Old And New QuickPoll

The soundquality of vinyl vs CDs is a pretty close call: 44% thinks vinyl sounds better, the remaining 56% prefer CDs.

For our new quickpoll we kept an eye on a lot of recent reactions. It seems people are interested in the background of other fans, why they became an Elvis fan in the first place. So the question is: if we add a field to the member page, where one is supped to fill out why he/she became an Elvis fan, would you fill that field? Well, that's the question behind "Do you want a fan story section?".

Updated: Jun 8, 2010 
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lamp light (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2010report abuse
Yes i think that would be nice for all of us Elvis fans.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2010report abuse
I also think it's a good idea. My story is quite simple; in the 70's we moved to a new house and I became friend with my neighbour (I was around 9) and whenever I went to play at his parent's house, I heard Elvis music. So later on, I asked my dad to buy me an Elvis record (I believe it was Golden records, volume 1). Strange fact is that my dad passed away in 1977 at age 42, just like the King. That's when I really started buying Elvis records whenever I had my allowance. I visited Graceland for the first time in 1988 and I returned 5 more times in the 90's during Elvis week. I have been fortunate to meet some of Elvis' friends: Scotty Moore, Charlie Hodge, Sonny West, J.D. Sumner, Khang Ree, and even Sam Phillips! I'm still collecting today and probably always will. I envy the fans who had a chance to see him in person. Long live the King!
vinny (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2010report abuse
Good idea, mines boring realy.. Dad was Elvis and Johnny Cash Mum was Marty Robbins, when Elvis was on we had to be quiet so i suppose i listened. I am now a little over 40, i had a calling in 95 to visit Graceland and as a result i have attended a few 'Elvis weeks' in Memphis. I have 2 boys myself now so although Memphis is now a future dream to return i still love the man and his music. I am a small time collector and think i have missed out if i dont play his music on a daily basis. My boys are Aaron & Garon and they too listen to the Big man with enthusiasm. My youngest son loves to sing in the ghetto and knows all the words, he is not the best singer by any means but he is next generation Elvis fan. Told you all it was boring............. respect Vinny, Machesterm, England
ibegofyou (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2010report abuse
Good idea here..I remember rockin to Elvis at 3 years old. Back in the day, Elvis was everywhere. I saw Jail house Rock in a movie theatre seeing teenagers dance in the aisles. I like all the Elvis music eras. The 50' to the 70's.... I have had a lifelong "Elvis in my life" & proud of it. I can recall always putting an Elvis album over the Beatles in records stores just to pay the King homage. I've seen Elvis in concert 4 times. One time in Niagara Falls, ( 74 ') Dr. Nicks daughter actually gave me their private seats off the stage. He then came out & asked me how big of an Elvis fan I was. " Enjoy the seats kid."
I'll never forget that day. My whole family has been into Elvis..
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2010report abuse
Yes a great idea. My Elvis years started way back to the 50s with my brother's 45s & King Creole, been hooked ever since. My first Elvis record was "A Big Hunk 'O Love" still great today. Before this it was Tommy Steele & Bill Haley, Tommy was like Elvis as was Billy Fury who came later as Cliff Richard who were Elvis impersonators but Billy was better than Cliff, we didn't see much of Elvis over here, well I didn't anyway, not untill later, I saw Loving You then King Creole & Jailhouse Rock later as they were re-releast, that was it. G.I. Blues had Elvis still moving good & moody, you are hooked forever.
Rusty (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2010report abuse
I prefer to hear Elvis on original vinyl because the sound is so dynamic with a feeling that you are right there in the studio, I think it's more to do with the fact that you are hearing the original master tapes that were only a few weeks old when the vinyl was cut, 50 years on the tapes are not in such great shape as they once were and that is the sound we now have on CD with some clever re-mastering but it's not really the same to my ears.
everett001 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
Hi, Bring it on. That would be great. I'm 69 years old and was 15 years old when Elvis appeared on the scene. I would love to hear everyones impressions and acounts of this wonderful peron.
Mark (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
That would be great idea
Mike Landsdown (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
Sounds like a good idea. It would be fun reading about how and when each of us became fans.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
Absolutely, i'd like to read how different people got into Elvis, be it from the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and two thousands when Elvis conquered the worldwide charts once again. To me its all relevant as everybody has some experience worth sharing.
King Of Music (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
I have almost 400 Elvis Albums and I will take the sound vinyl over cd's any day, even the original Elvis records I have from the 50's trough the 70's sound far more superior than the cd's of today.
clp1093 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
Hi Yes, I think it would be a great idea
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2010report abuse
Hearing and reading stories from fans who were there at the beginning 50's.60's etc gives us who were not a chance to gauge just how exciting waitng for the next Elvis film,single and then album to come out was all about.It's easy now to read all things Elvis from the beginning but imagine seeing and Hearing Elvis for the first time back then......how i wish i had a time machine?....so for me reading fan account of there early days will be a welcome forum to read and i look forward to it very much.

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