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A young man dancing, swiveling his hips. He has dark hair, short and slicked up a bit. <a name=.He wears an unbuttoned band-collared jacket over a shirt with bold black-and-white horizontal stripes.^ Moore recalls, 'He had on a pink shirt, pink pants with white stripes down the legs, and white shoes, and I thought my wife was going to go out the back door -- people just weren't wearing that kind of flashy clothes at the time'.

^ This Elvis Presley Child White Jumpsuit costume features a collared shirt with a red, white, and blue glitter eagle emblazoned on the chest.
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^ Elvis JAILHOUSE BLACK & WHITE Classic Adult T-shirt .
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.Behind him, on either side, are a pair of barred frames, like prison doors."^ It is also noted that more than one man is overheard saying: 'I'd like to meet him out behind the bar', or 'I'd better not see any girlfriend of mine going up after an autograph from that singer'.

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Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Background information
Birth name Elvis Aaron Presley
Born January 8, 1935(1935-01-08)
Tupelo, Mississippi
United States
Died August 16, 1977 (aged 42)
Memphis, Tennessee,
United States
Genres Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, R&B
Occupations Musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1954–1977
Labels Sun, RCA Victor
Associated acts The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires
Website www.elvis.com
.Elvis Aaron (or Arona) Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American musician and actor.^ Elvis Aaron (or Aron ) Presley (January 8, 1935 ?
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^ Elvis Presley 1935-1953 .

^ August 16, 1977) was an American musician and actor.
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.A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis.^ A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis .
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^ Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture.
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^ "Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture" .

He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
.Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition.^ Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley at the age of thirteen moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee.
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^ September 11-12, 1954 Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee .

^ In 1954 Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label based in Memphis Tennessee.
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.Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues.^ He began his career there in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat.
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^ February 2 , The newspaper ad for the show pictures Elvis, Scotty, and Bill ('The Blue Moon Boys') still dressed in their western shirts.

^ Elvis started singing Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's blues song, ' That's All Right ', with a fast rhythm and in a more casual style than most blues songs, and Moore and Black jumped in.

.RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades.^ When Neal's contract expired on March 15, 1956, he was completely out of the picture, and Parker became Elvis' full-time manager for a 25 percent cut.

^ Apparently Colonel Parker arranged for her mother to be sent to Texas to have her and she was then given up for adoption.

^ Marianna, Arkansas January 15 , Colonel Tom Parker and Tom Diskin arrive in Shreveport and register at the Captain Shreve Hotel.

.Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit.^ The property was renovated and renamed "Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel" in the year of 1999.
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^ The Million Sellers - 16 Number one Hits .
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^ Heartbreak Hotel (10", Single, Comp, RE, Ltd, Num) .
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.He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records.^ This recording is widely considered the first rock and roll record."
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^ He is the most talked about rock and roll singer ever to hit the charts, and is known by most simply as the King of Rock and Roll.
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^ Appears on: Rock 'N' Roll Roots: The First Recordings [ Various Artists ] .
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.His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial.^ Pablo Escobar was also responsible for the construction of many churches in Medellín, which gained him popularity inside the local Roman Catholic Church.
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^ His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and...
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.In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.^ RCA ("Heartbreak Hotel", "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"), and late in the year made his acting debut in the film Love Me Tender.
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^ Love Me Tender - Selected Singles 1956 .
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.Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work.^ Scotty Moore: We spent two years 'paying our dues' from 1954 to 1956 when Elvis recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel', the song that hit No.

^ Paul Rudd ( The 40 Year Old Virgin ) plays her husband Pete, a good-looking guy with a successful career, who craves male companionship...
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^ He returned to the recording service in January 1954 to record two more songs on acetate.

.He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided.^ As with The 40 Year Old Virgin , the movie is over 2 hours long, which means there are a few dry spells; most obviously an indulgent trip to Las Vegas.
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.In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours.^ He also frequently had record breaking live concerts on tour and often in Las Vegas.
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^ After returning from his service in 1960, Presley stopped performing live and used movies to promote his music, and vice versa.
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^ "The King" return to live performing, and he would continue to tour during what turned out to be the final years of his life, also frequently releasing new material.
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.In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers.^ Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Album) ◄ (12 versions) .
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^ Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (CD, Album, RE) .
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^ Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (2xLP) .
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[1] Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.
.Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture.^ Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture.
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^ This dude was one most important rappers ever.
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^ GAC News & Notes Elvis Presley has been dead for 32 years, and yet dedicated writers continue to find new facets to his life, one of the most heralded during the 20th century.
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.He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues.^ Elvis started out his career singing rhythm and blues, gospel and country and is famous for merging country music with the blues.
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^ Elvis started out his career singing rhythm and blues, gospel and country.
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^ Rock & Roll , Pop , Rock , Pop/Rock , Rockabilly , Blue Eyed Soul , Christmas Music , Gospel , Soundtracks , Spoken Word , Blues , Big Beat .
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.He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.^ He is second only to the Beatles, having sold over 118 million units (albums, singles, tapes, cds) and is now the biggest selling solo artist in U.S. history.
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^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ Elvis is the #2 biggest selling music artist of all time (U.S.).
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[2][3][4][5] .Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame.^ He had 14 Grammy nominations with 3 wins, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.> His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life.
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^ Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 11:11 AM If he plays for the Vikings, he should never be put into the Packer Hall of Fame.
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History

Early years (1935–53)

Childhood in Tupelo

Present-day photograph of a whitewashed house, about 15 feet wide. Four bannistered steps in the foreground lead up to a roofed porch that holds a swing wide enough for two. The front of the house has a door and a single paned window. The visible side of the house, about 30 feet long, has two paned windows.
Presley's birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi
.Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Vernon Elvis and Gladys Love Presley.^ Elvis Aaron (or Aron ) Presley (January 8, 1935 ?
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^ Elvis Presley 1935-1953 .

^ He was born on January 8, 1935.
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.In the two-room shotgun house built by his father in readiness for the birth, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered 35 minutes before him, stillborn.^ Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two room house in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935.
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^ He had a twin brother named Garon, who died and it was because of him Elvis had his middle name Aaron so that he could always feel his brother as a part of him.
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.As an only child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an unusually tight bond with his mother.^ The beneficiaries were his nearest relatives, Minnie Mae Presley (grandmother), Vernon Presley (father) and Lisa Marie Presley (his only child).
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.The family attended an Assembly of God church where he found his initial musical inspiration.^ Elvis found his musical influences form pop, country music of the time, and also the gospel music he heard at church.
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[6]
Presley's ancestry was primarily a Western European mix—Scots-Irish, with some French Norman; one of Gladys's great-great-grandmothers was Cherokee and, according to family accounts, one of her great-grandmothers was Jewish.[7] Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family. Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evidencing little ambition.[8][9] The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of altering a check written by the landowner. He was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives.[10]
.In September 1941, Presley entered first grade at East Tupelo Consolidated, where his instructors regarded him as "average".[11] He was encouraged to enter a singing contest after impressing his schoolteacher with a rendition of Red Foley's country song "Old Shep" during morning prayers.^ The story of Elvis Presley's discovery begins with a shy, 18-year-old Elvis entering a recording studio in 1953 to cut two songs on an acetate disk at a cost of four dollars.

^ Nothing special happened at the session until Presley began fooling around and playing an obscure 1946 blues song, 'That's Al Right', during a break.

^ This is Elvis' first performance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in the singing competition at these same fairgrounds, and it is held before a crowd of about 3,000.

.The contest, held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on October 3, 1945, saw his first public performance: dressed as a cowboy, the ten-year-old Presley stood on a chair to reach the microphone and sang "Old Shep". He recalled placing fifth.^ Down in Tupelo, Mississippi, I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw.'"
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^ On Friday, January 8, 2009, Elvis Presley would have turned 75 years old.
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[12] A few months later, Presley received for his birthday his first guitar. He had hoped for something else—by different accounts, either a bicycle or a rifle.[13][14] Over the following year, he received basic guitar lessons from two of his uncles and the new pastor at the family's church. .Presley recalled, "I took the guitar, and I watched people, and I learned to play a little bit.^ Learn Acoustic Guitar - Lessons, Instructions Playing Guitar .
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^ Play Blues Lead Guitar - Solos - Learn To Solo!
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^ Play Guitar - The Ultimate Learn Guitar Kit .
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But I would never sing in public. I was very shy about it."[15]
Entering a new school, Milam, for sixth grade in September 1946, Presley was regarded as a loner. The following year, he began bringing his guitar in on a daily basis. .He would play and sing during lunchtime, and was often teased as a "trashy" kid who played hillbilly music.^ Instead, Elvis went to a professional facility, where a man who had ben written up in the papers would hear him sing.

^ Leslie Mann plays Alison's sister Debbie, who's already married and experienced with kids, but slowly mourning her fading youth.
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^ Elvis was referred to at various times as a 'hillbilly singer', 'a young rural rhythm talent', a 'white man...singing Negro rhythms with a rural flavour', and 'a young man [with a] boppish approach to hillbilly music'.

The family was by then living in a largely African American neighborhood.[16] .A devotee of Mississippi Slim's show on the Tupelo radio station WELO, Presley was described as "crazy about music" by Slim's younger brother, a classmate of Presley's, who often took him in to the station.^ Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley at the age of thirteen moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee.
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^ WELO in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley's hometown, would not even play the record, in spite of many requests from teenagers, because the deejay did not like the new music.

^ Gladys and Vernon go to the movie theater and finally locating Elvis send him down to the radio station.

Slim supplemented Presley's guitar tuition by demonstrating chord techniques.[17] When his protégé was 12 years old, Slim scheduled him for two on-air performances. Presley was overcome by stage fright the first time, but succeeded in performing the following week.[18]

Teenage life in Memphis

.In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.^ Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley at the age of thirteen moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee.
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^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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.After residing for nearly a year in rooming houses, they were granted a two-bedroom apartment in the public housing complex known as the Courts.^ For guys from Lauderdale Courts (public housing) that was pretty good, but it wasn't like having a million records sold'.

^ Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two room house in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935.
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^ Corinth, MS. Court House Meeting Room (2.00pm & 8.00pm) 8 April.

[19] .Enrolled at Humes High School, Presley received only a C in music in eighth grade.^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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^ ELVIS ONLY CELEBRATES ELVIS PRESLEY'S 75TH BIRTHDAY Special Edition Features Musical Tributes and Exclusive New Interview.
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.When his music teacher told him he had no aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, "Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me", in an effort to prove otherwise.^ I have the required days off work next week, so I'm able to work as an extra on Young Victoria !
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^ Someone told him it was because he was shaking his leg, which with the baggy pleated pants created a wild gyrating effect in time with the music.

^ There ain't no questions between him and I about where I'm gonna be on what day and at what time and my reason for being there.
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A classmate later recalled that the teacher "agreed that Elvis was right when he said that she didn't appreciate his kind of singing."[20] .He was generally too shy to perform openly, and was occasionally bullied by classmates who viewed him as a "mama's boy".[21] In 1950, he began practicing guitar regularly under the tutelage of Jesse Lee Denson, a neighbor two-and-a-half years his senior.^ Not to mention MN would have to part with JD Booty who they traded up to get last year or expose him to the rest of the league on the practice squad.
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^ These 300 pounders coming in who are half his age will likely put him down for good .
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.They and three other boys—including two future rockabilly pioneers, brothers Dorsey and Johnny Burnette—formed a loose musical collective that played frequently around the Courts.^ It was Brett calling the Vikings begging to play for them, not the other way around.
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[22] That September, he began ushering at Loew's State Theater.[23] Other jobs followed during his school years: Precision Tool, Loew's again, and MARL Metal Products.[24]
.During his junior year, Presley began to stand out more among his classmates, largely because of his appearance: he grew out his sideburns and styled his hair with rose oil and Vaseline.^ In the late 1960s, though, Presley started putting out more focused material, and as a result some of his lost critical acclaim came back.
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^ "The King" return to live performing, and he would continue to tour during what turned out to be the final years of his life, also frequently releasing new material.
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^ Nothing special happened at the session until Presley began fooling around and playing an obscure 1946 blues song, 'That's Al Right', during a break.

.On his own time, he would head down to Beale Street, the heart of Memphis's thriving blues scene, and gaze longingly at the wild, flashy clothes in the windows of Lansky Brothers.^ Moore recalls, 'He had on a pink shirt, pink pants with white stripes down the legs, and white shoes, and I thought my wife was going to go out the back door -- people just weren't wearing that kind of flashy clothes at the time'.

^ Asians russians italians are low key, you would think they was lames if you saw em in the streets, till you knew how they got down.
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^ The Memphis Recording Service was owned and operated by Sam Phillips, who had been recording rhythm-and-blues artists since 1950.

By his senior year, he was wearing them.[25] .Overcoming his reticence about performing outside the Courts, he competed in Humes's "Annual Minstrel" show in April 1953. Singing and playing guitar, he opened with "Till I Waltz Again With You", a recent hit for Teresa Brewer.^ Referring to his his performance of Teresa Brewer's 'Till I Waltz Again with You' at Humes High in 1953, Elvis said, 'It was amazing how popular I became at school after that'.

^ This is Elvis' first performance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in the singing competition at these same fairgrounds, and it is held before a crowd of about 3,000.

^ 'Now that's original' Phillips called out - the way you play it, the way you sing it, the way you wrote it.

.Presley recalled that the performance did much for his reputation: "I wasn't popular in school ...^ A local musician, Ollie Warren, a high school student at the time, recalls meeting Gladys Presley at the above show as she sat in the Crown Victoria parked behind the flatbed trailer on which Elvis was performing.

^ The performance of 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' received a 'polite, but somewhat tepid, reception', and the Opry's manager told Philips that Presley 'just did not fit the Opry mold'.

^ Referring to his his performance of Teresa Brewer's 'Till I Waltz Again with You' at Humes High in 1953, Elvis said, 'It was amazing how popular I became at school after that'.

I failed music—only thing I ever failed. And then they entered me in this talent show ... when .I came onstage I heard people kind of rumbling and whispering and so forth, 'cause nobody knew I even sang.^ Even people who hate 50 the most but knew of him before rapping vouch for him putting work in.
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It was amazing how popular I became after that."[26]
.Presley, who never received formal music training or learned to read music, studied and played by ear.^ Audiences had never before heard music like Elvis, Scotty and Bill played, and they had never before seen anyone who performed like Elvis Presley either.

^ Time and again, disc jockeys who were old friends and/or long-standing business associates told Philips they could not play the Presley records.

^ Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him .
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He frequented record stores with jukeboxes and listening booths. .He knew all of Hank Snow's songs[27] and he loved records by other country singers such as Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Ted Daffan, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmie Davis, and Bob Wills.^ An afternoon barbecue attracts 10.000 people with Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, and many other current country-and-western stars in attendance, while the evening's shows are divided among five different venues in town.

^ He was amazed that the boy even knew Arthur 'BigBoy' Crudup - nothing in any of the songs he had tried so far gave any indication that he was drawn to this kind of music at all.

^ Elvis Songs Index Find out all the details about Elvis' Songs: history, recording info, releases,...
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[28] The Southern Gospel singer Jake Hess, one of his favorite performers, was a significant influence on his ballad-singing style.[29][30] .He was a regular audience member at the monthly All-Night Singings downtown, where many of the white gospel groups that performed reflected the influence of African American spiritual music.^ Carl didn't sing 'Only You' that night but again performed well.

^ Elvis was referred to at various times as a 'hillbilly singer', 'a young rural rhythm talent', a 'white man...singing Negro rhythms with a rural flavour', and 'a young man [with a] boppish approach to hillbilly music'.

^ John Lennon and everybody else, including Elvis, knew where the roots of rock n' roll lay -- in African-American music.
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[31] He adored the music of black gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.[28] Like some of his peers, he may have attended blues venues—of necessity, in the segregated South, only on nights designated for exclusively white audiences.[32] .He certainly listened to the regional radio stations that played "race records": spirituals, blues, and the modern, backbeat-heavy sound of rhythm and blues.^ He began his career there in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat.
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^ It premieres on Cash Box's regional charts in Ocala, Florida, Memphis and Gladewater, Texas, where local DJs play both sides of the record.

^ The Memphis Recording Service was owned and operated by Sam Phillips, who had been recording rhythm-and-blues artists since 1950.

[33] .Many of his future recordings were inspired by local African American musicians such as Arthur Crudup and Rufus Thomas.^ Phillips enjoyed a national reputation for discovering such talented R&B artists as Rufus Thomas and Junior Parker.

^ 'That's All Right Mama' was written and originally recorded by Arthur Crudup in 1954 but is best known by Elvis Presley's version.

[34][35] .B.B. King recalled that he knew Presley before he was popular when they both used to frequent Beale Street.^ Audiences had never before heard music like Elvis, Scotty and Bill played, and they had never before seen anyone who performed like Elvis Presley either.

^ May 8 , Elvis and Dixie attend the annual Memphis Cotton Carnival where Elvis runs into Ronald Smith, a friend they both knew from Dixie's South Memphis neighbourhood.

[36] .By the time he graduated high school in June 1953, Presley had already singled out music as his future.^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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^ There were five older boys in and out of high school trying to get up a football game.

^ Sometime roughly within the past month, the Presleys have moved out of their apartment on Alabama into a rented single -- family brick home at 2414 LaMarch .

[37][38]

First recordings (1953–55)

Sam Phillips and Sun Records

To find related topics in a list, see Elvis Presley's Sun recordings.
In August 1953, Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records. .He aimed to pay for a few minutes of studio time to record a two-sided acetate disc: "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin". He would later claim he intended the record as a gift for his mother, or was merely interested in what he "sounded like", though there was a much cheaper, amateur record-making service at a nearby general store.^ Didn't I tell you like an hour ago to go tell your mother I want to borrow her mouth for a few minutes?
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^ Go to the Bears blogs now, your logic would fit there.
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^ Sounds like your pussy bleedin, I got you mad again nigga.
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Biographer Peter Guralnick argues that he chose Sun in the hope of being discovered. .Asked by receptionist Marion Keisker what kind of singer he was, Presley responded, "I sing all kinds."^ Elvis dropped by 706 Union a number of times after that initial meeting to ask Ms. Keisker if she had heard of a band that needed a singer.

^ Marion asked Elvis what kind of music he sang and who he sang like.

^ I Sing All Kinds .
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.When she pressed him on whom he sounded like, he repeatedly answered, "I don't sound like nobody."^ His prophetic answer, 'I don't sound like nobody', piqued her curiosity, and while Elvis was singing ' My Happiness ' by the Ink Spots for his acetate record, Keisker also taped him so Phillips could hear him later.

^ I am disappionted in Farve, but don't hate him like I do the Vikes and Childress.
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^ Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 10:37 AM johnhosn, you don't sound like you like him.
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.After he recorded, Sun boss Sam Phillips asked Keisker to note down the young man's name, which she did along with her own commentary: "Good ballad singer.^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

^ October 24 , Colonel Parker telegrams Sam Phillips from the Warwick Hotel in New York to inform him that he has been authorized by Elvis' parents to handle all negotiations for the sale of Elvis' Sun Records contract.

^ In exchange they would expect a 2 percent share of Elvis' record royalties, calculating that he will receive a standard 5 percent and will presumably be satisfied with the 3 percent that he has been getting from Sun all along.

Hold."[39] .Presley cut a second acetate in January 1954—"I'll Never Stand In Your Way" and "It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You"—but again nothing came of it.^ You'll Never Walk Alone .
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^ As long as there is an audience for that bullshit, you'll never eliminate them.
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^ He returned to the recording service in January 1954 to record two more songs on acetate.

[40]
Not long after, he failed an audition for a local vocal quartet, the Songfellows. .He explained to his father, "They told me I couldn't sing."^ Sometime during the spring Elvis audition's for the Songfelows , the junior Blackwood group and is crushed when according to his recollection, he is told he can't sing - though members of the group later insist that they meant he couldn't sing harmony.

[41] .Songfellow Jim Hamill later claimed that he was turned down because he did not demonstrate an ear for harmony at the time.^ That being said i will point out the negatives about his career time and time again because people act like he never did anything wrong.
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[42] .In April, Presley began working for the Crown Electric company as a truck driver.^ April 20 , Elvis starts work at Crown Electric, where he starts driving a truck at $1 an hour.

[43] .His friend Ronnie Smith, after playing a few local gigs with him, suggested he contact Eddie Bond, leader of Smith's professional band, which had an opening for a vocalist.^ Smith is a regular in Eddie Bond's band and tell's Elvis there is an opening in the band for a vocalist and he should come try out at the Hi-Hat.

^ May 15 , Elvis and Dixie go to the Hi-Hat on South Third to tryout for Eddie Bond's band.

^ In latter years Elvis will dramatise the rejection by saying Eddie Bond told him to go back to driving a truck.

.Bond rejected him after a tryout, advising Presley to stick to truck driving "because you're never going to make it as a singer."^ If you're lucky, there are enough memorable moments to make you forgive the plodding storyline… but not here.
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^ Perhaps we're supposed to be on tenterhooks whenever he's baited by Vicky, but I never get that feeling of dread because his "explosive temper" has never really manifested.
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^ Like Eisenheim's act, you're never sure you're seeing any emotional truth, meaning some tear-jerking moments don't ring true.
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[44]
.Phillips, meanwhile, was always on the lookout for someone who could bring the sound of the black musicians on whom Sun focused to a broader audience.^ Moore introduced Elvis to bass player Bill Black , and the three musicians spent the long, hot Memphis summer trying to find a sound that clicked.

^ Who knows, if it's staggeringly brilliant (albeit, a required taste), strong word-of-mouth might bring this to a wider cinema audience.
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^ He had a twin brother named Garon, who died and it was because of him Elvis had his middle name Aaron so that he could always feel his brother as a part of him.
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.As Keisker reported, "Over and over I remember Sam saying, 'If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.'"^ Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 10:11 AM Who cares about some old man anyway.
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^ Elvis was referred to at various times as a 'hillbilly singer', 'a young rural rhythm talent', a 'white man...singing Negro rhythms with a rural flavour', and 'a young man [with a] boppish approach to hillbilly music'.

