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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everyone. I bought an album recently "The very best of Elvis Presley". What do you think I have found there? I was quite amused, but there was a "Crazy little thing called love" in the song list... Absolutely the same lyrics and music. Elvis died in 1977, so it's clear, that he wrote the song before that time. In "The game" album is written, that author of the song in Mercury. Song was written in 1979. So, who is an author of the song?


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) Elvis never wrote songs; he couldn't.
2) Freddie wrote it
3) The song you refer to was artificially created after the death of said singer


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Mozart


I find that gravely insulting towards CLTCL.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

1) Elvis never wrote songs; he couldn't.
2) Freddie wrote it
3) The song you refer to was artificially created after the death of said singer


Wrong. Elvis DID write songs.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

1) Elvis never wrote songs; he couldn't.
2) Freddie wrote it
3) The song you refer to was artificially created after the death of said singer


Wrong. Elvis DID write songs.


To the best of my knowledge, he never got further than the odd lyric here and there.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are you talking about? How the song could be articially created after Elvies died?


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

1) Elvis never wrote songs; he couldn't.
2) Freddie wrote it
3) The song you refer to was artificially created after the death of said singer


Wrong. Elvis DID write songs.


LOL, Rick is right.
ThomasQuinn, the almighty got it wrong? *gasp*
Oh my...


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's absolutely fantastic version of Crazy Little Thing Called Love on Mozart's "Live at Wembley" DVD. Wolfy played some synths himself.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yury2 wrote:

What are you talking about? How the song could be articially created after Elvies died?


Digitally. Very short samples from his vocals are digitally pasted together, and manipulated to be of the right frequencies.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway, I think Elvis wrote the song or someone else before..., but Freddie just sang it on his manner.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He wrote Smoke on the Water. It's actually about thrush.


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yury2 wrote:

Anyway, I think Elvis wrote the song or someone else before..., but Freddie just sang it on his manner.


And you are wrong.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yury2 wrote:

What are you talking about? How the song could be articially created after Elvies died?


It's a Elvis impersonator

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry, ti blja ohuenno umnij ja smotrju. Ja sprosil bez podjebonov, a ti mudak, daze otvetitj normaljno ne mozes. Queenfan herov.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

yury2 wrote:

What are you talking about? How the song could be articially created after Elvies died?


It's a Elvis impersonator


An even more likely scenario. I really don't know what is around today. I heard a digitally created version of Frank Sinatra singing Crazy Little Thing Called Love in my local record shop the other day. Needless to say I nearly cried at the horrible notion.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Serry, ti blja ohuenno umnij ja smotrju. Ja sprosil bez podjebonov, a ti mudak, daze otvetitj normaljno ne mozes. Queenfan herov.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To clear up any confusion: Freddie Mercury wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 1979. The version on your CD is most likely by an impersonator, or digitally created (less likely IMHO, but you never know).


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

There's absolutely fantastic version of Crazy Little Thing Called Love on Mozart's "Live at Wembley" DVD. Wolfy played some synths himself.



LOL!

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