Elvis Presley hardly needs any introduction, so we’ll keep this brief. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935 but moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was a teenager. While Elvis never learned to read music, he was crazy about it from a very young age. His voracious musical mind absorbed country, gospel and rhythm-and-blues. He brought this all together in the mid-1950s and this amazing blend of music and his own unique style launched Elvis’ career in a big way. He was soon on national television: quaint as it sounds today, he stirred controversy with his gyrations, earning him the nickname “Elvis the pelvis.” He went on to record hugely successful albums and also made a number of movies.
“Blue Christmas” is a song about unrequited love during the holiday season. Originally recorded by Doyle O’Dell in 1948, the song became a became a rock and roll classic after Elvis Presley released his version as part of his famous 1957 Christmas album.
David Thibault is a seriously talented 16 year-old singer from Quebec, Canada. Many people who knew him had no idea he had such musical talents, unaware that he inherited his grandfather’s love of Elvis’s music. But then Thibault appeared on a local radio station and sang a cover of Elvis’ “Blue Christmas.” To say he channels Elvis is an understatement: he sounds just like him! And keep in mind that many people have tried to mimic Elvis but few have succeeded. Thibault became an instant sensation and subsequently made a memorable appearance on The Ellen Show.
Check out the video of David Thibault’s amazing “Blue Christmas” that’s posted below. The headphones he’s wearing hide the pompadour he sports in honor of The King but the voice is unmistakable.
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