^ BlackPantherUWM » Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 1:28 PM Purpleman, could you say that again?
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[45] In June, he acquired a demo recording of a ballad, "Without You", that he thought might suit the teenaged singer. Presley came by the studio, but was unable to do it justice. .Despite this, Phillips asked Presley to sing as many numbers as he knew.^ Unfortunately, Elvis could not seem to master the song, so Phillips asked him to sing anything else he knew.

.He was sufficiently affected by what he heard to invite two local musicians, guitarist Winfield "Scotty" Moore and upright bass player Bill Black, to work something up with Presley for a recording session.^ Elvis Presley providing vocals and rhythm guitar, Scotty Moore on lead guitar, and Bill Black on upright 'slapped' bass.

^ Scotty Moore says that it was Bill Black that came up with the flip side for what would be their first record.

^ Upon finishing the recording session, according to Scotty Moore, Bill Black remarked ...

[46]
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The session, held the evening of July 5, proved entirely unfruitful until late in the night. .As they were about to give up and go home, Presley took his guitar and launched into a 1946 blues number, Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right". Moore recalled, "All of a sudden, Elvis just started singing this song, jumping around and acting the fool, and then Bill picked up his bass, and he started acting the fool, too, and I started playing with them.^ Elvis accompanies himself on guitar, singing two songs.

^ Elvis started singing Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's blues song, ' That's All Right ', with a fast rhythm and in a more casual style than most blues songs, and Moore and Black jumped in.

^ Elvis Presley with guitar and drums ...
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Sam, I think, had the door to the control booth open ... he stuck his head out and said, 'What are you doing?' And we said, 'We don't know.' .'Well, back up,' he said, 'try to find a place to start, and do it again.'"^ I was led through the casino like a criminal to a "back-up handing-in place" ( huh??
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^ The rest of the episode concerns Tommy's attempt to woo Magz back home, whilst trying to act unconcerned and even flippant about their break-up.
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^ Either try to understand Wisconsinites or consider finding a place where you will feel more comfortable.
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Phillips quickly began taping; this was the sound he had been looking for.[48] .Three days later, popular Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played "That's All Right" on his Red, Hot, and Blue show.^ That's All Right, Mama / Blue Moon of Kentucky .
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^ That's All Right (Mama) / Blue Moon of Kentucky .
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[49] Listeners began phoning in, eager to find out who the singer was. .The interest was such that Phillips played the record repeatedly during the last two hours of his show.^ During the week Elvis goes into the Sun studio one last time to record a B--side for 'Trying to Get to You'.

^ In the middle of all of that, Dewey Phillips played a record called 'That's All Right Mama' by a boy from Humes High School.

^ Favre lied repeatedly last year about his interest in coming back after his first retirement.
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.Interviewing Presley on-air, Phillips asked him what high school he attended in order to clarify his color for the many callers who had assumed he was black.^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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^ Who would follow him you ask?
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[50] .During the next few days the trio recorded a bluegrass number, Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky", again in a distinctive style and employing a jury-rigged echo effect that Sam Phillips dubbed "slapback". A single was pressed with "That's All Right" on the A side and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on the reverse.^ It was their rendition of the bluegrass standard ' Blue Moon of Kentucky ', made famous by Bill Monroe.

^ Elvis' version of the song, was combined with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' as the B-side.

^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

[51]

Early live performances and signing to RCA

.The trio played publicly for the first time on July 17 at the Bon Air club—Presley still sporting his child-size guitar.^ Bon Air Club (8pm) .

^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

^ Time and again, disc jockeys who were old friends and/or long-standing business associates told Philips they could not play the Presley records.

[52] At the end of the month, they appeared at the Overton Park Shell, with Slim Whitman headlining. A combination of his strong response to rhythm and nervousness at playing before a large crowd led Presley to shake his legs as he performed: his wide-cut pants emphasized his movements, causing young women in the audience to start screaming.[53] Moore recalled, "During the instrumental parts he would back off from the mike and be playing and shaking, and the crowd would just go wild".[54] Black, a natural showman, whooped and rode his bass, hitting double licks that Presley would later remember as "really a wild sound, like a jungle drum or something".[54]
.Soon after, Moore and Black quit their old band to play with Presley regularly and DJ and promoter Bob Neal became the trio's manager.^ Bob Neal , replacing Scotty Moore'.

^ When Neal's contract expired on March 15, 1956, he was completely out of the picture, and Parker became Elvis' full-time manager for a 25 percent cut.

^ Late May Col. Parker wrote to Bob Neal that he wanted to tie in in promoting Elvis' carreer.

.From August through October, they played frequently at the Eagle's Nest club and returned to Sun Studio for more recording sessions,[55] and Presley quickly grew more confident on stage.^ Eagle's Nest 29 August.

^ Eagle's Nest 23 October.

^ Eagle's Nest 13 October.

According to Moore, "His movement was a natural thing, but he was also very conscious of what got a reaction. .He'd do something one time and then he would expand on it real quick."^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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[56] Presley made what would be his only appearance on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry on October 2; after a polite audience response, Opry manager Jim Denny told Phillips that his singer was "not bad" but did not suit the program.[57] .Two weeks later, Presley was booked on Louisiana Hayride, the Opry's chief, and more adventurous, rival.^ The Louisiana Hayride Anthologies of Legends: Elvis Presley .
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.The Shreveport-based show was broadcast to 198 radio stations in 28 states.^ Elvis, Scotty and Bill appear for the first time on the Louisiana Hayride, a live Saturday night country music radio show originating in Shreveport, Louisiana, broadcast over KWKH Radio.

^ The Hayride had a show every Saturday night, and shows on the third Saturday of each month were broadcast with a 50,000 watt signal that reached up to 28 states.

^ The show is the Grand Ole Opry's chief competitor, carried by 190 stations in thirteen states.

Presley had another attack of nerves during the first set, which drew a muted reaction. A more composed and energetic second set inspired an enthusiastic response.[58] House drummer D.J. Fontana brought a new element, complementing Presley's movements with accented beats that he had mastered playing in strip clubs.[59] Soon after the show, the Hayride engaged Presley for a year's worth of Saturday-night appearances. Trading in his old guitar for $8 (and seeing it promptly dispatched to the garbage), he purchased a Martin instrument for $175, and his trio began playing in new locales including Houston, Texas, and Texarkana, Arkansas.[60]
By early 1955, Presley's regular Hayride appearances, constant touring, and well-received record releases had made him a substantial regional star, from Tennessee to West Texas. .In January, Neal signed a formal management contract with Presley and brought the singer to the attention of Colonel Tom Parker, whom he considered the best promoter in the music business.^ After returning from his service in 1960, Presley stopped performing live and used movies to promote his music, and vice versa.
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^ After Presley and manager Colonel Tom Parker joined forces, label head Sam Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA in 1955 for $35,000.
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^ Sandro, the Argentine singer whose gyrating pelvis and romantic ballads brought comparisons to Elvis Presley , died Monday in ...
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.Parker—Dutch-born, though he claimed to be from West Virginia—had acquired an honorary colonel's commission from country singer turned Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis.^ July 24 , As of this date, Elvis Presley will be exclusively represented by Colonel Parker /Hank Snow Attractions, though he continues to be managed by Bob Neal.

Having successfully managed top country star Eddy Arnold, he was now working with the new number one country singer, Hank Snow. .Parker booked Presley on Snow's February tour.^ In mid-February they were booked as part of a Hank Snow/Jamboree Attractions package tour that began in Roswell, New Mexico.

^ July 24 , As of this date, Elvis Presley will be exclusively represented by Colonel Parker /Hank Snow Attractions, though he continues to be managed by Bob Neal.

^ January 22 , Colonel Parker informs Bob Neal by letter that he has booked Elvis on the Hank Snow Tour from February 14 to 18, sending both a contract and a check made out to Elvis Presley for $425, a 50 percent advance on what he can expect to earn for the tour.

[61][62] .When the tour reached Odessa, Texas, a 19-year-old Roy Orbison saw Presley for the first time: "His energy was incredible, his instinct was just amazing.^ On Friday, January 8, 2009, Elvis Presley would have turned 75 years old.
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^ At the time of her father's death, Lisa Marie, was nine years old.
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^ By LoL @ 40 year old valet workers acting like they "big time" on March 5, 2008 6:44 PM Nimrod says...
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... .I just didn't know what to make of it.^ I just didn't know what to make of it.

^ I'm wearing a helmet, but I don't think the make-up girl knows this, so I just let her get on with it.
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.There was just no reference point in the culture to compare it."^ As I'm sure you'll point out there's no one from LA. I like some of the songs from some of the artists but overall the topic was redundant.
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^ If Favre really wasn't coming back or had no interest in coming back, he could have just said: "Despite this move, there is zero chance I'm returning to the game.
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[27] .Presley made his television debut on March 3 on the KSLA-TV broadcast of Louisiana Hayride.^ Louisiana Hayride live broadcast from Gladewater, Texas.

^ City Auditorium The Louisiana Hayride - Remote broadcast.

^ Elvis Presley - Louisiana Hayride .

.Soon after, he failed an audition for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts on the national CBS network.^ The Arthur Godfrey audition takes place at 2:30 p.m.

^ William Morris agent Harry Kalcheim telegrams Colonel Parker to inquire if Elvis can audition for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts , the same show that Bill Randle has recommended so enthusiastically just a short time before.

.By August, Sun had released ten sides credited to "Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill"; on the latest recordings, the trio were joined by a drummer.^ Biography [ show full bio ] The first huge rock n' roll star, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during The Great Depression, and moved to Memphis in his teens, signing with Sun Records in 1954.
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^ The first huge rock n' roll star, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during The Great Depression, and moved to Memphis in his teens, signing with Sun Records in 1954.
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^ Sun Days With Elvis / Elvis Presley's America .
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.Some of the songs, like "That's All Right", were in what one Memphis journalist described as the "R&B idiom of negro field jazz"; others, like "Blue Moon of Kentucky", were "more in the country field", "but there was a curious blending of the two different musics in both".[63] This blend of styles made it difficult for Presley's music to find radio airplay.^ Elvis' version of the song, was combined with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' as the B-side.

^ When the press attempted to explain his sound, they usually made a mess of it, often confusing their readers with inappropriate or comical comparisons to other types of music.

^ He began his career there in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat.
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.According to Neal, many country music disc jockeys would not play it because he sounded too much like a black artist and none of the rhythm and blues stations would touch him because "he sounded too much like a hillbilly."^ He began his career there in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat.
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^ Had he showed up at practice like he was planning to, they would have released him because they didn't want the drama with AR's fragile psyche at the time.
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^ Elvis started out his career singing rhythm and blues, gospel and country and is famous for merging country music with the blues.
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[64] The blend came to be known as rockabilly. At the time, Presley was variously billed as "The King of Western Bop", "The Hillbilly Cat", and "The Memphis Flash".[65]
.Presley renewed Neal's management contract in August 1955, simultaneously appointing Parker as his special adviser.^ Elvis Presley August 5, 1955 .

^ When Neal's contract expired on March 15, 1956, he was completely out of the picture, and Parker became Elvis' full-time manager for a 25 percent cut.

^ Parker was also given the right to negotiate renewals on all existing contracts.

[66] The group maintained an extensive touring schedule throughout the second half of the year.[67] Neal recalled, "It was almost frightening, the reaction that came to Elvis from the teenaged boys. .So many of them, through some sort of jealousy, would practically hate him.^ Had he showed up at practice like he was planning to, they would have released him because they didn't want the drama with AR's fragile psyche at the time.
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^ Not to mention MN would have to part with JD Booty who they traded up to get last year or expose him to the rest of the league on the practice squad.
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^ It's not him playing for the Vikings because he thinks they're some sort of great team that he can lead to the Super Bowl or something.
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.There were occasions in some towns in Texas when we'd have to be sure to have a police guard because somebody'd always try to take a crack at him.^ Because there was no proof of wrongdoing on Pac's part but proof of wrongdoing on the police's part the case was dismissed quickly.
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^ But that's not to say this is a waste of time, as there are a few engaging plot strands and character development, with Sorkin taking the time to deepen some of the supporting cast...
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^ "Sure, the Jets didn't have to grant Favre his wish, but they had nothing to gain by holding onto him and trying to get some compensation (he cost them a third-round pick) if a team wanted to sign him.
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.They'd get a gang and try to waylay him or something."^ It's not him playing for the Vikings because he thinks they're some sort of great team that he can lead to the Super Bowl or something.
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[68] .The trio became a quartet when Hayride drummer Fontana joined as a full member.^ August 8 , Hayride drummer D. J. Fontana , who has played with the group occasionally both in Shreveport and on Hayride tours, joins Elvis for the first time on a regular basis, but unlike Scotty and Bill he is not a percentage participant but a salaried member of the band.

.In mid-October, they played a few shows in support of Bill Haley, whose "Rock Around the Clock" had been a number one hit the previous year.^ October 16 , For one night Elvis joins yet another Hank Snow tour, this one costarring Bill Haley , whose 'Rock Around the Clock' is in its fifth month at the top of the charts.

^ This photo of Elvis & Bill Haley was taken by Tommy Edwards , a WERE Disc jockey, at Brooklyn High School on October 20th, 1955.

^ Everyone was saying he was done when he had a crappy year because of that thumb injury, he obviously showed he could still play after that.
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Haley observed that Presley had a natural feel for rhythm, and advised him to sing fewer ballads.[69]
.At the Country Disc Jockey Convention in early November, Presley was voted the year's most promising male artist.^ Elvis Presley - Country Music Disc Jockey Convention - November 10, 1955 .

^ November 10 , Elvis attends the fourth annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville, where he tells everyone he meets of his imminent switch to RCA, although the Colonel has yet to finalize the deal.

^ Time and again, disc jockeys who were old friends and/or long-standing business associates told Philips they could not play the Presley records.

[70] Several record companies had by now shown interest in signing him. .After three major labels made offers of up to $25,000, Parker and Phillips struck a deal with RCA Victor on November 21 to acquire Presley's Sun contract for an unprecedented $40,000.[71]b Presley, at 20, was still a minor, so his father signed the contract.^ Elvis after signing his first contract with RCA Records - November 21, 1955 .

^ November 20 or 21, 1955 Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee .

^ November 21, 1955 , Elvis signs his first contract with RCA Records.

[72] .Parker arranged with the owners of Hill and Range Publishing, Jean and Julian Aberbach, to create two entities, Elvis Presley Music and Gladys Music, to handle all of the new material recorded by Presley.^ Music Elvis Presley Videos elvis elvis anniversary concert clips elvis by the presleys you tube elvis concert footage More...
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^ There is so much, TOO MUCH, that could be and has already been written about this American music icon, Elvis Presley.
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^ Music Elvis Presley Videos elvis elvis anniversary concert clips elvis by the presleys you tube elvis concert footage elvis in concert elvis live elvis on video elvis presley elvis presley concert footage elvis presley in concert free download ...
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Songwriters were obliged to forego one third of their customary royalties in exchange for having him perform their compositions.[73]c .By December, RCA had begun to heavily promote its new singer, and before month's end had reissued many of his Sun recordings.^ It is very difficult, he says, to interest promoters outside of the small range of Sun's distribution in the young singer.

^ He had opened Sun Records in 1952 to record both rhythm-and-blues (R&B) singers and country-western artists.

^ December 1 , In New York Elvis and the Colonel meet with RCA executives , including president Larry Kanaga and publicity director Anne Fulchino.

[74]

Commercial breakout and controversy (1956–58)

First national TV appearances and debut album

Album cover with photograph of Presley singing—head thrown back, eyes closed, mouth wide open—and about to strike a chord on his acoustic guitar. Another musician is behind him to the right, his instrument obscured. The word "Elvis" in bold pink letters descends from the upper left corner; below, the word "Presley" in bold green letters runs horizontally.
The "iconic cover" of Presley's 1956 debut album[75] featuring a photo taken July 31, 1955[76]
.On January 10, 1956, Presley made his first recordings for RCA in Nashville.^ First 47 Original Recordings That Made History (1954-1956) .
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^ December 22 , Steve Sholes of RCA sends Elvis demonstration records of ten songs he would like him to consider for his first RCA recording session, scheduled for January in Nashville.

^ Elvis after signing his first contract with RCA Records - November 21, 1955 .

[77] Extending the singer's by now customary backup of Moore, Black, and Fontana, RCA enlisted pianist Floyd Cramer, guitarist Chet Atkins, and three background singers, including Gordon Stoker of the popular Jordanaires quartet, to fill out the sound.[78] .The session produced the moody, unusual "Heartbreak Hotel", released as a single on January 27.[77] Parker finally brought Presley to national television, booking him on CBS's Stage Show for six appearances over two months.^ Had he showed up at practice like he was planning to, they would have released him because they didn't want the drama with AR's fragile psyche at the time.
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^ The property was renovated and renamed "Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel" in the year of 1999.
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^ Heartbreak Hotel (10", Single, Comp, RE, Ltd, Num) .
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The program, produced in New York, was hosted on alternate weeks by big band leaders and brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. .After his first appearance, on January 28, Presley stayed in town to record at RCA's New York studio.^ A photo shoot has been arranged and pictures of Elvis and the Colonel, Elvis and Steve Sholes, and Elvis and fellow RCA artist Eddy Arnold, who happens to be in New York for a session, are taken in RCA's Twenty fourth Street studio, along with posed action shots that will be used on the back of Elvis' first album, Elvis Presley .

^ December 22 , Steve Sholes of RCA sends Elvis demonstration records of ten songs he would like him to consider for his first RCA recording session, scheduled for January in Nashville.

^ Elvis after signing his first contract with RCA Records - November 21, 1955 .

.The sessions yielded eight songs, including a cover of Carl Perkins' rockabilly anthem "Blue Suede Shoes". In February, Presley's "I Forgot to Remember to Forget", a Sun recording initially released the previous August, reached the top of the Billboard country chart.^ Carl wrote ' Blue Suede Shoes ' that night.

^ Late September , Sun released Presley's second record.

^ August 7 , Billboard reviews Sun 209 ...

[79] .Neal's contract was terminated and, on March 2, Parker became Presley's manager.^ When Neal's contract expired on March 15, 1956, he was completely out of the picture, and Parker became Elvis' full-time manager for a 25 percent cut.

^ July 24 , As of this date, Elvis Presley will be exclusively represented by Colonel Parker /Hank Snow Attractions, though he continues to be managed by Bob Neal.

^ After Presley and manager Colonel Tom Parker joined forces, label head Sam Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA in 1955 for $35,000.
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.RCA Victor released Presley's self-titled debut album on March 23. Joined by five previously unreleased Sun recordings, its seven recently recorded tracks were of a broad variety.^ Late September , Sun released Presley's second record.

^ RCA soon re-releases the five Sun singles on the RCA label.

^ Sun 209 - July 19 , Sun Records releases ' That's All Right ', backed with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (Sun 209) - the first of five singles Elvis will release on the Sun label.

.There were two country songs and a bouncy pop tune.^ There is still some debate on what reactions and responses this testimony would create within the two countries.
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^ Delighted with the opportunity, Elvis eagerly ran through his extensive repertoire of country songs and R&B tunes.

.The others would centrally define the evolving sound of rock and roll: "Blue Suede Shoes"—"an improvement over Perkins' in almost every way", according to critic Robert Hilburn—and three R&B numbers that had been part of Presley's stage repertoire for some time, covers of Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Drifters.^ In the late 1960s, though, Presley started putting out more focused material, and as a result some of his lost critical acclaim came back.
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^ Time Magazine (Some have claimed that Elvis' 1954 cover of bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right" is the definitive first rock and roll recording.
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^ Carl wrote ' Blue Suede Shoes ' that night.

As described by Hilburn, these "were the most revealing of all. Unlike many white artists ... who watered down the gritty edges of the original R&B versions of songs in the '50s, Presley reshaped them. .He not only injected the tunes with his own vocal character but also made guitar, not piano, the lead instrument in all three cases."^ Elvis Presley providing vocals and rhythm guitar, Scotty Moore on lead guitar, and Bill Black on upright 'slapped' bass.

^ She's never just eye candy for the guys; becoming a three-dimensional character in her own right, and the film's feminine heart.
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[81] .It became the first rock and roll album to top the Billboard chart, a position it held for 10 weeks.^ This recording is widely considered the first rock and roll record."
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^ He is the most talked about rock and roll singer ever to hit the charts, and is known by most simply as the King of Rock and Roll.
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^ The Definitive Rock & Roll Album .
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[77] While Presley was not an innovative instrumentalist like Moore or contemporary African American rockers Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, cultural historian Gilbert B. Rodman argues that the album's cover image, "of Elvis having the time of his life on stage with a guitar in his hands played a crucial role in positioning the guitar...as the instrument that best captured the style and spirit of this new music."[82]

Milton Berle Show and "Hound Dog"

.Presley made the first of two appearances on NBC's Milton Berle Show on April 3. His performance, on the deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego, prompted cheers and screams from an audience of sailors and their dates.^ Just a week later, Presley caused a near riot at a Jacksonville, Fla., show when, at the conclusion of his performance, he announced to the audience of 14,000, 'Girls, I'll see you backstage'.

^ Friday July 30 , Elvis Presley made his first big public appearance with Scotty and Bill , the Blue Moon Boys , at Memphis's outdoor amphitheatre in Overton Park .

^ This is Elvis' first performance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in the singing competition at these same fairgrounds, and it is held before a crowd of about 3,000.

