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The 6 Degrees of Separation to Elvis

The 6 Degrees of Separation to Elvis

How Every Living Artist is Connected to Elvis

You probably heard of 6 degrees of separation. It's a belief that every living person is six or fewer steps connected to each other. In simple terms, "a friend of a friend of a friend..." will connect people together.
Today, every artist is connected to Elvis Presley by 6 or fewer people, according to a popular app that put the theory to the test.
We put some of the most popular artists to the test to see how closely connected they are to Elvie.
Turns out, Drake, Beyonce and Taylor Swift are all only 3 degrees of separation from Elvis.



-Influenced by Common; who was
-Influenced by Bob Dylan; who was
-Influenced by Elvis Presley




-Influenced by Tina Turner; who was
-Influenced by The Rolling Stones; who was
-Influenced by Elvis Presley

Taylor Swift

-Influenced by Patsy Cline; who
-Influenced Gavin Coyle; who was
-Influenced by Elvis Presley
Even genre bands have a connection of less than 6 degrees. Toad the Wet Sprocket was a popular band in the late 1990s, yet they are only 4 degrees of separation from the King.

Toad the Wet Sprocket

-Influenced Virginia Coalition; who was
-Influenced by Simon & Garfunkel; who was
-Influenced by Elvis Presley
And if you like Simon & Garfunkel, you will want to see The King, The Final Hours. One of the songs that is featured in the jukebox musical was actually written by Paul Simon. Elvis sang this song in many concerts. You can buy tickets now for The King, The Final Hours by clicking here. The play is not affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises.

About the Author

Vivi Gosiengfiao is studying new media and digital design, and marketing at Fordham University.

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