" he installed.)

  Roles  he wanted: *"0n the Waterfront" (l954)-(it was filmed in hometown of Hoboken), "Guys & Dolls"-(wanted *Brando's role instead), "Defiant 0nes" (l958), "Some Like it Hot" (l959), "The Hustler" (l96l) & was gonna' do 1979's "La Cage Aux Folles"

Highest Grossing Film: *"From Here to Eternity" ($12m.)

  Personal favorite's/influences,etc: *Humphrey Bogart-(his acting idol), *Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett-(had been his fav. singer for decades)  & also *Spencer Tracy became close after 1961's "Devil at 4 0'Clock"  even serving as pallbearer at his 1967 funeral. & as most are aware he did have mafia aka: "WiseGuy" buddies, most notably Sam "Momo" Giancana-(l908-75) of Chicago.

  Least Liked:  *Marlon Brando :angry: Peter Lawford, Tommy Dorsey, Billy Martin, the Press, Kitty Kelly, Bobby Kennedy! & once was arrested in 1937 for "The Man Act"  Plus, attacked & was arrested after hitting a reporter that wrote a trash pc about he & Ava. The man died shortly after

Was well-known to wear a "Toupee' of which he was mighty testy about too!

Fav. clothes store: NYC's "J Press"-(suit '22 regular)

Fav. cologne: "Yardley's"

 Died: May 14th, 1998 at Cedars si-ni Hospital in LA

 Cause: Heart attack

 Final words: "I'm Losing"

 Internment: "Desert Memorial Park" Palm Springs, CALIF-(nxt to his beloved mother Dolly-(who was killed in a plane crash in 1977 on route to see her son in concert, age 83  & I think his father Frank, Sr is also laid to rest there, passing away in 1969 at age 77.) & for him, a very modest grave too! :rolleyes:

& was interred with:  A pack of Cigs, Bottle of Jack Daniels,  Pocket full of Change-(his pals said later in case he hit some slot machine's up there) & a Red Scarf wrapped around his neck. :D

 

(P.S. As I've often written he's my own No. #2 runner-up Hero, Idol,etc only after *"The Great: Spencer Tracy"-(l900-l967) No. #3 & final is "The Great 0ne: Jackie Gleason"-(l9l6-87)-(however more for his Ralph Kramden a bit)

& my own favs of his> "Some Came Running" (l958) (WB'S)-(same as *Scorsese's)  "It Was A Very Good Year" (l965/66) & album: "0nly the Lonely" (l958) *Frank hit his pinnacle during the mid to late 1950's, dubbed his "Capitol Records" & post "Ava yrs"

 

On a personal note, my mom almost got to escort him one night in AC-(l980)

she was security for "Playboy Casino" & he was at "Resorts" her girl pal did get to do so & he not only pd$ her salary rest of that night, but allowed her to go club hopping w/him & "The Boys"

However, instead my ma' did get to escort *Robert Duvall to his limo!

 

& of all the memorabilia I own of his I'm proudest of an official *"Frank Sinatra Black Fedora" I own &

a "Bobblehead"-(which due to Nancy, are virtually impossible to locate) I was once also in a superlative fan club "International *Sinatra Society" based down here in Lakeland, FL

 

& (my own personal favs. of his)>

 

Top (4-5) *Sinatra motion pictures:  AKA "Essentials"

 

 "Some Came Running" (l958-MGM)

*"From Here to Eternity" (l953-Columbia)

 "Manchurian Candidate" (l962)

 "The Man With the Golden Arm" (l955-UA)-(his vote as his finest hour)

& "Suddenly" (l954)

 

& of his 6 decades of music:

 

 "It Was a Very Good Year" (l965-67)

 "In the wee Small Hrs of the Morning" (l958)

 "Summer Wind"

 "One More for the Road"

& "All the Way"*

& Album:

 "Only the Lonely" (what his already gone too soon son: Frank, Jr. always dubbed "A Suicide Album" unquote

 

TIPS: Race, don't walk over to get the HBO documentary "All the Way" on dvd

 

& who else caught "The Rat Pack" starring Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna & Don Cheadle?

(**1/2-out of four stars) & Cheadle stole the show as Sammy.

 

 

 

 

AND NOW                                VS.                                    (AGAIN, A WORK IN PROGRESS)

 

 

 Elvis Presley

 

 Born: January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi & was literally born & raised in a shack of sorts! & Madonna actually says she grew-up  in a crappy house in Bay City, Michigan, you should see it via comparison to both of these stars 1st places to live!