[83] .A few days later, a flight taking Presley and his band to Nashville for a recording session left all three badly shaken when an engine died and the plane almost went down over Arkansas.^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

^ Phillips financed the recording sessions, paid the musicians, recorded the artists himself (often serving as the studio engineer), and then leased the master recordings to other record companies.

^ The passage of time is also badly shown by the script, as events take place over three days, but it feels like three hours .
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[84] .Twelve weeks after its original release, "Heartbreak Hotel" became Presley's first number one pop hit.^ Scotty Moore: We spent two years 'paying our dues' from 1954 to 1956 when Elvis recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel', the song that hit No.

^ The property was renovated and renamed "Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel" in the year of 1999.
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^ Overall, 28 Weeks Later is a worthy sequel to Boyle's original; one that trumps its forbearer technically, but not quite emotionally.
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.In late April, Presley began a two-week residency at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.^ Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV .
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^ Weeks Later (2007) "The angels have the phone box" THE IT CROWD 2.4 – "The Dinner Party" Dan's Americana, Part 5: The Hotel, The Casino & T...
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^ Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada .
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The shows were poorly received by the conservative, middle-aged hotel guests—"like a jug of corn liquor at a champagne party", wrote a critic for Newsweek.[85] Amid his Vegas tenure, Presley, who had serious acting ambitions, signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures.[86] .He began a tour of the Midwest in mid-May, taking in 15 cities in as many days.^ Another tour with Hank Snow/Jamboree Attractions begin on May 1 in New Orleans, with 20 cities in three weeks, including a number of stops in Florida.

^ In mid-February they were booked as part of a Hank Snow/Jamboree Attractions package tour that began in Roswell, New Mexico.

^ Elvis taking a break during a heavy tour schedule - May 1955 .

[87] .He had attended several shows by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys in Vegas, and was struck by their cover of "Hound Dog", a hit in 1952 for blues singer Big Mama Thornton.^ Hound Dog / Blue Suede Shoes .
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^ Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog & Other Top Ten Hits .
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It became the new closing number of his act.[88] After a show in La Crosse, Wisconsin, an urgent message on the letterhead of the local Catholic diocese's newspaper was sent to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. It warned that "Presley is a definite danger to the security of the United States. ... [His] actions and motions were such as to rouse the sexual passions of teenaged youth. ... .After the show, more than 1,000 teenagers tried to gang into Presley's room at the auditorium.^ January 5 , ' Alvis Presley ' tops the bill at a show in this 1,855--seat auditorium, where hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.

... .Indications of the harm Presley did just in La Crosse were the two high school girls ...^ SUPERBAD Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety when their plan for a huge party goes awry.
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^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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^ The performance of 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' received a 'polite, but somewhat tepid, reception', and the Opry's manager told Philips that Presley 'just did not fit the Opry mold'.

whose abdomen and thigh had Presley's autograph."[89]
.The second Milton Berle Show appearance came on June 5 at NBC's Hollywood studio, amid another hectic tour.^ Though Elvis was already a rising star at this point, it's worth noting that his previous tour appearance came at the Baton Rouge High School Auditorium.

.Berle persuaded the singer to leave his guitar backstage, advising, "Let 'em see you, son."^ Holla at me when you see me and let's chop it up.
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[90] During the performance, Presley abruptly halted an uptempo rendition of "Hound Dog" with a wave of his arm and launched into a slow, grinding version accentuated with energetic, exaggerated body movements.[90] Presley's gyrations created a storm of controversy.[91] Television critics were outraged: Jack Gould of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability. ... His phrasing, if it can be called that, consists of the stereotyped variations that go with a beginner's aria in a bathtub. ... His one specialty is an accented movement of the body ... primarily identified with the repertoire of the blond bombshells of the burlesque runway."[92] .Ben Gross of the New York Daily News opined that popular music "has reached its lowest depths in the 'grunt and groin' antics of one Elvis Presley.^ GAC News & Notes Elvis Presley has been dead for 32 years, and yet dedicated writers continue to find new facets to his life, one of the most heralded during the 20th century.
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^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ Elvis Presley - Country Music Disc Jockey Convention - November 10, 1955 .

... Elvis, who rotates his pelvis ... gave an exhibition that was suggestive and vulgar, tinged with the kind of animalism that should be confined to dives and bordellos".[93] Ed Sullivan, whose own variety show was the nation's most popular, declared him "unfit for family viewing".[94] To Presley's displeasure, he soon found himself being referred to as "Elvis the Pelvis", which he called "one of the most childish expressions I ever heard, comin' from an adult."[95]

Steve Allen Show and first Sullivan appearance

.The Berle shows drew such high ratings that Presley was booked for a July 1 appearance on NBC's The Steve Allen Show in New York.^ Add New Genre: add Cancel Save Weighted Rating Popularity Not Enough Data Elvis Presley : Band / Artist info Elvis Presley .
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.Allen, no fan of rock and roll, introduced a "new Elvis" in white bow tie and black tails.^ Elvis is also known as the King of Rock and Roll.
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^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Elvis did not invent rock and roll.
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^ I was discussing the history of rock n' roll with a guitartist friend of mine and the subject of Elvis came up.
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.Presley sang "Hound Dog" for less than a minute to a basset hound in a top hat and bow tie.^ Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog & Other Top Ten Hits .
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As described by television historian Jake Austen, "Allen thought Presley was talentless and absurd... [he] set things up so that .Presley would show his contrition".[96] Allen, for his part, later wrote that he found Presley's "strange, gangly, country-boy charisma, his hard-to-define cuteness, and his charming eccentricity intriguing" and simply worked the singer into the customary "comedy fabric" of his program.^ As I stared out at the Leicestershire countryside (later to be transformed into glistening water with the power of CGI), other extras were being talked through their parts.
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^ The show also included Elvis Presley, Webb Pierce, Sonny James, Johnny Cash , Wanda Jackson and some 22 other country music and comedy performers.

^ Not long after Elvis' success, other rockabilly and country-western singers showed up on the doorstep of Sun Studio, hoping that Phillips could work the same magic with them as he had with Elvis.

[97] .Presley would refer back to the Allen show as the most ridiculous performance of his career.^ Local girl June Juanico attends the above show with a friend who saw the Slavonian Lodge performance and has told June that Elvis Presley is 'the most gorgeous man I've ever seen in my life'.

[98] .Later that night, he appeared on Hy Gardner Calling, a popular local TV show.^ Tomorrow's world is a crumbling nonsense where couch potatoes sit on chairs with toilets built into them, the most popular TV show is Ow!
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.Pressed on whether he had learned anything from the criticism to which he was being subjected, Presley responded, "No, I haven't, I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong.^ No biggie, except the Canadian cops really like to pose and make you feel like a criminal.
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^ The changes have been good and haven't ripped the soul out of the show, just responded to genuine criticisms and viewing fatigue.
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^ That being said i will point out the negatives about his career time and time again because people act like he never did anything wrong.
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... .I don't see how any type of music would have any bad influence on people when it's only music.^ It only goes to show how small you people are.
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^ He shouldn't worry about "damaging his legacy" or how people feel about it- if he wants to play and there are teams that would take him, then he should come back.
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^ Herb Adderley » Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 12:57 PM "The only way this happens if the Vikings are determined that one year of high jersey sales is > the longterm well being of the franchise" I don't see how Favre would hurt the Vikings longterm.
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... .I mean, how would rock 'n' roll music make anyone rebel against their parents?"^ John Lennon and everybody else, including Elvis, knew where the roots of rock n' roll lay -- in African-American music.
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^ Rock & Roll , Pop , Rock , Pop/Rock , Rockabilly , Blue Eyed Soul , Christmas Music , Gospel , Soundtracks , Spoken Word , Blues , Big Beat .
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[93]
.The next day, Presley recorded "Hound Dog", along with "Any Way You Want Me" and "Don't Be Cruel". The Jordanaires sang harmony, as they had on The Steve Allen Show; they would work with Presley through the 1960s.^ You might be surprised to know that Elvis Presley had a very tough childhood where his father did not want to take any responsibility of the family and Elvis' mother was working really hard to make the ends meet.
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^ Maybe schedulers just think film shows don't work in the UK. Can you name any decent alternatives to Film 2007 ?
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^ It's hard to believe that the Vikes could ruin their chances next year, as they are loaded, but this would do it.
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.A few days later, the singer made an outdoor concert appearance in Memphis at which he announced, "You know, those people in New York are not gonna change me none.^ You should also know I don't hate on anything or anyone but I do have a low tolerance for ignorance and ignorant people regardless of occupation, location or race.
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^ I dont know if this is too hard for to you comprehend, but black people DO have access to computers.
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^ It's called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. I don't know about you niggers, but tv or nobody ever made me do shit I didn't want to do.
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.I'm gonna show you what the real Elvis is like tonight."^ No biggie, except the Canadian cops really like to pose and make you feel like a criminal.
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^ You are real showing your Jewish DNA.....
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^ I have season ticks and a little worm like you is never gonna get them.
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[99] In August, a judge in Jacksonville, Florida, ordered Presley to tame his act. Throughout the following performance, he largely kept still, except for wiggling his little finger suggestively in mockery of the order.[100] .The single pairing "Don't Be Cruel" with "Hound Dog" ruled the top of the charts for 11 weeks—a mark that would not be surpassed for 36 years.^ I think it was Wolf who said "Don't fall in love with your own players," but some loyalty to players who have been around for years would be appreciated .
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^ Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel .
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^ Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog & Other Top Ten Hits .
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[101] .Recording sessions for Presley's second album took place in Hollywood during the first week of September.^ Late September , Sun released Presley's second record.

^ Biography [ show full bio ] The first huge rock n' roll star, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during The Great Depression, and moved to Memphis in his teens, signing with Sun Records in 1954.
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^ The first huge rock n' roll star, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during The Great Depression, and moved to Memphis in his teens, signing with Sun Records in 1954.
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Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the writers of "Hound Dog", contributed "Love Me".
.Allen's show with Presley had, for the first time, beaten CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show in the ratings.^ Ed Sullivan Shows 1956-1957 .
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^ Elvis performs on The Louisiana Hayride in the evening, this is almost certainly the first time either of them see Elvis Presley perform, and The Colonel takes steps to forge a link with Elvis' manager Bob Neal after the show.

.Sullivan, despite his June pronouncement, booked the singer for three appearances for an unprecedented $50,000.[102] The first, on September 9, 1956, was seen by approximately 60 million viewers—a record 82.6 percent of the television audience.^ British TV advertising is worth £3.47 billion a year, with a 30-second advert on primetime terrestrial TV costing approximately £50,000.
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^ This is Elvis' first performance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in the singing competition at these same fairgrounds, and it is held before a crowd of about 3,000.

^ He adds that he already has three tentative coast--to--coast television appearances for Elvis--which would appear, on the evidence, to have been tentative indeed.

[103] Actor Charles Laughton hosted the show, filling in while Sullivan recuperated from a car accident.[94] Presley appeared in two segments that night from CBS Television City in Hollywood. .According to Elvis legend, Presley was shot only from the waist up.^ The current owners of Elvis Presley Enterprise brought them back home to Memphis in a joint venture and opened them up for on-board tours in 1984.
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^ Films and Music by Elvis Presley - Rate Your Music rym find lists charts community log in / sign up Artist .
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^ Elvis Presley La Legende Romantique 1957-60 .
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.Watching clips of the Allen and Berle shows with his producer, Sullivan had opined that Presley "got some kind of device hanging down below the crotch of his pants–so when he moves his legs back and forth you can see the outline of his cock.^ Moore recalls, 'He had on a pink shirt, pink pants with white stripes down the legs, and white shoes, and I thought my wife was going to go out the back door -- people just weren't wearing that kind of flashy clothes at the time'.

^ It always brings back some great childhood memories and has you chuckling over how primitive some of the classics from the 60s and 70s were.
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^ Just a week later, Presley caused a near riot at a Jacksonville, Fla., show when, at the conclusion of his performance, he announced to the audience of 14,000, 'Girls, I'll see you backstage'.

... I think it's a Coke bottle. ... We just can't have this on a Sunday night. This is a family show!"[104] Sullivan publicly told TV Guide, "As for his gyrations, the whole thing can be controlled with camera shots."[102] In fact, Presley was shown head-to-toe in the first and second shows. Though the camerawork was relatively discreet during his debut, with leg-concealing closeups when he danced, the studio audience reacted in customary style: screaming.[105][106] .Presley's performance of his forthcoming single, the ballad "Love Me Tender", prompted a record-shattering million advance orders.^ Elvis Presley Love Me Tender .
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^ Love Me Tender - Selected Singles 1956 .
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[107] .More than any other single event, it was this first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that made Presley a national celebrity of barely precedented proportions.^ Ed Sullivan Shows 1956-1957 .
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^ Elvis has sold more records than any other artist in history with over one billion total sales.
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^ It's also not made clear why Whistler is bricked-up behind a wall in the sewer, or has more food than many other inmates, but I'm sure we'll get answers soon enough...
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[94]
Accompanying Presley's rise to fame, a cultural shift was taking place that he both helped inspire and came to symbolize. Igniting the "biggest pop craze since Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra ... .Presley brought rock'n'roll into the mainstream of popular culture", writes historian Marty Jezer.^ Indian fans of Rock n' Roll star Elvis Presley are planning to celebrate his 75th birth anniversary Thursday.
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^ Elvis Presley - The King Of Rock 'N Roll .
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^ Why do we call Elvis Presley the King of Rock and Roll?
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"As Presley set the artistic pace, other artists followed ... .Presley, more than anyone else, gave the young a belief in themselves as a distinct and somehow unified generation—the first in America ever to feel the power of an integrated youth culture."^ Good Rockin' Tonight ', which rocked more confidently than anything they could have imagined in those first, uncertain days in the studio'.

^ Lyrically he was unimpressive but he more than made up for it with his antics and ability to make you feel his pain.
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[108]

Crazed crowds and movie debut

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The audience response at Presley's live shows became increasingly fevered. .Moore recalled, "He'd start out, 'You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog,' and they'd just go to pieces.^ Moore recalls, 'He had on a pink shirt, pink pants with white stripes down the legs, and white shoes, and I thought my wife was going to go out the back door -- people just weren't wearing that kind of flashy clothes at the time'.

^ 'Elvis was just starting out, and nobody knew who he was yet'.

^ You have many cats who just don't know the truth and they should be forgiven for that.
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.They'd always react the same way.^ I always found them an alluring way to spend time, but they never excited me enough to actually buy one...
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.There'd be a riot every time."^ Every time there's slow-motion.
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^ Every time there's a same-sex kiss.
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^ Every time there's a reference to Doctor Who .
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[109] .At the two concerts he performed in September at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, 50 National Guardsmen were added to the police security to prevent crowd trouble.^ June 3 , Elvis, Scotty and Bill perform at the car-dealer show prior to their performance at the Fair Park Coliseum.

[110] .Elvis, Presley's second album, was released in October and quickly rose to number one.^ People Elvis Presley comment of elvis presley comments on elvis presley elvis elvis albums More...
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^ Late September , Sun released Presley's second record.

Assessing the musical and cultural impact of Presley's recordings from "That's All Right" through Elvis, rock critic Dave Marsh wrote that "these records, more than any others, contain the seeds of what rock & roll was, has been and most likely what it may foreseeably become."[111]
Presley returned to the Sullivan show, hosted this time by its namesake, on October 28. After the performance, crowds in Nashville and St. Louis burned him in effigy.[94] .His first motion picture, Love Me Tender, was released on November 21. Though he was not top billed, the film's original title—The Reno Brothers—was changed to capitalize on his latest number one record: "Love Me Tender" had hit the top of the charts earlier that month.^ This photograph will continue to be used for some months in newspapers throughout the South, though Scotty and Bill have by now stopped wearing the cowboy styled outfits.

^ Called 'Top Jock' [or 'A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey'], the film will run about 15 minutes when it hits your movie house'.

^ Kelly has spent the past year re-editing the film, which will be released in the US on 9 November 2007 -- 2 1/2 years after shooting began!
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.To further take advantage of Presley's popularity, four musical numbers were added to what was originally a straight acting role.^ Helen Mirren continued her post- Queen glory in the US, by taking the Best Actress award for her role in Prime Suspect: The Final Act .
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The movie was panned by the critics but did very well at the box office.[86] .Presley would receive top billing on every subsequent film he made.^ January 5 , ' Alvis Presley ' tops the bill at a show in this 1,855--seat auditorium, where hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.

.On December 4, Presley dropped into Sun Records where Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were recording and jammed with them.^ Phillips eventually recorded Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Billy Lee Riley, Dickie Lee, and other artists.

^ In early October 1954, Carl Perkins and brothers Jay and Clayton loaded up Carl's '41 Plymouth coupe and headed to Memphis to seek out Sun Records.

^ During the week Elvis goes into the Sun studio one last time to record a B--side for 'Trying to Get to You'.

.Though Phillips no longer had the right to release any Presley material, he made sure the session was captured on tape.^ Nothing special happened at the session until Presley began fooling around and playing an obscure 1946 blues song, 'That's Al Right', during a break.

^ BUT if the team that held the rights to the retired player released the player during the player's retirement, then the team no longer has any rights to (or obligations to) the now unretired player.
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.The results became legendary as the "Million Dollar Quartet" recordings—Johnny Cash was long thought to have played as well, but he was present only briefly at Phillips' instigation for a photo opportunity.^ Phillips eventually recorded Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Billy Lee Riley, Dickie Lee, and other artists.

^ The author, responsible for BMG's modernisation of the Elvis Presley catalogue, has dug well beneath the surface to present the definitive story behind Elvis Presley's recording sessions.

^ Jonathan Ross is the only notable face, hosting the Beeb 's long-running Film Programme (1972-present), having taken over from Barry Norman in 1999.
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[112] .The year ended with a front page story in the Wall Street Journal reporting that Presley merchandise had brought in $22 million on top of his record sales,[113] and Billboard's declaration that he had placed more songs in the top 100 than any other artist since records were first charted.^ December 22 , Steve Sholes of RCA sends Elvis demonstration records of ten songs he would like him to consider for his first RCA recording session, scheduled for January in Nashville.

^ Phillips financed the recording sessions, paid the musicians, recorded the artists himself (often serving as the studio engineer), and then leased the master recordings to other record companies.

^ He returned to the recording service in January 1954 to record two more songs on acetate.

[114] .In his first full year on RCA, one of the music industry's largest companies, Presley had accounted for over 50 percent of the label's singles sales.^ Sun 209 - July 19 , Sun Records releases ' That's All Right ', backed with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (Sun 209) - the first of five singles Elvis will release on the Sun label.

^ Colonel Parker negotiates the sale of Elvis' Sun contract to RCA, which includes his five Sun singles and his unreleased Sun material.

^ After only one guest appearance, Presley signed a standard one-year contract to be one of the Hayride's regular members, and he, Scotty, and Bill quit their day jobs.

[107]

Leiber and Stoller collaboration and draft notice

.Presley made his third and final Ed Sullivan Show appearance on January 6, 1957—on this occasion indeed shot only down to the waist.^ Only on rare occasions does Bay gives us a satisfying wide shot, to show the scale of the robots, or reign in the frenetic editing so we can soak up ILM 's terrific work.
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^ January 5 , ' Alvis Presley ' tops the bill at a show in this 1,855--seat auditorium, where hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.

^ The Ed Sullivan Shows .
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Some commentators have claimed that Parker orchestrated an appearance of censorship to generate publicity.[106][115] In any event, as critic Greil Marcus describes, Presley "did not tie himself down. .Leaving behind the bland clothes he had worn on the first two shows, he stepped out in the outlandish costume of a pasha, if not a harem girl.^ We marched out to a minibus, with an Assistant Director, two costumers and...
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^ He's extremely two-dimensional compared to many of Coogan's other creations, so seems slightly out of place in the show.
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^ Johnny Cash - The first time I saw Elvis, singing from a flatbed truck at a Katz drugstore opening on Lamar Avenue, two or three hundred people, mostly teenage girls, had come out to see him.

From the make-up over his eyes, the hair falling in his face, the overwhelmingly sexual cast of his mouth, he was playing Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik, with all stops out."[94] To close, displaying his range and defying Sullivan's wishes, Presley sang a gentle black spiritual, "Peace in the Valley". At the end of the show, Sullivan declared Presley "a real decent, fine boy".[116] Two days later, the Memphis draft board announced that Presley would be classified 1A and would probably be drafted sometime that year.[117]
.Each of the three Presley singles released in the first half of 1957 went to number one: "Too Much", "All Shook Up", and "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear". Already an international star, he was attracting fans even where his music was not officially released.^ He was amazed that the boy even knew Arthur 'BigBoy' Crudup - nothing in any of the songs he had tried so far gave any indication that he was drawn to this kind of music at all.

^ Sun 209 - July 19 , Sun Records releases ' That's All Right ', backed with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (Sun 209) - the first of five singles Elvis will release on the Sun label.

^ Memphis drummer Johnny Bernero plays on all but 'Mystery Train', and the first two songs will become the next single.

.Under the headline "Presley Records a Craze in Soviet", The New York Times reported that pressings of his music on discarded X-ray plates were commanding high prices in Leningrad.^ WELO in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley's hometown, would not even play the record, in spite of many requests from teenagers, because the deejay did not like the new music.

^ Time and again, disc jockeys who were old friends and/or long-standing business associates told Philips they could not play the Presley records.

^ At the same time Elvis signs a contract with Hill and Range Publishing Company, which is to set up a separate firm called Elvis Presley Music , Inc.

[118] .Between film shoots and recording sessions, the singer also found time to purchase an 18-room mansion eight miles south of downtown Memphis for himself and his parents: Graceland.^ Graceland Mansion quickly became the cornerstone of the tourism industry in Memphis and the surrounding region.
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^ The opening of Graceland Mansion has also benefited the tourism trade in Memphis in general.
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^ Phillips financed the recording sessions, paid the musicians, recorded the artists himself (often serving as the studio engineer), and then leased the master recordings to other record companies.

