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50 Famous / Celebrity Elvis Presley Fans (What They Said About Elvis)



Boris Yeltsin 

was best known for his role as the President of Russia, but he also had another unique claim to fame: Moscow’s biggest Elvis Presley fan.

According to sources, Yeltsin was a huge fan of the King, and would often listen to Presley’s recording of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” during times of stress, such as in August, 1991, when he prevented a coup by standing on top of a tank.


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Bill Clinton

“It’s always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the warm-up act for Elvis.” 


Leonard Bernstein

“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century,”


John Lennon,

“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” 

‘Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been a Beatles.’



Legendary Boxer Muhammed Ali

‘Elvis was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you’d want to know.’


Musical icon Bob Dylan

“Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”

‘The highlight of my career? That’s easy, Elvis recording one of my songs.’

“When I first heard Elvis’ voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. The highlight of my career? That’s easy, elvis recording one of my songs.”
Bob Dylan



Bruce Springsteen

‘Elvis is my religion. But for him, I’d be selling encyclopaedias right now.’
who once declared “there is only one king,” said of Presley: “…it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.”

“…it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.” 
Bruce Springsteen

“Elvis is my religion. But for him, I’d be selling encyclopedias right now.”
Bruce Springsteen

“That Elvis, man, he is all there is. There ain’t no more. Everything starts and ends with him. He wrote the book” 
Bruce Springsteen

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.” 
Bruce Springsteen

Blues legend B.B. King

“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun studios,” the legendary bluesman said. “Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent.” 

Elton John

“If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be,” he once said. “He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.” 

‘It was Elvis that got me interested in music. I’ve been an Elvis fan since I was a kid. Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.’


James Brown

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother,” 


“Even at that age (11), he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience,” 

Eddie Murphy

“If you went to my house, you’d see pictures all over of Elvis,” he said.”He’s just the greatest entertainer that ever lived.”

David Bowie:

 ‘Elvis is a major hero of mine. I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something.’


Mick Jagger: 

‘He was a unique artist – an original in an area of imitators.’


‘Elvis is iconic; a lot of performers today look to that for inspiration.’

Britney Spears: 

‘I think Elvis is the sexiest man to ever walk the earth. I love him.

Robbie Williams:

 ‘Everyone likes at least one Elvis song… Me, I love them all. He was, is, and will remain, the ultimate rock star.’



“He was fantastic… When he danced, the people danced, the girls would actually faint because of what he was doing. The people didn’t care if he was white or black, he was a good artist and they felt his music.” 

Lavern Baker

“Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis”
Dave Barry – Humorist

“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything and he changed everything – music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the 60’s comes from it. Because of him a man like me barely knows his musical grammar anymore.”
Leonard Bernstein

“Describe Elvis Presley? He was the greatest who ever was, is or ever will be.”
Chuck Berry

“Blacks didn’t have the air-waves Elvis had. He delivered what he obtained beautifully.”
Chuck Berry


“No one will ever touch Elvis”
Garth Brooks

“I’m sitting in the drive-through and I’ve got my three girls in the back and this station comes on and it’s playing “Jailhouse Rock,” the original version, and my girls are jumping up and down, going nuts. I’m looking around at them and they’ve heard Dad’s music all the time and I don’t see that out of them.”
Garth Brooks

“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother. 
James Brown 

“Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies”
Jimmy Buffett

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. 
Johnny Carson (1925 – ) US talk show host, comedian 
In The Ultimate Success Quotations Library, 1997. 

“Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country.” 
President Jimmy Carter, 1977. His official statement following Elvis’ death. 

“Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture”
Dr. Gary Enders

“I learned music listening to Elvis’ records. His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.”
Mick Fleetwood

“He had that amazing voice – which was sexy for women but reached guys as well .” 
Doug Flett (Songwriter)


“Presley defined rock and roll in 1956. The sneer. The hair. The twisting knees. The thrusting hips. The pink Cadillac.”
Dick Clark

“It’s rare when an artist’s talent can touch an entire generation of people. It’s even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.” 
Dick Clark 

“Elvis Presley was the first and the best. He is my favourite of all time.”
Bill Clinton

“You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways. I don’t think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that’s just another thing that’s wrong with him.” 
Bill Clinton During the 1992 presidential campaign. 