He & *Frank kinda' have this in common, in their awful 1st homes. Though from looks of it Elvis had the edge on it being ever such a nightmare & unlike *Frank's-(SEE ABOVE) his is still there, so far anyway

& had a brother (Jesse) that was born dead & is also laid to rest nxt to him, his mother-(Gladys) & father-(Vernon)

 Nationality: Cherokee Indian

 Hgt: 6'0

 Wgt: 165-255lbs

 Eyes: Blue

 Hair: Blondish & then had hair dyed jet black, stating he wanted to look like Tony Curtis

 Married: (once) to Priscilla Presley (l946-) (l967-73)

 Children: (1) Lisa  Marie (l968-) & now Elvis woulda' been a grandfather too

(NOTE: Priscilla Presley on TCM in talking about him, said that when "The King of Rock and Roll" was again getting set to play Las Vegas-(though the 2nd home of "The Rat Pack") most of the signs in Vegas would simply say "He's Here!" unquote)

Education: Humes High school

Army sting: 1958-60

First Song: 1954's "That's All Right Mama"

Amount of Songs: 760

Amount of Albums: 74

Final concert:  June 1977 in Indiana

Religion: Pentecostal

Net Worth upon his death:-(NOTE: But, I always try & get things correct, so must look it up. Didn't have to w/*Sinatra though, all in my head)

Film career: 1956-73 "Love Me Tender" was his debut

Amount of films: (33)

Film Debut: "Love Me Tender" (l956)

Final: "Elvis: on Tour" (l973) (concert/documentary)

Favorite film: "King Creole" (l958) & he wanted to make more flix like this & '57's "Jailhouse Rock"  Citing the likes of: *Brando, J.D. & Monty Clift as his acting Heroes. However & once again due to Col. Tom Parker-(l909-97) of whom only cared about the $money$ aspect of Elvis, signed him to those silly MGM movies of the 1960's  i.e. "Tickle Me" "Kissin' Cousins" & others. & being an old-fashioned gentlemanly country boy, Presley trusted him & once he gave a person his word, that was it! Parker also made mince-meat of his dad after his '77 death.

Who also died only 2yrs later in 1979.

Highest Grossing Film: "Blue Hawaii" (l961)

His fav. Song: "I'm Leaving"-(although he loved Gospel)

GRAMMY AWARDS: (3 & 1 honorary)

Fav. Food: Fried Peanut Butter & Banana sands. (a well known story is that whenever Presley felt like somekind of eats, he'd gather up his entourage i.e. "Memphis Mafia" & just jump on his pvt jet & fly anywhere in the USA for any type of food he had a craving for)

Favorite Actor: *Marlon Brando

Fav. Sport: Football

Favorite Car: His famous Pink "Gold El Dorado"  & on that note, most insist he woulda' had a lot more $$$ when he suddenly died, but would buy cars for everyone & it's said in the 100's too!

His final net worth was: $300 million-(hard to believe his was higher than *Frank's though?)

Most always say he woulda' saved a lot more except for his generosity

Was really a Blackbelt in Karate

Was also well known for his passion for guns & the famed story about him once shooting out a tv-(it was actually 2) & with a "Magnum" no-less. However, another trivia bit is who was on that tv that got him so angry?

& of course the meds he was prescribed: that despicable dr. had him on -(hard to spell meds.) "codeine" "demoral" "liquid delauded" "valium" "sleeping pills" & many other things, all each (3) times per day! Now, this is also the typical type of nonsense that makes it extremely difficult nowadays for people that truly are in need of meds!?  This all actually started in his stint in the Army, because he had insomnia & they gave him upper's,etc

Death: August 16th, 1977 at home in Graceland (Memphis, TENN.)

Cause: Heart failure, though he suffered from numerous other ailments,

Internment: "Graceland"

 

& on the above item about me having a collectible *"Sinatra "Bobblehead" my very own mother-(who was once the local head of an "Elvis Presley Fan Club" in Wilmington, Delaware-(pre-Army) & she owns 1 of him now

 

My own pix for "Essential" Elvis songs:

 

"Suspicious Minds"

"In the Ghetto"

"My Way"-(his rendition towards the end was even superior to *Frank's & sooo "Operatic!")

"Were Goin' Up, Were Goin' Down"

& his version of "Unchained Melody"

 

(P.S. He'd always end his concerts w/"Can't help Falling In Love With You")

 

OOPS! How could I leave out "Pork Salad Annie"

 

& "Essential" Presley cinema:

 

"Elvis: That's the Way It Is" (l970-concert-documentary film & in my view, he was at his peak here. Cary Grant's even in the audience!)