[119] .Loving You—the soundtrack to his second film, released in July—was Presley's third straight number one album.^ Hang out with you love ones.
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^ If you genuinely respect and trust Jonathan Ross' opinion, you'll make an effort to catch Film 2007 , whatever time it's one.
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^ Late September , Sun released Presley's second record.

.The title track was written by Leiber and Stoller, who were retained to write four of the six songs recorded at the sessions for Jailhouse Rock, Presley's next movie.^ The author, responsible for BMG's modernisation of the Elvis Presley catalogue, has dug well beneath the surface to present the definitive story behind Elvis Presley's recording sessions.

^ Recently developed, magnetic recording tape made it possible for them to do one take of a song, listen to it, then make adjustments for the next take.

^ The story of Elvis Presley's discovery begins with a shy, 18-year-old Elvis entering a recording studio in 1953 to cut two songs on an acetate disk at a cost of four dollars.

.The songwriting team effectively produced the sessions, and they developed a close working relationship with Presley, who came to regard them as his "good-luck charm".[120] Their title track was yet another number one hit, as was the Jailhouse Rock EP.^ Jailhouse Rock 20 Rock & Roll Hits .
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^ Good Luck Charm [with alternate version] .
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^ Menna Richards, Controller of BBC Wales , commented: "The success of Doctor Who is a fantastic tribute to the dedication and expertise of the production team at BBC Wales who have worked on the project from the outset.
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.Presley undertook three brief tours during the year, continuing to generate a crazed audience response.^ GAC News & Notes Elvis Presley has been dead for 32 years, and yet dedicated writers continue to find new facets to his life, one of the most heralded during the 20th century.
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[121] .A Detroit newspaper suggested that "the trouble with going to see Elvis Presley is that you're liable to get killed."^ Quick, what do you think of Elvis Presley?
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^ Like Eisenheim's act, you're never sure you're seeing any emotional truth, meaning some tear-jerking moments don't ring true.
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[122] Villanova students pelted him with eggs in Philadelphia,[122] and in Vancouver, the crowd rioted after the end of the show, destroying the stage.[123] Frank Sinatra, who had famously inspired the swooning of teenaged girls in the 1940s, condemned the new musical phenomenon. In a magazine article, he decried rock and roll as "brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious. ... It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phoney and false. It is sung, played and written, for the most part, by cretinous goons. ... This rancid-smelling aphrodisiac I deplore."[124] Asked for a response, Presley said, "I admire the man. He has a right to say what he wants to say. He is a great success and a fine actor, but I think he shouldn't have said it. ... This is a trend, just the same as he faced when he started years ago."[125]
.Leiber and Stoller were again in the studio for the recording of Elvis' Christmas Album.^ During the week Elvis goes into the Sun studio one last time to record a B--side for 'Trying to Get to You'.

^ By the time Elvis came to the recording studio, Sam Phillips was known as Memphis' most important independent record producer.

^ His reputation was built on his recordings of blues performers, but he had just begun to work with country singers when Elvis walked into his recording studio for the first time.

.Toward the end of the session, they wrote a song on the spot at Presley's request: "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", an innuendo-laden blues.^ A country deejay told Sam, 'they'll run me out of town', while rhythm and blues deejays considered 'That's All Right' to be a country song.

^ Nothing special happened at the session until Presley began fooling around and playing an obscure 1946 blues song, 'That's Al Right', during a break.

^ On a recent trip to Nashville, Philips had heard a song that reminded him of Presley's voice, and they worked on 'Without You' for several hours.

[126] .The holiday release stretched Presley's string of number one albums to four and would eventually become the best selling Christmas album of all time.^ One of the best quarterbacks of all time.
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^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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^ You could actually save yourself a lot of time by waiting till Sunday and then downloading all the best bits off Youtube .
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[127][128] .After the session, Moore and Black—drawing only modest weekly salaries, sharing in none of Presley's massive financial success—resigned.^ Elvis Presley providing vocals and rhythm guitar, Scotty Moore on lead guitar, and Bill Black on upright 'slapped' bass.

^ Upon finishing the recording session, according to Scotty Moore, Bill Black remarked ...

^ Elvis Presley, Bill Black, Scotty Moore & Sam Phillip's February 3, 1955 .

.Though they were brought back on a per diem basis a few weeks later, it was clear that they had not been part of Presley's inner circle for some time.^ But that's not to say this is a waste of time, as there are a few engaging plot strands and character development, with Sorkin taking the time to deepen some of the supporting cast...
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^ They'll kick the stripper out during Boot Camp in a few weeks times, so it's no biggie.
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^ Time and again, disc jockeys who were old friends and/or long-standing business associates told Philips they could not play the Presley records.

[129] On December 20, Presley received his draft notice. He was granted a deferment to finish the forthcoming King Creole, in which $350,000 had already been invested by Paramount and producer Hal Wallis. .A couple of weeks into the new year, "Don't", another Leiber and Stoller tune, became Presley's tenth number one seller.^ GAC News & Notes Elvis Presley has been dead for 32 years, and yet dedicated writers continue to find new facets to his life, one of the most heralded during the 20th century.
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^ Another tour with Hank Snow/Jamboree Attractions begin on May 1 in New Orleans, with 20 cities in three weeks, including a number of stops in Florida.

^ During the week Elvis goes into the Sun studio one last time to record a B--side for 'Trying to Get to You'.

.It had been only 21 months since "Heartbreak Hotel" had brought him to the top for the first time.^ Personally I'm a Favre fan, I only fault him (and Deanna) for retiring in the first place.
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^ After all, Elvis is only the second biggest selling music artist (not the first) of all time in the United States.
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^ The only time Favre gets in trouble is when he tries to do too much, and with the best player in the NFL in the backfield behind him, he won't have to.
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.Recording sessions for the King Creole soundtrack were held in Hollywood mid-January.^ King Creole (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (LP, Album) .
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^ King Creole (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) .
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^ King Creole (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
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.Leiber and Stoller provided three songs and were again on hand, but it would be the last time they worked closely with Presley.^ Had he showed up at practice like he was planning to, they would have released him because they didn't want the drama with AR's fragile psyche at the time.
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^ Not to mention MN would have to part with JD Booty who they traded up to get last year or expose him to the rest of the league on the practice squad.
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^ Diskin's accompanying message seeks to reassure the Presleys that they are in the 'most competent hands'.

[130] .A studio session on February 1 marked another ending: it was the final occasion on which Black was to perform with Presley.^ Elvis Presley, Bill Black, Scotty Moore & Sam Phillip's February 3, 1955 .

He died in 1965.

Military service and mother's death (1958–60)

On March 24, Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. Captain Arlie Metheny, the information officer, was unprepared for the media attention drawn by the singer's arrival. Hundreds of people descended on Presley as he stepped from the bus; photographers then accompanied him into the base.[131] .Presley announced that he was looking forward to his military stint, saying he did not want to be treated any differently from anyone else: "The Army can do anything it wants with me."^ Oh yes, and I did have a shave the night before, which makes me look totally different (if you'd seen me the day before, anyway.
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^ Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything (CD) .
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[132] .Later, at Fort Hood, Texas, Lieutenant Colonel Marjorie Schulten gave the media carte blanche for one day, after which she declared Presley off-limits to the press.^ After only one guest appearance, Presley signed a standard one-year contract to be one of the Hayride's regular members, and he, Scotty, and Bill quit their day jobs.

^ Several days later he receives a refund from RCA, but he will always point to the fact that it was his money that secured Presley's contract, his money that was at risk.

[133]
.Soon after Presley had commenced basic training at Fort Hood, he received a visit from Eddie Fadal, a businessman he had met when on tour in Texas.^ Elvis Presley Jamboree tour of west Texas.

Fadal reported that Presley had become convinced his career was finished—"He firmly believed that."[134] During a two-week leave in early June, Presley cut five sides in Nashville. He returned to training, but in early August his mother was diagnosed with hepatitis and her condition worsened. .Presley was granted emergency leave to visit her, arriving in Memphis on August 12. Two days later, she died of heart failure, aged 46. Presley was devastated;[135] their relationship had remained extremely close—even into his adulthood, they would use baby talk with each other and Presley would address her with pet names.^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley at the age of thirteen moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee.
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^ I use no other screen names faggot, you prolly is professor or Nyc minded as well, ol gay ass nigga.
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[136]
Presley stands in a ship's canteen, wearing a stiff black-brimmed military cap, khaki shirt, and dark tie. His hands are cupped at chest height, holding something. Other soldiers stand to either side of and behind him.
Presley aboard USS General George M. Randall en route to Germany, September 29, 1958
.After training at Fort Hood, Presley joined the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, on October 1.[137] Introduced to amphetamines by a sergeant while on maneuvers, he became "practically evangelical about their benefits"—not only for energy, but for "strength" and weight loss, as well—and many of his friends in the outfit joined him in indulging.^ The only ones thinking about him are those that are living in the past and can't let go (well, I guess I'm thinking about him too - but not in such a man crush way).
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^ I ONLY CARE ABOUT THE PACKERS FIRST AND FOREMOST! If the Packers turn out to be great this year and TT decides to leave or Aaron Rodgers holds out well sc@w them too.
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^ And as far as Favre goes, I can see Minnesota being the only team excited about getting him.
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[138] .The Army also introduced Presley to karate, which he studied seriously, later including it in his live performances.^ If it doesn't sell, on the back of lackluster live performances like this one, making a "second comeback" in later life will be twice as hard.
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[139] Fellow soldiers have attested to Presley's wish to be seen as an able, ordinary soldier, despite his fame, and to his generosity while in the service. He donated his Army pay to charity, purchased TV sets for the base, and bought an extra set of fatigues for everyone in his outfit.[140]
.While in Friedberg, Presley met 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu.^ On Friday, January 8, 2009, Elvis Presley would have turned 75 years old.
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.They would eventually marry after a seven-and-a-half-year courtship.^ It's hard to believe that the Vikes could ruin their chances next year, as they are loaded, but this would do it.
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^ Not to mention MN would have to part with JD Booty who they traded up to get last year or expose him to the rest of the league on the practice squad.
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[141] .In her autobiography, Priscilla says that despite his worries that it would ruin his career, Parker convinced Presley that to gain popular respect, he should serve his country as a regular soldier rather than in Special Services, where he would have been able to give some musical performances and remain in touch with the public.^ It's a shame, because Ruth Jones acquits herself well here, despite the writers' refusal to give Magz anything funny to say or do.
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^ Sorkin's dialogue also remains a problem, in some respects.
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^ Normal service will resume next week, but I'm not out of the country, so there should be some posts while I'm "away".
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[142] .Media reports echoed Presley's concerns about his career, but RCA producer Steve Sholes and Freddy Bienstock of Hill and Range had carefully prepared for his two-year hiatus.^ Report abuse Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 10:11 AM Who cares about some old man anyway.
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^ I ONLY CARE ABOUT THE PACKERS FIRST AND FOREMOST! If the Packers turn out to be great this year and TT decides to leave or Aaron Rodgers holds out well sc@w them too.
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^ At the same time Elvis signs a contract with Hill and Range Publishing Company, which is to set up a separate firm called Elvis Presley Music , Inc.

.Armed with a substantial amount of unreleased material, they kept up a regular stream of successful releases.^ Latino g's keep birds and ak's in closets, put rags on they rearview mirrors, hook up cars, they successful HOOD criminals, ya dig.
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^ Had he showed up at practice like he was planning to, they would have released him because they didn't want the drama with AR's fragile psyche at the time.
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^ Is the amount of money counted against the Jet's cap ANY different now that they released Favre as opposed to if they had kept him on the reserve retired list.
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[143] .Between his induction and discharge, Presley had ten top 40 hits, including "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", the best-selling "Hard Headed Woman", and "One Night" in 1958, and "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" and the number one "A Big Hunk o' Love" in 1959.[144] RCA also managed to generate four albums compiling old material during this period, most successfully Elvis' Golden Records (1958), which hit number three on the LP chart.^ Elvis Presley 1958-1960 .

^ ELVIS PRESLEY TOP SECRET clea...
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^ Elvis Rocks - 14 Golden Hits (LP) .
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Focus on movies (1960–67)

Elvis Is Back

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.Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant on March 5.[146] The train that carried him from New Jersey to Tennessee was mobbed all the way, and Presley was called upon to appear at scheduled stops to please his fans.^ After all, Elvis is only the second biggest selling music artist (not the first) of all time in the United States.
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[147] .Back in Memphis, he wasted no time in returning to the studio.^ "At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to football."
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^ By the time Elvis came to the recording studio, Sam Phillips was known as Memphis' most important independent record producer.

^ If Favre really wasn't coming back or had no interest in coming back, he could have just said: "Despite this move, there is zero chance I'm returning to the game.
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Sessions in March and April yielded two of his best-selling singles, the ballads "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", and Elvis Is Back! The album features several songs described by Greil Marcus as full of Chicago blues "menace, driven by Presley's own super-miked acoustic guitar, brilliant playing by Scotty Moore, and demonic sax work from Boots Randolph. Elvis's singing wasn't sexy, it was pornographic."[148] .As a whole, the record "conjured up the vision of a performer who could be all things", in the words of music historian John Robertson: "a flirtatious teenage idol with a heart of gold; a tempestuous, dangerous lover; a gutbucket blues singer; a sophisticated nightclub entertainer; [a] raucous rocker".[149] Released only days after recording was complete, it reached number two on the album chart.^ He is known as the first singer who merged the country music with blues.
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^ Performer who shook up the world of music ...
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^ George Klein : Sun Records owner Sam Phillips , who had engineered the 'That's All Right' recording, had a hard time at first getting it on the air in most markets.

.Presley returned to television on May 12 as a guest on The Frank Sinatra Timex Special—ironic for both stars, given Sinatra's not-so-distant excoriation of rock and roll.^ May 4 , Elvis Presley joined Faron Young as the headliners of the Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree.

^ Elvis Presley - The King Of Rock 'N Roll .
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^ I Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star .
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.Also known as Welcome Home Elvis, the show had been taped in late March, the only time all year Presley performed in front of an audience.^ By Brother P on March 5, 2008 11:28 AM For the record there is no right or wrong of who the greatest rap of all time is.
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^ Elvis Presley I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a.
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^ The current owners of Elvis Presley Enterprise brought them back home to Memphis in a joint venture and opened them up for on-board tours in 1984.
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Parker secured an unheard-of $125,000 fee for eight minutes of singing. The broadcast drew an enormous viewership.[150]
.G.I. Blues, the soundtrack to Presley's first film since his return, was a number one album in October.^ He began his career there in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat.
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.His first LP of sacred material, His Hand in Mine, followed two months later.^ Later, following the delivery of a piano, Stéphane meets two women who neighbour his apartment: Zoé (Emma de Caunes, daughter of the Eurotrash presenter!
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^ His Hand In Mine (LP, Album, RE) .
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^ His Hand In Mine (LP, Alb) .
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It reached number 13 on the U.S. pop chart and number 3 in Great Britain, remarkable figures for a gospel album. .In February 1961, Presley performed two shows for a benefit event in Memphis, on behalf of 24 local charities.^ Performances local to Memphis.

^ February 6 , By the time Elvis performed for the first time at Memphis's Ellis Auditorium, he and the Blue Moon Boys were working almost every night.

^ A local musician, Ollie Warren, a high school student at the time, recalls meeting Gladys Presley at the above show as she sat in the Crown Victoria parked behind the flatbed trailer on which Elvis was performing.

During a luncheon preceding the event, RCA presented him with a plaque certifying worldwide sales of over 75 million records.[151] .A 12-hour Nashville session in mid-March yielded nearly all of Presley's next studio album, Something for Everybody.^ On a recent trip to Nashville, Philips had heard a song that reminded him of Presley's voice, and they worked on 'Without You' for several hours.

^ By Real Talk on March 5, 2008 12:06 PM @ AGNOSTIC...that's all I'm saying man.
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^ Something For Everybody (Album) ◄ (2 versions) .
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[152] .As described by John Robertson, it exemplifies the Nashville sound, the restrained, cosmopolitan style that would define country music in the 1960s.^ Elvis' style became the basis of 'rockabilly', the fusion of country music (commonly called hillbilly music) with a rhythm-and-blues sound that has been relaxed and speeded up, or 'rocked'.

.Presaging much of what was to come from Presley himself over the next half-decade, the album is largely "a pleasant, unthreatening pastiche of the music that had once been Elvis's birthright."^ Elvis Presley Musical Tribute This is a musical tribute!
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^ So I'm going to write about the cultural impact Elvis had on music and on society at large.
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^ Music Elvis Presley Videos elvis elvis anniversary concert clips elvis by the presleys you tube elvis concert footage More...
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[153] .It would be his sixth number one LP. Another benefit concert, raising money for a Pearl Harbor memorial, was staged on March 25, in Hawaii.^ As luck would have it, the camera angles of the stage area meant they needed "canon-firer number 4" to be in the background.
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It was to be Presley's last public performance for seven years.[154]

Lost in Hollywood

.Parker had by now pushed Presley into a heavy moviemaking schedule, focused on formulaic, modestly budgeted musical-comedies.^ Flight Of The Conchords is their latest venture, a leap into the realm of television with a 12-part HBO comedy series, now airing on BBC Four .
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.Presley at first insisted on pursuing more serious roles, but when two films in a more dramatic vein—Flaming Star (1960) and Wild in the Country (1961)—were less commercially successful, he reverted to the formula.^ Cherry Springs Dance Hall, Cherry Springs, Texas ( The above show is the first in a weeklong tour with Johnny Cash , Wanda Jackson , and fledgling country star Porter Wagoner .

For the remainder of the decade, during which he made 27 movies, there were few further exceptions.[155] His films were almost universally panned; one critic dismissed them as a "pantheon of bad taste".[156] Nonetheless, they were virtually all profitable. Hal Wallis, who produced nine of them, declared, "A Presley picture is the only sure thing in Hollywood."[157]
Of Presley's films in the 1960s, 15 were accompanied by soundtrack albums and another 5 by soundtrack EPs. .The movies' rapid production and release schedules—he frequently starred in three a year—affected his music.^ Classic musical re-release starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
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.According to Jerry Leiber, the soundtrack formula was already evident before Presley left for the Army: "three ballads, one medium-tempo [number], one up-tempo, and one break blues boogie".[158] As the decade wore on, the quality of the soundtrack songs grew "progressively worse".[159] Julie Parrish, who appeared in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), says that he hated many of the songs chosen for his films.^ Anyway, the other extras were assembling on the stage, around one lucky bloke who'd been chosen to be the town's Mayor!
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^ It seems Don left home for college as a teen, allowing his younger brother Jason (who appears in visions) to face the same sexual abuse...
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^ HELL not even saying nigga, its the self hating blacks, the ones that only care about self and not his or her race.
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[160] The Jordanaires' Gordon Stoker describes how Presley would retreat from the studio microphone: "The material was so bad that he felt like he couldn't sing it."[161] .Most of the movie albums featured a song or two from respected writers such as the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.^ Letters From Vietnam (Featuring The Most Important Songs From A Troubled Time) (2xCD, Comp + Box) .
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But by and large, according to biographer Jerry Hopkins, the numbers seemed to be "written on order by men who never really understood Elvis or rock and roll."[162] Regardless of the songs' quality, it has been argued that Presley generally sang them well, with commitment.[163] .Critic Dave Marsh heard the opposite: "Presley isn't trying, probably the wisest course in the face of material like 'No Room to Rumba in a Sports Car' and 'Rock-a-Hula Baby.'"^ Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love (CD, Single, Ltd) .
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^ Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (7") .
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^ Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (Single, Comp) ◄ (7 versions) .
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[111]
.In the first half of the decade, three of Presley's soundtrack albums hit number one on the pop charts, and a few of his most popular songs came from his films, such as "Can't Help Falling in Love" (1961) and "Return to Sender" (1962).^ Jordan had enough in the tank to win three more titles with his team he came back from his first retirement.
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^ Imogen Poots and Mackintosh Muggleton o carry much of the film's first half, and they do a decent job, although both become a little useless by the end.
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.("Viva Las Vegas", the title track to the 1964 film, was a minor hit as a B-side, and became truly popular only later.^ Viva Las Vegas / What'd I Say (Single, Comp) ◄ (4 versions) .
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^ Viva Las Vegas / What'd I Say (7") .
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^ Viva Las Vegas / What'D I Say (7") .
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) But, as with artistic merit, the commercial returns steadily diminished. .During a five-year span—1964 through 1968—Presley had only one top ten hit: "Crying in the Chapel" (1965), a gospel number recorded back in 1960. As for non-movie albums, between the June 1962 release of Pot Luck and the November 1968 release of the soundtrack to the television special that signaled his comeback, only one LP of new material by Presley was issued: the gospel album How Great Thou Art (1967).^ GAC News & Notes Elvis Presley has been dead for 32 years, and yet dedicated writers continue to find new facets to his life, one of the most heralded during the 20th century.
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^ It always brings back some great childhood memories and has you chuckling over how primitive some of the classics from the 60s and 70s were.
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^ Sun 209 - July 19 , Sun Records releases ' That's All Right ', backed with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (Sun 209) - the first of five singles Elvis will release on the Sun label.

.It won him his first Grammy Award, for Best Sacred Performance.^ Britain's own Ricky Gervais has won Best Comedy performer at the 2007 Emmy Awards , for his role as Andy Millman in Extras !
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^ The only time Favre gets in trouble is when he tries to do too much, and with the best player in the NFL in the backfield behind him, he won't have to.
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.As described in The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, Presley was "arguably the greatest white gospel singer of his time [and] really the last rock & roll artist to make gospel as vital a component of his musical personality as his secular songs."^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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^ I have seen it a million times when a Black person tries to explain the topic of white oppression to some one who is white.
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^ Elvis found his musical influences form pop, country music of the time, and also the gospel music he heard at church.
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[164]
.Shortly before Christmas 1966, more than seven years since they first met, Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu.^ Good Rockin' Tonight ', which rocked more confidently than anything they could have imagined in those first, uncertain days in the studio'.

