2nd To Bowie

In "The Independent on Sunday" magazine: "The Sunday Review" they list: "The Best Dressed Pop Acts in the World Ever !" Voted by 'a panel of pop stylists, fashion experts and music critics' , the 20 acts listed include Marvin Gaye at 20, Marc Bolan [18], The Beatles [15], Jimi Hendrix [14], Grace Jones [11], Madonna [5], & Debbie Harry [3]. David Bowie was the winner, Elvis came in at two. The blurb says: The history. What do you mean the history? This man's history is history. The look The tribute acts seem to favour the overweight Las Vegas-era King. Which might be because that 1950s look could never be replicated. The verdict Dylan Jones, says "He was the first pop star and the first youth icon. He was also the sexiest pop star of them all. At the time he looked as different from everyone else in Memphis as an alien" Joe Corre, co-founder of Agent Provocateur, says: "Even when he looked naff, he looked good" Of course, they had to spoil it all by putting under the picture of a slim 60's Elvis in his car: "Yeah, let me see, I'll have seven Big Macs, fries and 23 milkshakes please".
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GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2004report abuse
Elvis was the best dressed "Rock-n-Roll star" period!!
TCBn with TLC Bet (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2004report abuse
Elvis always was very masculine. Bowie, well... As for the jumpsuits, the judges probably didn't consider that those outfits were for onstage use only and were styled after his karate outfit for ease of movement. Offstage our boy outdressed everyone throughout his career. By the way, elvishimselvis, it's "Colonel" and "write"--
elvisbaby (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2004report abuse
Dismas i couldn't agree with you more. These people just havent got a clue what they are talking about. who cares about David Bowie - he's hardly making an impact now while hes alive let alone when he dies. Elvis was a legend 50 years ago, is a legend today and will continue to be a legend u til the earth stops rotating!
Tigerman-GB (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2004report abuse
Sorry to disapoint but they do have at least one thing in common, David Bowies birthday is January 8th.
elvishimselvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2004report abuse
David Bowie was asked by the cornel to right some songs for elvis in 1975...
Kenneth (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2004report abuse
bowie has nothing on the KING in any way possible.it's another insult to ELVIS.where do they find these people for these 'panels' anyway??
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2004report abuse
I'm with gribz on this one. And I think that if Elvis had lived beyond the seventies, he'd have continued to break style barriers and set new clothing trends throughout his 40s and 50s, maybe even into his 60s. Thus, he would have never been locked into the Vegas jumpsuit image by so many among the media. As to David Bowie, if the worldwide Elvis Presley phenomenon had never happened, it's highly unlikely that we would even be discussing Mr. Bowie today.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2004report abuse
Maybe just in one category, but bowie has nothing on the King in any other possible way..

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