1. Elvis Presley – Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, as a twinless twin—his brother was stillborn. When he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, he died in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. As an only child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother.Elvis Presley – Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock
2. United States – Forty-eight of the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The territories are scattered about the Caribbean Sea. Nine time zones are covered. The geography, wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At with over 324 million people, the United States is the world's fourth-largest country by total area and the third-most populous. It is home to the world's largest immigrant population. Urbanization leads to growing megaregions. Paleo-Indians migrated to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between the colonies in the aftermath of the Seven Years' War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, adopted in 1781, were felt to have provided federal powers. The first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led in the country.United States – Native Americans meeting with Europeans, 1764
3. Singer – A person who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Singing can be formal or informal, improvised. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, regular practice. If practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become more strong. Professional singers usually build their careers around one musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success. They typically take training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. Exhalation may be aided by lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals, sternocleidomastoid muscles. The pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming.Singer – American jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday in New York City in 1947
4. Musician – A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, performs music may also be referred to as a musician. Some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, arranging, the orchestration of music. In the Middle Ages, instrumental musicians performed with soft ensembles loud instruments outdoors. European musicians of this time catered to the Roman Catholic Church, providing arrangements structured around Gregorian chant structure and Masses from church texts. Vocal pieces were in Latin -- the language of church texts of the time -- and typically were Church-polyphonic or "made up of simultaneous melodies." The Baroque period introduced heavy use of counterpoint and basso continuo characteristics. Instrumental "color" became more important compared to the Renaissance style of music, emphasized much of the volume, texture and pace of each piece. George Frideric Handel Johann Sebastian Bach Antonio Vivaldi Classical music was created by musicians who lived during a time of a rising class. Many middle-class inhabitants of France at the time lived under absolute monarchies. Because of this, much of the music was performed in environments that were more constrained compared to the flourishing times of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This age included the initial transformations of the Industrial Revolution. Some Romantic Period precepts survive, still affect modern culture. In 20th-century music, musicians rejected the emotion-dominated Romantic period, strove to represent the world the way they perceived it.Musician – Guy Pratt, a professional session musician, playing bass guitar.
5. Actor – Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements may apply for aid, which could vary from medical assistance, finding employment. Hero's benefits are not assistance for those in debt, or who have trouble paying bills. Any granted aid is kept confidential. The Hero Initiative has two boards of directors: the Fund Disbursement Board. Former board members include founders Pat McCallum,; Mike Richardson, publisher and founder of Dark Horse Comics. They are George Pérez, Roy Thomas, Charlie Novinskie, Dennis O'Neil, Jim Valentino. The charity is currently supported by Dark Horse Comics, Dynamic Forces, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Wizard Entertainment. The Hero Initiative utilizes many methods of fundraising. Foremost is their annual auction, auctioning donated original comics art-work at fan conventions. Year-long, they sell special edition comics at conventions and through the Dynamic Forces website. Fans are invited to donate money directly to the fund. ACTOR also sells a green Excelsior! wrist-band similar in design to the Livestrong wristband. The Hero Initiative was formerly known as A Commitment until September 2006. While the original name of the organization reflected the charity's goal, ACTOR, more often confused people unfamiliar with the organization. The award recognizes one person in each year who demonstrates particular generosity and integrity in support of the overall comic book community.Actor – The Hero Initiative
6. Cultural icon – A cultural icon is an artifact, recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Cultural icons may be visual, audio, an object, a person or group of people, etc.. In the media, many items of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability. Some commentators misused. A subset of cultural icons are national icons. Some examples are: Big Ben; Cup of tea; box; Red Routemaster London double decker bus; Spitfire, a World War II fighter aircraft. Matryoshka dolls are seen internationally as cultural icons of Russia. Its significance varies among Americans. Describing something as an icon has become very common in the popular media. Category:Lists of cultural icons Pop icon Popular culture Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them. Meridan. Brooker, Will. Batman Unmasked: Analysing a Cultural Icon. Continuum.Cultural icon – Apple pie, baseball, and the flag grouped together are a cliché of American cultural icons
7. Rockabilly – Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. Some have also described it as a blend of bluegrass with roll. The term "rockabilly" itself is a portmanteau to the country music that contributed strongly to the style. Important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie woogie, jump blues, electric blues. An interest in the genre endures even in the 21st century, often within a subculture. Rockabilly has left a legacy, influencing other genres such as punk rock. There was a close relationship between blues and music from the very earliest country recordings in the 1920s. The nationwide country hit was "Wreck of the Old 97", backed with "Lonesome Road Blues", which also became quite popular. During the 1940s, two new sounds emerged. Guitar work that preceded early rockabilly recordings. Wills is quoted as saying "Rock and Roll? Man, that's the same kind of music we've been playin' since 1928! ... But it has gone by a lot of different names in my time. It's the same, whether you surround it with a lot of instruments. The rhythm's what's important."Rockabilly – Carl Perkins pictured around 1955
8. Country music – Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre such as folk music, blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. The term music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. Immigrants to the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North America brought the music and instruments of Europe along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was "introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon." Tennessee, has been formally recognized by the U.S. Congress as the "Birthplace of Country Music", based on the historic Bristol recording sessions of 1927. Since 2014, the town has been home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Historians have also noted the Knoxville sessions of 1929 and 1930. Prior to these, pioneer settlers, in the Great Smoky Mountains region, had developed a musical heritage. The first generation emerged with Atlanta's music scene playing a major role in launching country's earliest recording artists. Many "hillbilly" musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s. The most important was the Grand Ole Opry, aired continuing to the present day. During the 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood. His mix of jazz, which started out as dance hall music, would become known as Western swing.Country music – Jimmie Rodgers
9. Rhythm and blues – Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the quest for freedom and joy. Lyrics focus heavily in terms of relationships, freedom, economics, aspirations, sex. Blues has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s it was frequently applied to blues records. This tangent of RnB is now known as "British rhythm and blues". By the 1970s, blues changed again and was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as "Contemporary R&B". It combines elements of blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop and dance. Popular R&B vocalists at the end of the 20th century included Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey. It replaced the term "music", which originally came from within the black community, but was deemed offensive in the postwar world. Before the "Blues" name was instated, various record companies had already begun replacing the term "race music" with "sepia series". In 2010 LaMont Robinson founded the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum. Producer Robert Palmer defined rhythm & blues as "a catchall term referring to any music, made by and for black Americans". He has used the term "R&B" as a synonym for jump blues.Rhythm and blues – T-Bone Walker, American Folk Blues Festival 1972 (Heinrich Klaffs Collection 46)
10. Back beat – In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse, of the mensural level. In popular use, beat can refer including: tempo, meter, specific rhythms, groove. Rhythm in music is divided into bars organized by time signature and tempo indications. Slower levels are multiple levels. Beat has always been an important part of music. Some music genres such as disco will in the beat, while other such as funk emphasize the beat to accompany dance. The downbeat is the first beat of the i.e. number 1. The upbeat is the last beat in the downbeat. Both terms correspond to the direction taken by the hand of a conductor. An anticipatory succession of notes occurring before the first barline of a piece is sometimes referred to as an upbeat figure, section or phrase. Alternative expressions include "anacrusis". The fourth are weaker -- the "off-beats". These, if used frequently in a rhythm, can also make it "off-beat". The effect can be easily simulated by evenly and repeatedly counting to four. This is a fundamental technique of African polyrhythm that transferred to western music.Back beat – It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it - Chuck Berry
11. Black people – As such, the meaning of the expression depends significantly on context. These social constructs have also changed over time. In a number of countries, the social criteria for "blackness" vary. In the United Kingdom, "black" was historically equivalent with "person of color", a general term for non-European peoples. In Latin America, mixed-race people are generally not classified as "black". In other regions such as Australasia, it was used by local populations with different histories and ancestral backgrounds. The people of the region were noted as Mauri, subsequently rendered as Moors in English. Numerous communities of dark-skinned peoples are present in some dating from prehistoric communities. He claims that much like black-looking Latin Americans, consider themselves white because they have some distant white ancestry. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had a mother, a father, a lighter-skinned Egyptian. In response to an advertisement for an acting position, I am not exactly black either. My blackness is tending to reddish". Due to the patriarchal nature of Arab society, Arab men, including during the trade in North Africa, enslaved more black women than men. They used more black female slaves than males. The men interpreted the Qur ` an to permit sexual relations between his female slave outside of marriage, leading to many mixed-race children.Black people – Soldiers of the Free Arabian Legion in Greece, September 1943
12. White (people) – White people is a racial classification specifier, used for people of Europid ancestry, with the exact implications dependent on context. It is today particularly used as a racial classifier such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa. Description of populations as "white" in reference to their color predates this notion and is found in Greco-Roman ethnography and other ancient sources. Scholarship on race generally distinguishes the modern concept from pre-modern descriptions of collective difference. People's color did not carry useful meaning; what mattered is where they lived. Religious conversion was sometimes described figuratively as a change in color. Similarly, the Rigveda uses krsna "black skin" as a metaphor for irreligiosity. The Egyptian funerary text known as the Book of Gates distinguishes "four groups" in a procession. These are the Egyptians, the Levantine/Canaanite peoples or "Asiatics", the "fair-skinned Libyans". Herodotus described the Scythian Budini as having bright red hair. And the Egyptians -- quite like the Colchians -- as curly-haired. He also gives living south of Egypt, otherwise known as Nubians, Aithíopes. Later Xenophon described the Aethiopians as black and the Persian troops compared to the sun-tanned skin of Greek troops. These color adjectives are typically found to the "standard" set by the own group, not as a self-description. According to historian Irene Silverblatt, "Race thinking … made social categories into racial truths."White (people) – Macedonian mother Teresa of Calcutta
13. Rock and roll – For the purpose of differentiation, this article deals with the first definition. The beat is essentially a rhythm with the latter almost always provided by a snare drum. Beyond simply a musical style, roll, as seen on television, influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, language. In addition, roll may have contributed to the civil rights movement because both white American teens enjoyed the music. It went on to spawn various genres, often without the initially characteristic backbeat, that are now more commonly called simply "rock music" or "rock". The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary both roll as synonymous with rock music. In 1934, the song "Rock and Roll" by Boswell Sisters appeared in the film Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round. In 1942, Billboard magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker started to use the term "rock-and-roll" to describe upbeat recordings such as "Rock Me" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. By 1943, the "Rock and Roll Inn" in New Jersey, was established as a venue. In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing this music style while popularizing the phrase to describe it. The origins of roll have been fiercely debated by historians of music. The immediate roots of rock and roll lay in the rhythm and blues, then called "race music", country music of the 1940s and 1950s. Particularly significant influences were jazz, blues, folk. The 1940s saw the increased use of blaring horns, shouted lyrics and boogie woogie beats in jazz based music.Rock and roll – Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio in the origins of rock and roll
14. Hound Dog (song) – "Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. "Hound Dog" has been recorded more than 250 times. Presley's version, which sold about million copies globally, was his best-selling song and "an emblem of the rock'n' roll revolution". After hearing Thornton rehearse Leiber and Stoller "forged a tune to suit her personality -- brusque and badass". In an interview in Rolling Stone in April 1990, Stoller said: "She was a wonderful singer, with a great moaning style. Leiber recalled: "she knocked me cold. She looked like the biggest, saltiest chick you would ever see. And she was mean, a'lady bear,' as they used to call'em. She had all these scars all over her face" conveying words which could not be sung. "But how to do it without actually saying it? And how to do it telling a story? I couldn't just have a song full of expletives." In 1999, Leiber said, "I was trying to get something like Mother Furya'. R&B expert George A. Moonoogian concurs, calling "a biting and scathing satire in the double-entendre genre" of 1950s rhythm and blues. Said Leiber, "'Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes.Hound Dog (song) – "Hound Dog"
15. Jailhouse Rock (song) – "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was released as a single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. In 2004, it finished in American cinema. On 27 the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs. III. Vocals not heard on the record. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not a criminal. The Purple Gang was a real mob. Douglas Brode writes of the filmed number that it's "amazing that the sequence passed by the censors". It was the first record to enter the UK charts at No. 1. In addition, "Jailhouse Rock" reached the No. 2 position on the R&B chart. It topped the Billboard EP charts, eventually earning a double-platinum RIAA certification. Quarryman Len Garry states that the group actually started performing the song in 1957. It is the last song in The Blues Brothers.Jailhouse Rock (song) – "Jailhouse Rock"
16. Hall of Fame – Sometimes, the honorees' plaques may instead be inscribed on a sidewalk. In other cases, the hall of fame simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy people or achievements. The lists may be national, state, local, or private. Its inspiration is the Ruhmeshalle in Munich, Germany. The Walhalla memorial in Bavaria, Germany, is an even earlier hall of fame, built between 1830 and 1842. The meaning of "fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown" as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity."Hall of Fame – Walhalla hall of fame temple, Germany
17. Las Vegas, Nevada – The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major city known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, nightlife. It is the leading cultural center for Nevada. The city is famous for its mega casino -- associated activities. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Between 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2 %. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to a 2013 estimate, the population is 603,488 with a regional population of 2,027,828. Perhaps the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled here 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party to California in 1829. The year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area.Las Vegas, Nevada – In order from top left, clockwise: 1. World Market Center Las Vegas; 2. Fremont East; 3. Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health; 4. Smith Center for the Performing Arts; 5. Downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Valley in the background; 6. Grand Central Parkway Interchange; 7. Symphony Park; 8. Downtown Arts District; 9. Las Vegas industrial district looking North away from the Las Vegas Strip during First Friday
18. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee – From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee is an album by Elvis Presley, released on May 16, 1976 on RCA Records. According to Sony music's "Elvis The Music" site, the album was released on May 17th. Since music at this period was normally released on Monday's... it is believed that the May 16th date is more accurate. It is often mistaken that this is a recording as the album states the songs were "recorded live". "She Thinks I Still Care" would be released the following year on his final album, Moody Blue. "Hurt" was a top 10 hit on adult contemporary charts, while "For the Heart" stalled at # 45 on the country charts. The latter did make the top 30. From Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA. In 2000 the album's tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title. In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the "Follow That Dream" label.From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee – From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
19. Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934, making the sixth largest city in Michigan. The city's population was estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Washtenaw County, which had a population of 2010. The city is also MI Combined Statistical Area with a population of 5,318,744. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for the stands of Bur Oak trees. The city grew at a rapid rate in the early to mid-20th century. During the 1970s, the city gained a reputation as a center for left-wing politics. Ann Arbor became a focal point for political activism and anti-Vietnam War movement, well as various student movements. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the foremost research universities in the United States. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. Ann Arbor was founded by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. On May 1824, the town plat was registered with Wayne County as "Annarbour;" this represents the earliest known use of the town's name. The local Ojibwa named the kaw-goosh-kaw-nick, after the sound of Allen's sawmill. Ann Arbor was incorporated as a village in 1833.Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, Michigan
20. Michigan – Michigan /ˈmɪʃᵻɡən/ is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The name Michigan is the French form of meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the tenth most populous with the 11th most extensive total area. Its largest city is Detroit. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula is separated by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland ponds. A person in the state is never more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline. The area was organized until 1800 when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Eventually, in 1805, the Michigan Territory was formed, which lasted until it was admitted into the Union as the 26th state. The state of Michigan soon became an important center of trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination. When the European explorers arrived, the most populous tribes were Algonquian peoples, which include the Anishinaabe groups of Ojibwe, Odaawaa/Odawa, the Boodewaadamii/Bod éwadmi.Michigan – Père Marquette and the Indians (1869), Wilhelm Lamprecht
21. Unchained Melody – "Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the soundtrack. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers. According to the song's administrator, over 1,500 recordings of "Unchained Melody" have been made by more than 670 artists in multiple languages. The song and "Do They Know It's Christmas" are the only songs to reach one by four different artists in the UK. This version achieved a second round of great popularity when it was featured in the 1990 blockbuster Ghost. In 2004, it finished on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. In 1954, North was contracted to compose the score for the prison Unchained. Then was asked to write a song based upon the movie's theme. Zaret initially declined, saying he was too busy painting his house. Together they wrote "Unchained Melody." Zaret refused the producer’s request to include the word "unchained" in his lyrics. The song eventually became known as the "Unchained Melody" even though the song does not actually include the word "unchained". Instead, Zaret chose to focus on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a "lonely time".Unchained Melody – "Unchained Melody"
22. Moody Blue – Moody Blue is the final studio album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records the month before his death in August 1977. "Moody Blue" was a previously published song recorded at the earlier Graceland session and held over for this album. Also recorded at the February session was "She Thinks I Still Care". "Way Down" became a hit less than one month after this album's publication. The album was certified 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the RIAA. One of those was his version of "Unchained Melody" which he accompanied himself on the piano. The producer Felton Jarvis had booked a recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee, for January 1977, to record some new tracks for this album. Presley had chosen a few songs to record with the help of Jarvis, most of them were rather uptempo. Unfortunately, Presley never showed up at that session, thus staying home. To fill the album with the live tracks mentioned above. "Way Down" was released as the album's single during the early summer of 1977. This album reached number three on the Billboard album charts after his death, although it had already entered the top 40 before he died. This was the last album by Presley to reach the TOP 40. Moody Blue was also a number one album on the Country Albums chart. It peaked on the album chart after Elvis' death on August 16, 1977.Moody Blue – Moody Blue
