Elvis Presley ”The King of Rock N’ Roll” was and continues to be a major influence on musicians past and present. Some artists have even gone so far as to wear an Elvis related item for photo shoots and album covers.
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The iconic photo used for both the film and soundtrack shows the members of The Who sleeping against a wall, draped with a giant British “Union Jack” Flag.
The Who released their third album “The Who Sell Out” in 1967. It is a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements.
Rockstar 101: Rule “Numero Uno” – Do not wear your own bands t-shirt or band merch. That’s equivalent to Kobe Bryant wearing his Los Angeles Lakers jersey to dinner. Here is Part 4 of some rockstars breaking the law…
IMHO John Bonham’s Ludwig “Amber Vistalite” drum kit and Keith Moon’s Premier “Pictures of Lily” drum kit are the two most icoic Rock N’ Roll drum kits ever played. So as we always do in the feelnumb.com poll section, we ask for your opinion…
One of my favorite advertisements has to be this ad for “The Kids Are Alright” rockumentary film released in 1979 about The Who. The ad features Pete Townshend about to smash his Gibson Les Paul guitar with the caption “This Guitar Has Seconds To Live.”
The Clash and Joe Strummer make a small cameo appearance in the Academy Award nominated movie “Moneyball”. Brad Pitt who plays Billy Beane in the movie is shown in his office at the Oakland A’s stadium. Behind Pitt is a poster of The Clash concert that took place in that same stadium on October 23, 1982 when The Clash was on tour supporting The Who.
RHCP also paid homage to The Who in this photo of them wearing football helmets that was included in the booklet for “Stadium Arcadium”. The album cover for The Who’s 1974 out-takes album “Odds And Sods” showed the band members wearing football helmets as well.
In 2006, this commercial below was made for BBC Radio 2 showing Elvis Presley on stage introducing his backing band. Elvis then introduces, Marvin Gaye (singer), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar), Keith Moon (drums), Sheryl Crow (bass) and Stevie Wonder (piano).
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s many pretty cool looking Rock N’ Roll pinball machines made it to the local arcades. Check out some of these flyers for the pinball machines I found at The Arcade Flyer Archive.