^ This is Elvis' first performance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in the singing competition at these same fairgrounds, and it is held before a crowd of about 3,000.

^ In series 2, Tommy has been fully-developed and is much more amusing than last year.
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They were married on May 1, 1967, in a brief ceremony in their suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.[165] The flow of formulaic movies and assembly-line soundtracks rolled on. .It was not until October 1967, when the Clambake soundtrack LP registered record low sales for a new Presley album, that RCA executives recognized a problem.^ October 24 , Colonel Parker telegrams Sam Phillips from the Warwick Hotel in New York to inform him that he has been authorized by Elvis' parents to handle all negotiations for the sale of Elvis' Sun Records contract.

^ December 1 , In New York Elvis and the Colonel meet with RCA executives , including president Larry Kanaga and publicity director Anne Fulchino.

^ From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (LP, Album) .
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"By then, of course, the damage had been done", as historians Connie Kirchberg and Marc Hendrickx put it. ."Elvis was viewed as a joke by serious music lovers and a has-been to all but his most loyal fans."^ Most Elvis fans remember the swagger and the swaying hips, and few realize that Elvis had a very rough childhood.
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^ After all, Elvis is only the second biggest selling music artist (not the first) of all time in the United States.
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^ Elvis is the #2 biggest selling music artist of all time (U.S.).
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[166]

Comeback (1968–73)

Elvis: the '68 Comeback Special

Presley, wearing a tight black leather jacket with upturned collar, black leather wristbands, and black leather pants, holds a microphone with a long cord. His hair, which looks black as well, falls across his forehead. In front of him is an empty microphone stand. Behind, beginning below stage level and rising up, audience members watch him. A young woman with long black hair in the front row gazes up ecstatically.
.
The '68 Comeback Special produced "one of the most famous images" of Presley.
^ This is the one that he gave to his mother, probably the most famous car in the world.

^ Its journey over the past three series has been one of the most ambitious and exciting that we have had, and I'm delighted to be able to confirm not only three exciting specials for 2009, but a fifth series in 2010."
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[167] Taken on June 29, 1968, it was adapted for the cover of Rolling Stone in July 1969.[167][168]
.Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968, during a period when he had grown deeply unhappy with his career.^ Father of Lisa Marie Presley .
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[169] Of the eight Presley singles released between January 1967 and May 1968, only two charted in the top 40, and none higher than number 28.[170] His forthcoming soundtrack album, Speedway, would die at number 82 on the Billboard chart. .Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in 1960. He maneuvered a deal with NBC that committed the network to both finance a theatrical feature and broadcast a Christmas special.^ ELVIS ONLY CELEBRATES ELVIS PRESLEY'S 75TH BIRTHDAY Special Edition Features Musical Tributes and Exclusive New Interview.
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[171]
.Recorded in late June, the special, called simply Elvis, aired on December 3, 1968. Later known as the '68 Comeback Special, the show featured lavishly staged studio productions as well as songs performed with a band in front of a small audience—Presley's first live performances since 1961. The live segments saw Presley clad in tight black leather, singing and playing guitar in an uninhibited style reminiscent of his early rock and roll days.^ This recording is widely considered the first rock and roll record."
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^ Elvis is also known as the King of Rock and Roll.
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^ While this assertion may be widely accepted by Elvis fans - and Elvis WAS among the very first to make rock and roll records - most historians trace the "first" R&R record back to 1951 and a song entitled "Rocket 88," recorded at Sam Phillips' studio in Memphis, where Elvis also later recorded.
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Director and coproducer Steve Binder had worked hard to reassure the nervous singer and to produce a show that was far from the hour of Christmas songs Parker had originally planned.[172] The show, NBC's highest rated that season, captured 42 percent of the total viewing audience.[173] .Jon Landau of Eye magazine remarked, "There is something magical about watching a man who has lost himself find his way back home.^ SHOOT 'EM UP A man helps deliver a pregnant woman's baby, only to find himself on the run with the infant from gun-crazed hitmen.
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^ Anita Shaw, who was fighting in Iraq on her second tour of duty when she got the news, is on her way home to make arrangements for her son’s funeral.
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^ This isn't about race at least not for me but there's a pattern of jews exploiting black ENTERTAINMENT talent going back to the early part of the 20th Century.
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.He sang with the kind of power people no longer expect of rock 'n' roll singers.^ Rather, Elvis is properly crowned the King of Rock and Roll as measured by the economic engine that he still powers today.
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^ He is the most talked about rock and roll singers to date.
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^ We should let white folks know we will no longer be their niggas and any one of people who publically display such on your behalf will be killed.
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He moved his body with a lack of pretension and effort that must have made Jim Morrison green with envy."[174] The New Rolling Stone Album Guide calls the performance one of "emotional grandeur and historical resonance."[175]
By January 1969, the single "If I Can Dream", written for the special, reached number 12. The soundtrack album broke into the top ten. .According to friend Jerry Schilling, the special reminded Presley of what "he had not been able to do for years, being able to choose the people; being able to choose what songs and not being told what had to be on the soundtrack.^ People Elvis Presley comment of elvis presley comments on elvis presley elvis elvis albums elvis biography elvis fleece elvis pictures elvis presley elvis presley birth certificate elvis presley certificate of birth elvis songs elvis tshirts elvisalbums free elvis presley instrumental presley youtube elvis presley Create a Lens!
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... He was out of prison, man."[173] .Binder said of Presley's reaction, "I played Elvis the 60-minute show, and he told me in the screening room, 'Steve, it's the greatest thing I've ever done in my life.^ "'The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doing now, man, for more years than I know,' Elvis told reporters in 1956.
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^ As I've commented before, that's the main failing of Studio 60 for me: it's a peek behind the curtains of a TV show, but written much too seriously.
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^ Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two room house in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935.
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.I give you my word I will never sing a song I don't believe in.'"^ Like Eisenheim's act, you're never sure you're seeing any emotional truth, meaning some tear-jerking moments don't ring true.
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^ She looks suitably perterbed by Stéphane's crazy antics, but you never believe these two have any romantic connection.
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^ I'm with personal responsibility more than you can imagine but that should never negate the role others played in my predicament.
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[173]

From Elvis In Memphis and the International

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.Buoyed by the experience of the Comeback Special, Presley engaged in a prolific series of recording sessions at American Sound Studio, which led to the acclaimed From Elvis in Memphis.^ In 1948 the Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee and Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953.
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^ In 1954 Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label based in Memphis Tennessee.
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^ Elvis Presley Funeral ELVIS PRESLEY GRACELAND. GRACELAND IN MEMPHIS. THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL Elvis Aro...
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Released in June 1969, it was his first secular, non-soundtrack album from a dedicated period in the studio in eight years. .As described by Dave Marsh, it is "a masterpiece in which Presley immediately catches up with pop music trends that had seemed to pass him by during the movie years.^ Not to mention MN would have to part with JD Booty who they traded up to get last year or expose him to the rest of the league on the practice squad.
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^ They just have to hope he develops into a decent starter or they really blew it by trading up for him and passing on plenty of decent QB prospects since.
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He sings country songs, soul songs and rockers with real conviction, a stunning achievement."[177] The album featured the hit single "In the Ghetto", issued in April, which reached number three on the pop chart—Presley's first non-gospel top ten hit since "Bossa Nova Baby" in 1963. Further hit singles were culled from the American Sound sessions: "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", and "Kentucky Rain".
Presley was keen to resume regular live performing. Following the success of the Comeback Special, offers came in from around the world. .The London Palladium offered Parker $28,000 for a one-week engagement.^ Overall, 28 Weeks Later is a worthy sequel to Boyle's original; one that trumps its forbearer technically, but not quite emotionally.
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.He responded, "That's fine for me, now how much can you get for Elvis?"^ How do you get e-banged on, and respond with kindness, lol.
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^ Have you guys forgotten how much he stinks in the Metrodome?
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^ If you look around the country he's pretty much seen as a joke nationally now.
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[178] In May, the brand new International Hotel in Las Vegas, boasting the largest showroom in the city, announced that it had booked Presley. .He was scheduled to perform 57 shows over four weeks beginning July 31. Moore, Fontana, and the Jordanaires declined to participate, afraid of losing the lucrative session work they had in Nashville.^ Maybe schedulers just think film shows don't work in the UK. Can you name any decent alternatives to Film 2007 ?
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^ It's the last episode next week, and it looks like they've saved the best for last; with the history of 2000 A.D , the pioneering work of Alan Moore and the rise of the graphic novel...
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Presley assembled new, top-notch accompaniment, led by guitarist James Burton and including two gospel groups, The Imperials and Sweet Inspirations.[179] Nonetheless, he was nervous: his only previous Las Vegas engagement, in 1956, had been dismal. Parker, who intended to make Presley's return the show business event of the year, oversaw a major promotional push. For his part, hotel owner Kirk Kerkorian arranged to send his own plane to New York to fly in rock journalists for the debut performance.[180]
Presley took to the stage without introduction. The audience of 2,200, including many celebrities, gave him a standing ovation before he sang a note and another after his performance. .A third followed his encore, "Can't Help Falling in Love" (a song that would be his closing number for much of the 1970s).^ I think it was Wolf who said "Don't fall in love with your own players," but some loyalty to players who have been around for years would be appreciated .
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^ Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love (CD, Single, Ltd) .
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^ Don't Be Cruel / Can't Help Falling In Love With You (7", Single) .
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[181] .At a press conference after the show, when a journalist referred to him as "The King", Presley gestured toward Fats Domino, who was taking in the scene.^ Adrian Pasdar doesn't get much to do as Nathan, although a late scene hints at a bizarre development for his character -- as his reflection shows him burned and disfigured!
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^ The eyewitness who placed him at the scene also pointed out the cops fired first and she couldn't recognize who fired back.
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^ Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him .
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."No," Presley said, "that's the real king of rock and roll."^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 (2xLP, RM) .
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^ If you are excited about learning more about the history of Elvis Presley, visit us at http://www.historyofelvis.com There you will find more information about the King of Rock and Roll, the life of Elvis Presley, Elvis Collectibles, an Elvis User Community Forum and more.
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^ Rather, Elvis is properly crowned the King of Rock and Roll as measured by the economic engine that he still powers today.
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[182] .The next day, Parker's negotiations with the hotel resulted in a five-year contract for Presley to play each February and August, at an annual salary of $1 million.^ It may be this year, or next year, or five years from now.
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^ Also, if Favre plays for the purple p@##y eaters next year, all respect is lost and will think of him as a traitor to the pack.
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^ The property was renovated and renamed "Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel" in the year of 1999.
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[183] .Newsweek commented, "There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars."^ Squidoo is the world's most popular site for creating single pages on your interests, hobbies, job, favorite books, and any of a billion other things.
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^ There is so much about Elvis that I can go on and on for days.
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^ By own on March 5, 2008 4:25 AM pablo esco was the most powerful gangsta in the world look it up.im not talking about america im talking about the world.
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[184] Rolling Stone called Presley "supernatural, his own resurrection."[185] In November, Presley's final non-concert movie, Change of Habit, opened. .The double album From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis came out the same month; the first LP consisted of live performances from the International, the second of more cuts from the American Sound sessions.^ If it doesn't sell, on the back of lackluster live performances like this one, making a "second comeback" in later life will be twice as hard.
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^ From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (LP, Album) .
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^ From Elvis In Memphis (LP, Album) .
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"Suspicious Minds" reached the top of the charts—Presley's first U.S. pop number one in over seven years, and his last.
Cassandra Peterson, later television's Elvira, met Presley during this period in Las Vegas, where she was working as showgirl. She recalls of their encounter, "He was so anti-drug when I met him. I mentioned to him that I smoked marijuana, and he was just appalled. He said, 'Don't ever do that again.'"[186] Presley was not only deeply opposed to recreational drugs, he also rarely drank. Several of his family members had been alcoholics, a fate he intended to avoid.[187]

Back on tour and meeting Nixon

Presley returned to the International early in 1970 for the first of the year's two month-long engagements, performing two shows a night. Recordings from these shows were issued on the album On Stage.[188] In late February, Presley performed six attendance-record–breaking shows at the Houston Astrodome.[189] .In April, the single "The Wonder of You" was issued—a number one hit in Great Britain, it topped the U.S. adult contemporary chart, as well.^ Okay, well I'll leave you my phone number, so you can get back to me tomorrow -- once you've checked everything at work.
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MGM filmed rehearsal and concert footage at the International during August for the documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is. Presley was by now performing in a jumpsuit, which would become a trademark of his live act. During this engagement, he was threatened with murder unless $50,000 was paid. Presley had been the target of many threats since the 1950s, often without his knowledge.[190] .The FBI took the threat seriously and security was stepped up for the next two shows.^ I won't be tuning in next week, but I'll keep half an eye on events through the press until the Live Shows start up, perhaps...
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^ All the writers are willing to give up their paid, secure, comfortable jobs creating sketches for the network's flagship show...
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Presley went onstage with a Derringer in his right boot and a .45 pistol in his waistband, but the concerts went off without incident.[191][192]
.The album That's the Way It Is, produced to accompany the documentary and featuring both studio and live recordings, marked a stylistic shift.^ Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (CD, Album, RM) .
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^ Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
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.As music historian John Robertson notes, "The authority of Presley's singing helped disguise the fact that the album stepped decisively away from the American-roots inspiration of the Memphis sessions towards a more middle-of-the-road sound.^ Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Master Release - [Help] Release Notes: (optional) Submission Notes: (optional) Save Cancel Contained Releases: My Discogs Submissions Watchlist Drafts Collection Wantlist more...
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.With country put on the back burner, and soul and R&B left in Memphis, what was left was very classy, very clean white pop—perfect for the Las Vegas crowd, but a definite retrograde step for Elvis."^ Elvis Live In Las Vegas (4xCD) .
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[193] After the end of his International engagement on September 7, Presley embarked on a week-long concert tour, largely of the South, his first since 1958. Another week-long tour, of the West Coast, followed in November.[194]
A mutton-chopped Presley, wearing a long velour jacket and a giant buckle like that of a boxing championship belt, shakes hands with a balding man wearing a suit and tie. They are facing camera and smiling. Five flags hang from poles directly behind them.
Presley meets U.S. President Richard Nixon in the White House Oval Office, December 21, 1970
On December 21, 1970, Presley engineered a bizarre meeting with President Richard Nixon at the White House, where he expressed his patriotism and his contempt for the hippie drug culture. He asked Nixon for a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge, to add to similar items he had begun collecting and to signify official sanction of his patriotic efforts. .Nixon, who apparently found the encounter awkward, expressed a belief that Presley could send a positive message to young people and that it was therefore important he "retain his credibility". Presley told Nixon that The Beatles, whose songs he regularly performed in concert during the era,[195] exemplified what he saw as a trend of anti-Americanism and drug abuse in popular culture.^ Her performances are in stark contrast to Josh Stewart's, who seems stuck in neutral even during sex scenes with Courteney Cox.
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^ You're like those drug dealers who PRETEND to be anti-drug but never forget to talk about how much money they made.
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[196] (Presley and his friends had had a four-hour get-together with The Beatles five years earlier.) On hearing reports of the meeting, Paul McCartney later said that he "felt a bit betrayed. ... The great joke was that we were taking [illegal] drugs, and look what happened to him", a reference to Presley's death, hastened by prescription drug abuse.[197]
.The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce named Presley one of its annual Ten Most Outstanding Young Men of the Nation on January 16, 1971.[198] Not long after, the City of Memphis named the stretch of Highway 51 South on which Graceland is located "Elvis Presley Boulevard". The same year, Presley became the first rock and roll singer to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (then known as the Bing Crosby Award) by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Grammy Award organization.^ The gruesome discovery of Michael Wachholtz's body, and the revelation that Jason Galehouse, another young gay man, had vanished near the same time, touched off one of the most sensational murder investigations in recent memory."
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^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ IT's not organized and it has no purpose other than to expedite the demise of young black men.
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[199] Three new, non-movie Presley studio albums were released in 1971, as many as had come out over the previous eight years. Best received by critics was Elvis Country, a concept record that focused on genre standards.[200] The biggest seller was Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas, "the truest statement of all", according to Greil Marcus. "In the midst of ten painfully genteel Christmas songs, every one sung with appalling sincerity and humility, one could find Elvis tom-catting his way through six blazing minutes of 'Merry Christmas, Baby,' a raunchy old Charles Brown blues. ... If [Presley's] sin was his lifelessness, it was his sinfulness that brought him to life".[201]

Marriage breakdown and Aloha from Hawaii

.MGM again filmed Presley in April 1972, this time for Elvis on Tour, which went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Film that year.^ Also of interest to me was Lost 's Terry O'Quinn finally getting some recognition for his role as John Locke, by winning the Best Supporting Actor award.
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.His gospel album He Touched Me, released that month, would earn him his second Grammy Award, for Best Inspirational Performance.^ Britain's own Ricky Gervais has won Best Comedy performer at the 2007 Emmy Awards , for his role as Andy Millman in Extras !
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.A 14-date tour commenced with an unprecedented four consecutive sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.^ Joe, the Dike Remy and her out of work boyfriend, pappose are making New York City (our city) look like clowns!
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^ Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Album) ◄ (6 versions) .
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^ Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (CD, Album) .
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[202] .The evening concert on July 10 was recorded and issued in LP form a week later.^ Western 3:10 To Yuma hangs on after its impressive opening week turned to failure 7 days later, and Shoot 'Em Up is already clinging onto #10.
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.Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden became one of Presley's biggest-selling albums.^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (LP, Album) .
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^ Elvis Presley (CD, Album, RM) .
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After the tour, the single "Burning Love" was released—Presley's last top ten hit on the U.S. pop chart. ."The most exciting single Elvis has made since 'All Shook Up'", wrote rock critic Robert Christgau.^ All Shook Up / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (CD, Mini, Single) .
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^ All Shook Up / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (7") .
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^ The Space Jungle (All Shook Up) (CD, Maxi, Promo) .
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"Who else could make 'It's coming closer, the flames are now licking my body' sound like an assignation with James Brown's backup band?"[203]
Presley, mutton-chopped and fuller-faced, sings into a handheld microphone. A golden lei is draped around his neck, and he wears a high-collared white jumpsuit resplendent with red, blue, and gold bangles.
Presley in Aloha From Hawaii, broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The singer himself came up with his famous outfit's eagle motif, as "something that would say 'America' to the world."[204]
Presley and his wife, meanwhile, had become increasingly distant, barely cohabiting. In 1971, an affair he had with Joyce Bova resulted—unbeknownst to him—in her pregnancy and an abortion. He often raised the possibility of her moving in to Graceland, saying that he was likely to leave Priscilla.[205] The Presleys separated on February 23, 1972, after Priscilla disclosed her relationship with Mike Stone, a karate instructor Presley had recommended to her. Priscilla relates that when she told him, Presley "grabbed ... and forcefully made love to" her, declaring, ."This is how a real man makes love to his woman."^ Anyway, the world really owe the Black man and woman a great deal but they will never pay us because we constantly let them off the hook.
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^ Are audiences really going to get sufficient explanation of Wonder Woman's history, or how the Green Lantern and Flash gained their powers?
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[206] .Five months later, Presley's new girlfriend, Linda Thompson, a songwriter and one-time Memphis beauty queen, moved in with him.^ The sophomore season premiere of Volume II: Generations , entitled Four Months Later , jumps forward in time to catch-up with the heroes after they prevented New York's destruction...
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[207] Presley and his wife filed for divorce on August 18.[208]
In January 1973, Presley performed two benefit concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in connection with a groundbreaking TV special, Aloha from Hawaii. .The first show served as a practice run and backup should technical problems affect the live broadcast two days later.^ Yes, the dilemma-of-the-week rears its ugly head (again) to threaten the smooth-running of Friday's live show.
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^ Also, by its very nature, Studio 60 is about fixing problems before Friday's live show, then quickly forgetting about them to move onto next week's dilemma.
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^ This week's "crisis" revolved around the possible absence of a cast member days before a live show.
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Aired as scheduled on January 14, Aloha from Hawaii was the first global concert satellite broadcast, reaching approximately 1.5 billion viewers live and on tape delay.[209][210] Presley's costume became the most recognized example of the elaborate concert garb with which his latter-day persona became closely associated. As described by Bobbie Ann Mason, "At the end of the show, when he spreads out his American Eagle cape, with the full stretched wings of the eagle studded on the back, he becomes a god figure."[211] The accompanying double album, released in February, went to number one and eventually sold over 5 million copies in the United States.[212] It proved to be Presley's last U.S. number one pop album during his lifetime.
At a midnight show the same month, four men rushed onto the stage in an apparent attack. Security men leapt to Presley's defense, and the singer's karate instinct took over as he ejected one invader from the stage himself. Following the show, he became obsessed with the idea that the men had been sent by Stone to kill him. .Though they were shown to have been only overexuberant fans, he raged, "There's too much pain in me ...^ I couldn't stomach much of it, though -- as there's something inherently boring about middle-aged men pretending to be The King.
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Stone [must] die." His outbursts continued with such intensity that a physician was unable to calm him, despite administering large doses of medication. .After another two full days of raging, Red West, his friend and bodyguard, felt compelled to get a price for a contract killing and was relieved when Presley decided, "Aw hell, let's just leave it for now.^ You could die in a pool full of rat shit today, just to let you know.
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Maybe it's a bit heavy."[213]

Health deterioration and death (1973–77)

