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Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:20 pm

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Photo by Jo Lopez

Lapa district in Rio 1:30 am walking amongst everyone. Not bad for an almost 64 year old rocker (September is Bruce's birthday).




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Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:31 pm

Apples and oranges. But had Elvis gotten out more, had found some situations like those times he stole off with Ann-Margret in 1963-64, it would have made a huge difference in his outlook.

Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:40 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Apples and oranges. But had Elvis gotten out more, had found some situations like those times he stole off with Ann-Margret in 1963-64, it would have made a huge difference in his outlook.


For sure. I was just dreaming...good on Bruce though.


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Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:02 am

There is no doubt Bruce is cool and definitely is THE man.

Off topic slightly and I know there have been other videos posted of Bruce doing Burning Love but here's an audio of him with guests including Elton John, Sting, James Taylor, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi as backing musicians/vocals from the 1995 Rainforest Foundation concert. He also performed other Elvis tunes as did others at this concert.

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Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:02 am

Bruce can do it, BECAUSE Elvis couldn't.

He learned.

Oh, by the way, it IS Bruce's birthday right now. It's September 23rd in New Jersey!

rjm

Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:23 pm

Spot on rjm! I once read somewhere that Bruce carried round a copy of Jerry Hopkins' "Elvis the final years" when on tour. I do think that Bruce's "friendy neighbour" image helped him to lead a fairly normal life. Whereas Elvis had to carry the load of being seen as almost superhuman. That makes it very hard to live up to an image indeed.

I always thought what Bruce once said about Elvis' death sums it up best:"I couldn't understand how someone who had taken away so many people's loneliness could have ended up so lonely himself".
Happy Birthday Bruce! :)

Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:26 am

More photos of Bruce taken the same day;

http://brucespringsteen.net/news/2013/p ... strict-rio

Re: Bruce can do it, why couldn't Elvis?

Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:14 am

Practicalities - Bruce is also quite smaller in stature and could blend well.