“It isn’t enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began. That still isn’t a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public.” 
Eddie Condon – Cosmopolitan, December 1956 

“Elvis will never contribute a damn thing to music”
Bing Crosby, 1956

“The things Elvis has done during his career and the things he has contributed and created are really something very important to the music buseness. Elvis helped to kill off the influence of me and my contemporaries, but I respect him for that. Because music always has to progress, and “non-one could have opened the door to the future like he did.”
Bing Crosby, 1973

“I identified a lot with Elvis, yeah. I love his style of singing, he was a very loyal guy – he was a little misled, but in the big picture he was a good guy.”
Jon Bon Jovi (Band members call Jon ‘Elvis’)

“Because part of Presley’s contradictory appeal is that he could sound like nobody else and yet you can [also] hear the different characters in his voice. He would be Billy Eckstine, he would be Bill Kenny of The Ink Spots, he would be Hank Snow – all these people became Elvis Presley by the time he started touring. He has all these people inside of him.” 
Charlie Hodge

“None of us could have made it without Elvis” 
Buddy Holly

“When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted to be was Elvis Presley.”
Paul McCartney

“I doubt very much if The Beatles would have happened if it was not for Elvis.”
Paul McCartney

“It was a real thrill sitting there with the King. I mean he was always one of my favourites. I always knew that no matter how I felt, if I played an Elvis record it would make me happy. I’ve always dreamed of producing an album for Elvis.”
Paul McCartney

“Elvis Presley is like the ‘Big Bang’ of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together – the rhythm, okay, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music – just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That’s really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can’t underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis.”
Bono (From U2)




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  1. Elvis broke every mold in music there was naysayers (Frank Sinatra!!) changed their tunes by the time “E” left the building.! He was definitely a trailblazer, evidenced by all the comments. Even He WAS and STILL IS the penultimate performer, the Mt. Everest of any performer before or since his arrival and departure. The world is a better place thanks solely to Elvis Aron Presley, and a lonely, sad planet without him. He filled my tank in life when I was running on empty. I love you Elvis and have my entire life! Thank you and God Bless You his and my SUNSHINE. You are sorely missed though we can still see and feel you on TV and radio, CD’s, hearts ears and eyes. You gave us the feeling that all would be alright!!YOU should have been President! Much love sent to you.xx

  2. I read the comments and they are all in one one a lot of what I would have said about Elvis, but I remember what I said to a friend about Elvis one night in 1999? There will never be anyone like Elvis he could do everything and sing everything and he was so funny,thinking back on what I said I guess I didn’t realize how sexy he was. I listened to Elvis growing up watched some movies, remembered where I was Aug.16,1977,but never really listened or watched more than I ever did until 2000. Funny thought at times I was really there.oh, that’s what I said to my friend no-one has a voice like his. I listened because his voice relaxed me and put on records and dance to songs, especially Stay away Joe.i say Now, he is the Sexiest Man Alive!!! He made me see the light!!!! I Love U Elvis Presley!XXxX Hope all ur dreams come true! I think my time has come Babe! Love the people who replied here also, listened to them too growing up! Thank u and until we meet again,God Speed!

  3. I first heard Elvis in 1968 when I was seven, my mother brought me Elvis Golden Records Volume 2. And wow it hit me like a lightening bolt, music for me died in 1977 when Elvis passed away. I have been to Graceland three times so far, my only regret was that Elvis didn’t get the chance to come to the UK where all of us loved Elvis. I still listen to his music everyday. There are not many singers who are recognised by just saying their first name only. Elvis put his heart and soul into every song.

    Thank you Elvis for everything you gave us, I just hope and pray that you are now at peace in heaven.

  4. a beautiful,, beautiful article , Elvis was, is and always will be IT. I appreciated all kind words from all these performers Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, EVERYONE.

  5. Elvis was the finest singer ever, he had unmatched talent,looks,charisma,stage presence,style,impact,effect in a great way no other person can possibly come close to ever.He was described by all the women as the most handsome man to walk the earth he was so attractive and affected women like no one ever again possibly can. He was extremely kind ,generous,caring and won derful man who helped so many unfortunate people with his charity work and spontaneous gift giving ways he single handedly helped wipe out small pox by being innoculated live on TV a d causing an 80 percent rise in innoculations through out the US .No other entertainer could come any where near to Elvis he was the Bee’s Knee’s a one in a trillion a colossal man and talent that that affected people in the most wonderful way possible on all fronts in all aspects a truly one off man who never will be matched it’s just impossible to come any way near to Elvis Presley God BlessElvis.

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