Elvis Presley: Influences

Elvis Presley: Influences

Elvis may be rock ‘n' roll's eternal king, but he didn't emerge in a vacuum. The array of artists who inspired him is almost as wide as those who followed in his footsteps. The down-and-dirty blues of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, the haunted honky-tonk of Hank Williams, and the sweaty, sensual R&B of Big Joe Turner all played a part in the evolution of Elvis' explosive, revolutionary sound.

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