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Bill "Elvis" Murray

October 24, 2007 | People
Thousands have impersonated Elvis Presley over the years. Now, Bill Murray offers his own indelible tribute to the king of rock 'n' roll – on the cover of Condé Nast's new music/movie magazine, Movies Rock.

The magazine, which covers music and its impact on filmmaking, launches in November as a supplement in the December subscriber issues of 14 Condé Nast publications. It will showcase stars, directors, and musicians who "create the movies we love, and the music we can't forget."
Steve V wrote on October 24, 2007
This is exactly why I dont like the jumpsuited 70's era. It is ALWAYS ridiculed.
Jerome wrote on October 24, 2007
why should a magazine/editor/photographer on earth choose for a cover picture like this? I'v seem some nice movies/acting of Bill Murray, but what is the value of this, to me NONE..!! And for that karate-pose.. he'd better used it on Scarlett Johansson to get more action in 'Lost in Translation'
elviskid80 wrote on October 24, 2007
I Think Its Pretty Cool Love The 70's Elvis Rock On Bill T.C.B
byebye wrote on October 24, 2007
The king has gone to a status and level today were he is untouchable. Elvis had humour and never took himself so seriously that he could not laugh at himself. I enjoy this phase of being a EP fan, and appreciate the fact that guys like elviskid80 and other young people today actually has more grip on what is hip, than tired fans from the past who seem to be afraid someone´s gonna bully them for whatever reason. Bill Murray is a hilarious, and this cover is ice cool !!
Elvisnites wrote on October 24, 2007
In total agreement Jesper. The last thing Elvis said to Larry Geller was "Remember Larry, Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly." I personally love the jump suits and thought he looked sharp. Set him apart from the rest of the crowd.
Natha wrote on October 25, 2007
'Though being an older fan' I also love the jump suits. It was part of the act (remember Elvis saying: the image is one thing, the person is another'). If he had been wearing something else, the same would have happened. Remember he was also differently dressed in the Fifties. Elvis as a trendsetter in his life time - and even now a days remembered. We may wonder WHY people choose for this particular item to refer to Elvis, but the fact remains that it keeps him and his contribution very much alive. Whatever ulterior motive some may have. I am proud to be an Elvis fan!
Adams wrote on October 25, 2007
I think it's a great cover and Bill really looks cool. I like jumpsuits mostly because I like 70's style of dressing in the rock world (before punk era). Just look at Jimmy Page and Ian Hunter. Their jumpsuits were very similar to Elvis' ones.
EspenK wrote on October 25, 2007
Yeah I agree, excellent cover, and awsome photo - done by a true professional. It's all in the details.
theoldscudder wrote on October 25, 2007
I agree that The King had a sense of humour & probably did get a kick out of his image. Wowever thia cover is a mock to his memory. It's one thing to depreciate one's self (only confident people do that). For Murrey to do it to Elvis's memory is another. Are the fans that desperate (hardup) to have a new magazine about their man that they accept this crap?
theoldscudder wrote on October 25, 2007
I'm so mad I can't even spell correctly one this one.
stu wrote on October 25, 2007
It's a great tribute and, further endorsement that Elvis still sells. Looking at the title, it appears this magazine will be pro Elvis.
Steve V wrote on October 26, 2007
stu - i guess you feel the Flying Elvis's are a great tribute also, huh?
Elvisnites wrote on October 26, 2007
Nicholas Cage thought so. LOL. But seriously, how can you compare the two...??
Bryan wrote on October 26, 2007
Jerome? keep quiet.. this is a nice cover this shows how elvis is still so much alive today!!Bill Murray is a great actor and now we know he loves Elvis. i think it's great
Lefty wrote on October 26, 2007
Elvis and his image have become "The Icon" of Rock 'N Roll. Jumpsuits are now in the same class as McDonald's Golden Arches and Mickey Mouse ears. Instantaneous recognition and association. A dream for marketers. This is why I believe Sillerman bought the licensing of Elvis Presley. To Sillerman, Elvis is a big product, and jumpsuits are one of his many marketing tools. No one looks at this magazine cover and wonders, "Who is Bill Murray trying to be?" Personally, it doesn't bother me to see Bill Murray in the suit because I know that he isn't out there to do anything other than get a laugh.
get real wrote on October 26, 2007
i dont know why anyone would be mad or upset about the cover. I think its awsome! I dont see how people could see it is ridiculing anyone. He isnt in a fat-suit or anyhting - so whats the problem? way to go Bill!
Charo wrote on October 30, 2007
I think this is a lovely picture. It is a lighthearted tribute to Elvis, and very flattering. I can't stand the fat idiots who think they look like Elvis. I saw Elvis in concert, and he was beautiful, and we raved over his jumpsuits. The excess weight was on his stomach, and considering all the health problems he had to endure, we should thank God we have all those jumpsuited concerts to treasure. I love the fact they are all part of the concert image. If all the ghastly impersonators were slim, then the jumpsuits would not be ridiculed.