Elvis Part Of 25 Greatest Americans

The first installment of the Greatest American special series airing Sundays in June on Discovery aired last night. Public voting had placed Elvis in the top 100. Last night the top 25 vote-getters were revealed. The rest are now eliminated. Elvis made that top 25. Your continued voting each week can keep him in the running for the top spot. So visit the Greatest American site for all the details and to vote, vote, vote for Elvis. You can do that online you can vote up to three times a week (there are also options for voting by phone or text message on show nights).
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jun 7, 2005 

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mickile (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2005report abuse
Hey science, were you just bored and happend to stumble onto a site to give your intellectually challenged criticism of the day? The fact that you even responded like that at an Elvis fan site tells us who the clown is.
forelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 21, 2005report abuse
Elvis Presley lost and is better that Elvis Presley will be away from all votes and polls or maybe he will choose like the clown of the shows of the polls
mickile (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2005report abuse
What MickeyN said is the most eloquent thing I heard since this poll began. It would sway even the harshest critics. It's nice to hear one's perspectives from another land and yours was heartfelt. Although his UK status does not technically count in this poll, it just as well be worth 1000 votes.
MickeyN (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2005report abuse
I am writing from the UK so I do not have a vote. However, I urge Americans to vote for Elvis in the Greatest American poll. I believe that, more than anyone, Elvis represents the USA. His youthful swagger, his style, his, power, his influence, his love of country, friends and family, his uniqueness, his rise from poverty to superstardom, his charity, his spirituality, his work rate (over 1000 concerts in his last seven years of life) and even his faults (when he did harm to no-one but himself) make him the true reflection of America. I have a copy of a famous 1957 poster of Elvis with his arm around BB King; to me it speaks as eloquently as Martin Luther King’s speeches about multiracial, multicultural society and how one man can be a real example. Elvis is instantly recognisable, he has the popularity that politicians would die for, he had as much natural talent as any scientist or scholar and even his harshest critics admit he had the charisma that only true leaders have. Despite his fame, we know that he had great personal humility and modesty. This man is known throughout the world by his first name. This man is not just the greatest American. This man is America.
QueenieWahine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2005report abuse
I think Viva gave the best arguement of all. You can't downplay Elvis' importance and influence as an American just because he's an entertainer.
Els Gal (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2005report abuse
Only sad to note that as I don't live the States, my vote doesn't count!! Elvis is my "Greatest American" anyway.
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2005report abuse
Well Said Viva. Elvis' accomplishments are everywhere and his influence is reflected in many fields, whereby most on the list were limited to their particular invention, field policy, and perspective. We can still vote today and tomorrow. 1-866-669-3119
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2005report abuse
Well Yesterday I did post a rather long assesment of the preceding comments, and the whole "Greatest American" thing in general but it seems to be lost in the ether somewhere. I won't repeat it, but in a nutshell: Elvis is as deserving as anyone else for the title. His contribution to society, civil rights issues, economic issues not to mention his popularity, career statistics, generosity, and the fact that he made the American Dream very real and achievable makes him just as worthy as the next man. When you consider that he changed things in so many diverse areas for the better, whereas the others succeeded in one specific area, is worthy of note, and I do wish people would stop downplaying and trivialising Elvis' contribution to so many important areas. I suppose the only difference is Elvis wasn't an activist or a scientist or a politician, but I can't see why that should diminish his impact and importance in the world.
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2005report abuse
EspenK- I stand corrected)---;; Vote right now 1(866)-669-3119 The show just re-aired, and I can't wait for this Sunday...
mickile (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
I appreicate Elvis as a wonderful human being and humanitarian, which eclipses even his gifted talents and the fact that he caused an earth-shaking eruption which resonates to this day. Maybe not as a notable politician or scientist...but as an innovator and stylemaker to our culture, which are things we can appreciate each day of our crazy daily lives. This is why I voted for Elvis. For those who think voting for Elvis among the other greats is ridiculous...it's fine and I respect that, but not here! This is an ELVIS fan site!!
newyorknewyork (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
I've done it! I have voted 3 times and I feel wonderful.
newyorknewyork (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
Elvis isn't just the greatest American ever, he is the greatest human being to have ever walked this earth. I'm just off to vote now.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
"too bright", you mean. :D
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
Lex you are not to bright. Check out the spelling in your first response. Mr closed minded, I don't pick at the little stuff. By the way, tell your other buddy Elvis is ahead of MLK as we speak, and probably should be. You can't define greatness narrowly. Jesus, well of course not,- to the person who thought that. Jesus is God. The show is on discovery channel tonight for those who missed it Sunday. Tonight 8pm est.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
To Kilburn Tony: In my honest opinion Elvis is, was and will always be greater than Jesus, in every respect. No intention to start a discussion about what "greatness" religion has contributed to world history, though. ;)

