Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor

Thursday, 8 January 2015


It's interesting, though somewhat disturbing, to note that Elvis Presley, that hugely significant cultural icon of the Twentieth Century, would have been EIGHTY years old today. 
Elvis was an enormous influence on teenage boys of my era and many of us spent hours ensconced in our bedrooms practicing the trademark curled lip and sultry stare. 
The music he brought from America to monochrome, post-war UK was like nothing we'd experienced before and kindled a fire that's been burning ever since.
People of my vintage tend to think of the emergence of Rock ‘n Roll as being a comparatively modern occurrence but it’s sobering to reflect that, historically, it’s closer in time to the Wright brothers’ first flight than to today.   
My taste in music is much changed since those youthful days but I still retain considerable affection for my one-time musical hero.
Every Elvis fan has a favourite song. You can hear mine at the link below.

8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977

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