Medical crises and last studio sessions

Presley's divorce took effect on October 9, 1973.[214] He was now becoming increasingly unwell. Twice during the year he overdosed on barbiturates, spending three days in a coma in his hotel suite after the first incident. Toward the end of 1973, he was hospitalized, semicomatose from the effects of Demerol addiction. According to his main physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, Presley "felt that by getting [drugs] from a doctor, he wasn't the common everyday junkie getting something off the street."[215] Since his comeback, he had staged more live shows with each passing year, and 1973 saw 168 concerts, his busiest schedule ever.[216] Despite his failing health, in 1974 he undertook another intensive touring schedule.[217]
Presley's condition declined precipitously in September. Keyboardist Tony Brown remembers the singer's arrival at a University of Maryland concert: "He fell out of the limousine, to his knees. .People jumped to help, and he pushed them away like, 'Don't help me.'^ Country Music For People Who Don't Like Country Music (LP) .
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He walked on stage and held onto the mike for the first thirty minutes like it was a post. Everybody's looking at each other like, Is the tour gonna happen?"[218] Guitarist John Wilkinson recalled, "He was all gut. He was slurring. He was so fucked up. ... It was obvious he was drugged. It was obvious there was something terribly wrong with his body. It was so bad the words to the songs were barely intelligible. ... I remember crying. .He could barely get through the introductions".[219] Wilkinson recounted that a few nights later in Detroit, "I watched him in his dressing room, just draped over a chair, unable to move.^ I just wanted him to know I could get on his level if I wanted to.
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^ The expected firm partnership between him and Matt just hasn't really materialized, despite their strong cohesion in the first few episodes.
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.So often I thought, 'Boss, why don't you just cancel this tour and take a year off...?'^ Maybe schedulers just think film shows don't work in the UK. Can you name any decent alternatives to Film 2007 ?
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^ Bitch you JUST thought of a comical comeback?
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^ You have many cats who just don't know the truth and they should be forgiven for that.
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I mentioned something once in a guarded moment. .He patted me on the back and said, 'It'll be all right.^ All of this because I said LL is the G.O.A.T.?
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.Don't you worry about it.'"^ It's called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. I don't know about you niggers, but tv or nobody ever made me do shit I didn't want to do.
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^ Don't worry about what I like or why I like it.
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^ Is it just me, or does it seem like you're nobody in the world of Dirt unless you have a sex tape to worry about!
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[219] Presley continued to play to sellout crowds. As cultural critic Marjorie Garber describes, he was now widely seen as a garish pop crooner: "in effect he had become Liberace. Even his fans were now middle-aged matrons and blue-haired grandmothers."[220]
.On July 13, 1976, Vernon Presley—who had become deeply involved in his son's financial affairs—fired "Memphis Mafia" bodyguards Red West (Presley's friend since the 1950s), Sonny West, and David Hebler, citing the need to "cut back on expenses".[221][222][223] Presley was in Palm Springs at the time, and some suggest the singer was too cowardly to face the three himself.^ I have seen it a million times when a Black person tries to explain the topic of white oppression to some one who is white.
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Another associate of Presley's, John O'Grady, argued that the bodyguards were dropped because their rough treatment of fans had prompted too many lawsuits.[224] .However, Presley's stepbrother David Stanley has claimed that the bodyguards were fired because they were becoming more outspoken about Presley's drug dependency.^ However, I have a suspicion audiences will abandon the show if things don't become more focused.
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[225] Presley and Linda Thompson split in November, and he took up with a new girlfriend, Ginger Alden.[226] He proposed to Alden and gave her an engagement ring two months later, though several of his friends later claimed that he had no serious intention of marrying again.[227]
RCA, which had enjoyed a steady stream of product from Presley for over a decade, grew anxious as his interest in spending time in the studio waned. After a December 1973 session that produced 18 songs, enough for almost two albums, he did not enter the studio in 1974.[228] Parker sold RCA on another concert record, Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis.[229] .Recorded on March 20, it included a version of "How Great Thou Art" that would win Presley his third and final competitive Grammy Award.^ Also of interest to me was Lost 's Terry O'Quinn finally getting some recognition for his role as John Locke, by winning the Best Supporting Actor award.
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^ How Great Thou Art (CD, Album, RE) .
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[230] (All three of his competitive Grammy wins—out of 14 total nominations—were for gospel recordings.) Presley returned to the studio in Hollywood in March 1975, but Parker's attempts to arrange another session toward the end of the year were unsuccessful.[231] In 1976, RCA sent a mobile studio to Graceland that made possible two full-scale recording sessions at Presley's home.[232] Even in that comfortable context, the recording process was now a struggle for him.[233]
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.For all the concerns of his label and manager, in studio sessions between July 1973 and October 1976, Presley recorded virtually the entire contents of six albums.^ As far as 50 is concerned I don't see any correlation between him and Pac at all.
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.Though he was no longer a major presence on the pop charts, five of those albums entered the top five of the country chart, and three went to number one: Promised Land (1975), From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976), and Moody Blue (1977).^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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^ When no one was looking, he recorded tuff rockers ("Little Sister," "The Promised Land") that stand alongside the best of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Dave Alvin.
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^ We should let white folks know we will no longer be their niggas and any one of people who publically display such on your behalf will be killed.
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[235] The story was similar with his singles—there were no major pop hits, but Presley was a significant force in not just the country market, but on adult contemporary radio as well. .Eight studio singles from this period released during his lifetime were top ten hits on one or both charts, four in 1974 alone.^ Neither one of those dudes needed to die and both hits i believe were professional hits.
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"My Boy" was a number one AC hit in 1975, and "Moody Blue" topped the country chart and reached the second spot on the AC in 1976.[236] Perhaps his most critically acclaimed recording of the era came that year, with what Greil Marcus described as his "apocalyptic attack" on the soul classic "Hurt".[237] "If he felt the way he sounded", Dave Marsh wrote of Presley's performance, "the wonder isn't that he had only a year left to live but that he managed to survive that long."[238]

Final year and death

Journalist Tony Scherman writes that by early 1977, "Elvis Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self. Hugely overweight, his mind dulled by the pharmacopoeia he daily ingested, he was barely able to pull himself through his abbreviated concerts."[239] In Alexandria, Louisiana, the singer was on stage for less than an hour and "was impossible to understand".[240] Presley failed to appear in Baton Rouge: he was unable to get out of his hotel bed, and the rest of the tour was cancelled.[240] Despite the accelerating deterioration of his health, he stuck to most touring commitments. In Rapid City, South Dakota, "he was so nervous on stage that he could hardly talk", according to Presley historian Samuel Roy, and unable to "perform any significant movement."[241] Guralnick relates that fans "were becoming increasingly voluble about their disappointment, but it all seemed to go right past Elvis, whose world was now confined almost entirely to his room and his spiritualism books."[242] A cousin, Billy Smith, recalled how Presley would sit in his room and chat for hours, sometimes recounting favorite Monty Python sketches and his own past escapades, but more often gripped by paranoid obsessions that reminded Smith of Howard Hughes.[243] "Way Down", Presley's last single issued during his lifetime, came out on June 6. His final concert was held in Indianapolis at the Market Square Arena, on June 26.
A long, ground-level gravestone reads "Elvis Aaron Presley", followed by the singer's dates, the names of his parents and daughter, and several paragraphs of smaller text. It is surrounded by flowers, a small American flag, and other offerings. Similar grave markers are visible on either side. In the background is a small round pool, with a low decorative metal fence and several fountains.
Presley's final resting place at Graceland
The book Elvis: What Happened?, cowritten by the three bodyguards fired the previous year, was published on August 1.[244] It was the first exposé to detail Presley's years of drug misuse. He was devastated by the book and tried unsuccessfully to halt its release by offering money to the publishers.[245] By this point, he suffered from multiple ailments—glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver damage, and an enlarged colon, each aggravated, and possibly caused, by drug abuse. After re-examining Presley's X-rays in the 1990s, Nichopoulos concluded that he was probably also suffering from degenerative arthritis, fueling his addiction to painkillers.[215]
Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour. That afternoon, Alden discovered him unresponsive on his bathroom floor. Attempts to revive him failed, and death was officially pronounced at 3:30 pm at Baptist Memorial Hospital.[246]
President Jimmy Carter issued a statement that credited Presley with having "permanently changed the face of American popular culture".[247] Thousands of people gathered outside Graceland to view the open casket. One of Presley's cousins, Billy Mann, accepted $18,000 to secretly photograph the corpse; the picture appeared on the cover of the National Enquirer's biggest-selling issue ever.[248] Alden struck a $105,000 deal with the Enquirer for her story, but settled for less when she broke her exclusivity agreement.[249] Presley left her nothing in his will.[250]
Presley's funeral was held at Graceland, on Thursday, August 18. Outside the gates, a car plowed into a group of fans, killing two women and critically injuring a third.[251] Approximately 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery, where Presley was buried next to his mother.[252] Within a few days, "Way Down" topped the country and UK pop charts.[236][253] An attempt was made to steal the singer's body in late August. After zoning issues were addressed, the remains of both Elvis Presley and his mother were reburied in Graceland's Meditation Garden on October 2.[249]

Since 1977

.Between 1977 and 1981, six posthumously released singles by Presley were top ten country hits.^ The Top Ten Hits (2xLP) .
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[236] Graceland was officially opened to the public in 1982. Attracting over half a million visitors annually, it is the second most-visited home in the United States, after the White House.[254] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.[255]
.Presley has been inducted into four music halls of fame: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986), the Country Music Hall of Fame (1998), the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2001), and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (2007).^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 (2xLP, RM) .
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^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Performer).
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In 1984, he received the W. C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation and the Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award. In 1987, he received the American Music Awards' Award of Merit.[256]
A Junkie XL remix of Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" (credited as "Elvis Vs JXL") was used in a Nike advertising campaign during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It topped the charts in over 20 countries, and was included in a compilation of Presley's number one hits, ELV1S, that was also an international success. .In 2003, a remix of "Rubberneckin'", a 1969 recording of Presley's, topped the U.S. sales chart, as did a 50th-anniversary re-release of "That's All Right" the following year.^ Anniversary Collection: More Of The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time (2xCD, Comp) .
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^ Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Master Release - [Help] Release Notes: (optional) Submission Notes: (optional) Save Cancel Contained Releases: My Discogs Submissions Watchlist Drafts Collection Wantlist more...
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^ By Brother P on March 5, 2008 11:28 AM For the record there is no right or wrong of who the greatest rap of all time is.
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[257] The latter was an outright hit in Great Britain, reaching number three on the pop chart.
.In 2005, another three reissued singles, "Jailhouse Rock", "One Night"/"I Got Stung", and "It's Now or Never", went to number one in Great Britain.^ O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It (7", Single, Mono) .
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A total of 17 Presley singles were reissued during the year—all made the British top five. .For the fifth straight year, Forbes named Presley the top-earning deceased celebrity, with a gross income of $45 million.^ In 2007, top titles Dandy and Beano are still going (but not strong), although there is cause for celebration on 3 December -- when granddaddy Dandy turns 70 years old!
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[258] In 2009, he was ranked fourth.[259]
Presley holds the records for most songs charting in Billboard's top 40 and top 100: chart statistician Joel Whitburn calculates the respective totals as 104 and 151;[260] Presley historian Adam Victor gives 114 and 138.[261] Presley holds the records for most British number one hits, with 21, and top ten hits, with 76.[262][263]

Musical style

Influences

Presley's earliest musical influence came from gospel. .His mother recalled that from the age of two, at the Assembly of God church in Tupelo attended by the family, "he would slide down off my lap, run into the aisle and scramble up to the platform.^ Just because I'm careless and leave my cell phone in a restaurant doesn't mean you have to take it and run up the bill.
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^ I also lap up any scene with Jordan (Amanda Peet), who surely deserves a spin-off series.
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There he would stand looking at the choir and trying to sing with them."[264] In Memphis, Presley frequently attended all-night gospel singings at the Ellis Auditorium, where groups such as the Statesmen Quartet led the music in a style that, Guralnick suggests, sowed the seeds of Presley's future stage act:
The Statesmen were an electric combination ... featuring some of the most thrillingly emotive singing and daringly unconventional showmanship in the entertainment world ... dressed in suits that might have come out of the window of Lansky's. ... Bass singer Jim Wetherington, known universally as the Big Chief, maintained a steady bottom, ceaselessly jiggling first his left leg, then his right, with the material of the pants leg ballooning out and shimmering. ."He went about as far as you could go in gospel music," said Jake Hess.^ And you just said booker t washington was about blacks doing FOR SELF,and w.e.b.
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^ Real talk you've said a lot of shit about a lot of other artist.
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^ You're a lil kid and the best thing for you to do is go about your business and let me go about mine.
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."The women would jump up, just like they do for the pop shows."^ SERVANTS, just like that 1st nigga that sold crack, no one knew the magnitude that shit would have had on us as a people let alone the continent.
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^ I'm sonnin you like it's fathers day, Niggas wanna to play Pop until they get popped like Marvin Gaye" .
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^ That said, it would be nice to have more overt humour in the show, as I sense bigger potential for Coogan and Maclennan's characters if they'd target a wider audience.
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Preachers frequently objected to the lewd movements ... but audiences reacted with screams and swoons.[265]
.As a teenager, Presley's musical interests were wide-ranging, and he was deeply informed about African American musical idioms as well as white ones (see "Teenage life in Memphis").^ He would know that it is foolish to say fuck Africa and all Africans (since he would be one - u know if he was Black and not white and Jewish).
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.Though he never had any formal training, he was blessed with a remarkable memory, and his musical knowledge was already considerable by the time he made his first professional recordings in 1954 at the age of 19. When Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller met him two years later, they were astonished at his encyclopedic understanding of the blues.^ By LoL @ 40 year old valet workers acting like they "big time" on March 5, 2008 6:44 PM Nimrod says...
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^ I rather speak to PZ. PZ and I have bumped heads a time or two but at least he is reaI. I respect that in him.
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[266] At a press conference the following year, he proudly declared, "I know practically every religious song that's ever been written."[123]

Genres

Music scholar Paul Friedlander describes the elements of the rockabilly style, which he characterizes as "essentially ... an Elvis Presley construction", that the singer and his band mates developed at Sun Records: "the raw, emotive, and slurred vocal style and emphasis on rhythmic feeling [of] the blues with the string band and strummed rhythm guitar [of] country".[267] Moore's guitar solo in "That's All Right", the group's first record, "a combination of Merle Travis–style country finger-picking, double-stop slides from acoustic boogie, and blues-based bent-note, single-string work, is a microcosm of this fusion."[267]
At RCA, Presley's rock and roll sound grew distinct from rockabilly with group chorus vocals, more heavily amplified electric guitars[268] and a tougher, more intense manner.[269] While he was known for taking songs from various sources and giving them a rockabilly/rock and roll treatment, he also recorded songs in other genres from early in his career, from the pop standard "Blue Moon" at Sun to the country ballad "How's the World Treating You?" on his second LP to the blues of "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". In 1957, his first gospel record was released, the four-song EP Peace in the Valley. Certified as a million seller, it became the top-selling gospel EP in recording history.[270] Presley would record gospel periodically for the rest of his life.
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After his return from military service in 1960, Presley continued to perform rock and roll, but the characteristic style was substantially toned down. .His first post-Army single, the number one hit "Stuck on You", is typical of this shift.^ It's a good move to make Matt single, as he was stuck in a limp marriage that crippled his character's involvement for long periods of season 1's first half.
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^ The Million Sellers - 16 Number One Hits (CD, Comp) .
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RCA publicity materials referred to its "mild rock beat"; discographer Ernst Jorgensen calls it "upbeat pop".[273] The modern blues/R&B sound captured so successfully on Elvis Is Back! was essentially abandoned for six years until such 1966–67 recordings as "Down in the Alley" and "Hi-Heel Sneakers".[274] The singer's output during most of the 1960s emphasized pop music, often in the form of ballads such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", a number one in 1960. While that was a dramatic number, most of what Presley recorded for his movie soundtracks was in a much lighter vein.[275]
.While Presley performed several of his classic ballads for the '68 Comeback Special, the sound of the show was dominated by aggressive rock and roll.^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 (2xLP, RM) .
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^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Performer).
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.He would record few new straight-ahead rock and roll songs thereafter; as he explained, they were "hard to find".[276] A significant exception was "Burning Love", his last major hit on the pop charts.^ I hope not, as that would push more people to download TV shows over broadband internet, or find solace with the BBC -- and both are bad news for TV advertisers.
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^ Rock N' Roll - Original Recordings (CD, Comp) .
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Like his work of the 1950s, Presley's subsequent recordings reworked pop and country songs, but in markedly different permutations. His stylistic range now began to embrace a more contemporary rock sound as well as soul and funk. Much of Elvis In Memphis, as well as "Suspicious Minds", cut at the same sessions, reflected his new rock and soul fusion. In the mid-1970s, many of his singles found a home on country radio, the field where he first became a star.[277]

Vocal style and range

Music critic Henry Pleasants observes that "Elvis Presley has been described variously as a baritone and a tenor. An extraordinary compass ... and a very wide range of vocal color have something to do with this divergence of opinion."[278] He identifies Presley as a high baritone, calculating his range as two octaves and a third, "from the baritone low G to the tenor high B, with an upward extension in falsetto to at least a D-flat. Presley's best octave is in the middle, D-flat to D-flat, granting an extra full step up or down."[278] In Pleasants' view, his voice was "variable and unpredictable" at the bottom, "often brilliant" at the top, with the capacity for "full-voiced high Gs and As that an opera baritone might envy."[278] Scholar Lindsay Waters, who figures Presley's range as two and a quarter octaves, emphasizes that "his voice had an emotional range from tender whispers to sighs down to shouts, grunts, grumbles and sheer gruffness that could move the listener from calmness and surrender, to fear. His voice can not be measured in octaves, but in decibels; even that misses the problem of how to measure delicate whispers that are hardly audible at all."[279] .Presley was always "able to duplicate the open, hoarse, ecstatic, screaming, shouting, wailing, reckless sound of the black rhythm-and-blues and gospel singers," writes Pleasants, and also demonstrated a remarkable ability to assimilate many other vocal styles.^ These cats get on here and listen to other e-thugs shout out blocks in bk and they repeat it to sound like they know what they talkin about.
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^ His recordings encompassed Rock'n'Roll, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Gospel.
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Questions over cause of death

"Drug use was heavily implicated" in Presley's death, writes Guralnick. ."No one ruled out the possibility of anaphylactic shock brought on by the codeine pills ...^ As I'm sure you'll point out there's no one from LA. I like some of the songs from some of the artists but overall the topic was redundant.
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to which he was known to have had a mild allergy." A pair of lab reports filed two months later each strongly suggested that polypharmacy was the primary cause of death; one reported "fourteen drugs in Elvis' system, ten in significant quantity."[280] Forensic historian and pathologist Michael Baden views the situation as complicated: "Elvis had had an enlarged heart for a long time. That, together with his drug habit, caused his death. But he was difficult to diagnose; it was a judgment call."[281]
The competence and ethics of two of the centrally involved medical professionals were seriously questioned. Before the autopsy was complete and toxicology results known, Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry Francisco declared the cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that can be determined only in someone who is still alive.[282] Allegations of a cover-up were widespread.[281] While Presley's main physician, Dr. Nichopoulos, was exonerated of criminal liability for the singer's death, the facts were startling: "In the first eight months of 1977 alone, he had [prescribed] more than 10,000 doses of sedatives, amphetamines and narcotics: all in Elvis's name." His license was suspended for three months. It was permanently revoked in the 1990s after the Tennessee Medical Board brought new charges of over-prescription.[215]
In 1994, the Presley autopsy was reopened. Coroner Dr. Joseph Davis declared, "There is nothing in any of the data that supports a death from drugs. In fact, everything points to a sudden, violent heart attack."[215] Whether or not combined drug intoxication was in fact the cause, there is little doubt that polypharmacy contributed significantly to Presley's premature death.[282]

Racial issues

.When Dewey Phillips first aired "That's All Right" on Memphis radio, many listeners who contacted the station by phone and telegram to ask for it again assumed that its singer was black.^ By Brother P on March 5, 2008 11:28 AM For the record there is no right or wrong of who the greatest rap of all time is.
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[50] From the beginning of his national fame, Presley expressed respect for African American performers and their music and disregard for the norms of segregation and racial prejudice then prevalent in the South. Interviewed in 1956, he recalled how in his childhood he would listen to blues musician Arthur Crudup—the originator of "That's All Right"—"bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw."[34] The Memphis World, an African American newspaper, reported that Presley, "the rock 'n' roll phenomenon", "cracked Memphis's segregation laws" by attending the local amusement park on what was designated as its "colored night."[34] .Such statements and actions led Presley to be generally hailed in the black community during the early days of his stardom.^ There were enough Quakers and Jews who owned slaves that it is mathematically and scientifically so significant that you can make a general statement as such.
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^ They divided the black community and laid a blueprint for future division along regional lines in rap that's followed to this day.
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[34] By contrast, many white adults, according to Billboard's Arnold Shaw, "did not like him, and condemned him as depraved. Anti-negro prejudice doubtless figured in adult antagonism. Regardless of whether parents were aware of the Negro sexual origins of the phrase 'rock 'n' roll', Presley impressed them as the visual and aural embodiment of sex."[283]
.Despite the largely positive view of Presley held by African Americans, a rumor spread in mid-1957 that he had at some point announced, "The only thing Negroes can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes."^ I know that some of these comments may have gotten your panty's in a bunch,but its just too bad that you decided to focus on negativity instead of pointing out positive things that jews have done to help blacks.
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A journalist with the national African American weekly Jet, Louie Robinson, pursued the story. .On the set of Jailhouse Rock, Presley granted him an interview, though he was no longer dealing with the mainstream press.^ I love BIG but I don't rank him as the G.O.A.T. For me it's LL. In his prime, no one could touch him in a battle and he had mainstream appeal.
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.He denied making such a statement or holding in any way to its racist view.^ There were enough Quakers and Jews who owned slaves that it is mathematically and scientifically so significant that you can make a general statement as such.
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Robinson found no evidence that the remark had ever been made, and on the contrary elicited testimony from many individuals indicating that Presley was anything but racist.[34][284] Blues singer Ivory Joe Hunter, who had heard the rumor before he visited Graceland one evening, reported of Presley, "He showed me every courtesy, and I think he's one of the greatest."[285] Though the rumored remark was wholly discredited at the time, it was still being used against Presley decades later.[286] The identification of Presley with racism—either personally or symbolically—was expressed most famously in the lyrics of the 1989 rap hit "Fight the Power", by Public Enemy: "Elvis was a hero to most / But he never meant shit to me / Straight-up racist that sucker was / Simple and plain."[287]
The persistence of such attitudes was fueled by resentment over the fact that Presley, whose musical and visual performance idiom owed much to African American sources, achieved the cultural acknowledgment and commercial success largely denied his black peers.[284] .Into the 21st century, the notion that Presley had "stolen" black music still found adherents.^ Once there, everyone is relieved to be pulling off their uncomfortable uniforms and slipping back into 21st-Century gear.
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[286][287] Notable among African American entertainers expressly rejecting this view was Jackie Wilson, who argued, "A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man's music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis."[288] And throughout his career, Presley plainly acknowledged his debt. .Addressing his '68 Comeback Special audience, he said, "Rock 'n' roll music is basically gospel or rhythm and blues, or it sprang from that.^ His recordings encompassed Rock'n'Roll, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Gospel.
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People have been adding to it, adding instruments to it, experimenting with it, but it all boils down to [that]." Nine years earlier, he had said, "Rock 'n' roll has been around for many years. It used to be called rhythm and blues."[289]