"Elvis: On Tour" (l973) (another, but not as strong concert-docu.)

"King Creole"

"Jailhouse Rock"

& "Flaming Star"

 

 

& what did you think of that 1979 tv movie "Elvis" W/Kurt Russell?

 

 

THANK YOU & I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS.

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 (*-Indicates Academy (AMPAS) Award Winner)

 

:wub:

 

  This was something I posted on other various sites over the past 16yrs a couple of times & it's quite easy & obvious

 

To my fellow "TCM-ITE'S" out there, simply put, wo do you prefer, like, rate higher

 

*"The Chairman of the Board: Francis (Albert) Sinatra"  OR  "The King of Rock & Roll: Elvis (Aaron) Presley???"

 

 

 

 

 

I rate Sinatra way higher then Elvis.    To call Elvis the king of Rock is a joke.   One major difference between Rock and prior forms of modern western music is that most Rock acts (solo acts as well as bands) write their own songs.    Elvis didn't do that so I view him as a pop act.   Elvis started out with a lot of potential but he didn't grow and develop.  Instead he became a lounge type singer.    Elvis was a very fine singer and his early rockabilly type tunes were interesting but after that there was a major drop off.  

 

Sinatra's interpretation of the great American songbook is legendary.     As a jazz musician I often play along to his records since his phasing helps one when playing the melody with one's instrument.

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I rate Sinatra way higher then Elvis.    To call Elvis the king of Rock is a joke.   One major difference between Rock and prior forms of modern western music is that most Rock acts (solo acts as well as bands) write their own songs.    Elvis didn't do that so I view him as a pop act.   Elvis started out with a lot of potential but he didn't grow and develop.  Instead he became a lounge type singer.    Elvis was a very fine singer and his early rockabilly type tunes were interesting but after that there was a major drop off.  

 

Sinatra's interpretation of the great American songbook is legendary.     As a jazz musician I often play along to his records since his phasing helps one when playing the melody with one's instrument.

 

As if Sinatra wrote his own songs. What did he ever write besides "Mistletoe and Holly"? 

 

Sinatra was great, but he couldn't have sung gospel like Elvis -- or "Suspicious Minds"! Now that's versatility!

 

Elvis was the King of Rock 'n' Roll AND the ultimate pop act!

 

 

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I choose Sinatra, of course.

I have seen all but a handful of Sinatra films and the ones I am missing are due to not being able to find them.

 

I watch Sinatra movies over and over regardless of genre.

 

I listen to Sinatra all the time.

 

I'm an Elvis fan, but  there is no way I would choose him over Sinatra

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As if Sinatra wrote his own songs. What did he ever write besides "Mistletoe and Holly"? 

 

Sinatra was great, but he couldn't have sung gospel like Elvis -- or "Suspicious Minds"!

 

Elvis was the King of Rock 'n' Roll AND the ultimate pop act!

 

 

I don't care WHO Writes the songs people sing.

 

Unless you want all actors to start writing screenplays.......?

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I choose Sinatra, of course.

I have seen all but a handful of Sinatra films and the ones I am missing are due to not being able to find them.

 

I watch Sinatra movies over and over regardless of genre.

 

I listen to Sinatra all the time.

 

I'm an Elvis fan, but  there is no way I would choose him over Sinatra

 

When was the last time you saw a Sinatra impersonator?

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When was the last time you saw a Sinatra impersonator?

Jakeem, when Frank Jr. died, Sinatra's voice died with him.

 

I have been to several Elvis TRIBUTE ARTIST concerts - that is how they like to call themselves.

 

You may be interested to know that one of them who lives in my city -named Steve Elliot- owns a car that Elvis owned.  It's gorgeous.

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As if Sinatra wrote his own songs. What did he ever write besides "Mistletoe and Holly"? 

 

Sinatra was great, but he couldn't have sung gospel like Elvis -- or "Suspicious Minds"! Now that's versatility!

 

Elvis was the King of Rock 'n' Roll AND the ultimate pop act!

 

 

I'm surprised you have such difficulty with basis understanding.   I clearly stated I didn't view Elvis as a ROCK act since ROCK acts typically write their own songs.     There was no comparison to Sinatra in this regard.    I still say Elvis as so called King of Rock 'n' Roll is a joke.    King of pop,  maybe.     As for as ultimate pop act?    That fat and drugged out Elvis wasn't the ultimate anything.  