23. The Sun Sessions – The Sun Sessions is a compilation of Elvis Presley recordings at Sun Studios in 1954 and 1955. It had been issued and charted as The Sun Collection in the UK the previous year. It features liner notes by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express. The album features most of the tracks recorded by Sam Phillips, the head of Sun Studios. Elvis began his singing career in Memphis. Phillips signed Presley after hearing a song that he had recorded for his mother on his birthday. It includes "That's All Right" one of the few recordings regarded as "the first rock and record." Phillips said that the version of the song was what he was looking for when he turned the tape recorder on. Elvis recorded more than 20 songs including some private recordings. Of these, 15 appear on this album. The Sun Sessions was reached # 76 on the pop and # 2 on the country charts. Let's Play House" combined with "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" reached # 5 on the country charts in 1955. Also, RCA Victor saw that Elvis was rapidly building a reputation for his live performances. They offered $35,000 to buy out Presley's contract. In 2004, the song became the focus of attention when it was the subject of a great deal of publicity because of the 50-year anniversary.The Sun Sessions – The Sun Sessions
24. Sam Phillips – Phillips was talent scout throughout the 1940s and 1950s. He was the founder of both Sun Studio and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Through Sun, he discovered such recording talent as Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash. The height of his success culminated in his launching of Elvis Presley's career in 1954. He is also associated with several other noteworthy rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll musicians of the period. Phillips sold Sun in 1969 to Shelby Singleton. He was an early investor in the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. Phillips also helped break down racial barriers in the industry. He was the youngest of eight children, born to poor tenant farmers, Charles Tucker Phillips. As a child, he picked cotton in the fields with his parents alongside black laborers. The experience of hearing workers singing in the fields left a big impression on the young Phillips. "I just fell totally in love," he later recalled. Phillips attended the former Coffee High School in Florence. Phillips had ambitions to be a criminal attorney. However, his father was died in 1941, forcing Phillips to leave high school to look after his aunt.Sam Phillips – Sam Phillips
25. Cryolophosaurus – Cryolophosaurus is a genus of large theropods known from only a single species Cryolophosaurus ellioti, known from the early Jurassic period of Antarctica. It was about 6.5 metres long and 465 kilograms in weight, making it one of the largest theropods of its time. Individuals of this species may have grown even larger, because the only known specimen probably represents a sub-adult. It is known from a skull, femur of which have caused its classification to vary greatly. Since its original description, the consensus is that Cryolophosaurus is either a primitive member of the Tetanurae or a close relative of that group. Cryolophosaurus possessed a distinctive crest on its head that spanned the head from side to side, similar to a Spanish comb. Based on evidence from related studies of texture, Cryolophosaurus is thought that this bizarre crest was used for intra-species recognition. The brain of Cryolophosaurus was also more primitive than those of other theropods. Cryolophosaurus was the carnivorous dinosaur to be discovered from the continent to be officially named. The sediments in which its fossils were found have been dated to million years ago representing the Early Jurassic Period. The holotype FMNH PR1821 is the only fully described specimen of Cryolophosaurus. In 2013, new material of Cryolophosaurus was unearthed in Antarctica. The description of this material has not yet been published in a non-abstract form. Cryolophosaurus was a large, well-built theropod, one of the largest of its time. The genus has been described by Roger Benson and colleagues as a top predator in Antarctica.Cryolophosaurus
26. Pompadour haircut – Pompadour is a hairstyle, named for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV. The style was in vogue for women again in the 1940s. Variations of the style continue to be worn by men and women in the 21st century. Among women, the hairstyle has become marginally popular again in the few years of the 21st century. It can be created by ratting at the roots of the hair on the sides of the pompadour towards the top of the head. In Japan, the perm combines elements of the afro hairstyle and the traditional pompadour. This hairstyle is stereotypically worn by less reputable members including the yakuza, bōsōzoku, chinpira. In the psychobilly subculture, the pompadour is slightly modified to form the quiff. The quiff is a hairstyle worn by Psychobilly musicians. This style has become popular among the "goombah" or "Guido" subculture. The style is often parodied in shows like The Sopranos, which portray negatively stereotyped characters—especially Silvio Dante. Big hair Bouffant Ducktail Definition Merriam-Webster definition. Retrieved April 2005. Rockabilly connection "Lord Carrett's Pompadour Page". Retrieved 25 April 2005.Pompadour haircut
27. Amru Sani – Amru Sani was a singer and actress who experienced short-lived fame in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. A 1954 edition of the Kingston, Jamaica, The Gleaner called her a "Jamaican ` enchantress of song." Whether some of this information is merely show-business hype is unknown. She sang in four languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish. In 1942 she appeared at the Carib Theatre in Cross Roads, St. Andrew. In 1947 she appeared in Kingston, Jamaica where she starred in a show called Romantic Midnite Mood. That musical review may have been Plain Feu, in which she co-starred with Maurice Chevalier. Between 1958 she made several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including the episode on which Elvis Presley made his first Sullivan appearance. She also recorded "Souvenir D'Italia" for a European label. Between December 1956 she appeared in the Broadway musical revue New Faces of 1956. The Broadway producer of Leonard Sillman, claimed to have discovered Sani in a restaurant. "She was so chic looking and beautiful," Sillman recalled, "I called the restaurant owner over and told him, ` If she sings, I'll sign her for a show." One of Sani's performances from this Broadway show appears on the LP New Faces of 1956, issued by RCA Records that same year. RCA also released a single of Sani's "Hurry" from the New Faces performances. As an actress, Sani appeared in the early western Maracatumba.Amru Sani – Sheet music booklet cover from Italy showing Sani, 1950s.
28. The Ed Sullivan Show – It was replaced by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, a single season failure. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked # 15 of All Time. In 2013, the series finished No. 31 of All Time. Although vaudeville had died a generation earlier, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. The original Sullivan show telecast was on March 28, 1971 with guests Melanie, Joanna Simon, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Sandler and Young. Repeats were scheduled through June 1971. For many years, Ed Sullivan was the first exposure for foreign performers to the American public. In those days, we had maybe six acts. Now we have 12. Then, each of our acts would do a leisurely ten minutes or so. Now they do three minutes. And in those early days I talked too much. Watching these kines I cringe. I say "You fool! Keep quiet!"The Ed Sullivan Show – Ed Sullivan
29. David Bowie – David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure for over five decades regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at million worldwide, made one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "Space Oddity" became his top-five entry after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged during the glam era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. In 1976, Bowie starred in the film The Man Who released Station to Station. Lodger followed; each album received lasting critical praise. He then reached his commercial peak with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment including industrial and jungle. He stopped concert touring after his live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day.David Bowie – Bowie during the Heathen Tour in 2002
30. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. It is one of the world's oldest film studios. In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with 20th Century Fox, a plan which never came into fruition. In 1966, MGM was sold to Canadian investor Edgar Bronfman Sr. whose son Edgar Jr. would later buy Universal Studios. The studio continued to produce five to six films a year that were released through other studios, mostly United Artists. Kerkorian did, however, commit to an expanded library when he bought United Artists in 1981. MGM ramped up internal production, well as keeping production going at UA, which included the lucrative James Bond franchise. It also incurred significant amounts of debt to increase production. The studio took on additional debt as a series of owners took charge in the 1980s and early 1990s. The series of deals left MGM even more heavily in debt. Parretti defaulted on the loans used to purchase the studio. The French banking conglomerate Crédit Lyonnais, the studio's major creditor, then took control of MGM. Even more deeply in debt, MGM was purchased by a joint venture between Australia's Seven Network in 1996. The load from these and subsequent business deals negatively affected MGM's ability to survive as an independent motion studio.Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the top
31. Jailhouse Rock (movie) – Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy. As he develops his musical abilities and becomes a star, his self-centered personality begins to affect his relationships. The wife of producer Pandro S. Berman convinced him to create a film with Presley in the last role. Berman delegated the casting to the then president of William Morris Agency. Berman hired Richard Thorpe, known for shooting productions quickly. The production of Jailhouse Rock began on May 13, 1957, concluded on June 17 of that year. The dance sequence to the film's title song "Jailhouse Rock" is often cited as "Presley's greatest moment on screen". Before pre-production began, songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber were commissioned to integrate the film's soundtrack. In April, Leiber and Stoller were called for a meeting in New York City to show the progress of the repertoire. Presley recorded the soundtrack at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on April 30 and May 3, with an additional session at the MGM Soundstage on May 9. During post-production, the songs were dubbed into the films scenes, in which Presley mimed the lyrics. Jailhouse Rock premiered on October 17, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee and was released nationwide on November 8, 1957. It reached number 14 in the year's office totals, grossing $ million. Jailhouse Rock earned mixed reviews, with most of the negative reception directed towards Presley's persona. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.Jailhouse Rock (movie) – Theatrical release poster
32. Motion picture – This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession. The process of filmmaking is both an industry. The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the art of filmmaking itself. Films were originally recorded through a photochemical process, then shown through a movie projector onto a large screen. The adoption of special effects led to the use of digital intermediates. Most contemporary films are now fully digital through the entire process of production, exhibition from start to finish. It is not projected. Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures. , in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a powerful medium for educating -- or indoctrinating -- citizens. The visual basis of film gives a universal power of communication. Some films have become worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles to translate the dialog into the language of the viewer. Some have criticized its potentially negative treatment of women. The individual images that make up a film are called frames. The perception of motion is due to a psychological effect called phenomenon.Motion picture – A vintage Fox movietone motion picture camera
33. MGM – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. Its headquarters are in California. It is one of the world's oldest film studios. In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with a plan which never came into fruition. In 1966, MGM was sold to Canadian investor Edgar Bronfman Sr. whose son Edgar Jr. would later buy Universal Studios. The studio continued to produce a year that were released through other studios, mostly United Artists. Kerkorian did, however, commit to an expanded film library when he bought United Artists in 1981. MGM ramped up internal production, well as keeping production going at UA, which included the lucrative James Bond film franchise. It also incurred significant amounts of debt to increase production. The studio took on additional debt as a series of owners took charge in early 1990s. The series of deals left MGM even more heavily in debt. Parretti lost control of Pathé and defaulted on the loans used to purchase the studio. The studio's major creditor, then took control of MGM. Even more deeply in debt, MGM was purchased by a joint venture between Kerkorian, Australia's Seven Network in 1996. The load from these and subsequent business deals negatively affected MGM's ability to survive as an independent motion picture studio.MGM – MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the top
34. Judy Tyler – Judy Tyler was an American actress. Born Judith Mae Hess in Milwaukee, she was encouraged to study dance and acting. Her acting career began on Howdy Doody as Princess Summerfall Winterspring from 1950 to 1953. Like her mother, she became a girl, but then went on to land a starring role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Pipe Dream. Life did a story on rising Broadway talent as one of the up-and-coming stars. She lived with her parents in Teaneck, New Jersey when appearing on Howdy Doody and Broadway. Offered an opportunity in Hollywood, Tyler appeared in the film Bop Girl Goes Calypso, then starred opposite Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock. After completing filming of the Presley movie, Greg Lafayette, left Hollywood to return to their home in New York. While driving on July 3, 1957, they were involved in an automobile accident on U.S. Route 287. Her husband had a broken back, later dying of his injuries. A passenger in the other car was killed well. Police said Lafayette swerved to avoid collided with the other vehicle involved in the crash. Tyler's cremated remains are in the private room of her husband in the mausoleum in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Judy Tyler at the Internet Movie Database Judy Tyler at Find a GraveJudy Tyler – As Peggy Van Alden in Jailhouse Rock (1957)
35. United States National Film Registry – The National Film Registry is the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. The NFPB, established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, was reauthorized by acts of Congress in 1992, 2005, again in October 2008. The NFPB's mission, to which the NFR contributes, is to ensure the survival, increased public availability of America's film heritage. The 1996 law also created the non-profit National Film Preservation Foundation which, although affiliated with the NFPB, raises money from the private sector. To be eligible for inclusion, a film must be at least ten years old. For the first selection in 1989, the public nominated almost 1,000 films for consideration. Members of the NFPB then developed individual ballots of possible films for inclusion. Since 1997, members of the public have been able to nominate up to 50 films a year for the NFPB and Librarian to consider. The NFR includes films ranging to orphan films. A film is not required to be feature-length, nor is it required to have been theatrically released. The Registry contains newsreels, silent films, experimental films, short films, films out of copyright protection, film serials, home movies, independent films. As of the 2016 listing, there are 700 films preserved in the Registry. Currently, the most recent is 13 Lakes. The time between its selection varies greatly. The longest span is 119 years; Newark Athlete was originally selected for preservation in 2010.United States National Film Registry – Logo for the National Film Registry
36. Jailhouse Rock (film) – Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy. As he develops his musical abilities and becomes a star, his self-centered personality begins to affect his relationships. The wife of producer Pandro S. Berman convinced him to create a film with Presley in the last role. Berman delegated the casting to Abraham Lastfogel, the then president of William Morris Agency. Berman hired Richard Thorpe, known for shooting productions quickly. The production of Jailhouse Rock began on May 13, 1957, concluded on June 17 of that year. The sequence to the film's song "Jailhouse Rock" is often cited as "Presley's greatest moment on screen". Before pre-production began, songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber were commissioned to integrate the film's soundtrack. In April, Leiber and Stoller were called for a meeting in New York City to show the progress of the repertoire. Presley recorded the soundtrack with an additional session at the MGM Soundstage on May 9. During post-production, the songs were dubbed into the films scenes, in which Presley mimed the lyrics. Jailhouse Rock was released nationwide on November 1957. It reached number 14 in the year's office totals, grossing $4 million. Jailhouse Rock earned mixed reviews, with most of the negative reception directed towards Presley's persona. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.Jailhouse Rock (film) – Theatrical release poster
37. Elvis Presley discography – Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Presley was born as a twinless twin -- his brother was stillborn. When he was 13 years old, his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. In November 1956, he made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. In 1973, Presley was featured from Hawaii. He died in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. His identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. As an only child, Presley formed an especially close bond with his mother.Elvis Presley discography – Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock
38. Elvis Presley (album) – Elvis Presley is the debut studio album by Elvis Presley. It was released in mono, catalogue number LPM 1254, in March 1956. Additional material originated on July 5, August 19 and September 10 of 1954, on July 11, 1955. In 2003, it was ranked number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was certified Gold on November 1, Platinum on August 8, 2011 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Those two sessions yielded an additional eleven tracks, enough to fill an entire LP, although some tracks had singles potential. No producer was officially listed for the RCA Victor sessions, leading to the belief that Presley himself produced them. As the Sun tracks were mostly country-styled, Elvis and RCA leavened the selections with covers of recent blues songs. A third was the frenetic announcement to the world of the existence of Little Richard in 1955, "Tutti Frutti". Instead, it was diverted into being the track on the album. RCA first issued the original 12 album in reprocessed stereo on compact disc in 1984. The album was reissued in original monophonic sound. In 2005, the album was remastered using DSD technology with the six bonus tracks appended in standard fashion. Numerous alternate takes. The cover is ranked number 40 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest album covers, published in 1991.Elvis Presley (album) – Elvis Presley
39. Elvis (1956 album) – Elvis is the second studio album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in October 1956 in both mono, LPM 1382, reprocessed stereo, LPM 1382. It was certified Platinum on August 10, 2011, by the Recording Industry Association of America. Writer of Elvis Presley - A Study in Music, seems to be of the same opinion. Kjeseth also claims that Elvis played the piano from this session, "Playing for Keeps". Again, Jørgensen seems to be of the same opinion. "Anyplace is Paradise". RCA first reissued the original 12-track album in 1984. The disc was reissued in original monophonic. RCA reissued an expanded edition of the album in 1999, again in 2005. For the 1999 reissue, six bonus tracks were added that were both sides of three singles, altering the running order. Four of the tracks "Don't Be Cruel". Fontana – drums The Jordanaires - backing vocals Chart positions for LPM 1382 from Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; for singles from Billboard Pop Singles chart. Same tracks as 1999 reissue. Album Single "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" - Ernst. Elvis Presley: A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions, 1998.Elvis (1956 album) – Elvis
40. Elvis' Christmas Album – It has been reissued in different formats since its first release. According to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis' Christmas Album has shipped at least million copies in the United States. The album has sold world wide. Those included two spirituals by innovator Thomas A. Dorsey, "Peace in the Valley" and "Take My Precious Lord." Coincidentally, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra released the previous month by that other 1950s icon, also divided into a secular and a traditional side. "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" were arranged by Elvis Presley. Unlike Elvis' recording, however, their version certainly no reported opposition from Irving Berlin. Part of the reason that The Drifters' version of "White Christmas" was less controversial was because that version was played only on black radio stations. Elvis Presley's version brought greater attention to The Drifters' version which gained prominence in the 1990 movie Home Alone. Original 1957 copies of Elvis' Christmas Album were issued with a red booklet-like album cover featuring promotional photos from Elvis' third movie Jailhouse Rock. Original copies with the gold sticker intact on the shrink wrap have proven to be among the most valuable of Elvis' albums. Adding to its already high value are limited red vinyl albums and album covers down the spine. The single reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart in November 1957. "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" / "Blue Christmas" reached number 4 on the Billboard Christmas Singles chart. "Blue Christmas" would re-enter the Christmas or Holiday Singles chart many times in the years that follow.Elvis' Christmas Album – Elvis' Christmas Album
41. Elvis Is Back! – Elvis Is Back! is the tenth studio album by Elvis Presley. It was released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo in April 1960. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return from the U.S. Army. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned on March 1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20–21 and the second session was held on April 3–4, completing the album. Elvis Is Back! Topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LP's. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999. Following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Presley received a notice on January 8, 1957. The board announced his 1A classification and his possible draft before the end of the year.Elvis Is Back! – Elvis Is Back!
