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MJ vs Elvis Who will be remember as the biggest icon?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Avaj, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    really? too bad. However, I doubt text will cease to exist., it serves a lot of functions, especially in the academic and scientific community. Even if we eventually faze out text to using audio/visual, I can't spend hours looking at research "videos" or listening to "audios" to find what I'm looking for when a simple reading the abstract and references will do. Much faster and quicker to read/skim texts for relevant information.
  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Bob Sacamano >>> Elvis or MJ
  3. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    :bow: qft
  4. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    no contest.. MJ

    MJ is a international icon that really made music videos and concerts a theatrical event. He is also the biggest selling artist, album and I think single of all time. biggest minority celebrity globally. and influenced artists like usher and byonce.

    Elvis is an American icon who had a voice AND sex appeal. And he used that to his advantage. Plus he was notorious for the child bride thing just like jerry lee lewis. both romanced and married little girls.

    biggest icons...

    Rock- Elvis
    Pop- MJ
    Country- Johnny Cash (until we lose George Strait)

    Others that were pioneers and genius in thier craft..
    Kurt Cobain
    Hendrix
    Tupac
    Marley

    And as far as iconic bands... Lynard Skynard, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Beatles

    jm2¢
  5. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Active Member

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    And MJ romanced 12 yr old boys-what does that have to do with anything. If we are going to measure them by how many women they were with, I guess Elvis wins even if you just count Priscilla. I doubt MJ was EVER with a woman....
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Nice mention of Cobain. Rock music hasn't changed much in the past 20 years and that past 20 years was pretty much due to him. I'm not sure anyone in rock music has had that much impact.
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Michael was great but he was also a benefactor of times as well.
    • MTV platform
    • Managers/Industry pushing for international touring/business
    If Elvis had MTV platform and international aspirations(by his management) or international "vision" he would have been even bigger.

    Like I mentioned, in death Elvis still banks $40 million per year.


    I believe I heard Priscilla Presley say, "after Elvis died, she was offered money so that "they" could wrap his estate and debt etc while she mourned and not to be concerned with anything "they" would take of it". I believe Elvis was in financial trouble. She replied, "yeah.. uh, no... thats ok" She went on to help build his legacy after his death.
  8. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    Elvis.

    He took us into a new era and defined it.

    And he hit Anne Margaret.

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  9. Jon88

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    Is this the most popular thread ever?
  10. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I don't know but it just won't die.
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    No contest.

    I just wanted to say it since everybody else is. ;)
  12. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    And Donna Douglas.
  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Michael all but created that platform he benefited from. My vote's for MJ, but I understand why some would say Elvis.

    I think Elvis is huge in this country, but MJ is huge globally.
  14. The Grim Reaper

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    I always thought MJ was Michael Jordan. So Michael Jackson borrowed MJ? It fits. He also borrowed Elvis' title "The King" and transformed it to "the king of pop." He even borrowed Elvis' fashion sense. Look at the outfit he wore at halftime of Super Bowl XXVII. It looks amazingly like one of Elvis Presley's outfits. Michael even borrowed Presley's daughter.

    I don't know how you can be bigger standing in the shadows.
  15. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Legs like those can only be defined as lethal weapons.
  16. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    You people who think MJ was big globally but not Elvis have no earthly idea what you're talking about.

    Elvis was THE international superstar. There was nowhere on the planet he could go without being known.

    You all either have short memories, or are too young. I'm guessing the latter.
  17. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    And Juliet Prowse.

    I'm thinking he was a leg man.


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  18. bbgun

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    I'm sure the list runs 200-300 names deep.
  19. bbgun

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  20. Bob Sacamano

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