In the first corner, Elvis Presley, born January 8, 1935, who is often regarded as the King of Rock 'n' Roll for being white and taking a bunch of African American tunes to screaming white women all over network television, shaking his hips all the way into bigtime controversy (and thereby setting a blueprint for stardom that pop artists follow to this day). Then he died at the age of 42 partly because he took too many pills all the time. His first big hit:

In the second corner, David Bowie, born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, made a name for himself with the psychedelic rock classic "Space Oddity," then recreated himself as glam/space rock with the Ziggy Stardust persona, then again recreated himself as the Thin White Duke, then basically recreated himself forever and stayed excellent (Except for that Glass Spider tour).