42. His Hand in Mine – His Hand in Mine is the twelfth studio album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2328, in November 1960. It was the first of three music albums that Presley would issue during his lifetime. Recording sessions took place at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It peaked on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on April 9, Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. All the selections for His Hand In Mine were completed in one fourteen-hour session. "Crying in the Chapel" were recorded during the session, but withheld for issue as singles. Presley later re-recorded "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" for the soundtrack of The Trouble with Girls. This album was reissued on vinyl by RCA in 1976. The back photos were replaced with advertising of many different available albums from RCA. It does contain exactly the same tracks as the original issue. The Presley fan-club label Follow That Dream issued the same year. The song "In My Father's House" was adapted by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music.His Hand in Mine – His Hand in Mine
43. Something for Everybody – Something for Everybody is the thirteenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2370, in June 1961. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, on March 12, 1961 at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. In the United States, it peaked on Billboard's Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on July 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America. His musical film G.I. Blues had been wildly successful, its soundtrack album also going to number 1. The entirety of the 1999 reissue appeared on the Legacy Edition reissue of Elvis Is Back! Released in 2011. Bonus tracks were all recorded at Studio B in Nashville.Something for Everybody – Something for Everybody
44. Pot Luck (Elvis Presley album) – Pot Luck with Elvis is the fifteenth studio album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2523, in June 1962. It peaked on the Billboard Top LP's chart. The song would later go to number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1967 to the single "Long Legged Girl". The song "Steppin' Out of Line" is an unused track from the sessions for Blue Hawaii. Blues and Blue Hawaii, a pattern that would continue to hold for Presley through the mid-1960s. The three single sides had been recorded at the sessions that yielded the balance of the album on March 18 and 1962. One single had both sides written by Mike Stoller, while "You'll Be Gone" had been issued as a b-side in 1965. The bonus tracks were all recorded at Studio B in Nashville.Pot Luck (Elvis Presley album) – Pot Luck with Elvis
45. How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – How Great Thou Art is the twenty-eighth studio album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo in February 1967. Recording sessions took place on May 25, 26, 27, 28, 1966. It peaked on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on February 16, 1968, 3x Platinum on October 13, 2010 by the RIAA. The song won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance. His previous gospel album His Hand in Mine had been a solid seller for RCA. So, recording sessions were arranged with a follow-up LP to His Hand in Mine. It also introduced producer Felton Jarvis since May 1963. Jarvis would continue to work for the remainder of his career. Twelve tracks were completed including the standards "In the Garden" from 1912 popularized by Billy Sunday and "Run On" from the jubilee tradition. The 13th track, "Crying in the Chapel," had been released as a single in 1965. The sessions also produced the single "Love Letters", two additional songs that would be added to the Spinout album. Its steeple featured on the cover is that of the First Church of Christ, located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. In 2008, Sony Music reissued for compact disc a remastered version of the album with three bonus tracks. The album was re-released on the Follow That Dream label as a two-disc set with outtakes.How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – How Great Thou Art
46. From Elvis in Memphis – From Elvis in Memphis is the fifteenth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records. The reason for going to Moman's studio was for the sound of the house band, ` the Memphis Boys'. The predominance of country songs among those recorded in these sessions gives the feel of the "country soul" style. This impression is emphasized by the frequent use of the dobro in the arrangements. In any case, the Memphis Boys have a solidly southern soul sound. From Elvis in Memphis was released to favorable reviews. The album was certified gold in 1970. After 1964, Parker decided that Presley should only record soundtrack albums. He viewed the soundtracks as complementary, with each helping to promote the other. As it turned out, the commercial success of Presley's soundtracks steadily diminished, while he was increasingly disappointed with the quality of his work. From 1964 to 1968, Presley had just one top-ten hit: "Crying in the Chapel", a number recorded in 1960. In 1968, Colonel Parker arranged a deal for a Christmas television special starring Presley in front of a live audience. Producer Steve Binder convinced the singer to perform songs from his original repertoire. The success of its attendant LP re-established Presley's popularity. As part of his decision to refocus on music rather than film, Presley decided to record a new album.From Elvis in Memphis – From Elvis in Memphis
47. From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis – It has been certified Gold on December 13, 1969, by the Recording Industry Association of America. The musicians used on the second lp were assembled by Chips Moman dating back from early 1969 in Memphis. The first album consisted since his March 1961 benefit concert in Hawaii. The second album consisted of ten recordings at American Sound not used for From Elvis in Memphis. Although drawn from what were basically leftovers, still "Stranger in My Hometown" equaled the intensity of the already issued songs. They have been issued ever since. However the double LP LSP 6020 was also available concurrently through the 1970s. On July 2009, Sony Music Entertainment issued Back in Memphis on the second disc of its Legacy Edition of From Elvis In Memphis. The collectors' label Follow That Dream has released several of the full performances from Presley's August 1969 season in Las Vegas. The full August 22 performance was included on a reissue of the live album, titled In Person. The August 24 show is available on the first disc of the 2001 box set Live in Las Vegas. In 2013, FTD released the complete show from August 25. LSP-6020 From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseFrom Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis – From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis (Elvis in Person at the International Hotel)
48. Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) – Elvis Country is the eleventh studio album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records (LSP 4460 in January 1971. Recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. It peaked in the United Kingdom selling over million copies worldwide. It was certified Gold on December 1, 1977 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The bulk of the album came from five days of recording sessions in June 1970 which yielded 35 usable tracks. Presley performed every track "live", recording his vocal part in the same take as the band, as was standard practice for him. Eight tracks from the session were released two months earlier in November 1970 on the That's the Way It Is album. Nearly every style of music is represented; honky tonk, Western swing, rockabilly, countrypolitan, even the then-nascent "outlaw" movement. Snippets of the song "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago" act as a bridge between each track. The compact reissue included six bonus tracks from the same sessions. Three of them had been previously released on the LP Love Letters from Elvis. In late 2011, RCA Legacy announced a 2-CD "Legacy Edition" set of the Elvis Country album. However, both albums originated from the same recording sessions.Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) – I'm 10,000 Years old (Elvis Presley's 8th record)
49. Love Letters from Elvis – Love Letters from Elvis is the twelfth studio album by Elvis Presley, released in 1971. The album was made up from Elvis' marathon June 1970 recording sessions in Nashville. Most of the other 35 songs recorded during those sessions had been used in Elvis Country. Wanting to squeeze out a third album from the sessions, RCA records had producer Felton Jarvis mix, compile the remaining songs. Three songs from this album were released on singles. The single "Life / Only Believe" was reached only # 53 on the US Billboard Singles chart. It was Elvis's lowest position for a single since "Almost in Love" had reached # 95 in late 1968.Love Letters from Elvis – Love Letters from Elvis
50. Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas – Elvis sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas is a 1971 album by Elvis Presley, Elvis' second and final Christmas album. It did not have the commercial appeal of Elvis’ first Christmas album. Over the years, it has become a perennial favorite. Presley is accompanied by The Imperials Quartet. On later pressings, the song "Blue Christmas", recorded on June 1968, was added to the track listing. The song had been previously released on Elvis. The Imperials Quartet - backing band Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas at DiscogsElvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas – Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas
51. Elvis Now – Elvis Now is a gold-selling Elvis Presley album from 1972. Despite the "now" in the title, the tracks on this album were recorded anywhere from one to three years before its release. The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was a leftover from the sessions at the American Studio in Memphis in early 1969. "Sylvia" and "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago" were recorded during the Nashville sessions of June 1970. The rest of the songs were from more recent sessions held in March, May, June 1971. Unlike Elvis' other albums of that period Elvis Now encompasses a variety including country, gospel, soul and pop. The album was certified Gold on March 1992 by the RIAA. "Sylvia" became a big hit in Brazil in the 1970s. In 2010 an extended version of the album was released as part of the FTD series.Elvis Now – Elvis Now
52. He Touched Me (album) – He Touched Me is a 1972 contemporary gospel music album by Elvis Presley. It earned his second of three Grammy Awards. The album his third and final studio gospel album, the most contemporary of the three. He Touched Me was certified gold on March 27, 1992 and platinum by the RIAA. Elvis.com The Imperials Official siteHe Touched Me (album) – He Touched Me
53. Elvis (1973 album) – Elvis is a 1973 album by Elvis Presley. It sold over million copies worldwide despite being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. It is sometimes called "The Fool" album after one of the songs included in it, to differentiate it from the 1956 album of the same title. "Fool" was reached number 15 in the UK, backed by a live version of "Steamroller Blues". "Fool" and "Where Do I Go From Here" were recorded in March 1972. "It's Impossible" is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. 6 -- 10 were leftovers from the March and May 1971 recording sessions at RCA's Studio B in Nashville. Three songs feature Presley on piano: "It's Still Here", "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" and "I Will Be True". These three selections were all released together for a second time as part of Elvis Aron Presley. The song "Fool" was also released in this collection. Four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums: "It's All Right". APL1-0283 Elvis Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseElvis (1973 album) – Elvis
55. Good Times (Elvis Presley album) – Good Times is a 1974 album by Elvis Presley and his 20th studio album. The album includes a collection of songs that vary in genre. Many of the songs are covers of hits like "Spanish Eyes" and "She Wears My Ring". Charting low at the time of its release, it was his first album to hit the "cut-out bins". The album did have some success though upon its original release, charting in the Top 50 in the UK. Original copies of the LP with the sticker on the cover sell for large amounts on auction sites.Good Times (Elvis Presley album) – Good Times
56. Promised Land (Elvis Presley album) – Promised Land is a 1975 album by Elvis Presley on RCA Records. It was released on Presley's 40th birthday. The material was the second pick from the December 1973 session, as the songs considered strongest had been issued on Good Times. Its flip side, "Its Midnight", reached 9 on the Country Charts. Another hit single from the album reaching 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the US the album reached 1 in Billboard's Top Country LPs chart. The album also reached 1 in the Country Cashbox albums chart. In the UK the album reached 21. In 2011, the FTD collectors label released an expanded, 48-track version of the album including outtakes. Yahoo! Music pagePromised Land (Elvis Presley album) – Promised Land
57. Today (Elvis Presley album) – Today is a studio album by American musician Elvis Presley, released on May 7, 1975 by RCA Records. He last recorded at Hollywood in 1972 where he recorded the gold records "Burning Love" and "Separate Ways". At this time, Elvis was 40 years old. He was accompanied by Sheila Ryan. He continued to make "And I Love You So" and "Fairytale" a part of his live concerts until his death. On stage, he often referred as the story of his life. Today went Top 40 in the US. "It Back" was its second single in the US. The album also features covers of songs by Perry Como, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Swan, Faye Adams, Charlie Rich. "Green, Green Grass of Home" was released as a single in the UK, where it went Top 30, also received US airplay. He had the Memphis Mafia call the local AM station to make them replay it again. Eight years later, he cut his own version. APL1-1039 Today Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database APD1-1039 Today Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseToday (Elvis Presley album) – Today
58. On Stage (Elvis Presley album) – It was an immediate follow up to From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, which also featured live recordings. Unlike the previous release, however, this album focused on songs that were not, at the time, associated with Elvis. This album was reached number 13 on both country musc charts. It was certified Platinum on July 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America. It features the world-wide one single "The Wonder of You", which topped both the British music chart. Other selections include "See See Rider", "Yesterday", a version of "Let It Be Me". The album is notable for not showing Elvis' name anywhere on the cover. The album has sold more than million copies globally.On Stage (Elvis Presley album) – On Stage
59. Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden – Along with Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite it ranked as the top 1970's RCA live album by Elvis Presley. Despite the lengthy track listing, the record was released only a week after the concert itself. Elvis' next album would also be a live recording featuring many of the same songs: Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite. The concert included on this album was the show. Tutt's account has never been proven as factual. In 2013, RCA/Legacy, through HDTracks.com, released a high-resolution remastering of the concert in 24-bit/96 kHz. Bruce Springsteen also attended one of the four shows, having signed his first contract with Columbia Records earlier that week. Eddie Murphy also found the show very influential. After purchasing a copy he would lip-synch to the record in front of a mirror. Murphy states that it was Elvis that helped him decide to be a professional entertainer. Croatian/Yugoslavian star Mišo Kovač, highly influenced by the music of Elvis Presley, attended one of the shows, claiming afterwards that the show changed his self-perception. Elvis at Madison Square GardenElvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden – Elvis: as Recorded at Madison Square Garden
60. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album) – Despite the satellite innovation, the US did not air the concert until April 4. Aloha from Hawaii went to #1 on the Billboard album chart. The album dominated the charts, reaching #1 in both the pop and country charts in the US. Aloha from Hawaii was a two-disc set—only the second such release of Presley's career. It was initially released only in quadraphonic sound, becoming the first album in the format to top the Billboard album chart. The album also omits Presley's brief announcement concerning the concert being presented for the benefit of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund. This is the final soundtrack album that Presley released during his lifetime. They were not included in the original soundtrack album, but they appear on the 1998 CD reissue.Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album) – Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
61. Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis is a live album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records in July 1974. It was recorded at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, Presley's hometown. The cover features of a photograph of Graceland. The album was recorded on the same day as his Good Times album was released. Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was Presley's live album in less than five years and the last to be issued in his lifetime. He earned his third Grammy Award for this album's performance of "How Great Thou Art". The album was certified gold on July 15, 1999. It was Presley's last album to reach the top 40 until Moody Blue in 1977. "Why Me Lord" and "Help Me", are given an inspired performance. The live recording of "Let There" from this album was later used as filler on Presley's final studio album, Moody Blue. It was also issued as a promotional single with the same song on both sides. On March 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set. Disc one corresponds with the FTD version, in that it features the complete show from the Mid-South Coliseum. Disc two also includes several recently rediscovered rehearsal recordings from August 1974. On release, the two-CD set re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 74.Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
62. Having Fun with Elvis on Stage – Having Fun with Elvis on Stage is a 1974 spoken word concert album by Elvis Presley. The album consists entirely with the songs themselves removed from the recording. RCA would later distribute it. Presley himself disapproved of the album, it was withdrawn at his request. The album is unique among Elvis Presley's recordings as it does not contain any actual songs; it consists entirely of byplay recorded between numbers. Presley is frequently heard humming or singing "Well...", which during the actual performances led into songs that have been edited out of the recording. Much of the album consists of him making jokes, although the recording is devoid of any context. The album was the idea of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley's manager. However, since Presley was signed to RCA Records, any recordings made would legally belong to RCA. To circumvent this restriction, Parker compiled audio of Presley talking—material over which RCA could not claim rights. Initially, the record was only sold at Presley's concerts. Presley is credited on the back sleeve as the album's executive producer. Having Fun with Elvis on Stage has been described as the worst album of Elvis Presley's career. Critics felt that the album's material was spliced in a manner lacking any continuity and nearly devoid of comprehensibility, let alone humor. The album peaked at number 130 on the main Billboard album chart, peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country LPs chart.Having Fun with Elvis on Stage – Having Fun with Elvis on Stage
63. Elvis in Concert (album) – Recorded in June 1977, both the special and album were broadcast and released on October 3, six weeks after Presley's death. The album peaked on the Billboard chart in late 1977. It was certified 3x Platinum on August 1, 2002, by the RIAA. The show was recorded on the 21st. Longtime RCA/Elvis producer Felton Jarvis produced the recordings, which were done to 4-track multitrack. After his death, they write, it was decided to go ahead with the special as a tribute. Elvis' last concert was in fact on Sunday, June 1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bootlegs of amateur recordings have. During the special, Presley performs a selection of his hits, along with songs not normally associated with him. Although it was a regular part of his repertoire for years, Presley requires a sheet when he performs Paul Anka's "My Way". Indeed, a recording of Presley similarly joking around during the monologue section of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" He also poked fun at the song during his 1968 Comeback Special. Nonetheless, the documentary This is Elvis uses this performance to illustrate Presley's poor condition at the time. The album was issued as a 2-LP package, including a second disc of performances that were not included in the TV special. It was also released on 8-track.Elvis in Concert (album) – Elvis in Concert
64. King Creole – King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau. Produced by Hal B. Presley later indicated that of all the characters he portrayed throughout his acting career, the role of Danny Fisher in King Creole was his favorite. To make the film, Presley was granted a 60-day deferment from January for beginning his military service. Location shooting in New Orleans was delayed several times by crowds of fans attracted by the stars, particularly Presley. The film was released to both critical and commercial success. The critics were unanimous in their praise of Presley's performance. King Creole peaked on the Variety box office earnings charts. High school student Danny Fisher works before and after school to support his surviving family: his father and sister Mimi. After Danny's mother died, his grieving father moved his impoverished family to the French Quarter in New Orleans. At work Danny rescues Ronnie from her abusive date. After a ride to Danny's high school, Ronnie kisses him. Danny responds to witnessing schoolmates' teasing by kissing Ronnie back and then punching one of them in the face when he makes a teasing remark. Danny's reaction summons him to the principal's office; where his teacher, tells Principal Evans that Danny will not graduate because of his poor attitude. When Danny leaves the school grounds, three young men lure him into an alley.King Creole – Theatrical release poster
