Elvis’ Legacy in Band Names

Today was the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, but rather than rehash his music my thoughts went to the various bands that have ‘borrowed’ his name for their own monikers…some of these you might know, some you might not, but they all share one thing: the name of Elvis.

Elvis Hitler: A jarring juxtaposition, this one, but the music was Cramps-like rockabilly punk.

Velvet Elvis: pretty good little power-pop band here

The Elvis Brothers: more power-pop, from the Midwest this time

Elvis Perkins: blame his parents for the name, but he plays some great indie-folk tunes

Elvis Costello: Can’t leave this topic without the best Elvis of all…


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