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When all bow down to hail the King, you will be too brave, or too foolish, to join them.

Make no mistake, 1956 belonged to Elvis Presley and to the legions of teenagers he awakened to a world of musical and sexual possibilities. But the King did not rule unopposed in the first year of his popstrological reign, and your Birthstar was the valiant soldier of the unsexy status quo who provided him with his strongest challenge. The weapon that Guy Mitchell used to unseat Elvis from sixteen straight weeks atop the pop charts was an absolute classic of mid-fifties establishment pop called Singing The Blues. With its bouncy beat and ceaseless whistling, it was probably the least soulful rendering of a song with "blues" in the title that the pop universe has ever seen, but it sounded like heavenly respite to that portion of the American public shell-shocked by the year's earlier popstrological developments. View Guy Mitchell as the ultimate anti-Elvis if you must, but in preventing total victory for the King in the year of his debut, your Birthstar did more than just bestow upon you a tendency toward squareness -- he also helped make you into the brave defender of establishment values that you are. And while you may not make fine distinctions between kings who rule brutally and kings who rule soulfully, you will oppose tyranny in any form with rigid and admirable consistency.
Birthsongs
Singing The Blues  Dec 8, 1956-Feb 8, 1957
Heartaches By The Number  Dec 14-27, 1959
David Sedaris (12/26/56) and Katie Couric (1/7/57) are popstrological children of Guy Mitchell


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