65. G.I. Blues (album) – G.I. Blues is the eleventh album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2256, in October 1960. Recording sessions took May 6, 1960, at RCA Victor Studio C and Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The album topped the Billboard Top Pop Album chart. It was certified Gold on March 13, Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Music on this album comprised songs that had appeared in the film of the same name. The song "Wooden Heart" was released in the United Kingdom, where it was number one for six weeks. In the United States, Joe Dowell recorded a version of "Wooden Heart" that topped the Billboard Hot 100. Four songs from this album appear on the 1995 soundtrack compilation Command Performances: The Essential 60s Masters II: "G.I. Blues", "Wooden Heart", "Shoppin' Around", "Doin' the Best I Can". Interestingly, the melody for "Tonight Is Right for Love" was taken directly from a barcarolle composed by Jacques Offenbach, one of Strauss's contemporaries. The G.I. On April 27, 1997, RCA remastered the album for compact disc, adding eight outtakes from the recording session as bonus tracks. In 2012 G.I. Café Europa, which also contained a booklet and two CDs was released in 2013.G.I. Blues (album) – G.I. Blues
66. Blue Hawaii (album) – Blue Hawaii is the fourteenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2426, on October 20, 1961. It is a soundtrack for Presley's film of the same name. Recording sessions took place on March 21, 22, 23, 1961. To coincide with the location of the film, touches of Hawaiian music were included, from instrumentation to the traditional song "Aloha'Oe". "Hawaiian Wedding Song" dates from a 1926 operetta. The songs "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Rock-A-Hula Baby" were pulled off the album for two sides of a single released on November 1961. The success of this soundtrack and its predecessor G. I. Blue Hawaii was reissued on compact disc in 1997 and again in 2008. The latter edition was a 2-disc release on the Follow That Dream label that featured numerous alternate takes. It also corrected the error with the 1997 issue that incorrectly reversed the stereo channels. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson, Hal Blaine – drums On April 29, 1997, RCA released a remastered and expanded version for compact disc. Tracks 1-7 tracks 8-14 were from side two. LPM-2426 Blue Hawaii Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database LSP-2426 Blue Hawaii Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseBlue Hawaii (album) – Blue Hawaii
67. Girls! Girls! Girls! – Girls! Girls! "Return to Sender", which reached # 2 on the Billboard pop chart, is featured in the movie. The movie earned $ million at the box office. The film was the second of three films Presley shot on location in Hawaii. Elvis Presley plays Ross Carpenter, sailor who enjoys boating and sailing out on the sea. Ross is caught with two women: childish, insensitive club singer Robin, sweet Laurel. When Wesley Johnson makes advances on Laurel, Ross punches him out. Wesley owns the boat, so Ross thereby loses it. Laurel, however, is not who she pretends to be. Ross has to choose between Robin. That year was The Music Man. Elvis Presley received a 2nd place Laurel Award in this movie. Girls! Girls!Girls! Girls! Girls! – Theatrical release poster
68. It Happened at the World's Fair – It Happened at the World's Fair is a 1963 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a cropdusting pilot. It was filmed in Seattle, Washington, site of the 1962 World's Fair. The governor of Washington at Albert Rosellini, suggested the setting to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executives. The film made $ million at the box office. Pilot Mike Edwards finds himself in his partner and friend Danny, gambles away the money Mike had set aside to pay their debts. Since they lost a $1,200 debt, the local sheriff takes possession of their plane, Bessie, a cropduster. If they cannot come up with the money in twelve days, Bessie will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Mike and Danny become reluctant hitchhikers, looking to anywhere. They are picked up by his niece Sue-Lin. They end up in Seattle, Washington, location of the 1962 World's Fair. When the uncle is called away on business, Danny persuades Mike to take Sue-Lin to tour the local World's Fair. It is during a visit to the doctor at the fair that Mike falls for an attractive but stubborn nurse who resists Mike's advances. He gives a quarter to a boy who kicks him in the shin, so that he can be treated by her. Diane's supervisor then convinces her to give a ride back to his apartment, convinced his leg is injured. Mike and Diane dine at the top of the fair's Space Needle.It Happened at the World's Fair – Theatrical release poster
69. Fun in Acapulco – Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. Mike Windgren works on a boat in Acapulco, Mexico. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner, gets him fired, Mike must find new work. A Mexican boy named Raoul helps him get a job as a singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into a rival lifeguard, the diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for stealing his woman. Mike dives off the cliff, successfully lands in the water, earning the lifeguard's respect. As the lifeguard applaud, Mike performs one more song and leaves with Margarita and Raoul. Blues", which opened in the summer of 1961 and which resulted in all future Presley movies being banned from Mexican theatres. The film was the top-grossing movie musical of 1963. List of American films of 1963 2. See writer's biography in Wikipedia's Spanish page. Camera! Elvis! Collection by Paul Mavis at DVD Talk, August 6, 2007 Review by Mark Zimmer at digitallyOBSESSED!, January 22, 2003Fun in Acapulco – Theatrical release poster
70. Kissin' Cousins – Kissin' Cousins is a 1964 American musical Panavision Metrocolor comedy film directed by Gene Nelson and starring Elvis Presley. His mission is complicated when he meets two beautiful country cousins who compete to win his affections. Presley played two roles in the film: his look-alike cousin, with blond hair. Kissin' Cousins was distributed in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was released on March 6, 1964. The title single from the soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA. The screenplay was nominated in the category of Best Written American Musical. In 1988, Kissin' Cousins made its home debut, released on VHS. When it was reissued in 1997, the song "Smokey Mountain Boy" was deleted. It was later restored to the film when it made its debut in 2007. Elvis plays the dual role of Jodie Tatum, a blond hillbilly. When he encounters the Tatums, Josh meets his double well as two beautiful country cousins, Azalea and Selena, who compete to win Josh's affections. Josh eventually chooses pairs off Selena with his friend Master Sergeant William Bailey. Jodie, on the other hand, falls for a beautiful but fiery WAC. There are also a group of man-crazy mountain women called the Kittyhawks who create havoc.Kissin' Cousins – Theatrical release poster
71. Roustabout (album) – Roustabout is the twenty-first album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2999, in October 1964. It was a soundtrack to the film of the same name. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders on March 2 and 3 and April 29, 1964. It peaked on the Billboard Top LP's chart. It was certified Gold on May 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album would be Presley's final soundtrack to reach number one and his last number one album until 1973's Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite. It was interlocking self-promotion, causing one MGM employee to remark that the movies "didn't need titles. They could be numbered. They would still sell". This recording was eventually released by RCA to None. Eleven songs were recorded for the twenty-minute soundtrack LP.Roustabout (album) – Roustabout
72. Girl Happy – Girl Happy is a 1965 American musical romantic comedy and beach party film starring Elvis Presley in his 18th feature. The movie won a fourth place Laurel Award in the category Top Musical of 1965. Rusty's watch over Valerie eventually leads to the two of them falling in love. When Big Frank arrives in Lauderdale to spring Valerie from jail, he is angry with Rusty at first. Primary shooting was done at the MGM studios, while the beach scenes were filmed in southern California. Only second unit filming was done in Fort Lauderdale. Alternate titles considered were The Only Way to Girl Crazy. Joe Pasternak had produced the similar spring break movie, also set in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1960. Nina Talbot sings the song "Read All About It". This would the first of three movies in which Fabares would co-star with Elvis. Dan Haggerty, who plays Charlie, would later appear of Grizzly Adams movie and TV series. The film made its home debut in 1988, being released on VHS. When it was reissued in 1997, the song "Startin' Tonight" was deleted. It was eventually reinstated back into the film when it made its debut in 2007. Elvis - The Hollywood Collection Review by Stuart Galbraith IV at DVD Talk, September 11, 2007.Girl Happy – Theatrical release poster
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74. Frankie and Johnny (1966 film) – Frankie and Johnny is a 1966 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a riverboat gambler. The role of "Frankie" was played by Donna Douglas from The Beverly Hillbillies TV series. The film reached # 40 on the Variety weekly national box list for 1966. The budget of the film was estimated at $ million. The director was Frederick De Cordova, the producer of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson beginning in 1970. Johnny and girlfriend Frankie are performers on a Mississippi River riverboat, which also has a casino. Johnny is a compulsive gambler, down in debt. A musician and composer, visit a gypsy camp to get his fortune told. A lady reads tea tells Johnny that he will soon meet a red-haired woman who will bring him luck. Back on the boat, Johnny and Cully promptly encounter their boss Clint Braden's on-again, off-again girlfriend. Nellie has just caught Braden seducing Mitzi. Since she has red hair, Nellie is persuaded by Johnny to touch his chips for luck. After he wins, Johnny is convinced that the gypsy must be correct. Frankie becomes jealous, as does Johnny's boss. In a bit of musical theatre, Frankie shoots Johnny for dancing while singing Cully's new song.Frankie and Johnny (1966 film) – Theatrical release poster
75. Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Paradise, Hawaiian Style is a 1966 musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley. It was the final motion picture that Presley filmed in Hawaii. The film reached # 40 on the Variety weekly box chart, earning $2.5 million in theaters. Rick Richards returns after being fired from his job as an airline pilot. His buddy Danny Kohana go into the helicopter charter business together. But his careless negotiations with local women may cost Rick the business and Danny his home. Disaster looms as Danny becomes overdue on a flight after Rick has been grounded by government officials. Rick must decide if he should risk losing his license forever by going to look for his friend. Camera! Elvis! Collection by Paul Mavis at DVD Talk, August 6, 2007 Review by Jon Danziger at digitallyOBSESSED!, March 2, 2003Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Theatrical release poster
76. Spinout (album) – Spinout is the twenty-seventh album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 3702, on October 31, 1966. Recording sessions took place on February 16 and 17, 1966. It peaked on the Top Pop Albums chart. In early 1966, Colonel Tom Parker, had arrived at the same conclusion. They could longer expect records of only soundtrack recordings and session leftovers to perform as strongly as in the past. Soundtrack sales were plunging, peaking at lower positions on the chart. But the Spinout sessions still adhered to the same formula of the past four years. Nine songs were recorded for the soundtrack, all of which appeared in the film. One song "Stop, Listen" was previously recorded by Ricky Nelson and Bill Haley & His Comets. Elvis performed the song "Adam and Evil" on stage in the film which features a drum roll at the beginning. Elvis clicks his fingers throughout the track. Recorded during the sessions for his gospel album How Great Thou Art, two were rhythm and blues songs. The other was from a later Nashville session in June. "I'll Remember You" reflected Presley's infatuation with Hawaii and its culture. Even with these inclusions, the album fared little better in 1966.Spinout (album) – Spinout
77. Double Trouble (Elvis Presley album) – Double Trouble is the twenty-ninth album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 3787, in June 1967. Recording sessions took place on June 28, 29, 30, 1966. It peaked on the Billboard 200. Even the chosen release date for Double Trouble would prove unfortunate — the same day as The Beatles' era-encapsulating landmark album, Sgt. "It Won't Be Long" was recorded for the film but was not used.Double Trouble (Elvis Presley album) – Double Trouble
78. Clambake – Clambake is a 1967 American musical film directed by Arthur H. Nadel and starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Bill Bixby. Clambake was the last of Presley's four films for United Artists. The movie reached number 15 on the weekly box-office charts. Scott Heyward rebels against the plans and expectations of his father, extremely rich oil tycoon Duster Heyward. Scott abandons his family, driving to Florida in his red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Racer to find himself. Tom has fun pretending he is rich. Shortly after, guest Dianne Carter insists on taking a lesson minutes after Scott checks in with his new "employer". Later, Dianne confesses to Scott that she is a gold digger, assuming that he is one, too. Scott agrees to help Dianne land Jamison, but ends up falling for her himself. Scott sends for an experimental coating his father spent a lot of money trying to perfect. He manages to fix goop's major flaw: losing its strength in water. With no time for testing before the race, he prays it will hold the Rawhide together. Duster learns where his son comes to see what he is doing. To surprise, his father is enormously proud of what he has accomplished. Meanwhile, Jamison proposes to Dianne.Clambake – Theatrical release poster
79. Speedway (film) – Speedway is a 1968 American musical action film starring Elvis Presley as a racecar driver and Nancy Sinatra as his romantic interest. Steve Grayson is a NASCAR race driver who feels compelled to bail friends and acquaintances out of financial hardship. This proves to be a problem for Steve in his efforts to continue racing competitively and support those who depend on his generosity. Filming began on 26 June 1967. Scenes were shot in North Carolina. They were shown individually with their names in the film's opening credits. This would be the final "formula" musical film of Presley's career. His remaining films would be less musical and more adult in tone. Although the film was completed in the early summer of 1967, it was not released in theaters until the spring of 1968. It was a flop, placing at # 40 on the Variety weekly national box list. Speedway was released as a Region 1 widescreen DVD. Review of Speedway by Jeff Rosado at digitallyOBSESSED!, 1 August 2004.Speedway (film) – Theatrical release poster
80. NBC-TV Special – This article is about the soundtrack for Elvis Presley's 1968 special for NBC. For the special itself, see Elvis. Elvis is the thirty-fourth album by Elvis Presley, released in November 1968. It peaked on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on July 22, Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. Prior to the videotaping of the Singer Christmas Special, a album to be released before the December 3 broadcast was recorded. Unlike the drudgery of the feature soundtrack recordings, Presley was genuinely excited by the project. The two ballad tracks from this album were issued as singles. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest charting single since 1965. "Memories" was released after the broadcast, backed with the title song to his next film, Charro!. This material has been reissued in many different formats over the years. On August 1991, RCA released an expanded version for compact disc, including unedited versions of the medleys in several cases. On August 2008, Legacy released a 4-CD compilation of the complete recording sessions for the special. Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions.NBC-TV Special – Elvis (NBC-TV Special)
81. That's the Way It Is (Elvis Presley album) – Elvis: That's the Way It Is is the 40th album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records, LSP 4445, in November 1970. Four live in-concert tracks recorded at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. It was certified Gold on June 1973 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Lenin Imports. 2013. Retrieved May 2013. Its b-side "How the Web Was Woven" was also taken from this album. A rehearsal version of the latter song was featured in the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is. On June 2000, a three-disc Special Edition was released. It contained the full remastered, along with added bonus studio tracks recorded around the same time. In 2008, the collectors' label Follow That Dream released a special edition of the album, with a 20-page booklet. This edition contains the original album plus bonus tracks and outtakes. In 2009, That Dream label released The Wonder of You which contains the full concert from August 13, 1970. Some footage from that date was used in the documentary. On July 2012, Follow That Dream released a two-disc LP special edition of the album.That's the Way It Is (Elvis Presley album) – Elvis: That's the Way It Is
82. Elvis' Golden Records – It is the first of five Elvis' Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley's lifetime. It peaked on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. "Love Me" was also included on the Elvis Vol. 1 EP single which made the top ten on the singles chart. Presley responds, saying "I have two albums that have sold a million each." The original 1984 RCA CD issue in stereo sound, was quickly withdrawn and reissued in original monophonic. Three Sun Records tracks rounded out the compact disc. Chart positions for singles taken from Billboard Pop Singles chart as indicated. Elvis' Golden Records at Discogs LPM-1707 Elvis Presley Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseElvis' Golden Records – Elvis' Golden Records
83. For LP Fans Only – For LP Fans Only is the seventh album by Elvis Presley, issued by RCA Victor in February 1959. The album reached number 19 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. Four of those tracks would be issued during his absence while doing military service. Presley, however, also did well in the albums market. Much of Presley's material had been issued on single records, not on LP. For this album, RCA Victor collected nine tracks previously available in single form only, well as "Poor Boy" from the Love Me Tender EP. Four of the tracks were very difficult to come by outside of the south. However all 5 Sun singles remained in print through the 1970s. This album was the release of Elvis' first commercial recording "That's All Right" in the United Kingdom. It was never issued there during Presley's lifetime. RCA reissued on compact disc in 1989. Audiophile CD recordings are available on import including the 2005 Japanese pressing with a truncated track list. The album is released by Sony in 2011. Elvis Presley: A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press.For LP Fans Only – For LP Fans Only
84. A Date with Elvis – A Date with Elvis is the eighth album by Elvis Presley, issued on RCA Victor Records in July 1959. The album reached #32 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. Four of those tracks would be issued during his absence while doing military service. For this album RCA collected material previously unavailable on album. However all 5 Sun singles remained in print through the 1970s. The remaining five tracks derived from three different EPs issued in 1957. Presley would return from overseas in 1960 to commence proper recording again. This album also folds out to be a calendar for the year 1960. RCA issued the original 10-track album in 1989. Audiophile CD recordings are available on import including the version from Japan in 2005. In 1986, The Cramps released an otherwise unrelated album also entitled A Date with Elvis.A Date with Elvis – A Date with Elvis
85. 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – It is a compilation of singles released in 1958 and 1959 by Presley, from recording sessions going back as far as February 1957. Therefore, the phrase was not part of the original title of the album. "Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 2" peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified for a Gold Record Award on November 1, 1966. It was certified on March 27, 1992. Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 2 consists of both sides of five singles released during 1958 and 1959. Six others reached the Top 10. In the 1950s, a Gold Record awarded in the United States. This is different from the definition in use since the 1990s, when a Gold Record for a single was reduced to sales of 500,000 units. In 1984, RCA reissued the original 10 album on compact disc in reprocessed stereo sound. The disc was reissued in original monophonic. RCA reissued the album in a 20 track expanded edition adding one A-side and one B-side, along with tracks from top-selling EPs. Several of those EP tracks were hit singles in other countries, notably the UK. The bonus tracks are interspersed with the running order to the album substantially altered. The unified Billboard Hot 100 singles chart was not created until 1958.50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
86. Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 – The album was the third volume of an eventual five volume collection, his eighteenth altogether. It is a compilation of singles released in 1960, 1961, 1962. It was certified Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the Recording Industry Association of America. Colonel Tom Parker, envisioned a marketing strategy of alternating soundtrack albums with independent studio recordings, accompanied by singles. By mid-1963, Presley's studio albums had struggled while the soundtrack albums had all done brisk business. The immediate solution was another compilation of singles, the sales numbers proving the success of this interim strategy. Five A-Sides, "Stuck on You", "It's Now or Never", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "Surrender", "Good Luck Charm" went to #1. The 12-track album was first issued on compact disc by RCA in 1989. "The Girl of My Best Friend" was taken from the album Elvis Is Back!, "Wooden Heart" from the soundtrack to G.I. Blues. The album was reissued again with the original running order restored. Original recordings produced by Steve Sholes, Joseph Lilley, Chet Atkins, Urban Thielmann, Hans J. Salter. Chart positions for singles taken from Billboard Pop Singles chart except as indicated. Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 at DiscogsElvis' Golden Records Volume 3 – Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
87. Elvis for Everyone – Elvis for Everyone! is the twenty-third album by Elvis Presley, issued by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 3450, in August 1965. Recording sessions took place at Sun Studio in Memphis, RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. It peaked on the Top Pop Albums chart. He had not released a proper album since Pot Luck in June 1962, although seven non-movie singles had been issued since. RCA Victor invented the concept of an "Anniversary Album" to celebrate Presley's tenth year on their label, which became Elvis For Everyone. The album's cover sitting atop a cash register. Several tracks had not been issued on record before. The remaining eight tracks had been unissued in any form. RCA had intended to include the unreleased Sun Records track "Tennessee Saturday Night," but replaced it with "Tomorrow Night".Elvis for Everyone – Elvis for Everyone!
88. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 – It is a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on March 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Usually a guaranteed seller, this volume sold only 400,000 copies; well off the mark set by its three predecessors. The future of Presley's career was certainly in question. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 comprises five Top 40 A-sides along with seven b-sides, five of which also made the Top 40. There was a five-year gap between this and the previous volume. This would be the last of the series issued during Presley's lifetime. 5, which included singles from 1969 to 1977, was released posthumously in 1984. The July 1997 reissue of Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 added six tracks and altered the running order. Girls! Girls!. By 1968, the practice of releasing LPs in mono was being discontinued. As a result, RCA issued very few mono copies of Gold Records Vol. 4 and are considered collector's items. Original recordings were produced by Steve Sholes, Joseph Lilley, Chet Atkins, Urban Thielmann, Felton Jarvis. Chart positions for singles taken from Billboard Pop Singles chart except as indicated.Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 – Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
89. Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 is a greatest hits collection by Elvis Presley issued in 1974 by RCA Records. It features 14 tracks, which includes two interviews with Presley. It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum by the RIAA. The album opens from 1954, "That's All Right", the song that started his recording career at Sun Records. Each successive volume contained increasing amounts of previously unissued material. Blues. The two interview recordings were originally released as the EP, Elvis Sails.Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1
90. Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 is a compilation album featuring recordings by Elvis Presley. As with the first volume of the series, issued in 1974, the collection was a mixture of never-before-released recordings. In RCA Records released for the first time "Harbor Lights", a ballad Presley recorded during his first session for Sun Records in July 1954. Also included were a pair of previously unreleased interview recordings. It was certified gold on October 25, 1977 and platinum and 2 × platinum by the RIAA. The Legendary Performer series would continue with Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 3, released in 1979, two years after Presley's death.Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2
92. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 – It is a compilation of singles released between 1968 and 1977. It is the only one of the series to miss the Billboard chart, "bubbling under" at # 207 for two weeks. However, it was certified Gold on 7/15/1999 by the RIAA. Gold Records Volume 5 comprises nine Top 40 A-sides along with one b-side, "For the Heart" from 1976. Released in the series, it covers a span of almost ten years. The second half of the records focused on Elvis' late singles including "Burning Love" and "Moody Blue". The July 15, 1997, reissue added six bonus tracks taken from a three-year span from 1967 to 1970, including three additional Top 40 singles. The sequence was largely left intact, though "If I Can Dream" was moved to the end of the disc. The remaining track, "U.S. Male" was a 1968 single. Original recordings produced by Felton Jarvis, Chips Moman, Billy Strange. Chart positions taken from the Billboard singles chartElvis' Gold Records Volume 5 – Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5
93. ELV1S – ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a greatest hits collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Records on September 2002. By 2003 the album had sold millions of copies worldwide. 2nd to None, was released the next year. Not all of Elvis' number ones are included as it is only a one-disc set. The songs were transferred from master tapes by Brent Spear. The 18 recordings recorded in stereo were digitally remixed from the original multitrack recordings. In 2003, so far, only Elvis album to be issued in the newly created DVD audio-only disc format. The songs were presented with "A Little Less Conversation" as track 1, "Heartbreak Hotel" as track 31. There are also bonus tracks which are sections of three songs, giving an A: B comparison of the remaster. A 2003 reissue of the album featured a disc with outtakes and rehearsals of several songs. In the first week following the album's release, it topped the record charts in 17 territories. The album was his first number one since 1973. The album helped Elvis to have the longest span of number one album on the 200. The album has shipped over double that amount.ELV1S – ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
94. 2nd to None – 2nd to None is a collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released by on October 7, 2003 to the previous year's highly successful ELV1S: 30 # 1 Hits. Although not as successful as its predecessor, 2nd to None received certifications in several regions. 2nd to None was produced by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Ray Bardani. The release's primary artwork consists against a black background. Design was handled by Mike Jurkovac.2nd to None – Cover to the standard edition of the album
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97. Elvis Presley filmography – Loving You, Jailhouse Rock and King Creole were dramatic storylines written around Presley in the role of a musical entertainer. He would later state that King Creole was his favorite of all his films. Flaming Star and Wild in the Country were rarities in his career, non-musicals focused on dramatic storylines. Presley became bitter that his hopes for dramatic roles were not coming to fruition, stating that Clambake was his worst film. He began to complain about the deteriorating quality of the films and his belief that his manager's objectives were more monetary than anything else. At the expiration of all studio contracts, he returned to live entertaining. The two concert documentaries Elvis: That's the Way Elvis on Tour in 1972 were the theatrical releases for Presley. Ellroy, James; Penzler, Otto. The Best American Noir of the Century. New York, NY: Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0-547-57744-9. Guralnick, Peter. Last train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0-316-33220-0.Elvis Presley filmography – Elvis Presley in a publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock
98. Love Me Tender (1956 film) – Love Me Tender is a 1956 American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb, released by 20th Century Fox on November 15, 1956. The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Elvis Presley in his acting debut. It is in the Western genre with musical numbers. As Presley's debut, it was the only time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing. This was the only time that Presley played a historical figure. The family is mistakenly informed that eldest brother Vance has been killed on the battlefield. After four years of war, the brothers find that Vance's girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. Although Vance accepts this wholeheartedly, the family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. Jealousy turns Clint into an irrationally thinking rival for the love of the heroine. They do not know that the war ended only a day before. The film reaches its tragic conclusion with Clint's death during a final shootout. In the end, the money is returned, the other three ex-Confederates are arrested. When he first met Colonel Tom Parker, he expressed an interest in the movies and his desire to be an actor. In interviews during his rise to fame, Presley would often talk about his hopes of attending somewhere like the Actors Studio. He also insisted that he would not like to sing in any of his movies because he wished to be taken seriously as a star.Love Me Tender (1956 film) – film poster by Tom Chantrell
99. G.I. Blues – G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers. The movie was filmed with some pre-production scenery shot on location in Germany before Presley's release from the army. The movie reached # 2 on the Variety weekly national box chart in 1960. The movie won a 2nd place or runner-up Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1960. U.S. Army Specialist 5 Tulsa McLean is a crewman with a singing career. His buddies have formed a band and perform in various German "Gasthauses", night clubs, on an Armed Forces stage. In one bar, he even discovers "Blue Suede Shoes" sung by someone named Elvis Presley on a jukebox. Dynamite and Turk have vied before when the two were stationed in Hawaii. When Dynamite gets transferred to Alaska, Tulsa is brought in to take his place. He must go through with it. Tulsa calls Lili "ma'am." She at first sees Tulsa as another Occupation Duty GI. Then after a day on the Rhine, Lili begins to fall for him. Tulsa's Cookie, meanwhile, falls in love with Lili's roommate, Tina from Italy.G.I. Blues – Theatrical release poster
100. Flaming Star – Flaming Star is a 1960 Western film starring Elvis Presley and Barbara Eden, based on the book Flaming Lance by Clair Huffaker. Critics agreed that Presley gave one of his best acting performances as the mixed-blood "Pacer Burton", a dramatic role. The film had a working title of Black Star. The movie reached No. 12 on the office charts. Elvis Presley plays Pacer Burton, a Texan father working as a rancher. His family, including Clint, live a typical life on the Texan frontier. Life becomes typical when a nearby tribe of Kiowa begin raiding neighboring homesteads. Pacer soon finds himself caught between part of both but belonging to neither. Originally Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were lined up to play the brothers. Presley's previous film, G.I. Blues, had been a success at the box office and had led to one of his best selling albums to that point. However, determined to be taken seriously as an actor, Presley asked with fewer songs. The film was released only one month after G.I. Blues but did not achieve the same degree of box office success, reaching number 12 on the Variety box office survey for the year. This led to musical-comedies such as Kid Galahad, which set the precedent for most of his roles for the rest of his career.Flaming Star – Film poster
101. Wild in the Country – Wild in the Country is a 1961 American drama film directed by Philip Dunne and starring Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins. The screenplay was written by playwright Clifford Odets. The movie starts off with Glenn Tyler getting into a fight with, injuring, his drunken brother. A court releases him into the care of his uncle in a small town appointing Irene Sperry to give him psychological counselling. Marked as a trouble-maker, he is falsely suspected of various misdemeanors including an affair with Irene. Eventually shown to be innocent, he leaves to become a writer. Wald always originally wanted Simone Signoret to appear opposite him. Clifford Odets wrote the screenplay. They eventually cast Hope Lange, even though they felt she was too young for the part. The studio then refused to keep paying Odets, him two weeks before filming. Wild in the Country was filmed in Hollywood Studios, although it is set in the Shenandoah Valley. The crew created a public sensation in Napa for over two months of filming. Now a top-rated inn in known as The Ink House, the room where Presley stayed for over two months can still be rented. Other Napa Valley locations featured in the movie. The scene was filmed along portions of the Napa River.Wild in the Country – Theatrical release poster
102. Blue Hawaii – Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in the category of Best Written American Musical. The film won a fourth place Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1961. Girls! Girls! in 1962 and Paradise, Hawaiian Style in 1965. Producer Hal B. Wallis was keen to put Presley into a film that showed how the army affected a man. Actress Juliet Prowse, who had starred in GI Blues, was approached to be his love interest again. However, after her demands were put forward, Paramount decided choosing Joan Blackman instead. Presley was apparently so pale before shooting that Wallis personally recommended a brand of tanning lamp to darken his skin. The film was announced as Hawaii Beach Boy. He arrived at the recording studio on March 21 to start the recording of the film's soundtrack. Following location filming, the crew returned to the Paramount lot to finish other scenes for the film. Presley would relax during filming by giving karate demonstrations with Red West, which resulted in Presley's fingers becoming bruised and swollen. Wallis warned the female stars of the film to avoid parties hosted by Presley because they were turning up for shooting looking tired.Blue Hawaii – Theatrical release poster
103. Follow That Dream: Elvis Rocks the Beach! – Follow That Dream is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley made by Mirisch Productions. The movie was based on the 1959 novel Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard P. Powell. Producer Walter Mirisch liked the song Follow that Dream and retitled the picture. When the car runs out of gas, Holly persuades Toby to persuade Pop to take up residence on the land next to the road. A encounter with an avid fisherman gives an idea. They build a thriving business catering to sports fishermen. Trouble soon follows. Toby rejects the advances of amorous social worker Alisha Claypoole, who goes to court to have the children taken away in revenge. Also, her boyfriend considers the squatters' home to be an eyesore and wants to evict them. In the end, Toby's earthy wits win to its new home. Holly also gets Toby to recognize that she is a grown woman. Filming began July 1961 in the heat of Florida. It was filmed in Citrus, Marion, Levy Counties, specifically Inverness, Ocala, Inglis and Yankeetown. Part of the restoration can be directly attributed to the film in that it was the only record of the original configuration. Yankeetown memorializes his stay in the form of their major highway, Follow That Dream Parkway.Follow That Dream: Elvis Rocks the Beach! – Theatrical release poster
104. Kid Galahad – Kid Galahad is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. It was released by United Artists. The film opened at # 9 at the office when released in the United States in August 1962. Variety ranked # 37 on the list of the top-grossing films of 1962. Kid Galahad was shot on location in Idyllwild, California. Its supporting cast included Gig Young, Charles Bronson. Some critics rate it as one of Elvis Presley's best performances. Willy Grogan is a small-time promoter based in the Catskills resort region of Cream Valley, New York. He owns the Grogan's Gaelic Gardens inn. Walter's simple goal is to go as a mechanic at a nearby garage. Rose, shows up unexpectedly. She and Walter immediately hit it off. The protective Willy doesn't want his kid sister falling for some "grease monkey" mechanic and two-bit boxer. Dolly resents Willy's interference. Walter, in need of work, accepts an offer of five dollars to be a sparring partner and decks one of Willy's top fighters.Kid Galahad – Theatrical release poster
105. Viva Las Vegas – Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. It also featured his dancers. The movie was # 14 of the top-grossing movies of 1964. Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the city's annual Grand Prix Race. However, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new motor in order to compete in the event. During all this time, Lucky attempts to win the affections of Rusty. His main competition arrives in the form of Count Elmo Mancini, who attempts to win both the affections of Rusty. Rusty soon falls with Lucky, immediately tries to change him into what she wants. The chemistry between the two stars was quite real during the filming of Viva Las Vegas. This received considerable attention from movie and music gossip columnists. This reportedly led with Presley's worried girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu. In her memoirs, Ann-Margret stated: "We felt there was a need i n'The Industry' for a female Elvis Presley." David Winters from the original cast of West Side Story was recommended by Ann-Margret for the job. Ann-Margret was his dance student at the time.Viva Las Vegas – Theatrical release poster
106. Roustabout (film) – Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film starring Elvis Presley as a singer who takes a job working with a struggling carnival. The film was directed by John Rich from a screenplay by Anthony Lawrence and Allan Weiss. The screenplay was nominated for best written American musical although Roustabout received a lukewarm review in Variety. The film's album was one of Elvis Presley's most successful, reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart. Musician Charlie Rogers is fired at a teahouse run by Lou after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean driving with their employer, Maggie Morgan. The bike is wrecked after crashing into a wooden fence. Maggie offers a place to stay and a job with her struggling traveling carnival while the bike is being repaired. Charlie becomes a roustabout. Maggie promotes him to feature attraction. His act soon draws large crowds. Off stage, Charlie romances Cathy, which creates animosity with Joe. Again, he is a great success. However, when Charlie learns that Maggie is facing bankruptcy, he returns to her carnival.Roustabout (film) – Theatrical release poster
107. Tickle Me – Tickle Me is a 1965 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley as a champion rodeo bull-rider and bronco-buster. Presley won a 1966 Golden Laurel Award in a musical film for this role. The film made $ million at the box office. The soundtrack had no "new" material, as album cuts were selected, then overdubbed. In two cases, different takes were used. Julie Adams and Jocelyn Lane co-star. The film was first released in the VHS format from Allied Artists Home Video. It was issued again in 1985, 1987 and 1992, by Warner Home Video in 1997. In 2007, Tickle Me was released for the first time in the wide-screen letterbox format. An out-of-work rodeo star, is trying to make ends meet until the season starts up again. He gets fired after a fight with one of the customers. Vera Radford offers a job at a ranch she runs called the Circle-Z to take care of the horses. They share a comical vision of what the town must have been like when it was still populated. Back at the ranch, people keep trying to abduct Pam to find the location of the treasure. They want a letter in Pam's possession.Tickle Me – Theatrical release poster
108. Double Trouble (1967 film) – Double Trouble is a 1967 American musical film starring Elvis Presley. The comedic plot concerns an American singer who crosses paths with criminals in Europe. The movie was # 58 on the year list of the top-grossing films of 1967. Elvis was paid $750,000 plus 40% of the profits. Review by Jon Danziger at *digitallyOBSESSED!, July 28, 2004.Double Trouble (1967 film) – Theatrical release poster
