"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)


"Absolute id crashed into absolute superego...as the uptightset man in America shook hands with just about the loosest."

(Mark Feeney on the 'Elvis meets Nixon' meeting)


"Elvis is everywhere"

(Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper)


"...especially in the South, they talk about Elvis and Jesus in the same breath"

(Michael Ventura, LA Weekly)


"The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image"


(Elvis Presley, Madison Square Garden press conference, 1972)


"Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was actually stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something"

(David Bowie)


"No-one, but no-one, is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme"

(Mick Jagger)


"I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother...there'll never be another like that soul brother"

(Soul legend, James Brown)


"Before Elvis there was nothing!"

(John Lennon)


"There were rock 'n' roll records before Heartbreak Hotel, but this was the one that didn't just open the door…it literally blasted the door off its rusted, rotten, anachronistic hinges…. producing....no propelling...an unstoppable, fundamental and primordial shift in not only musical... but social, political and cultural history"

(JNP, BBC website)

















































































































































































































































































'Elvis To The Max'

- rocking Australia in 2005

'Elvis to The Max' is Back! - and touring Australia.

Read EIN's exclusive Interview with Max Pellicano here.

Melbourne, September 20th 2005.

One of the world’s very best Elvis impersonators Max Pellicano (right) is back in Australia for a 10 week tour. His first concert in Melbourne was described by fans as awesome. His voice was tremendous and the packed crowd of 700 truly felt the power of Elvis as Max’s performance blew the roof off the house! Max Pellicano has been regularly touring Australia since 1993, creating that Elvis magic that everyone sadly misses. Max’s tour also includes 3 performances next weekend at Sydney’s Star Casino. This tour also features a string orchestra & dancers.

Max kicked off his 2005 Australian tour at Melbourne’s Taylors Lakes to a packed showroom. The winner of Starstruck as “Elvis” (Anthony Petraccio) was there, as was John St Peters and a few other familiar faces. That special tension & Elvis magic was created as, every time ‘Elvis’ came on stage, he entered by coming down this grand stairway causing the audience to explode with the excitement. They way Max Pellicano captures the magnetism of Elvis is extraordinary. This must be because of his background as a trained actor and the way he has studied every little Elvis nuance. It is not just his fabulous voice but every inflection & move that makes you revel in the presence of The King. Presenting the three main phases of Elvis’ live career Max wore the Milton Berle Show outfit, black-leather suit and the Red Lion jumpsuit. There is nothing like a live dose of Elvis, so don’t miss out if he’s in your town.

Max will be performing 3 big shows at Star City Casino Sydney, Sept 30th, October 1st & 2nd, with a full orchestra & Las Vegas dancers.

These photos, & one above, taken at Melbourne Sept 20th 2005. (copyright: Sanja Meegin)

EIN’s fascinating interview with Max Pellicano will be posted here soon.

On this tour Max also performs a special Fifties Tribute to Elvis at Sydney’s Basement Club in November. Book your tickets now through Ticketek.

Click here for full Tour Dates

Below more amazing photos of Max Pellicano in concert.

For updates and further information, visit his fan website here.

Concert review by Sanja Meegin, EIN 2005.

Click to comment on this review



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"Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture"

(Dr. Gary Enders)


" Elvis is the 'glue' which holds our society together....which subconciously gives our world meaning"



"Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis"

(humorist Dave Barry)


"He is the "Big Bang", and the universe he detonated is still expanding, the pieces are still flying"

(Greil Marcus, "Dead Elvis")


"I think Elvis Presley will never be solved"

(Nick Tosches)


"He was the most popular man that ever walked on this planet since Christ himself was here"

(Carl Perkins)


"When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew I wasn't going to work for anybody...hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail"

(Bob Dylan)


"When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted was to be Elvis Presley"

(Sir Paul McCartney)