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'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With an outlandish fictional identity torn from the pages of the best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock 'n roll; Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley's himself, the scheme - concocted in the months after Presley's death exploded into a cult success - and the 'Elvis is alive' myth was begun.Written by
Cashbox Magazine listed Orion as one of the most promising three male country artist in 1981. Orion continue to place singles on the country charts, "A Stranger In My Place", "Texas Tea" and "Am I That Easy To Forget" which all reached the Top 70 in 1980. See more »
ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave.
I went into this not knowing who Orion was. I feel like if I had know, I probably would have enjoyed it more, because I could learn about a musician that mattered to me. But I was never convinced at any point that he was someone important or worth really knowing about.
Was it interesting that his voice was just like that of Elvis? Sure. But where did this get him? He is not even the most famous Elvis impersonator. I understand the argument that if Elvis never existed, then Orion would have been huge. But is that true? Was Elvis a voice or more than that?
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