109. Stay Away, Joe – Stay Away, Joe is a 1968 Western-comedy film, with musical interludes, set in modern times and starring Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Katy Jurado and Joan Blondell. The film was based by Dan Cushman, a satirical farce. The film reached number 65 on the Variety weekly national box chart in 1968. Elvis Presley stars as a Navajo whose family still lives on the reservation. He returns to the reservation in a white Cadillac convertible with which he proceeds to drive cattle. If their experiment is successful, then the government will help all the Navajo people. The bull is lackadaisical and shows no interest in the heifers. The daughter of shot gun-toting tavern owner Glenda Callahan can't seem to stay away from the girl-chasing Joe. After almost all of the usable car parts are sold, he rides around in a beat-up motorcycle. In addition, Joe himself has to stay on in order to win the prize money. Joe receives the prize money. In a fight at his father's house, his friends are involved in a large fight that destroys the house they have been building. Elvis was paid $850,000 plus 40% of the profits. For the first time since Wild in the Country, neither extended play single was planned for a Presley film soundtrack. The recording session took place on October 1, 1967.Stay Away, Joe – Theatrical release poster by Robert McGinnis
110. Live a Little, Love a Little – Live A Little, Love A Little is a 1968 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley. It was directed by Norman Taurog, who had directed previous Presley films. This was to be Taurog's final film. This film had Presley sharing the screen with Rudy Vallee, whose career dated to the 1920s. But then in his late 60s, did not sing in this movie. Greg Nolan is a photographer who lives a carefree life --, until he encounters an eccentric, lovelorn woman named Bernice on the beach. Bernice assumes different personalities whenever the mood hits her. She later manages to make him lose his apartment after drugging him, which leaves him in a deep sleep for days. However, Bernice also manages to find Greg another home. The two jobs are in the same building, forcing Greg to run from one without being detected. He also must deal with her eccentric ways. It had a more mature tone with strong language, drug references, an implied sexual encounter. Elvis was paid $850,000 plus 50% of the profits. Unlike previous films which involved "location scenes" shot against a backdrop, Presley was able to do more scenes on location than usual. Scenes were filmed in and around Hollywood, along the Malibu coast, at the Los Angeles Music Center.Live a Little, Love a Little – Theatrical release poster
111. Charro! – Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. It also features a bearded Presley for the last time in any of his films. The film was adaptated into a novel written by Harry Whittington. The film was the final for director Charles Marquis Warren. It was also the only Presley film released by National General Pictures. Jess later sees Vince's younger brother, summoning Vince and the other members of the gang into the saloon. Jess, realizing he was set up, the bar patrons to leave as a shoot out later ensues. After making a break for the door Jess is trapped. Ordering his men to subdue Jess on the ground, Vince burns a wound to his neck. Taking Jess' horse, the gang later leave Jess and take off. Jess does manage to break it in. Only Wade can save the people from his former gang. The role of Jess Wade was originally turned down by Clint Eastwood. The budget for the movie was estimated at $ million. Working titles for the film included Jack Valentine, Come Hell or Come Sundown.Charro! – Theatrical release poster
112. The Trouble with Girls (film) – The Trouble with Girls, the full title of, The Trouble with Girls, is a 1969 film starring Elvis Presley. It was one of his final acting roles, along with the same year's Change of Habit. It is based by Dwight Vincent Babcock. In a small Iowa town in 1927, a traveling Chautauqua company arrives, with internal squabbles dividing the troupe. Walter Hale, is trying to prevent the troupe's "Story Lady", from recruiting the performers to form a union. Meanwhile, the town has a scandal following the murder of the local pharmacist Wilby. Although a shady gambler is arrested, Walter realizes that the real killer is Nita, one of Wilby's employees. Walter successfully gets Nita to confess during a Chautauqua performance, where she makes public the sexual harassment that Wilby directed at her. Charlene is outraged that Walter attempts to quit. Cast notes Anissa Jones, best known for playing Buffy on the program Family Affair, made her only film appearance with Girls. In June 1959 it was announced that Don Mankiewicz would write a screenplay of an unpublished story by Dwight Babcock. By December 1960, with the project titled Chautauqua, MGM was ready to make the film with Glenn Ford. After several years of failed screenplays and cast changes, MGM sold the rights to Columbia Pictures in May 1965. Columbia also struggled to get the project off the ground, in April 1968 sold the rights back to MGM. This time MGM lined up Presley to star and production began in the fall of 1968.The Trouble with Girls (film) – theatrical release poster
113. Change of Habit – Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore. Their lives become complicated by the realities they face by the doctor who falls in love with one of the nuns. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures. It spent four weeks on the Variety Box Office Survey, peaking at #17. Change of Habit was Presley's final film acting role; his remaining film appearances were in concert documentaries. Dr. John Carpenter is a physician in a clinic who falls for a co-worker, Michelle Gallagher, unaware that she is a nun. Elvis stars as a professional man for the only time in his career. Dr. Carpenter heads a clinic serving an underprivileged community in a major metropolis. He is surprised to be offered assistance by three women. The nuns are also facing opposition from the arrogant priest from the local parish. Sister Michelle's true vocation remains unknown to Dr. Carpenter. She is reluctant to leave the order. The film concludes with Sister Irene entering a church where Dr. Carpenter is singing to pray for guidance to make her choice. Uncredited Cast: By 1969, Presley's future in Hollywood was under threat.Change of Habit – Theatrical release poster
114. Elvis: That's the Way It Is – Elvis: That's the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. This was the first show of Elvis' first tour in 13 years. His band are seen rehearsing for the Las Vegas engagement at MGM Studios in Culver City, California. The rehearsal sequences were filmed during late July 1970. There is also a session of rehearsals that takes place in the Showroom Internationale of the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Together, the entire group run through songs from "Mary In the Morning" to "Polk Salad Annie". These rehearsals took place on August 1970. Footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities. A bicycle owned by Elvis is raffled off to a lucky fan in the audience. Additionally, various musicians are seen performing their own versions of Elvis' songs. He sings well-known songs, including several of those that he had been seen rehearsing earlier in the film. A album was released in conjunction with the film. A Special Edition was released in 2001 with the Special Edition of the movie.Elvis: That's the Way It Is – Elvis: That's the Way It Is
115. Elvis on Tour – Elvis on Tour is a Golden Globe Award-winning American musical documentary film released by MGM in 1972. It was the thirty-third and final picture to star Elvis Presley before his death in 1977. Elvis on Tour also contains vintage footage of Presley's famous 1956 appearances on pre-tour rehearsal footage. It also includes footage of enthusiastic fan reactions scattered throughout the film. Also included are portions of a forty-minute interview that Presley gave about his life and career before filming began. According to the producers, it was a tongue-in-cheek dig at the repetitiveness of these films by changing the background "but the same". Among those working on this film were Martin Scorsese, who supervised montage sequences, David Draper a former Mr. Universe. The film was directed by Robert Abel. The film reached # 13 on the Variety National Box Office Survey. In general, documentaries were very rarely office successes. Although Presley would be offered numerous film roles over the few years, he would make no more films in his lifetime. Footage from Elvis on Tour would later be reused in the 1981 Elvis documentary This Is Elvis. A soundtrack album was planned with this title, but never released. Many outtakes exist including a live performance of "For The Good Times" from the Hampton Roads, VA April 9, 1972 show. There was no album released to accompany the movie.Elvis on Tour – Elvis on Tour
116. This Is Elvis – This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film written and directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage by pop singer Ral Donner imitating Presley's speaking voice. It was screened out at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $2 million in the U.S. and Canada ranking # 92 for 1981. Girlfriend Linda Thompson provided their own narrations. Presley receives credit only in the extended version prepared for later home video release. The soundtrack was certified Gold on August 2002 by the RIAA. A two-disc set of the film was released on August 7, 2007 commemorating the 30th anniversary of Presley's death. Disc 1 features the original version shown in theaters, Disc 2 includes the extended version with 45 extra minutes of footage. This Is Elvis is the only Presley movie released by Warner Brothers. Warner Bros. also currently owns other titles with Presley via purchasing Turner Entertainment, including films and National General Pictures' Charro!. Though he criticized the reenactment scenes, Ian Jane of Talk called it "a pretty essential release for fans". This Is Elvis at the Internet Movie DatabaseThis Is Elvis – This Is Elvis
117. The New Gladiators (film) – Narrated by Chuck Sullivan, it was finally remastered and later released in 2002. The movie was financed by American actor Elvis Presley, who began to practice karate during his duty years in the United States Army. In 1974, George Waite presented the idea of the film to Presley's karate instructor. In the film, Presley was playing the main role, introducing Karate arts divided in narration and demonstrations. Parker presented the idea to Presley, who subsequently liked the idea. Presley called Waite and sent his private plane to fly Waite and his wife to Vegas to complete the meeting. During the show, Presley extended a $50,000 check for beginning the production of the film. After Presley's death, the movie was stored in a garage in West Hollywood inside the bed of a truck, along with other memorabilia objects. In 2001, the footage was found, later released on August 17, 2002. On August 2009, Elvis Presley Enterprises released a new version of the film with extra footage of Presley in Karate training sessions. List of American films of 1974 Official Web Site New Gladiators at the Internet Movie DatabaseThe New Gladiators (film) – Elvis Presley's The New Gladiators poster.
118. Elvis (1968 TV program) – Elvis, starring Elvis Presley, is a United States television special that aired on December 3, 1968 on the NBC television network. The special is commonly referred to as the'68 Comeback Special, because of subsequent developments in Presley's career. It was produced by Binder and Bones Howe. Music from the special was released on the album Elvis. Presley's informal jamming in front of a small audience in the special is regarded as a forerunner of the "unplugged" concept, later popularized by MTV. Parker negotiated a deal with NBC for $1,250,000 to finance both a film. Parker wanted the show, scheduled as a Christmas broadcast, to be little more than Presley singing Christmas carols. He believed the special could simply be a TV-version of the Christmas show Presley had contributed to the year before. Binder argued that the special was an opportunity to re-establish the singer's reputation after years of formulaic recordings of variable quality. He and Howe hired writers to script a show with specific themes: large set designs, big productions of Presley's hits. The special ends with Presley appealing with the song "If I Can Dream." Other musicians included drummer Hal Blaine, pianist Don Randi, guitarist Tommy Tedesco, harmonica player Tommy Morgan. Presley is said to have been very apprehensive about the idea of performing live. His live concert had been at the Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on March 25, 1961. Binder offered a lot of reassurance to stop the singer from rejecting the idea of any live segments.Elvis (1968 TV program) – Elvis Presley in his '68 Comeback Special
119. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite – Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert, headlined by Elvis Presley, was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe. Despite the innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 1973. Viewing figures have been estimated to be between billion viewers worldwide. The show was the most expensive special at the time, costing $ million. As the show had already been planned prior to this upset, the original shows, now set for November, would still go ahead but without being filmed. Two weeks after the Las Vegas press conference Parker received a letter from Honolulu Advertiser columnist Eddie Sherman. Sherman had read in news accounts that there was to be no charge for admittance to the concerts, instead a donation for charity was required. Seeing the chance to publicize Presley's charitable nature once again, Parker eagerly agreed. He approached Parker with ideas about the broadcast, including a runway that led out from the stage so Presley could get closer to his audience. Parker insisted that the ideas were useless, that Presley would agree that they were useless. This was another example of the ever-growing rift between Presley and his manager. He also announced officially that it would now be in aid of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund. Presley arrived in Hawaii again on January 9, a day after his 38th birthday, to begin rehearsals. Rehearsals were held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village while the main set was being constructed.Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite – Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite
120. All Shook Up (musical) – All Shook Up is a 2004 American jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's 1602 play Twelfth Night. Christopher Ashley directed, by Jody Moccia. The musical had a tryout in Chicago through January 24, 2005. After the tryout, changes were made to the finale and to add "a instrumental and vocal voice" for Chad. The musical premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on March 2, 2005 and closed on September 25, 2005 after 213 performances and 33 previews. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Hadary. It has been performed at regional theatres, colleges and high schools. The procession stars Mica Paris as ` Sylvia', Sian Reeves as ` Mayor Matilda Hyde', Ben Lewis as ` Chad'. Sitting in the local honky tonk, the whole town sings the blues. Natalie's widowed father Jim joins in, until they're interrupted by the roar of a motorcycle: it is Chad. He's introduced to Natalie, instantly smitten and promises to fix his broken down bike. Chad soon discovers the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, outlawing "Loud music, public necking, tight pants." Chad then seeks to incite some rebelliousness in the citizens. While Natalie fixes Chad's motorbike, Chad seeks to inspire her to take to the open road.All Shook Up (musical) – Promotional poster for original Broadway production of All Shook Up
121. Heartbreak Hotel – "Heartbreak Hotel" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley. It was released as a single on January 1956, Presley's first on his new record label RCA Victor. It was written by Mae Boren Axton. A article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window inspired the lyrics. Axton presented the song at a country music convention in Nashville. "Heartbreak Hotel" comprises an eight-bar progression, with heavy reverberation throughout the track, to imitate the character of Presley's Sun recordings. "Heartbreak Hotel" achieved unheard of feats as it reached the top 5 of Country and Western, Rhythm'n' Blues charts simultaneously. It would eventually be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It became a staple of Presley's repertoire in live appearances, last performed by him at the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. It was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll". The song was written by Mae Boren Axton, a high school teacher with a background in musical promotion, Jacksonville based singer -- songwriter Tommy Durden. Krolik's story received further publicity after he was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in El Paso, Texas. On August 1955, the El Paso Times reported Krolik's death under the headline "Story Of Person Who Walked Lonely Street". Axton and Durden give different accounts of how the song was written. Durden's account is that he had already performed it with his band the Swing Billys before he presented it to Axton.Heartbreak Hotel – "Heartbreak Hotel"
122. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" is a popular song written by Maurice Mysels and Ira Kosloff. It is known best for being Elvis Presley's RCA single release. Before the creation of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1958, there were a number of charts including Jukebox plays, Airplay charts. The song scored No. 1 in Stores chart. During April 1956, Variety Magazine reported that "Heartbreak Hotel", had sold one million copies. RCA Victor producer Steve Sholes wanted a single to be the next release, aware that there was not much good material available. Due to Presley's busy schedule, Sholes needed to get him into the studio as soon as possible. His band chartered a small propeller airplane to Nashville for one day of recording between shows. En route from Amarillo, the airplane fell through the sky several times. Upon arrival in Nashville on the morning of April 14, all four were disconcerted. Being used to later working hours, coupled during his overnight flight, the recording session was bad. Take after the band was not relaxed. Usually a very quick study with a song, couldn't get the lyrics right. After 17 takes during three hours, Sholes sent them home. After the session, Sholes listened to the takes again.I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"
123. Don't Be Cruel – "Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell in 1956. It was inducted in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked by Acclaimed Music. "Don't Be Cruel" was the first song that Hill and Range, brought to him to record. Elvis' Music Publisher, gave the following explanation for why Elvis received co-writing credit for songs like "Don't Be Cruel." "In the early days he would make alterations, so it wasn't just what is known as a ` cut-in'. His name did not appear after the first year. Presley recorded the song during an exhaustive recording session at RCA studios in New York City. During this session he also recorded "Hound Dog", "Any Way You Want Me". He also ran through 31 takes of "Hound Dog". The single was released on July 1956 backed with "Hound Dog". Within a few weeks "Hound Dog" had risen with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by "Don't Be Cruel" which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, R'n' B. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies.Don't Be Cruel – "Don't Be Cruel"
