Elvis Presley was, still is, and always will be the greatest entertainer of all time. No one else will ever come close to being as great as Elvis, and we will never see anyone like Elvis ever again. He had the looks, the charisma, the talent, and the voice that made him the King of Rock and Roll.
This is one of Elvis’ absolute best performances ever. The connection he had with his background singers and his band, the way he looks at them and smiles as he hits the notes, this is Elvis at his best.
Elvis performed this many times, but this is everybody’s absolute favorite; goosebumps every time! Not only are Elvis’ vocals incredible, but that band is also amazing. Ronnie just knocks it out of the park. What a drummer!
Having witnessed Elvis performing one of his songs, Paul Simon is said to have noted: “That’s it, we might as well all give up now.”
This is simply one of the most moving and amazing performances of all time. Even though he didn’t write the song. There are no words for the amount of talent and emotion he put into this.
Having seen Elvis perform the track at Las Vegas during the 1970 summer season he later commented that Presley’s rendition of his song was a “touch on the dramatic side.” “But so was the song,” he added. “When I first heard Elvis perform ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ it was unbelievable. I thought to myself, ‘How the hell can I compete with that?’”
Ultimately this song would be recognized as the signature track for Simon and Garfunkel, becoming their biggest hit single, selling six million copies globally. It was a number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and France.