That being said I think a moment of soberness is in place and I do share Lex & co's question if Elvis really was the greatest american who ever lived. Him on the top-25 is awsome, but lets give the other names on that list a bit respect too. Its not a goal in itself to "spam" every poll out there to see Elvis on top.
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
Just try to imagine where a (humble) man like Elvis would place himself, looking at his "competition". Remember Elvis reaction when some fan presented him a crown?
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
caseyiodine, the fact that you call me closeminded says enough about who is uneducated.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
I think people are treating this poll a bit too seriously. Like Ged, I don't think anyone can suggest for one minute that Elvis was more important than Edison, Einstein or Luther, but there's no doubt that his music had a great influence in people's lives.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
Lex, I agree with you completely. Elvis has been a major part of my life for 36 years, but I could not bring myself to vote in such a poll. Could I possibly consider putting him above Martin Luther King? Elvis was the greatest singer and entertainer, but that is a far cry from the league he is being placed in now. I have heard people say that Elvis was greater than Jesus, so I suppose the comments left here should come as no surprise.
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2005report abuse
Lex is closeminded and probably uneducated. Elvis sold 1 billion records. Has the most visitied home after the white house. Combined, Gospel, Country and R&B to take music to another level. Elvis gave millions to charities without fanfare. You bet he belongs up there with the greatest of the great.
Ged (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
What makes a Great American; some one who knocked down racial barriers with a single swivel of his hips. Someone, who a the top of his game left his glittering career behind when his country called him. Someone who's generoisty to others will gone down in the pages of folklore. I say that Elvis Presley was the Greatest of them all. Come on, this is an Elvis Webstite visited by hundreds of devoted Elvis fans everyday, if you can't have bias here, where can you have. Yes, you could say that other Americans were greater, but go to their websites and sing their praises, not in our house, not today.
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
Lex is wrong! I gave that a lot of thought, and a friend of mine pointed out. "What makes an inventor or politician automatically better than an entertainment Icon".. I don't think many go visit the graves of those others, and I don't hear much about them. Elvis combined Blues Gospel, and Country and expressed song from his heart and soul. Unlike the stars of today who sing with their ego. He channeled love into the hearts of millions. I think that's pretty great. Even though it's like comparing apples to oranges, who defines great in a particular way. Go vote for Elvis because he deserves to be there, and will make the top ten for sure. I can almost guarentee it.
elrey (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005
Invisible because there was no relation to the article
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
You can't be serious... with people like Edison, Einstein and Maarten Luther King in this list you can't seriously consider to vote for Elvis. If it was a list of greatest performers or artists I could imagine, but not in this case!
mickile (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
Fellow Elvis fans...let's show them Elvis is King!! Vote 3 ways before this Sunday. toll free number (866) 669-3119. Text message to 66931 and type "Elvis" Website: AOL.com/GreatestAmerican. You can vote 3 times this week on all three methods so you can vote a max of 9 times!! While in the Website...go to chat room to chime in your support for Elvis. Many will disagree with with your choice but stand up for the King!
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
Vote Elvis! Vote Elvis! Vote Elvis! 1(866)669-3119
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2005report abuse
IMPORTANT! I am such an idiot the toll free number for voting is (866)669-3119 ELvis Greatest American
Ged (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2005report abuse
Don't forget you can also vote by going to website using the related links in the top right corner of this page. Then follow the instructions. Come on, lets show America the King Lives!!
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2005report abuse
Thank You I've been waiting to see this. It's advertised on every radio station and Elvis is the only entertainer that made the top 25. I hope all call and vote. The toll free number is 1(866)699-3119. We are allowed to vote 3 times before Sunday. Keep fingers crossed, we'll have the results by Sunday night on dicovery channel

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