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I'm surprised you have such difficulty with basis understanding.   I clearly stated I didn't view Elvis as a ROCK act since ROCK acts typically write their own songs.     There was no comparison to Sinatra in this regard.    I still say Elvis as so called King of Rock 'n' Roll is a joke.    King of pop,  maybe.     As for as ultimate pop act?    That fat and drugged out Elvis wasn't the ultimate anything.  

 

Elvis wasn't fat and drugged out until 20 years after he established himself as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Many performers have their periods of decline. Even Sinatra had vocal and personal problems -- and couldn't buy a movie role before "From Here to Eternity."

 

And Michael Jackson was the King of Pop! Elvis' great contributions to the ascendancy of rock are indisputable.

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I would think a vote on this mostly depends on which type of music one prefers.

 

But as the both of them, fine singers as they were, had so different a style and range and were known mostly for two vastly different types and styles of music, any comparison is stupid.

 

Elvis had a voice more suited to the era of rock'n'roll in which he sprang to fame, and a penchant for excellent gospel vocals.

 

Sinatra, as gifted a voice he was, would never have succeeded in either.  And vice-versa. (I can't imagine Elvis singing "Young At Heart", or Sinatra tackling "Little Sister".)

 

As I like both the genres the two are seperately best known for, I couldn't possibly cast a vote.

 

Unless you're asking for the better looking, well....Frank's in the dust.

 

 

Sepiatone

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I would think a vote on this mostly depends on which type of music one prefers.

 

But as the both of them, fine singers as they were, had so different a style and range and were known mostly for two vastly different types and styles of music, any comparison is stupid.

 

Elvis had a voice more suited to the era of rock'n'roll in which he sprang to fame, and a penchant for excellent gospel vocals.

 

Sinatra, as gifted a voice he was, would never have succeeded in either.  And vice-versa. (I can't imagine Elvis singing "Young At Heart", or Sinatra tackling "Little Sister".)

 

As I like both the genres the two are seperately best known for, I couldn't possibly cast a vote.

 

Unless you're asking for the better looking, well....Frank's in the dust.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Well, we know Elvis could sing "My Way" -- and he did it well. I'm not sure which Elvis songs Sinatra could have sung, but I suppose he could have covered something.

 

 

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Spence-- don't understand the question?

 

Let me ask you a question - -

 

Who's the better singer Pavarotti or Frank Sinatra?

 

Who's the better singer Barbra Streisand or Madonna?

 

Who's the better singer James Brown or Herman of Herman's Hermits?

 

When you asked to compare singers outside of their own genre style of music it doesn't make a lot of sense to me anyway.

 

Frank Sinatra sings a certain repertoire. It's a repertoire that's composed by people like Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Cahn and Van Heusen, and George and Ira Gershwin.

 

Elvis Presley sings songs that have primarily been written by Leiber and Stoller.

 

If you're going to compare Frank Sinatra to anyone it has to be someone who's singing in the same repertoire, and has the same demands put up on him or her.

 

But if you're just doing this for kicks and you obviously are not serious about judging Frank Sinatra then I could say this about Elvis Presley-'

 

If Elvis had studied the same repertoire and had the same parameters and had followed the same kind of career as a Frank Sinatra, and Andy Williams, or Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, or a Jack Jones, Dean Martin, Steve Lawrence, Sammy Davis jr.ect. per se--

 

I believe Elvis would have been as great as any of those singers. Outside of that there's nothing else you can really say.

 

I think Frank Sinatra is arguably the greatest singer of the American pop song. However, there are people who would disagree with me and say maybe it was Nat King Cole or Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald, or Tony Bennett or Barbra Streisand.

 

But it wouldn't really be very fair to put Elvis in that position.

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A good example of what Princess of Tap means is Bobby Darin.

 

Bobby Darin idolized Sinatra. he wanted to sing like Sinatra.

 

But there already was Sinatra.

 

Bobby Darin knew he had a short time to live because he had suffered from and nearly died from Rheumatic fever as a child.

 

This disease shortens your life span.  Bobby died on the operating table for open heart surgery at the age of 37.

 

How do you become Frank Sinatra's type of singer when your days are numbered and you ar living in the rock and roll era?

 

Well, you first enter rock and roll.

 

You write a song called Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath.  It becomes a smash hit and you are a teen idol.

 

You make teen movies with Sandra Dee to whom you will be married.

 

Gradually, you start to write songs that are in between rock and jazz like the song Dream lover.

 

Only then do you record Mac the Knife.