Influence of Colonel Parker and others

Parker and the Aberbachs

Once he became Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker insisted on exceptionally tight control over his client's career. .Early on, he and his Hill and Range allies, the Aberbachs, perceived the close relationship that developed between Presley and songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as a serious threat to that control.^ The second series comes to a close, with a belated emphasis on Tommy's relationship with Magz (Ruth Jones), an element of the show that is cruelly ignored usually.
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[290] .Parker effectively ended the relationship, deliberately or not, with the new contract he sent Leiber in early 1958. Leiber thought there was a mistake—the sheet of paper was blank except for Parker's signature and a line on which to enter his.^ By the end of the film, there's actually only one new facet to Bourne's history that audiences were not previously aware of...
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."There's no mistake, boy, just sign it and return it", Parker directed.^ There was no sign of Jim Broadbent or anyone else from the cast, though.
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"Don't worry, we'll fill it in later." Leiber declined, and Presley's fruitful collaboration with the writing team was over.[291] .Other respected songwriters lost interest in or simply avoided writing for Presley because of the requirement that they surrender a third of their usual royalties.^ I respect Jews because they are fighters and they protect what is right for their people.
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[292]
.By 1967, Parker had contracts with Presley that gave him 50 percent of most of the singer's earnings on recordings, films, and merchandise.^ Remember, at the peak of Suge Knights power he ran the most powerful record label, yet the FBI classified him as the most powerful GANGSTA in the country.
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^ Even people who hate 50 the most but knew of him before rapping vouch for him putting work in.
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[293] Beginning in February 1972, he took a third of the profit from live appearances;[294] a January 1976 agreement entitled him to half of that as well.[295] .Priscilla Presley noted that "Elvis detested the business side of his career.^ Johnny Reimar Præsenterer Det Bedste's Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits (Flexi, 7", S/Sided) .
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He would sign a contract without even reading it."[296] Presley's friend Marty Lacker regarded Parker as a "hustler and a con artist. He was only interested in 'now money'—get the buck and get gone."[297]
Lacker was instrumental in convincing Presley to record with Memphis producer Chips Moman and his handpicked musicians at American Sound Studio in early 1969. The American Sound sessions represented a significant departure from the control customarily exerted by Hill and Range. Moman still had to deal with the publisher's staff on site, whose song suggestions he regarded as unacceptable. He was on the verge of quitting, until Presley ordered the Hill and Range personnel out of the studio.[298] Although RCA executive Joan Deary was later full of praise for the producer's song choices and the quality of the recordings,[299] Moman, to his fury, received neither credit on the records nor royalties for his work.[300]
In 1974, rumors that Presley would play overseas for the first time were fueled by a million-dollar bid for an Australian tour. .Parker was uncharacteristically reluctant, prompting those close to Presley to speculate about the manager's past and the reasons for his apparent unwillingness to apply for a passport.^ The script is ridiculous on many occasions, but it just about manages to give the humans and the robots a reason to coexist narratively.
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Parker ultimately squelched any notions Presley had of working abroad, claiming that foreign security was poor and venues unsuitable for a star of his magnitude.[301]
Parker arguably exercised tightest control over Presley's movie career. In 1957, Robert Mitchum asked Presley to costar with him in Thunder Road, on which Mitchum was both writer and producer.[302] According to George Klein, one of his oldest friends, Presley was offered starring roles in West Side Story and Midnight Cowboy.[303] In 1974, Barbra Streisand approached Presley to star with her in the remake of A Star is Born.[304] In each case, any ambitions the singer may have had to play such parts were thwarted by his manager's negotiating demands or flat refusals. .In Lacker's description, "The only thing that kept Elvis going after the early years was a new challenge.^ The only thing that keeps this site going is its the only one where you dont have to sign up or sign in to leave a comment once these other sites learn that SOHH is finished .
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^ The new characters are mere sketches at this early stage, with only Lechero fleshed out to any degree, but that's to be expected.
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But Parker kept running everything into the ground."[297] The operative attitude may have been summed up best by the response Leiber and Stoller received when they brought a serious film project for Presley to Parker and the Hill and Range owners for their consideration. In Leiber's telling, Jean Aberbach warned them to never again "try to interfere with the business or artistic workings of the process known as Elvis Presley".[158]

Memphis Mafia

In the early 1960s, the circle of friends with whom Presley constantly surrounded himself until his death came to be known as the "Memphis Mafia".[305] "Surrounded by the[ir] parasitic presence", as journalist John Harris puts it, "it was no wonder that as he slid into addiction and torpor, no-one raised the alarm: to them, Elvis was the bank, and it had to remain open."[306] Tony Brown, who played piano for Presley regularly in the last two years of the singer's life, observed his rapidly declining health and the urgent need to address it: "But we all knew it was hopeless because Elvis was surrounded by that little circle of people ... all those so-called friends".[307] In the Memphis Mafia's defence, Marty Lacker has said, "[Presley] was his own man. ... If we hadn't been around, he would have been dead a lot earlier."[308]
.Larry Geller became Presley's hairdresser in 1964. Unlike others in the Memphis Mafia, he was interested in spiritual questions and recalls how, from their first conversation, Presley revealed his secret thoughts and anxieties: "I mean there has to be a purpose...there's got to be a reason...why I was chosen to be Elvis Presley.^ So now there are only 12 questions, less messing around with questions like " how many legs does a dog have?
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^ There ain't no questions between him and I about where I'm gonna be on what day and at what time and my reason for being there.
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^ And I know how ya'll get it in on Zarzamora, that's why we there.
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... .I swear to God, no one knows how lonely I get.^ We should let white folks know we will no longer be their niggas and any one of people who publically display such on your behalf will be killed.
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And how empty I really feel."[309] Thereafter, Geller supplied him with books on religion and mysticism, which the singer read voraciously.[310] Presley would be preoccupied by such matters for much of his life, taking trunkloads of books with him on tour.[215]

Sex symbol

Movie poster with Presley on the left, holding a young woman around the waist, her arms draped over his shoulders. To the right, five young women wearing bathing suits and holding guitars stand in a row. The one in front taps Presley on the shoulder. Along with title and credits is the tagline "Climb aboard your dreamboat for the fastest-movin' fun 'n' music!"
The title and marketing of Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) took advantage of Presley's sex symbol status.
Presley's physical attractiveness and sexual appeal were widely acknowledged. "He was once beautiful, astonishingly beautiful", in the words of critic Mark Feeney.[311] .Television director Steve Binder, no fan of Presley's music before he oversaw the '68 Comeback Special, reported, "I'm straight as an arrow and I got to tell you, you stop, whether you're male or female, to look at him.^ You're no different than Diddy exploiting his name.
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^ Then are you telling me you drive around with no killers in your group?
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^ Honestly, we should say to the Jews; you will stop using 50 and niggas like him to make us look like coons.
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He was that good looking. .And if you never knew he was a superstar, it wouldn't make any difference; if he'd walked in the room, you'd know somebody special was in your presence."^ If not for the stench I wouldn't know you were there.
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^ By kush city on March 5, 2008 2:05 PM And i hope somebody is stanin you while you dissin me, cause I KNOW your faggot ass grew up on micheal jackson.
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^ REal talk real walk...you know how it goes.
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[312] His performance style, as much as his physical beauty, was responsible for Presley's eroticized image. Writing in 1970, critic George Melly described him as "the master of the sexual simile, treating his guitar as both phallus and girl."[313] In his Presley obituary, Lester Bangs credited him as "the man who brought overt blatant vulgar sexual frenzy to the popular arts in America."[314] Ed Sullivan's declaration that he perceived a soda bottle in Presley's trousers was echoed by rumors involving a similarly positioned toilet roll tube or lead bar.[315]
While Presley was marketed as an icon of heterosexuality, some cultural critics have argued that his image was ambiguous. In 1959, Sight and Sound's Peter John Dyer described his onscreen persona as "aggressively bisexual in appeal".[316] Brett Farmer places the "orgasmic gyrations" of the title dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock within a lineage of cinematic musical numbers that offer a "spectacular eroticization, if not homoeroticization, of the male image".[317] In the analysis of Yvonne Tasker, "Elvis was an ambivalent figure who articulated a peculiar feminised, objectifying version of white working-class masculinity as aggressive sexual display."[318]
Reinforcing Presley's image as a sex symbol were the reports of his dalliances with various Hollywood stars and starlets, from Natalie Wood in the 1950s to Ann-Margret in the 1960s to Candice Bergen and Cybill Shepherd in the 1970s. June Juanico of Memphis, one of Presley's early girlfriends, later blamed Parker for encouraging him to choose his dating partners with publicity in mind.[186] .Presley, however, never grew comfortable with the Hollywood scene, and most of these relationships were insubstantial.^ Her most famous role was as a "scene-stealing" character in The Devil Wears Prada , but I'd never heard of her.
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^ These opening classroom scenes are often vaccuous, particularly because I've never believed Tommy needs to be there, but this scene is a real treat.
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[319]

Legacy

."His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture.^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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^ I have seen it a million times when a Black person tries to explain the topic of white oppression to some one who is white.
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His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country."
President Jimmy Carter
August 17, 1977[247]
Presley's rise to national attention in 1956 transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture.[5] As the catalyst for the cultural revolution that was rock and roll, he was central not only to defining it as a musical genre but in making it a touchstone of youth culture and rebellious attitude.[320] .With its racially mixed origins—repeatedly affirmed by Presley—rock and roll's occupation of a central position in mainstream American culture facilitated a new acceptance and appreciation of black culture.^ Rock N' Roll - Original Recordings (CD, Comp) .
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^ The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis - 20 Original Rock'n'Roll Hits (LP, Comp, Mono) .
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^ Rock 'n' Roll - Original Masters (10xCD, Comp) .
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[321] In this regard, Little Richard said of Presley, "He was an integrator. Elvis was a blessing. .They wouldn't let black music through.^ Anyway, the world really owe the Black man and woman a great deal but they will never pay us because we constantly let them off the hook.
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He opened the door for black music."[322] Al Green agreed: ".He broke the ice for all of us.^ He broke the ice for all of us.
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^ Al Green agreed, saying; "He broke the ice for all of us."

"[323] Presley also heralded the vastly expanded reach of celebrity in the era of mass communication: at the age of 21, within a year of his first appearance on American network television, he was one of the most famous people in the world.[324]
A horizontally formatted stamp with a close-up illustration of a young, smiling Presley. A bank of spotlights shines behind him.
Stamp depicting Presley issued by the German post office in 1988
Presley's name, image, and voice are instantly recognizable around the globe.[325] He has inspired a legion of impersonators.[326] .In polls and surveys, he is recognized as one of the most important popular music artists and influential Americans.^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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d ."Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century", said composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.^ Johnny Reimar Præsenterer Det Bedste's Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits (Flexi, 7", S/Sided) .
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"He introduced the beat to everything and he changed everything—music, language, clothes. It's a whole new social revolution—the sixties came from it."[327] Bob Dylan described the sensation of first hearing Presley as "like busting out of jail".[323]
.A New York Times editorial on the 25th anniversary of Presley's death observed, "All the talentless impersonators and appalling black velvet paintings on display can make him seem little more than a perverse and distant memory.^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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^ Joe, the Dike Remy and her out of work boyfriend, pappose are making New York City (our city) look like clowns!
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^ Lyrically he was unimpressive but he more than made up for it with his antics and ability to make you feel his pain.
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But before Elvis was camp, he was its opposite: a genuine cultural force. ... .Elvis's breakthroughs are underappreciated because in this rock-and-roll age, his hard-rocking music and sultry style have triumphed so completely."^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 (2xLP, RM) .
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^ Blak Elvis vs. The Kings Of Electronic Rock And Roll (CD, Album) .
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^ The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (5xCD + Box) .
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[328] Not only Presley's achievements, but his failings as well, are seen by some cultural observers as adding to the power of his legacy, as in this description by Greil Marcus:
.Elvis Presley is a supreme figure in American life, one whose presence, no matter how banal or predictable, brooks no real comparisons.^ I have no idea how real soldiers ever cope with this, particularly in Victorian uniforms!
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... .The cultural range of his music has expanded to the point where it includes not only the hits of the day, but also patriotic recitals, pure country gospel, and really dirty blues.^ His recordings encompassed Rock'n'Roll, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Gospel.
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... Elvis has emerged as a great artist, a great rocker, a great purveyor of schlock, a great heart throb, a great bore, a great symbol of potency, a great ham, a great nice person, and, yes, a great American.[329]

Discography

A vast number of recordings have been issued under Presley's name. The total number of his original master recordings has been variously calculated as 665[261] and 711.[311] His career began and he was most successful during an era when singles were the primary commercial medium for pop music. In the case of his albums, the distinction between "official" studio records and other forms is often blurred. .In addition, for most of the 1960s, his recording career focused on soundtrack albums.^ G. I. Blues (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (LP, Album, Mono) .
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^ Original Soundtrack Recordings From His NBC-TV Special (LP, Album, RE) .
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^ King Creole (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (LP, Album) .
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In the 1970s, his most heavily promoted and best-selling LP releases tended to be concert albums. .This summary discography lists only the albums and singles that reached the top of one or more of the following charts: the main U.S. Billboard pop chart; the Billboard country chart, the genre chart with which he was most identified (there was no country album chart before 1964); and the official British pop chart.^ But only one man, Reverend Marcus Morris, was so disgusted he offered kids a more wholesome, British alternative: The Eagle .
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^ Darren Boyd has been a joy as the irritatingly unhip neighbour, but there's no massive pay-off to his gradually more maddening behaviour in this finale.
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^ It's true there are more wry smiles than belly-laughs in Saxondale -- which is no bad thing if you're in the mood for that.
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e In the United States, Presley also had five or six number one R&B singles and seven number one adult contemporary singles;f in 1964, his "Blue Christmas" topped the Christmas singles chart during a period when Billboard did not rank holiday singles in its primary pop chart.[235][330] .He had number one hits in many countries beside the United States and United Kingdom, as well.^ The Million Sellers - 16 Number One Hits (CD, Comp) .
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^ The Number One Hits (LP, RM) .
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^ The Number One Hits (CD, Comp) .
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Number one albums

Year Album Type Chart positions
US[331] US Country[332] UK[253][333]
1956 Elvis Presley studio/comp. 1 n.a. 1
Elvis studio 1 n.a. 3
1957 Loving You sound./studio 1 n.a. 1
Elvis' Christmas Album studio 1 n.a. 2
1960 Elvis Is Back! studio 2 n.a. 1
G.I. Blues soundtrack 1 n.a. 1
1961 Something for Everybody studio 1 n.a. 2
Blue Hawaii soundtrack 1 n.a. 1
1962 Pot Luck studio 4 n.a. 1
1964 Roustabout soundtrack 1 12
1969 From Elvis in Memphis studio 13 2 1
1973 Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite live 1 1 11
1974 Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 compilation 43 1 20
1975 Promised Land studio 47 1 21
1976 From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee studio 41 1 29
1977 Elvis' 40 Greatest compilation 1
Moody Blue studio/live 3 1 3
Elvis in Concert live 5 1 13
2002 ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits compilation 1 1 1
2007 The King compilation 1

Number one singles

Year Single Chart positions
US[334] US Country[335] UK[253][333]
1956 "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" 1
"Heartbreak Hotel" 1 1 2
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" 1 1 14
"Don't Be Cruel" 1 1 2
"Hound Dog" 1 1 2
"Love Me Tender" 1 3 11
1957 "Too Much" 1 3 6
"All Shook Up" 1 1 1
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" 1 1 3
"Jailhouse Rock" 1 1 1
1958 "Don't" 1 2 2
"Hard Headed Woman" 1 2 2
1959 "One Night"/"I Got Stung" 4/8 24/— 1
"A Fool Such as I"/"I Need Your Love Tonight" 2/4 1
"A Big Hunk o' Love" 1 4
1960 "Stuck on You" 1 27 3
"It's Now or Never" 1 1
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 1 22 1
1961 "Wooden Heart" 1
"Surrender" 1 1
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister" 4/5 1
1962 "Can't Help Falling in Love"/"Rock-A-Hula Baby" 2/23 1
"Good Luck Charm" 1 1
"She's Not You" 5 1
"Return to Sender" 2 1
1963 "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" 3 1
1965 "Crying in the Chapel" 3 1
1969 "Suspicious Minds" 1 2
1970 "The Wonder of You" 9 37 1
1977 "Moody Blue" 31 1 6
"Way Down" 18 1 1
1981 "Guitar Man" (reissue) 28 1 43
2002 "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL remix) 50 1
2005 "Jailhouse Rock" (reissue) 1
"One Night"/"I Got Stung" (reissue) 1
"It's Now or Never" (reissue) 1

Filmography

See also

Notes

  • ^ Note a: The correct spelling of Presley's middle name has long been a matter of debate. The physician who delivered him wrote "Elvis Aaron Presley" in his ledger.[336] .The state-issued birth certificate reads "Elvis Aron Presley". The name was chosen after the Presleys' friend and fellow congregation member Aaron Kennedy, though a single-A spelling was probably intended by Presley's parents in order to parallel the middle name of Presley's stillborn brother, Jesse Garon.^ Strangely, my digibox has chosen Yorkshire as its channel 3 of choice; probably because it has "shire" in its name...
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    ^ Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. Presley history / edit Artist .
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    [136] It reads Aron on most official documents produced during his lifetime, including his high school diploma, RCA record contract, and marriage license, and this was generally taken to be the proper spelling.[337] In 1966, Presley expressed the desire to his father that the more traditional biblical rendering, Aaron, be used henceforth, "especially on legal documents."[336] Five years later, the Jaycees citation honoring him as one of the country's Outstanding Young Men used Aaron. Late in his life, he sought to officially change the spelling to Aaron and discovered that state records already listed it that way. .Knowing his wishes for his middle name, Aaron is the spelling his father chose for Presley's tombstone, and it is the spelling his estate has designated as official.^ Oh, but did you know Vernon Kaye was named after Elvis' father?
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    [337]
  • ^ Note b: Of the $40,000, $5,000 covered back royalties owed by Sun.[71]
  • .
  • ^ Note c: In 1956–57, Presley was also credited as a cowriter on several songs where he had no hand in the writing process: "Heartbreak Hotel"; "Don't Be Cruel"; all four songs from his first film, including the title track, "Love Me Tender"; "Paralyzed"; and "All Shook Up".[338] He received credit on two other songs to which he did contribute: he provided the title for "That's Someone You Never Forget" (1961), written by his friend Red West; Presley and West collaborated with another friend, guitarist Charlie Hodge, on "You'll Be Gone" (1962).^ As long as there is an audience for that bullshit, you'll never eliminate them.
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    ^ I'm with personal responsibility more than you can imagine but that should never negate the role others played in my predicament.
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    ^ As I'm sure you'll point out there's no one from LA. I like some of the songs from some of the artists but overall the topic was redundant.
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    [339]
  • .
  • ^ Note d: VH1 ranked Presley #8 among the "100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll" in 1998.[340] The BBC ranked him as the #2 "Voice of the Century" in 2001.[341] Rolling Stone placed him #3 in its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004.[342] CMT ranked him #15 among the "40 Greatest Men in Country Music" in 2005.[343] The Discovery Channel placed him #8 on its "Greatest American" list in 2005.[344] Variety put him in the top ten of its "100 Icons of the Century" in 2005.[345] The Atlantic Monthly ranked him #66 among the "100 Most Influential Figures in American History" in 2006.[346]
  • ^ Note e: (1) The year given is the year the record first reached number one, rather than its original year of release.^ Real Name: Elvis Aaron Presley Profile: Born Jan 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, USA; died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. One of the most famous, best-selling, and most impersonated recording artists in the history of popular music.
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    ^ I mean I had a black dude call me a "NIGGER" one time and it kinda of hurt a lil more than if a white person would of said it.
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    ^ I love BIG but I don't rank him as the G.O.A.T. For me it's LL. In his prime, no one could touch him in a battle and he had mainstream appeal.
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    For instance, in 1974, Elvis' 40 Greatest, a compilation on the budget Arcade label, was the fourth highest selling album in the United Kingdom; at the time, the main British chart did not rank such compilations, relegating them to a chart for midpriced and TV-advertised albums, which Elvis' 40 Greatest topped for 15 weeks.[347] .The policy was altered in 1975, allowing the album to hit number one on the main chart in 1977, following Presley's death.^ The Million Sellers - 16 Number One Hits (CD, Comp) .
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    ^ The Number One Hits (LP, RM) .
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    [348] (2) Before late 1958, rather than unified pop and country singles charts, Billboard had as many as four charts for each, separately ranking records according to sales, jukebox play, jockey spins (i.e., airplay), and, in the case of pop, a general Top 100. Billboard now regards the sales charts as definitive for the period. Widely cited chart statistician Joel Whitburn accords historical releases the highest ranking they achieved among the separate charts. .Presley discographer Ernst Jorgensen refers only to the Top 100 chart for pop hits.^ The only reason Tupac is in my top 10 is because of the undeniable impact and influence he's had on pop culture with his DEATH, .
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    .All of the 1956–58 songs listed here as number one U.S. pop hits reached the top of both the sales and, with three exceptions, the Top 100 charts: "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (three), "Hound Dog" (two, behind its flip side, "Don't Be Cruel"), and "Hard Headed Woman" (two).^ What, you don't keep a list?
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    ^ It's called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. I don't know about you niggers, but tv or nobody ever made me do shit I didn't want to do.
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    ^ Yeah, I am one of the niggers you don't have fooled.
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    (3) Several Presley singles reached number one in the United Kingdom as double A-sides; in the United States, the respective sides of those singles were ranked separately by Billboard.
  • ^ Note f: Whitburn calculates a total of six number one R&B singles, including "Don't Be Cruel", released as a double A-side with "Hound Dog";[330] Billboard's Keith Caulfield excludes "Don't Be Cruel".[235]

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  • Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Albums: Billboard 1964 to 2007. Record Research; 2008. ISBN 089820173X.
  • Wolfe, Charles. Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances. CD Booklet RCA/BMG. UPC 7863664212; 1994.
  • Woolley, John T.; Peters, Gerhard. American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. Jimmy Carter: Death of Elvis Presley Statement by the President; August 17, 1977 [cited December 29, 2009].

