First Elvis Lecture By Jan Rot

Tomorrow, April 22nd, the first annual Elvis Lecture will be given by Dutch singer songwriter Jan Rot. The annual Elvis Lecture aspires to treat the phenomenon Elvis Presley in a scholarly way: what is the influence of Elvis on popular culture, music, movies, literature in the present day?
Singer songwriter Jan Rot is not only the translator of the lyrics of the Elvis musical All shook Up/Love me Tender, but a great fan as well. He even named his daughter Elvis.
Accoording to Dutch press Jan Rot is one of the most interesting figures of the Dutch popscene.
The first Elvis lecture will be held in the Lutheran Church in Monnickendam, Zuideinde 39. Monnickendam is situated 10 miles north of Amsterdam, 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.
The Elvis Lecture is part of the Elvis in Monnickendam Event. Entrance is free. A free gift is welcome. Venue is open at 8 pm, Jan Rot starts at 8.30 pm.

Source: Email / Updated: Apr 21, 2010 

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snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2010report abuse
Well, very few had really heard of the blues until Elvis reinvented them. Now everybody has heard of them and Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters are on every real music fans music shelf. Fashion, style, culture all have the Elvis mark. It was, i think Greil Marcus who pointed out that The Soviet Union back in the fifties feared Elvis Presley more than American Nukes because his persona could and did shift the cultural axis. Elvis westernized the world without even meaning to. Funny that he served time in Germany near The Wall, that was torn down. Some reckon the Us Government initially feared Elvis but soon realized he was a potent propaganda machine that could be used to Americanize the World. Yet again Elvis was not doing this deliberately, his music and image were so potent and powerful, that he changed the world anyway.
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2010report abuse
"The annual Elvis Lecture aspires to treat the phenomenon Elvis Presley in a scholarly way: what is the influence of Elvis on popular culture, music, movies, literature in the present day? ". I would like to see a TV Panel discuss the above subject. Think it would be very interesting. At least once a year the 'Larry King Show' (USA) does something about Elvis. Unfortuntately, it's usually Priscilla, or, the old hanger-ons telling the same old stories...get's boring. A scholarly discussion certainly would be refreshing.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2010report abuse
Good on him. I hope he gets a good turn out.
HangLoose (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2010report abuse
Who cares?

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