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This painting was one of my first rock and roll icon art pieces. Created in about 1991, this scenario from my imagination is painted in a folk-art manner and

shows Elvis enacting four of the keys to his success.


1. Love Your Mama

2. Go on TV.

3. Pose with Pretty Girls

4. Wear Fancy Clothes.


This piece like most of my rock and roll icon art is autobiographic.

When I lived in Nashville and was with a singer-songwriter-

we watched new stars rise to fame-

after their agents and hair and makeup people worked on their "look" ...

after they posed for hundreds of publicity pictures

after they slept with the right people.

after wheelbarrows of money appeared at the back doorsteps of record and publishing companies on music row...


not in Elvis' time...

Elvis didn't have 20 thousand dollar mixing boards

and the press agents...

just raw talent -

Talent and guts to drive hundreds of miles between radio stations-

performing on air from one little town to the next ...

until the day the Grande Ole Opry called (or the Ed Sullivan show) and asked for a live television appearance..."

Elvis Busted in to Free the Bunnies

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Elvis Was a Real Man- Elvis Did the Dishes

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Elvis Had a Barbie Nightmare

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Elvis Was a Gentleman

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The Underwear Pile Was a Danger on Stage

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When Elvis Got Nervous He Put on the Blue Footy Pajamas His mama Made Him

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Elvis Working a New Day Job (After He Faked His Death to Escape Fame)

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Elvis and the Colonel Went with Priscilla to the Victore's  Secret Store But Elvis Had to Fend off the Shop Girls

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Elvis Was a Beatnick

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Elvis and His Mama Had Sammy Davis Over for a Get-Together

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Elvis Dreaming of Love in His Motel Room

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Fork Fauci

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Elvis Invited a Local Homeless Man to Live at Graceland and Offered Him all the Cigarettes and Coca Colas He Wanted and the Maid Did His Laundry

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In this scenario from my imagination- Elvis is having a nightmare that Barbie became fat frumpy and angry.

This piece is autobiographic (like much of my rock and roll icon art

I created this painting on the tail end of a four year romance that went no where because the guy I was involved with was looking for an ideal woman (a Barbie doll).

I was watching an old 60's movie last night - and in the CREDITS were  "THREE UN-NAMED BROADS".

unbelievable. women were still like baby making "broads" in the sixties.

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Elvis Selling Velvet Pictures From a Van in a Lot

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Elvis and the R.C.A Ladies and Dogs

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I Saw Elvis on the Bumper Cars at the County Fair

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Elvis Loved the Domestic Life

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I Saw Elvis in a Highway Diner

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Elvis Offered Milk and Cookies to an Obsessed Fan Who Snuck in to Graceland

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Elvis Praying in the Pink Bedroom His Mama Made for Him

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Elvis at the Bettie Page Look-Alike Contest (He Took the Small Gig Hoping the Real Bettie Would Show Up)

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Elvis Driving by Sun Records

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No Other Gods

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Elvis Slept Alone

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commission: Elvis Introduced a New Bill to Congress

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