 

When Frank Sinatra hears your version of mac the Knife - remember you are Bobby Darin -

 

Sinatra is so impressed that when he records his version of mac the Knife with the Quincy Jones band, he lists in the middle of the song people whose version of Mac the Knife he admires-

 

INCLUDING BOBBY DARIN.

 

That is when Boby Darin knew he'd accomplished his goal. 

 

 

 

 

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A good example of what Princess of Tap means is Bobby Darin.

 

Bobby Darin idolized Sinatra. he wanted to sing like Sinatra.

 

But there already was Sinatra.

 

Bobby Darin knew he had a short time to live because he had suffered from and nearly died from Rheumatic fever as a child.

 

This disease shortens your life span. Bobby died on the operating table for open heart surgery at the age of 37.

 

How do you become Frank Sinatra's type of singer when your days are numbered and you ar living in the rock and roll era?

 

Well, you first enter rock and roll.

 

You write a song called Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath. It becomes a smash hit and you are a teen idol.

 

You make teen movies with Sandra Dee to whom you will be married.

 

Gradually, you start to write songs that are in between rock and jazz like the song Dream lover.

 

Only then do you record Mac the Knife.

 

When Frank Sinatra hears your version of mac the Knife - remember you are Bobby Darin -

 

Sinatra is so impressed that when he records his version of mac the Knife with the Quincy Jones band, he lists in the middle of the song people whose version of Mac the Knife he admires-

 

INCLUDING BOBBY DARIN.

 

That is when Boby Darin knew he'd accomplished his goal.

CF-- excellent observation

 

Bobby Darin certainly belongs in the category with all the people I mentioned previously like Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis. Mack the Knife is an absolute standard and his version is Simply the Best.

 

Bobby Darin was very unusual in that he was accepted as a rock and roll singer and at the same time was accepted as a legitimate American pop singer. That's very unusual. Before his death ironically he reinvented himself as a folk singer.

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I am basically a rock and roller, but I vote for Sinatra.

In the hierarchy of music, one of the few rock singers I can think of who

could have been a great legitimate pop-Jazz stylist singer was Grace Slick.

Others would have been Dusty Springfield,Tom Jones and Cilla Black.

 

 

Dionne Warwick sang in the top 40 but she was always on the other side with legitimate singers because Burt Bacharach and Hal David are legitimate pop American composers-- Bacharach produced conducted and arranged her records and he and Hal David placed high demands on her. She was the one who went to Broadway to explain, by way of her singing, how Bacharach and David's music was to be presented on Broadway in Promises, Promises in 1969.

 

That was before the Broadway musical became nothing more than Walt Disney rehashes and rock and roll medley shows, aside from Stephen Sondheim.

 

As I said previously, Elvis if he had been trained properly, certainly could have sung with the best of them-- and that goes for Aretha Franklin too.

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   THANX AGAIN TO ALL, especially the folks that sent on images of Elvis,etc 

 

BUT, nobody did same w/*Sinatra?

 

 

No clips, footage

 

 

Speaking of which, trust me & also check out his 1977 "Dean Martin: Celebrity Roast" available as well I think on (youtube)

Don Rickles just tears the place apart!!! & he's the only 1 that could seemingly do mafia bits in *Frank's face to him & he'd love it-(that stuff can also be viewed on "The Best of Don Rickles"  A sheer priceless moment when *Sinatra, Rickles, Johnny & Ed McMahon are all on together   Don even kisses *Frank & on the mouth, both here & on that J. Carson episode

 

By the way, he even filled-in for Carson a few times in the 1970's, however, he wasn't particularly a great interviewer

 

& even greater=-(ALL-TIMER JAZZ) & also easy to locate on "The Net"-(name of a  '95 *Sandy Bullock film by the way)

Is when Johnny replaced, I believe, Joey Bishop on stage w/ Dino, Sammy & *Francis Albert-(around '65)

It's in B & W &

A MUST SAVE!"   Don't know if I can spell this ok It was for "Dismus House"   Doesn't matter, but any fans just gotta' race to it TRUST ME HERE!   There's mostly all (3) taking turns singing & then, out comes the table of booze & comedy :D

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  & I haven't forgot & will "complete" Elvis section, for those interested   But, as you know it can't possibly be as large a bio & such as the other guys'

 

 

(TRIVIA: who also know Elvis was slated for a few yrs to star opposite *Streisand in '76's "A Star Is Born" (**1/2)-(P.S. It's song "Evergreen" by her won a richly deserved *Oscar by the way)

However, "Mr. Charm"-(I'm being nice & mild here) Col. Tom Parker-(l909-1997) :angry:

once again put his big fat beak in the middle & said NO!

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