ELVIS N’ BOWIE: BONDED BY JANUARY 8TH AND…

Bowie, Elvis, and El Vez, what more could anyone possibly want?

"Yer doin' great." (a muzak clickclack)

yellow combo ℅ Sasha Laskowsky-Ziguilinsky. neopren.tumblr.com

Every year on January 8th, my Facebook feed lights up with people wishing Elvis Presley and David Bowie a happy birthday. I’m pretty sure neither of them will see these notes but it’s a nice gesture. While there’s little or no evidence of Elvis being aware of the Goblin King, Bowie loved THE King, who would’ve been 80 today. Here are some great tales I’ve scoured up about his appreciation for Mr TCB.

Elvis Aaron Presely was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. David Robert Jones was born on January 8, 1947 in Brixton, London, England.  He says that he first discovered the power of music when he saw his cousin get up and dance to Elvis’s “Hound Dog.”  When he grew up and got an RCA Records recording contract, he was labelmates with Presley.

Elvis turns 23 on the set of King Creole in 1958.  Thin White Duke turns 50 onstage at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Elvis turns 23 on the set of King Creole in 1958. Thin White…

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