Elvis’ Biggest Fan
It wouldn’t be the first time Bon Jovi took on an Elvis tune either. Since the early 90s, the band has been covering Elvis classics leaving the audience in awe. One of their most popular renditions the band has done is “Can’t Help Falling In Love” which they’ve performed on several different occasions.
Lead singer of the band, Jon Bon Jovi, has admitted that he relates to The King quite a bit.
“I identified a lot with Elvis, yeah. I love his style of singing, he was a very loyal guy – he was a little misled, but in the big picture he was a good guy.”
So it was quite the treat when Bon Jovi covered another Elvis classic, “That’s All Right, Mama.”
Rockin’ Rendition For The King
While performing at a show in London, Jon explained why he chose to sing the famous tune.
“This feels like the Elvis special to me in 1969 so I just think I gotta break into something, have a little bit of fun.”
Instantly the crowd was clapping along as he performed this rockin’ rendition.
“That’s All Right, Mama” was released by Presley in July of 1954, going on to be regarded by Rolling Stone magazine as No.113 on their 2010 list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Behind Bon Jovi
The New Jersey-based band formed back in 1983, becoming a global phenomenon with the release of their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. Bon Jovi and his band hit the road together in February for their This House Is Not For Sale Tour following the success of their recently released album which debuted at No.1 on Billboard.
You can check out this rockin’ performance below.