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Elvis And Ed Parker

Elvis

Elvis

The late Elvis Presley had a not-so-secret obsession with martial arts.

A lot of that had to do with The King’s relationship to kenpo master Ed Parker.

Sarah explored a bit of this in a post for Asian World of Martial Arts.

To read about it click here.

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Elvis Presley’s Boxing Past

Elvis Presley's boxing past

Elvis Presley’s boxing past

Elvis Presley’s enthusiasm for karate is pretty well-known, but the King also had a flirtation with another fighting art — boxing.

Sarah tracked some of his pugilistic adventures for Fightland.

To read the full story go here.

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The Karate King: A Beginner’s Guide To Elvis Presley And Martial Arts

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali

The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley also happened to be a karate obsessive.

Lest anyone forget this fascinating footnote in music/culture history, Sarah created a beginner’s guide to Elvis’ martial arts obsession for Fightland.

To read the full article, go here.

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This Week In Music History: January 20 – 26

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

My latest “This Week In Music History” feature went out again this week over at the Spinner.

In this edition we examined some of the things that elevate an artist, make them as much myth as man. For Elvis Presley it was his jumpsuits, for Ozzy Osbourne it was biting heads off animals, and for David Bowie it was an ever-shifting sexuality.

To find out what I’m talking about as well as other things that made music history, click here.

 

 

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This Week In Music History: January 6 – 12

Smash Mouth & Sean Paul

Smash Mouth & Sean Paul

My “This Week In Music History” feature went out again this week over at the Spinner.

This one was particularly fun because I managed to subvert marquee birthdays by the likes of Elvis Presley, David Bowie and Rod Stewart in being about Sean Paul, Kris Kross and Smash Mouth. Real journalism.

To find out more things that made music history, click here.

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