View Poll Results: Who's more famous, and why?

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  • Elvis

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  • Michael Jackson

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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    All this outpouring for MJ was overdone.

    How will you all react when someone way more talented, like Stevie Wonder, passes away ? Will you still be all out of superlatives from usin them on Mr 3 albums ?

    Elvis was the King, And Stevie blows Michael's doors off, so you people need to get some perspective.
    Stevie Wonder, especially during his classic period ('72 - '76), is absolutely amazing. I'm definitely a bigger Stevie fan than MJ, no contest. The soul and beauty in Stevie Wonder's music during that time outshines anything that MJ ever put out.

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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    All this outpouring for MJ was overdone.

    How will you all react when someone way more talented, like Stevie Wonder, passes away ? Will you still be all out of superlatives from usin them on Mr 3 albums ?

    Elvis was the King, And Stevie blows Michael's doors off, so you people need to get some perspective.
    Elvis sucked. I never understood why he was so popular to begin with.
    Stevie Wonder is certainly cool too, but he's never had anywhere near the cultural influence that MJ had.

    I don't think there is any musician alive today who would get this much of a reception if they died...nor are there any alive who deserve it more than MJ.
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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    i like Michael jackson becuase h e is the music i listen.

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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    I love to watch him dance. I also respect all that he has done for charity. As far as the child molestation thing, I don't know if he did it or not. I would love to think that he didn't. He was undeniably talented and helped unite blacks and whites while breaking barriors.
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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    -- I respect Elvis for going to the army, can't think of one self-indulgent artist these days who would do that --
    He didn't have any choice - I thought he was drafted?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    --Now Elvis probably would have been more famous had he been around in these more global times, but since he wasn't- MJ takes the cake here.
    Jackson maybe wouldn't have had his success if he hadn't met and been the artist that Quincy Jones needed. I watched an interesting interview with George Benson on British TV where he talked about how Quincy Jones had worked with Benson first but both had different aspirations and abilities.

    Elvis popularised and gave an edge to an underground music form (real black R&B) and allowed white Americans to enjoy something they secretly wanted to. Times have changed and most underground music forms have been plundered - I doubt there would be anything left now for him to change and make his own.

    They were both great - but for different reasons and they are both unique and of their time period only. Take them both out of their time and we would probably never have heard of them.

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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Which one has the best drugs?
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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Quote Originally Posted by alphieb View Post
    I love to watch him dance. I also respect all that he has done for charity. As far as the child molestation thing, I don't know if he did it or not. I would love to think that he didn't. He was undeniably talented and helped unite blacks and whites while breaking barriors.
    He couldn't help but unite blacks and whites beause he was both. Only in America can a young black boy grow up to be a white woman.
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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    By far Elvis IMO. I was born long time after Elvis died and I seriously doubt that Michael Jackson will be that famous for the next generations like Elvis.
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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

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    Re: Michael Jackson or Elvis

    Who is really going to want to make a living as a Michael Jackson impersonator?

    Elvis wins.
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