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YMMV: Elvis Presley
  • Award Snub: He was nominated for fourteen Grammys, but only won three—all of them in the Gospel category. Two of them for the same song.
  • Covered Up: "Hound Dog" was originally performed by blues singer Big Mama Thornton.
    • "Blue Suede Shoes" is another one; it was actually a big hit for Carl Perkins before Elvis' own version was successful.
    • Presley was also late to the party in recording "Shake Rattle and Roll"; his version actually combines elements of the previous hit versions by Joe Turner and Bill Haley (Turner's lyrics, Haley's arrangement).
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: Many possible examples.
  • Dork Age: The mid-sixties. Nowadays, even die-hard fans find it difficult to enjoy some of the musical comedies he was making at that time.
    • In fact, if one were to ask who The Beatles' favorite artist was, they'd always insist it was "pre-Army" Elvis.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Jailhouse Rock one, the glittery white Vegas one, take your pick.
    • Also the black leather one from the comeback special.
    • His then-scandalous hip shaking.
  • Memetic Sex God: Thanks to Flanderization, many people remember him as fat Vegas Elvis. Before that he was the Memetic Sex God of The Fifties and early Sixties, only rivalled by Black legends like Little Richard.

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