124. Love Me Tender (song) – "Love Me Tender" is a 1956 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music from the eponymous 20th Century Fox film. Music are credited to Ken Darby under the pseudonym "Vera Matson", the name of his wife, Elvis Presley. The RCA Victor recording by Elvis Presley was no. 1 on both the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1956. The song was adapted from a sentimental Civil War ballad. The 1956 song "Love Me Tender" puts new words to a new musical adaptation of the Civil War song "Aura Lee," published in 1861. "Aura Lee" had music by W. W. Fosdick. It later became popular with college clubs barbershop quartets. It was also sung at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. The principal writer of the lyrics was Ken Darby, who also adapted Poulton's Civil War tune, in the public domain. The song was published by Elvis Presley Music. and credited to Presley and Darby's wife Vera Matson. As with his early RCA recordings, Presley took control in the studio despite not being credited as producer. He would regularly change lyrics to the point that the original song was barely recognizable. Ken Darby described Elvis Presley's role in the creation of the song: "He adjusted the lyrics to his own particular presentation. Elvis has the most terrific ear of anyone I have ever met.Love Me Tender (song) – "Love Me Tender"
125. Too Much (Elvis Presley song) – "Too Much" is a #1 song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1956. It was written by Lee Rosenberg. It was first recorded by Bernard Hardison on Republic Records. Elvis Presley recorded the song in September 1956 and first performed it on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." The single peaked on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsToo Much (Elvis Presley song) – "Too Much"
126. All Shook Up – "All Shook Up" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It peaked at No. 3 on the country chart. It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. It was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. According to Peter Guralnick the song has a different origin. In his book "Last Train To Memphis" he wrote that Elvis thought "All Shook Up" was a good phrase for a refrain. For this he received his last. Elvis himself, during an interview on October 28, 1957, said: "I've never even had an idea for a song. Just once, maybe. I went to bed one night, woke up all shook up. I told him about it. By morning, he had a new song,'All Shook Up'." On January 1957, Presley recorded the song at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. The duet vocal on the record is by the Jordanaires first tenor Gordon Stoker.All Shook Up – "All Shook Up" single
127. Teddy Bear (song) – It was published in 1957 by Gladys Music. Melodic roots of this tune can be heard in the many early recordings of Boll Weevil, a traditional blues song." Teddy Bear" would also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth one on that chart. In addition the song would hit number one on the country charts for a single week. Elvis Presley – lead vocal, acoustic guitar Dudley Brooks – piano Bill Black – double bass D.J. Fontana – drums The Jordanaires – backing vocals Walter Scharf – producer Thorne Nogar – engineer Pat Boone on his LP Pat Boone Sings Guess Who? Also, during early episodes of Full House, the three main adult characters would often sing the song as a lullaby for Michelle Tanner.Teddy Bear (song) – "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
128. Don't (Elvis Presley song) – "Don't" is a song performed by Elvis Presley, released in 1958. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it was Presley's eleventh number-one hit in the United States. "Don't" also peaked on the R&B charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1958. The song was included in the revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, as a medley with "Love Me". Elvis Presley – lead vocals Scotty Moore – electric guitar Bill Black – double bass D.J.Don't (Elvis Presley song) – "Don't"
129. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck – "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" is a song written by Bert Carroll and Russell Moody, performed by Elvis Presley, released in 1958. It was particularly notable for breaking a string of ten consecutive number 1 hits for Presley achieved in just two years. It was Presley's 6th number-one peaked at number 2 on the American Pop Charts. American country singer Ricky Van Shelton covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Honeymoon in Vegas. Shelton's version, also included on his album Greatest Hits Plus, peaked on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsWear My Ring Around Your Neck – "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"
130. Hard Headed Woman – "Hard Headed Woman" is a number 1 rock and roll song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Presley's publishing company, in 1958. It is an 12-bar blues written by African American songwriter Claude Demetrius. The song was also released as a single in 45 RPM formats. In 1958 it went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart. It became roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record. The song has also been recorded among others. Cat Stevens recorded a different song of the same name, on his album Tea for the Tillerman. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsHard Headed Woman – "Hard Headed Woman"
131. One Night (song) – "One Night" is a song written by Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steinman. It was an R&B hit for Smiley Lewis in 1956, before being recorded by Elvis Presley in 1959. The original recording for Imperial Records, is sometimes titled "One Night of Sin", in line with the original lyrics. The single reached No. 11 in early 1956. This version would not be released until 1983. Both Elvis' manager and company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. Elvis did not give up on the song. Presley's recording credited Anita Steinman as an additional co-writer, with Bartholomew and King. On February 1957, at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, he showed up with his new lyrics, feeling sure they would meet his label's approval. It was peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's singles chart. The song was published by Elvis Presley Music. Presley's recording reached number one twice on the UK Singles Chart. In the U.S. "One Night", reached number four on the R&B chart. The song became the UK's 1000th number-one single upon its second release in January 2005. It was also his single to be issued on 78 RPM records in the United States.One Night (song) – "One Night"
132. I Got StungI Got Stung – "I Got Stung"
133. A Big Hunk o' Love – "A Big Hunk o' Love" is a song written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wyche, aka Sid Jaxon. Schroeder and Gold tossed a coin as to whose name should go on Gold "won". "A Big Hunk o'Love" later topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. It was performed live for the last time on January 1974. The song is included On Tour and his 1973 show broadcast via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. During this period, it was played by the Elvis' TCB Band, featured Glen D. Hardin and James Burton. A hard, driving rocker, was recorded at Elvis' first and only session during his two years of army service. The session took place in Nashville, Tennessee. The recording featured Elvis' regular drummer D.J. Fontana and backing vocalists the Jordanaires, who would continue to work with Elvis until Elvis' appearance at the Hilton in Las Vegas. The song was recorded in four takes, the released version is actually spliced from takes four. Elvis Presley – lead vocals Hank Garland – lead guitar Bob Moore – double bass D.J. As stated above, the a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12. The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at # 23. On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart.A Big Hunk o' Love – "A Big Hunk o' Love"
134. Stuck on You (Elvis Presley song) – "Stuck on You" is Elvis Presley's first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army. "Stuck on You" peaked on the R&B chart. The song knocked Percy Faith's "Theme from A Summer Place" from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart. The record reached number three in the UK. The song was published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company. In New Zealand, the single had a special paper sleeve with the usual RCA logo top left and 45 R.P.M. Bottom left and included, in large letters, "ELVIS" top right and bottom left: "Elvis' 1st new recording for his 50,000,000 fans all over the world." List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1960 List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1960s Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsStuck on You (Elvis Presley song) – "Stuck on You"
135. It's Now or Never (song) – "It's Now or Never" is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company, in 1960. The lyrics were written by Wally Gold. The single is one of the best-selling singles of all time. In the late 1950s, while stationed with the U.S. Army, Presley heard Martin's recording. The two wrote lyrics in half an hour. "It's Now or Never" peaked at number seven on the R&B charts. A live version featuring"' O Sole mio" is available on the 1977 live album Elvis in Concert.' "'O Sole mio" is sung by tenor Sherrill Nielson. The song also appears in the TV mini-series Elvis. Schneider's version was a top five peaked at # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.It's Now or Never (song) – "It's Now or Never"
136. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song) – "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" is a song, written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. In 1950 the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty on the Billboard's Pop Singles chart. Its release was delayed by RCA Records executives, who thought the song did not fit Presley's new style. A month after the song's release, it topped the UK Singles Chart. Presley's version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992. Billboard ranked "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Number 81 on its "Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs" list in 2008. The song was written followed by a spoken bridge. They based the bridge on a line in Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, "You know someone said that the world's a stage. And each must play a part" refers to "All a stage" As You Like It. Billboard reported in 1960 its discovery that it was written by pianist Dave Dreyer. Several versions of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" were recorded in 1927. The first, by Charles Hart, was released as the B-side of "Sweet Marie". On June 13, Vaughn De Leath recorded the song as the B-side of "It's a Million to One You're in Love" for Edison Records. De Leath had the first version of the song, which peaked in November.Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song) – "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
137. Surrender (Elvis Presley song) – "Surrender" is a #1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It eventually became one of the best selling singles of all time. This was one of 25 songs Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman wrote for Presley. It has been recorded by other artists. Elvis Presley - vocals The Jordanaires - backing vocals Scotty Moore - electric guitar Hank Garland - acoustic guitar Bob Moore - double bass D.J.Surrender (Elvis Presley song) – "Surrender"
138. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame – " His Latest Flame" is a song recorded in a hit version by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. The more successful recording by Presley was released in August 1961. However, the single's Hot 100 run was atypical of a Top Ten hit. In the autumn of 1961 it shot from 22 to 4, then dropped to 10, then 26, all within the space of four weeks. The single spent four weeks in the UK Singles Chart -- one of Presley's nine UK chart-toppers between 1960 and 1962. El Vez released a single version of the song, changing it slightly to "Maria's the Name". It was also covered by home-recording artist R. Stevie Moore on his 1984 album Everything. In 1987 Marco T released a Spanish version of the song in Colombia. Country/Americana artist JD Myers recorded a version featuring James Burton on guitar on the Asylum Records album Like A Train. The song appears on the compilation album JD Myers, only available on the artist's website. Promo copies of the original album featuring Burton can also be found on that website. Songs by Doc Pomus. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame – "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame"
139. Little Sister (Pomus/Shuman song) – "Little Sister" is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. The single also reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Lead guitar was played with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the distinctive voice of Ray Walker. Presley performs the song as part of a medley with "Get Back" in the 1970 rockumentary film Elvis: That's the Way It Is. The song lyric makes mention of "Jim Dandy", the title of a 1956 song "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. Recorded in Tennessee, June 25, 1961. Christian band ApologetiX recorded a parody of the song, called "Little Esther", for their 1993 album Isn't Wasn't Ain't. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsLittle Sister (Pomus/Shuman song) – "Little Sister"
140. Can't Help Falling in Love – "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a pop ballad originally recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company. It was written by George David Weiss. The melody is based on "Plaisir d'amour", a popular romance by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini. It was featured in Elvis Presley's 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. The single is certified for US sales in excess of one million copies. During Presley's late 1960s and 1970s live performances, the song was performed as the show's finale. A version with a faster arrangement was used as the closing for Presley's final TV special, Elvis in Concert. The song was released in May 1993, in the majority of countries worldwide. It remained at number one in the United States for seven weeks. It was also number one in the United Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand. The single version of the song has a slightly different backing rhythm and melody. It was later also featured as a track on New Arrival for the European market. The video had thus tremendous exposure on several television channels, with the A-Teens eventually including the song in their third album. As a result, the song had one to promote the other for the album. It is also shown in the teen pop compilation album, Disney Girlz Rock.Can't Help Falling in Love – "Can't Help Falling in Love"
141. Good Luck Charm – Good luck charm is a charm, believed to bring good luck. An example of this is a blessing that a priest gives at the end of a ceremony. On, people assumed that spoken words were temporary whereas a solid object is more permanent. Almost any object can be used as a charm. Buttons are good examples. Little things that are given to you make very good lucky charms. It is because of the favorable associations they make. Many souvenir shops have a range of tiny items that may be used as good luck charms. Good luck charms are usually worn on the body although there are exceptions. The "lucky charm" was passed on and incorporated into American culture by African slaves that were brought to the Americas. The "Mojo" is another borrowed idea from African culture. It is intended to cause a specific effect. The concept is that particular objects charged will create a supernatural effect for the bearer. Mojo bags are still used. Europe also contributed to the concept of lucky charms.Good Luck Charm – Four leaf clover
142. She's Not You – "She's Not You" is a 1962 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company. "She's Not You" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 on the R&B chart. In the UK, the single reached No. 1 where it stayed for three weeks. It was written with Leiber and Stoller. It was released in the key of F major. Chris Isaak covered this song Beyond the Sun. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsShe's Not You – "She's Not You"
143. Return to Sender (song) – "Return to Sender" is a 1962 hit single recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music. The song was written by Otis Blackwell. Recorded on March 1962, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, it is about a man mailing a letter to his girlfriend after an argument. He keeps receiving the letter with various reasons for returning to sender, including "address unknown" and "no such person". He keeps mailing letters, refusing to believe the relationship is over. Presley performed "Return to Sender" in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. Featuring Presley's longtime cohorts Barney Kessel on electric guitar, Tiny Timbrell on acoustic guitar, Ray Siegal on double bass, D.J. Another saxophonist, Bobby Keys, claimed he performed the solo at the instigation of pianist Glen D. Hardin, in his 2012 memoir Every Night's A Saturday Night. However, Hardin did not meet Presley until February 1970, when he joined his band. In addition, his claim is not supported by RCA, session logs. "Return to Sender" also went on the R&B charts. It was the first Christmas one in Ireland, as the Irish Charts had been founded in October 1962. The single was certified "Platinum" by the RIAA for sales in excess of million units in the US.Return to Sender (song) – "Return to Sender"
144. (You're The) Devil in Disguise – " Devil in Disguise" is a 1963 single by Elvis Presley, written by the songwriters Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. It was published by Elvis Presley Music in June 1963. The single was certified "Gold" by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units in the US. The song also topped Japan's Utamatic chart in the fall of 1963. The song went on to reach number 1 in the UK for a single week. Presley originally recorded May 26, 1963 at RCA Studios in Nashville. Punk band The Misfits covered the song on the extended edition of Project 1950, an album which also contained a cover of Presley's "Latest Flame". Swedish comedian Robert Gustafsson made a cover in the 90's. Devil in Disguise" is featured in Scorpio Rising.(You're The) Devil in Disguise – "(You're the) Devil in Disguise"
145. Crying in the Chapel – "Crying in the Chapel" is a song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it in high school in 1953, along with Artie's band the Rhythm Riders. The song was rejected by Acuff-Rose Music. The song was eventually published by Valley Publishers which also released the single featuring Darrell Glenn. It became a local hit and then it went nationwide. The original version of the song was issued in May 1953. The song became one of the most covered of 1953. Darrell Glenn's original recording reached number one on Billboard. A recording by June Valli with orchestra directed by Joe Reisman was made in New York City on June 1953. This was the most successful version on the Billboard charts, reaching number four after charting for 17 weeks beginning August 1, 1953. On October 1960, Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song during the sessions for his RCA Records gospel album, His Hand in Mine. The single reached number one on the British charts in 1965 where it stayed for two weeks. It was later included as a track on Presley's 1967 gospel album, How Great Thou Art. The single was eventually certified "Platinum" by the RIAA for sales in excess of million units in the US. A vinyl single was also released in 2002.Crying in the Chapel – 1953 sheet music cover featuring Darrell Glenn on the cover, Valley Publishers, Inc., New York.
