"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)






Johnny Carson, the "Tonight Show" TV host died Jan 23rd aged 79

While not particularly connected with Elvis, they were mutual fans. Carson did meet with Elvis in 1969 and saw him live in Vegas.

Here are two stories from Alanna Nash's great book, Elvis Aaron Presley Revelations of The Memphis Mafia:

Marty Lacker: "Carson had one of his people call to get his son a table and arrange for him to meet Elvis backstage. When he came back, his son was completely obnoxious. Later, Johnny called Elvis and apologized for his kid's behaviour."

Billy Smith: "Elvis was always crazy about Johnny Carson. But then a few years later, Johnny was doing his monologue one night and Elvis was watching him, and Johnny said something about Elvis being "fat and forty. And boy, Elvis turned against him after that. He wouldn't hardly watch him anymore." Carson however did make two very amusing and pertinent comments about Elvis that are worth remembering. "Have you noticed that all Elvis impersonators look the alike but none of them look like Elvis?!" and when Elvis died Johnny Carson very appropriately said, "If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and the impersonators would be dead"


FTD: Kid Galahad
Love, Elvis
CD: Dirty Laundry
FTD: Follow That Dream
CD: We Have Not Rehearsed Them
Book: The Presley Arrangement
Book: Rough Guide to Elvis
CD: Continuing Story of Memory Records
FTD: On Tour Rehearsals
Book: The Elvis Album
CD: Christmas Peace
Book: The Memphis Lullaby
DVD: '68 Comeback Special
DVD: Elvis In Concert (3 hour version)
DVD: This Is Elvis
Hugh Jarrett (Jordanaires)
Elvis vs. wrestler Jerry Lawler!
It's time for an "Elvis' Greatest Hits" DVD!
SFX filing to buy EPE
Thank God 1981 sale of EPE didn't happen
Sale of EPE - good or bad?
Bridge over troubled water
New owner of EPE
Elvis Fans - The Following
Redefining Elvis
How did Elvis die?
Elvis Film Bio
500 million fans can't be wrong?
Bill Burk
Lisa Presley on EPE sale
Larry King transcipt
Red & Sonny West
Paul Simpson
Ed Bonja (Part 2)
Ernst Jorgensen
Phil Aitcheson (Presley Commission)
Did you miss?
Online Elvis Symposium
Exclusive excerpts from "The King Is Dead"
All about Lisa Presley
All about Graceland
FTD review- Elvis: New Year's Eve
DVD Review: Elvis Presley The Last 24 Hours
Elvis vs. Bing: who really was The King?


Elvis Odd Spot (updated 31 Dec 2004)