Happy birthday, Elvis!
It was very exciting to hear a “new” Elvis song in 2002. That is, this Mac Davis-penned song from Elvis’ 1968 movie Live A Little, Love A Little, was given new life when the Presley estate granted Dutch musician JXL (Tom Holkenborg) permission to remix “A Little Less Conversation,” the first time anyone had been officially allowed to do such a thing. The results were spectacular, and the three different versions of the remix combined hit number one on the music charts in over 20 countries. Long live the King!
In 2015 we will commemorate what would have been Elvis’ 80th birthday, and there will be lots of celebrations and discussion of his role not only in music, but in popular culture and history in general. Elvis is important. Like, he’s very, very important. Kids today don’t understand that. It makes me sad that so many of…
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