- http://www.examiner.com/x-21081-Indianapolis-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m9d7-Michael-Jackson-outshines-Elvis-Presley Hi groups - I just got this emailMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 7, 2009View Sourcehttp://www.examiner.com/x-21081-Indianapolis-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m9d7-Michael-Jackson-outshines-Elvis-Presley
Hi groups - I just got this email on a 'Google Alert'. Below is what the article stated: My comments to the group are in red.
After Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, he became the biggest entertainment icon ever. However, he has been overshadowed by Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009. Michael is now the real king.
Perhaps part of the reason for this is because Michael, unlike Elvis, had a lot of talent. Michael Jackson might have acted strangely (and in some cases, pathetically) but he was able to sing, dance, play instruments and write songs. Elvis did the same things, but came across more as an amateur. (ELVIS CAME ACROSS AS AN AMATEUR???)
Perhaps the myth and legend of Elvis is starting to fade away just as it is with Marilyn Monroe. They were icons for years after their deaths but as time went on, their myths started to come apart. Michael Jackson will be remembered long after these two. (DO THESE PEOPLE EVER DO RESEARCH BEFORE THEY WRITE THESE THINGS??? HAS SHE EVER CHECKED TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE VISIT GRACELAND, AND HAVE FOR THIRTY-TWO YEARS?!!!) You really can't compare Elvis and MJ - Elvis died long before current TV technology and before the internet, Facebook, Youtube, etc. Had he passed away during this era of technology, there would have been no question as to who was the 'real king'.Geez.