Further reading

  • Allen, Lew (2007). Elvis and the Birth of Rock. Genesis. ISBN 1905662009.
  • Ann-Margret and Todd Gold (1994). Ann-Margret: My Story. G.P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN 0399138919.
  • Cantor, Louis (2005). .Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay.^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 (2xLP, RM) .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Blak Elvis vs. The Kings Of Electronic Rock And Roll (CD, Album) .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Rock 'N' Roll Era - Elvis, The King: 1954-1965 (2xLP, Comp, RM) .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    University of Illinois Press. ISBN 025202951X.
  • Dickerson, James L. (2001). Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager. Cooper Square Press. ISBN 0815412673.
  • Finstad, Suzanne (1997). Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. Harmony Books. ISBN 0517705850.
  • Goldman, Albert (1981). Elvis. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0070236577.
  • Goldman, Albert (1990). Elvis: The Last 24 Hours. St. Martin's. ISBN 0312925417.
  • Marcus, Greil (1999). Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674194225.
  • Marcus, Greil (2000). Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternative. Picador. ISBN 057120676X.
  • Moscheo, Joe (2007). The Gospel Side of Elvis. Center Street. ISBN 1599957299.
  • Nash, Alanna (2010). .Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him.^ I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone / Baby Let's Play House (7") .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Singt Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (CD, Album) .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Baby Let's Play House - Spankox Re:Version (Single) ◄ (3 versions) .
    • Elvis Presley Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    It Books. ISBN 0061699845.
  • West, Red, Sonny West, and Dave Hebler (as told to Steve Dunleavy) (1977). Elvis: What Happened? Bantam Books. ISBN 0345272153.

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

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The image is one thing and the human being is another...
^ Jump to: navigation , search The image is one thing and the human being is another...
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ One such gift has been the loyalty and faith we have had in our lives, in knowing a great human being, Elvis Aron Presley.

^ It's absolutely insane to go this crazy over one, flawed, human being.
  • Packers Daily Briefing 04.29.09: Favre edition - JSOnline 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC dev.www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

it's very hard to live up to an image.
.Elvis Aron Presley (8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor.^ Elvis Aaron (or Aron ) Presley (January 8, 1935 ?
  • Elvis Presley 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marty: Elvis died on August 16, 1977.

^ Elvis Aaron Presley ( January 8 , 1935 - August 16 , 1977 ), was an American singer , musician and actor .
  • Elvis Presley 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Contents

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The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.
^ The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It had been just over two years since Elvis had first appeared on the stage of the Louisiana Hayride.

^ Saturday 30 , Elvis appears at the Rainbow Rollerdome, where he 'bumps' into Dixie, speaking to her for the first time.

.I really didn't know what all the yelling was about...
  • I'd like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men.^ I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I'd like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I really didn't know what all the yelling was about...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer.^ When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book.^ I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ His teachers tell of him as a student who was sweet and loving and loved to read comic books.
    • Elvis Presley Videos 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Elvis Presley 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Their addition to the show also means more subtitles to read, as Heroes grows steadily closer to becoming a true comic-reading experience!
    • Dan's Media Digest: September 2007 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC danowen.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    .I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie.^ I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times...^ My childhood dreams had come true.

    ^ So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So whenever Jo from S Club 7 belts out " never had a dream come true ", it's clear someone has been put through to Boot Camp.
    • Dan's Media Digest: September 2007 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC danowen.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    .And these gentlemen over here [referring to the other Jaycees named that year], these are the type of people who care, they're dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it's not just too far fetched, from reality.^ They're real people and real victims," Pratt said.

    ^ And these gentlemen over here [referring to the other Jaycees named that year], these are the type of people who care, they're dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it's not just too far fetched, from reality.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I dedicate this issue to the people who were at the forefront of that change by being brave enough to be themselves."
    • Elvis Presley Hub | Elvis Presley Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    .I'd like to say that I learned very early in life that 'Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.'^ His life would never be the same.

    ^ I'd like to say that I learned very early in life that 'Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.'
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm just asking for a minute of your time and an open ear and heart for someone who would like to say a few words to each and everyone of you.

    .So I keep singing a song.^ So I keep singing a song.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Goodnight. Thank you. .
    • Acceptance speech for the 1970 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation Award (16 January 1971)
  • The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.^ The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Acceptance speech for the 1970 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation Award (16 January 1971) The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He appears five more nights on Stage Show over the weeks ahead and makes minor waves nationally.

    .I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.^ I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ We all know about addicts.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I really didn't know what all the yelling was about...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .I didn't realize that my body was moving.^ I didn't realize that my body was moving.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So when he came to my brother, who gave him his real name, he was fet up and threatened to throw him jail if he didn't reveal his real name.
    • Name Nerds! categories 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC www.namenerds.com [Source type: General]

    It's a natural thing to me. .So to the manager backstage I said, 'What'd I do?^ So to the manager backstage I said, 'What'd I do?
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    What'd I do?' .And he said, 'Whatever it is, go back and do it again.'^ A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And he said, 'Whatever it is, go back and do it again.'
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It was said that the young people hanging out at the pool would rush in to hear Elvis and then go back outside when the main act came back on.

    .
    • Interview (March/April 1972)
  • Man, I was tame compared to what they do now.^ Interview (March/April 1972) Man, I was tame compared to what they do now.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Are you kidding? .I didn't do anything but just jiggle.^ I didn't do anything but just jiggle.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Press conference (June 1972)
  • The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image.^ Press conference (5 September 1972) Thank you, Thank you very much.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Aloha Press Conference's 1972 .

    ^ Jump to: navigation , search The image is one thing and the human being is another...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Press conference (June 1972)
  • A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage.^ Aloha Press Conference's 1972 .

    ^ Press conference (June 1972) A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It was like after World War II when they thought Hitler was dead and they found all of those generals living in South America.

    .It's my favorite part of the business — live concerts.^ It's my favorite part of the business — live concerts.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    • Press conference (5 September 1972)
  • .Thank you, Thank you very much.^ Thank you very much.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief at hipcheq.com 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC www.hipcheq.com [Source type: General]
    • Sam Rao BLOG www.samrao.com 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC samrao.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A: .thank you very much for your question.
    • Presley, Elvis - Oldies Music - Music/Performing Arts - AllExperts.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Thank you very much, and Welcome to Poopreport.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Quote frequently used by impersonators of Elvis and used with a drawl

Misattributed

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  • The only thing black people can do for me is shine my shoes and buy my music.^ The only thing black people can do for me is shine my shoes and buy my music.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.” Jackie Wilson .
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a number 3 kinda guy, I see no problem with Favre being released, and it could only be a good thing in my opinion.
    • Packers Daily Briefing 04.29.09: Favre edition - JSOnline 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC dev.www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

"Tracing that rumored racial slur to its source was like running a gopher to earth", Jet wrote. .Some said Presley had said it in in Boston, which Elvis had never visited.^ "I think Elvis Presley will never be solved" .

^ Some said Presley had said it in in Boston, which Elvis had never visited.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Some said it was on Edward Murrow 's on which Elvis had never appeared.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Some said it was on Edward Murrow's on which Elvis had never appeared.^ Some said Presley had said it in in Boston, which Elvis had never visited.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Some said it was on Edward Murrow 's on which Elvis had never appeared.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ He said Elvis was putting on a little weight, but was not bloated, like in some of the pictures that have come out since he died.
  • Elvis Presley death mystery 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.classicbands.com [Source type: Original source]

Jet sent Louie Robinson to the set of Jailhouse Rock "When asked if he ever made the remark, Missisissippi-born Elvis declared: 'I never said anything like that, and people who know me know I wouldn't have said it.'"

Quotes about Presley

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Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century...
^ "Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

^ Leonard Bernstein Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century...
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

~ .Leonard Bernstein
  • Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.^ In the late 1960s, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein remarked: "Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.

    ^ "Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

    ^ Leonard Bernstein Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution — the 60's comes from it.^ He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution...

    ^ He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution — the 60's comes from it.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ After Allen introduced "the new Elvis" (in white bow tie and black tails), he remarked: "You are certainly being a good sport about the whole thing."
    • Elvis Presley 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

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  • No one will ever touch Elvis.^ No one will ever touch Elvis.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "[I]t was no wonder" that as the singer "slid into addiction and torpor, no one raised the alarm: to them, Elvis was the bank, and it had to remain open."

    ^ In the late 1960s, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein remarked: "Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.

    .
  • I'm sitting in the drive-through and I've got my three girls in the back and this station comes on and it's playing "Jailhouse Rock," the original version, and my girls are jumping up and down, going nuts.^ I'm sitting in the drive-through and I've got my three girls in the back and this station comes on and it's playing "Jailhouse Rock," the original version, and my girls are jumping up and down, going nuts.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Moore recalls, 'He had on a pink shirt, pink pants with white stripes down the legs, and white shoes, and I thought my wife was going to go out the back door -- people just weren't wearing that kind of flashy clothes at the time'.

    ^ A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records...
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .I'm looking around at them and they've heard Dad's music all the time and I don't see that out of them.^ I looked around to see if anyone else was laughing.
    • Name Nerds! categories 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC www.namenerds.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That Is exactly they way The Rocker felt the first time I heard that song and explains how I still feel about it and the reason I wore out 5 copies of that song In 1958.
    • eBay Chat: Elvis 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC chatboards.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Respectfully Brother, I say to you that the "all didn't" arguement is so common in our commuinty that I see it as a cop out.
    • G-UNIT EMBRACE GANGSTER FOOLISHNESS IN NEW VIDEO ... + BIGGI | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I think he maybe just got a little tired of repairing all the broken hearts in the world.^ I think he maybe just got a little tired of repairing all the broken hearts in the world.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Maybe schedulers just think film shows don't work in the UK. Can you name any decent alternatives to Film 2007 ?
    • Dan's Media Digest: September 2007 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC danowen.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I just go with instinct and personnal encounters and take in acount that the world of showbusiness is not all what they it is and we dont have to accept how tall anyone is .
    • Elvis Presley Height - how tall 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.^ Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ An impersonator is too common, and the fans might think well, it's probably another American Eagle jumpsuit clone who wishes he could do Elvis.
    • Elvis Presley death mystery 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.classicbands.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Instead, Elvis went to a professional facility, where a man who had ben written up in the papers would hear him sing.

    .
  • I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother.^ I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother.
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    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that.^ He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I never said anything about kahn.
    • G-UNIT EMBRACE GANGSTER FOOLISHNESS IN NEW VIDEO ... + BIGGI | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've also said the worst thing about Favre is that he's a good old boy!
    • Packers Daily Briefing 04.29.09: Favre edition - JSOnline 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC dev.www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

    .Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him.^ Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There are millions of Elvis' fans throughout the world, who still love him dearly.
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    • Elvis Presley 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His mother took him regularly to church and this strict ritual coupled with his parent's love molded Elvis into a non-drinking, non-smoking, polite God-fearing young man.

    .Last time I saw him was at Graceland.^ Last time I saw him was at Graceland.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Last year was a sober realization that Brett was a special player and we will not see anyone like him in Green Bay for a long time.
    • Packers Daily Briefing 04.29.09: Favre edition - JSOnline 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC dev.www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are many people who say that Elvis was 6' or above and even saw him barefeet and were a lot more close to him and more time than anyone.
    • Elvis Presley Height - how tall 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song.^ We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ On the third Sullivan show, in spite of Presley's established reputation as a "gyrating" performer, he sang only slow paced ballads and a gospel song.

    .I love him and hope to see him in heaven.^ I love him and hope to see him in heaven.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I love you guys, and I hope to see you soon.
    • Elvis Presley death mystery 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.classicbands.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let him itch away; I'd love to see him playing pitch and toss to our DBs.
    • Packers Daily Briefing 04.29.09: Favre edition - JSOnline 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC dev.www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

    .There'll never be another like that soul brother.^ There'll never be another like that soul brother.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There’ll never be another like that soul brother.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There Goes My Everything / You'll Never Walk Alone .
    • MusicMoz - Bands and Artists: P: Presley, Elvis 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC musicmoz.org [Source type: General]

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  • If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.^ If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think if Elvis could go back and do it all over again, he would not be so trusting of his close circle.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (Elvis’ middle name, by all accounts, is spelled “Aron.”) Why would Vernon misspell his own son’s name and leave it uncorrected for so many years?

    .
  • Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself.^ From the bloodline of Christ to the death of Elvis Presley.

    ^ Elvis Presley Faked his own death 9.

    ^ Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    He was unique, irreplaceable. .More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled.^ More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled.

    ^ More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ "'The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doing now, man, for more years than I know,' Elvis told reporters in 1956.
    • Elvis Presley Videos 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture.^ His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • In The Life Of...The Beatles: Elvis Presley 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But he was an innovator, nonetheless, transfusing the popular music of the fifties (then dominated by white "crooners" such as Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Eddie Fisher and others of that ilk) with black music, gospel music...SOUL music.
    • Elvis Presley Videos 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His unique blending of white country and gospel music, black R&B and gospel, white pop music, his particular brand of charisma and talent, and the resulting success and controversy, have helped him greatly to begin, without premeditation, a cycle of change in music and pop culture and the mores of American society.

    His following was immense. .And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country.^ And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country."

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  • The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven.^ Jimmy Carter , 1977 .
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven.
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    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Q - At his last concert in Indianapolis in 1977, Elvis made what many consider to be a rather strange remark.
    • Elvis Presley death mystery 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.classicbands.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience.^ Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Cher recalls from seeing Presley live in 1956 that he made her "realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience."

    ^ They made the decison to kill him after realizing he was not going to be able to perform.
    • Lethal levels of propofol found in Michael Jackson's body, affidavit says [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

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  • It's rare when an artist's talent can touch an entire generation of people.^ It's rare when an artist's talent can touch an entire generation of people.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Presley's voice was remarkable in the sense that, through it, he touched people in a way only great artists can do.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    .It's even rarer when that same influence affects several generations.^ It's even rarer when that same influence affects several generations.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ As such, he influenced several generations both musically and socially.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.^ Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ When the press attempted to explain his sound, they usually made a mess of it, often confusing their readers with inappropriate or comical comparisons to other types of music.

    ^ He was the birth of a whole new era for American pop music and music across the world as a whole.
    • Elvis Presley Videos 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Dick Clark
  • He helped to kill off the influence of me and my contemporaries, but I respect him for that.^ He helped to kill off the influence of me and my contemporaries, but I respect him for that.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Just the prospect of Mahone interacting with Michael is exciting because of their shared past, although Michael refuses to help "the man who killed my father".
    • Dan's Media Digest: September 2007 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC danowen.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Whenever my sisters friend sees him she starts screaming "FREEDOM NOBEL" so **** him off.
    • Name Nerds! categories 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC www.namenerds.com [Source type: General]

    .Because music always has to progress, and no-one could have opened the door to the future like he did.^ He opened the door for black music."

    ^ Because music always has to progress, and no-one could have opened the door to the future like he did.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ "[I]t was no wonder" that as the singer "slid into addiction and torpor, no one raised the alarm: to them, Elvis was the bank, and it had to remain open."

    .
    • Bing Crosby
  • You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways.^ As many of you know, Elvis was a twin.
    • Elvis Presley Videos 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Elvis Presley 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My husband was kidding with him and said, "You know Louise believes that Elvis is alive and has relatives in Galesburg."
    • Elvis Presley death mystery 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.classicbands.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that's just another thing that's wrong with him.^ I just don't think so.
    • Dan's Media Digest: September 2007 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC danowen.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A thing is very clear I think, Elvis was surely somewhere around 6'.
    • Elvis Presley Height - how tall 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that's just another thing that's wrong with him.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

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  • It isn't enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began.^ Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ It isn't enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Senator Al Gore , Accepting the nomination for Vice-President at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, prior to Bill Clinton's (aka "Elvis" by his security staff) acceptance of the Presidential nomination.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    .That still isn't a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public.^ That still isn't a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

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  • When I first heard Elvis' voice, I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss.^ 'Elvis was just starting out, and nobody knew who he was yet'.

    ^ When I first heard Elvis' voice, I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Bob Dylan said: "When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss.

    .He is the deity supreme of rock and roll religion as it exists in today's form.^ Rather, Elvis is properly crowned the King of Rock and Roll as measured by the economic engine that he still powers today.
    • Elvis Presley 27 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.^ Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ That's the first time I met him.

    ^ Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail."

    .I thank God for Elvis Presley.^ I thank God for Elvis Presley.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ To Elvis, I can only say, "Thank you for everything, my good man, and God bless you...and your many fans, friends, and family members.

    ^ Thank you for your devotion to and interest in Elvis Presley!
    • Elvis Presley Height - how tall 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Don't blame it on Elvis, for shakin' his pelvis
    Shakin' the pelvis been in style way back since the River Nile
  • I learned music listening to Elvis' records.^ I learned music listening to Elvis' records.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Don't blame it on Elvis, for shakin' his pelvis Shakin' the pelvis been in style way back since the River Nile The Fabulous McClevertys , calypso singers (1957) .
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Elvis A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions Book (Ernst Jorgensen) is a superlative book combining beautiful illustrations and searching text.

    .His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.^ His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The army measurement should also by rights have had him shorter than his maximum height as the guy didn't even go to bed the night before.
    • Elvis Presley Height - how tall 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Mick Fleetwood
  • At Sun Studio in Memphis Elvis Presley called to life what would soon be known as rock and roll with a voice that bore strains of the Grand Ole Opry and Beale Street, of country and the blues.^ Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was the first real rock and roll star.
    • Elvis Presley Song List | Tune List 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.song-list.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Elvis Presley at Sun Sept '56 .

    ^ At Sun Studio in Memphis Elvis Presley called to life what would soon be known as rock and roll with a voice that bore strains of the Grand Ole Opry and Beale Street, of country and the blues.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .At that moment, he ensured — instinctively, unknowingly — that pop music would never again be as simple as black and white.^ At that moment, he ensured — instinctively, unknowingly — that pop music would never again be as simple as black and white.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Rather than Presley being seen as a white man who 'stole black music', Little Richard argued: "He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing.

    ^ Phillips would later recall that "Elvis was probably as nervous as anybody, black or white, that I had seen in front of a microphone."

    .
  • Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach.^ Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ David Fricke in Rolling Stone (1986) .
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    ^ The criticism prompted parents, religious groups from the North and South, and the Parent-Teacher Association to condemn Elvis and rock 'n' roll music by associating both with juvenile delinquency.

    .He broke the ice for all of us.^ He broke the ice for all of us.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Al Green agreed, saying; "He broke the ice for all of us."

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    • Al Green
  • It's always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the warm-up act for Elvis.^ It's always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the warm-up act for Elvis.
    • Elvis Presley - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Tydirium (516) -- 08.15.2004 I've been trying for like 15 minutes to come up with a good Elvis song title poop pun.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was dreamed up by someone that thought it would be funny to disrespect a person such as Elvis Presley.
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Senator Al Gore, Accepting the nomination for Vice-President at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, prior to Bill Clinton's (aka "Elvis" by his security staff) acceptance of the Presidential nomination.
  • Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business.^ "Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business."
    • Death On The Throne: The Passing Of Elvis Presley | PoopReport.com 3 February 2010 15:20 UTC www.poopreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Previously Bangladeshi American Omar Siddique was appointed by President Clinton as US Envoy to Fiki after Vin gupta an Indian-American removed his nomination from contention.
    • Sam Rao BLOG www.samrao.com 25 September 2009 1:45 UTC samrao.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ June 3 , Elvis, Scotty and Bill perform at the car-dealer show prior to their performance at the Fair Park Coliseum.