146. In the Ghetto – "In the Ghetto" is a song written by Mac Davis and made famous by Elvis Presley, who had a major comeback hit with it in 1969. It was released in 1969 as a 45 rpm single as the flip side. The song implies that the newborn will meet the same fate, continuing the cycle of violence. "In the Ghetto" was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee. It was Presley's creative recording session since the'68 Comeback. Other hits recorded at this session were "Suspicious Minds", "Kentucky Rain", "Don't Cry Daddy". It hit No. 1 on Cashbox. It was a number-one hit in West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. As a international hit, Presley included it in his setlist during his return to live performances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1969. This version started at the end of another hit from 1969 -- "Don't Cry Daddy". The song was recorded by Lisa Marie Presley as a duet with her father to raise money for the Presley Foundation. The song was released on iTunes. After Elvis Presley, the song has been performed by other artists. The Voice, Natalie Merchant, Bad Lieutenant, Fair Warning, Beats International, Eleanor Shanley and Hecchi & Kethmer. Enrique Castellon Vargas, also known as "El Principe Gitano", recorded a Spanish version of the song.In the Ghetto – "In the Ghetto"
147. Suspicious Minds – "Suspicious Minds" is an American song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. "Suspicious Minds" was widely regarded as the single that returned Presley's success, following his'68 Comeback Special. It was his eighteenth and last number-one single in the United States. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Guitarist Reggie Young played on both the James and Presley versions. The song is about the need of the characters to overcome their issues in order to maintain it. Chips Moman had asked James to come to Memphis to write songs for American Sound Studio. At the time, James was residing in Houston. James had written three songs that became one hits in the Southern United States. American Sound Studio was gaining a reputation in the industry as the Box Tops had just recorded "The Letter" there so James relocated to Memphis. James at the time was married to his first wife, but still had feelings for his sweetheart, married back in Houston. James's wife had suspicions of his feelings. James felt that all three were caught in this trap that they could not walk out of. At the recording session, the studio band backed him with Moman producing. The horns, vocals of the Holladay Sisters were later overdubbed.Suspicious Minds – "Suspicious Minds"
148. Don't Cry Daddy – "Don't Cry Daddy" is a song written by Mac Davis, recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969. The song was recorded by Elvis Presley on January 15 and 21, 1969 and released as a single. The track was laid down on 15 January and Elvis' vocal overdub on the 21st. Some speculate that it is a song, considering that Elvis's father became a widower upon the death of his wife in 1958. The song reached #6 in the U.S. and #8 in the U.K. Live recordings were made during his second season in Las Vegas during February 1970 and several of these have been released. However, during the show on 13 August 1970 at the International Hotel he recorded a version that led seamlessly into "In the Ghetto". In 1997 Lisa Marie Presley made a video of "Don't Cry Daddy", where she sings it as a duet with her dad. This video was presented at the tribute concert that marked the 20th anniversary of Elvis' death. The video has Elvis' vocal, to which new instrumentation and Lisa Marie's vocals were added. The recording was not for commercial use. The song created a renewed interest as a recording artist, displaying as it did the husky timbre in her voice. The song takes place in the mind of the husband of the wife and mother, no longer present. . The characters are the father, a young child named Tommy.Don't Cry Daddy – "Don't Cry Daddy"
149. Burning Love – "Burning Love" is a song written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, who included it on his 1972 self-titled album. Elvis had recorded it on March 28, 1972. It was his big hit. Riffs were overdubbed and played by Dennis Linde himself. However, it reached # 1 on Cashbox's Top 40 Charts for the week of November 11, which gave 20 US # 1 hits. The song was Elvis's last Top Ten hit on the US charts. "Love" was one of the few exceptions, along with "Promised Land" in 1974. He performed it from Hawaii concert. The song was also released on an album titled Hits from his Movies: Volume 2 on November 1, 1972. Despite this album's subtitle, none of the movie songs on it were ever hits. The only actual hit on the album was the song, "Burning Love". Black Grass on their very rare 1973 album, which displays a controversial blacked out logo. Mother's Finest covered the song for Another Mother Further. Doctor & The Medics covered the song in 1987. It was played on MTV.Burning Love – "Burning Love"
150. Memphis Mafia – Several members filled practical roles in the singer's life. For instance, they were employed to work as bodyguards or on tour logistics and scheduling. Most lived off fringe benefits such as gifts, cars, houses and bonuses. Elvis preferred men around him who were loyal, deferential. Thus family friends of his youth were very important to him. At that time Judy Spreckels seems to have been the only woman. She describes herself as having been to Elvis, a companion, confidante and keeper of secrets in the exciting days of his early career. "Elvis was surrounded by the first wave of what would become known as the Memphis Mafia." She says that she "was with the guys all the time." They drove bumper cars in Las Vegas Valley, hung out at Graceland. Around 1960, the media dubbed the "Memphis Mafia." This first referred to their image, as they usually cruised the city in dark sunglasses. According to one account, a crowd of people in front of the Riviera Hotel watched as two black limousines arrived. The Memphis Mafia members themselves say on their website that it stuck. His friends and employees also adopted the acronym TCB which meant "Taking Care of Business".Memphis Mafia – Elvis Presley in 1970
151. Colonel Tom Parker – Thomas Andrew "Colonel Tom" Parker was a Dutch-born American talent manager, best known as the manager of Elvis Presley. "The Colonel" displayed a ruthless devotion at the expense of his client. While other managers took compensation in the range of 10 -- 15 percent of earnings, he took as much as 50 percent toward the end of Presley's life. Presley said of Parker, "I don't think I'd have ever been very big if it wasn't for him. Parker's a very smart man." For many years, it eventually emerged that he had been born in the Netherlands. He was born in the seventh of 11 children in a Catholic family. At age 15, he moved to Rotterdam, gaining employment on the boats in the port town. At age 17, Parker first displayed signs of wanting to run away to America to "make his fortune". A year later, with enough money to sustain him for a short period, Parker entered America illegally by jumping ship from his employer's vessel. During his first visit he traveled with a Chautauqua educative tent show, before returning briefly to the Netherlands. He returned at age 20 finding work with carnivals due to his previous experience in the Netherlands. Parker served two years at Fort Barrancas, Florida. Although Parker had served honorably before, Parker was charged with desertion. Following his discharge, he worked including food concessions and gaming carnivals.Colonel Tom Parker – Parker in 1993.
152. Lisa Marie Presley – Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of musician-actor Elvis Presley and actress and business magnate Priscilla Presley, is Elvis' only child. Sole heir to her father's estate, she has developed a career in the music business and has issued three albums. Presley has been married four times, including to actor Nicolas Cage, before marrying father of her twin girls. After her parents divorced, she lived with her mother. When her father died, 9-year-old Lisa Marie became joint heir with her great-grandmother Minnie Mae Presley. Following the deaths of Minnie Mae in 1980, Lisa inherited Graceland. On her 25th birthday, she inherited the estate, which had grown to an estimated $ million. It is reported that Lisa sold 75% of her father's estate. On April 2003, Presley released her album, To Whom It May Concern. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003. Presley wrote all the lyrics and co-wrote every melody. To promote it, she presented a concert in the UK. The album's single, "Lights Out", reached 40 chart and No. 16 on the UK charts. Presley collaborated with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins for a co-written track called "Savior", included as the B-side.Lisa Marie Presley – Presley at the Daytona International Speedway in July 2005
153. Priscilla Presley – Priscilla Ann Presley is an American actress and business magnate. She practices Scientology. Albert Henry Iversen, was born in 1899 in Egersund, Norway. He emigrated to the United States, where he married Lorraine, of English descent. Anna Lillian Iversen, was born in March 1926. Later she was called – or her name was changed to – Ann. At the age of 19, she gave birth to Priscilla. Priscilla has a square named in Egersund -- Priscilla Presleys plass. The area is in the street outside the house where her grandfather was lived. Priscilla's biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Harold Wagner. On August 1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscilla's mother; they had been dating for more than three years. He was killed in a crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old. In 1948, her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec, Canada. The couple were married within a year.Priscilla Presley – Presley at The O2 Gala Night at the O2 in London, December 2014
154. Graceland – Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, home to Elvis Presley. It currently serves as a museum. It was opened to the public on June 1982. The site declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland has become one of the most-visited private homes with over 650,000 visitors a year, only behind the White House. Graceland Farms was originally owned by Stephen C. Toof, founder of S.C. Toof & Co. the oldest commercial printing firm in Memphis, previously the pressroom foreman of the Memphis newspaper, the Memphis Daily Appeal. The "grounds" was named after Grace. She inherited the farm/grounds in 1894. After Elvis Presley began his career he bought a $40,000 home at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis. As his fame grew, especially after his appearances on television, the number of fans that would congregate outside the home multiplied. Presley's neighbors, most of whom were happy to have a celebrity living nearby, soon came to find a nuisance. After several complaints, Presley decided it was necessary for him to move to a property more suitable. In early 1957, Presley asked them to find a "farmhouse" type property to purchase.Graceland – Graceland
155. Cultural depictions of Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley has inspired artistic and cultural works since he entered the national consciousness. From that point, interest in his personal and public life has never stopped. Some scholars have even studied many aspects of his profound cultural influence. Billboard historian Joel Whitburn declared Presley the "#1 act of the Rock era". The following lists cover recent representations in popular culture. Only people and works with Wikipedia articles are included. For purposes of classification, popular music is a separate section from oratorios. Television covers live action series, North American animation but not Japanese anime, which appears with manga and graphic novels. Hugh Jackman, who provides the voice of the character, did his own Elvis impersonation for the film's soundtrack. Stitch also regularly impersonates Elvis in the TV series of the same name. The Golden Girls: "The President's Coming! The President's Coming! The Colonel gets furious when he finds out Richie was going behind his back has Elvis point a gun at him. Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventures: Elvis is one of sixteen "historical dudes" who can be rescued. The SNES game Wayne's World Elvis appears as a level boss.Cultural depictions of Elvis Presley – Wackel-Elvis dashboard figure from a 2001 Audi TV commercial
156. Cultural impact of Elvis Presley – Since the beginning of his career, Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, "it was Elvis who made rock'n' roll the international language of pop." His recordings, dance moves, clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll. His music was heavily influenced by African-American blues, Southern country. Presley sang both hard driving rockabilly, roll dance songs and ballads, laying a commercial foundation upon which other rock musicians would build their careers. African-American performers like Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino came to national prominence after Presley's acceptance among mass audiences of White American teenagers. John Lennon later observed, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." The buyers of his records were mostly between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two. Presley triggered a lot of demand for his records by early teens aged ten and up. Meanwhile, American teenagers listened to rock'n' roll on them. Presley became a national symbol of their parents' consternation. Presley would nevertheless publicly cite his debt to African American music, pointing to artists such as B. B. King, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Ivory Joe Hunter, Fats Domino. The reporter who conducted Presley's first interview in New York City in 1956 noted that he named blues singers who "obviously meant a lot to him. Was very surprised to hear him talk about the black performers about how he tried to carry on their music."Cultural impact of Elvis Presley – Elvis impersonators.
157. Elvis Presley phenomenon – Since the beginning of his career, Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, "it was Elvis who made rock'n' roll the international language of pop." His recordings, dance moves, clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll. His music was heavily influenced by African-American blues, Southern country. Presley sang both hard driving rockabilly, roll dance songs and ballads, laying a commercial foundation upon which other rock musicians would build their careers. African-American performers like Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino came to national prominence after Presley's acceptance among mass audiences of White American teenagers. John Lennon later observed, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." The buyers of his records were mostly between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two. Presley triggered a lot of demand for his records by early teens aged ten and up. Meanwhile, American teenagers listened to rock'n' roll on them. Presley became a national symbol of their parents' consternation. Presley would nevertheless publicly cite his debt to African American music, pointing to artists such as B. B. King, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Ivory Joe Hunter, Fats Domino. The reporter who conducted Presley's first interview in New York City in 1956 noted that he named blues singers who "obviously meant a lot to him. Was very surprised to hear him talk about the black performers about how he tried to carry on their music."Elvis Presley phenomenon – Elvis impersonators.
158. Elvis impersonator – An Elvis impersonator is someone who impersonates or copies famed musician Elvis Presley. There are even a number of radio stations that exclusively feature Elvis impersonator material. Many impersonators sing Presley's songs. "While some of the impersonators perform a whole range of Presley music, the raw 1950s Elvis and the later 1970s Elvis are the favorites." Contrary to popular belief, Elvis impersonators have existed since the mid-1950s, just after Elvis began his career. Nelson even performed alongside Presley when they first met, also in 1954. The friendship between Nelson and Presley is documented in the book "Elvis in Texas". The second known impersonator was a 16-year-old boy named Jim Smith. In 1956, shortly after Elvis began to rise in popularity, Smith began jumping on stage and imitating Presley. Dave Ehlert from Waukegan, IL began performing as Elvis in 1967 a full 10 years before Elvis died. Some of his contemporaries included a Texas native. Ehlert performed throughout the Chicago Metro Area until Elvis died, then traveled the country with his act. He was in Manassas, VA on August 16, 1978. Only after Elvis' untimely death on August 16, 1977 that impersonating Elvis started to become popular in the mainstream. The large growth in Elvis impersonators seems tightly linked with his ever-growing iconic status.Elvis impersonator – Elvis impersonators
159. Elvis and Gladys – Elvis and Gladys is a biography of rock and roll singer Elvis Presley by author and film industry insider, Elaine Dundy. The book recounts his beginnings in recorded music and film. Hardcover edition published in the United States by MacMillan Publishing Company, New York. ISBN 0-02-553910-8. It was reissued by the University Press of Mississippi. Widely acclaimed, the Boston Globe Kirkus Reviews, "The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever." Books University Press of Mississippi Elaine Dundy websiteElvis and Gladys – Book Elvis and Gladys
160. Elvis and Me – Elvis and Me is a 1985 biography written by Priscilla Presley. In the book, Priscilla talks about meeting Elvis Presley, the factors and issues that led to the couple's divorce. Priscilla wrote that Elvis did not attend their wedding. After the marriage Elvis bought a home on Dolan Drive in Memphis where his new wife resided. On the rare occasions Dee Stanley-Presley came to Graceland, Elvis did his best to at least be civil towards his stepmother. Priscilla describes how her father reluctantly allowed her to live in Memphis, Tennessee to be near Elvis. The initial arrangement was that Priscilla would live with Vernon and Dee while attending a Memphis Catholic school. Contrary to this arrangement, Priscilla gradually moved in with Elvis. Priscilla's descriptions of the nights she spent before their marriage suggest that the star was not overtly sexual towards her. Elvis always stopped the make-out sessions before it led to actual intercourse. According to her account, Elvis told Priscilla that they had to wait until they were married before having sex. He said, "I'm not saying we can't do other things. It's just the actual encounter. I want to save it." Priscilla adds, "Fearful of not pleasing him—of destroying my image as his little girl—I resigned myself to the long wait.Elvis and Me – First edition (publ. Putnam)
161. Elvis-A-Rama Museum – The museum showcased more than $5,000,000 worth of Elvis' vehicles, jumpsuits, guitars and other memorabilia. The museum was housed in an 8,200 sq building that contained the museum, 100 person showroom and extensive gift shop. A break-in occurred with almost $300,000 worth of memorabilia stolen including Elvis' jewelry and a. 38 special handgun. The museum was located at 3401 Industrial Road. CKX, Inc. granted the right to open a museum in Hawaii. Neither place has opened yet.Elvis-A-Rama Museum – v
162. Million Dollar Quartet – An article about the session was published under the title "Million Dollar Quartet". The recording was first released in Europe in 1981 with 17 tracks. A few years later more tracks were released as The Complete Million Dollar Session. In 1990, the recordings were released as Elvis Presley - The Million Dollar Quartet. This session is considered a seminal moment in rock and history. The session seems to have happened by pure chance. Lewis's first Sun single would be released a few days later. After chatting with Phillips in the room, Presley listened to the playback of Perkins' session, which he pronounced to be good. Then some time later, the jam session began. At some point during the session, Sun artist Johnny Cash, who had recently enjoyed a few hit records on the country charts, arrived well. Jack Clement was engineering that so he did. After running through a number of songs, Elvis and girlfriend Evans slipped out as Jerry Lee pounded away on the piano. Cash wrote in Cash that "no one wanted to follow Jerry Lee, even Elvis." During the session, Phillips called the Memphis Press-Scimitar. The newspaper's entertainment editor, came over to the studios with UPI representative Leo Soroca and a photographer.Million Dollar Quartet – The million Dollar Quartet. L to R: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash
163. Elvis has left the building – John Corbett plays her love interest. Tom Hanks has a cameo appearance of the dead Elvis impersonators. Angie Dickinson plays a former mechanic for the real Elvis. The film opens with Harmony driving down the music of Elvis playing on the radio. She feels that her life is artificial. She is a traveling cosmetic saleswoman, setting up "Pink Lady" training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if she's "one of those Mary Kaye ladies," she replies, "No, we're pink, they're more salmon." While she is successful selling "Pink Lady," there is nothing real or honest in her life. As Harmony travels around the country, trying to figure out what is missing from her life, Elvis impersonators keep dying in her wake. She is romantically pursued by Miles. These songs appear in the film, listed alphabetically.Elvis has left the building – DVD cover
164. Elvis Radio – Elvis Radio is an all-Elvis Presley station on Sirius XM Radio channel 19 and Dish Network channel 6019. The station began broadcasting from Graceland from a small, state-of-the-art facility surrounded by windows near the ticket plaza. The very first voice ever heard on Elvis radio was Bill Rock. It includes many hundreds of songs from the early years, the classics, the comebacks, rarities, mostly everything Elvis ever recorded. With the contacts made by staff, some recordings have been unearthed that have rarely been heard anywhere else. Bill Rock remains the longest running DJ on the station on Saturday nights. List of Sirius Satellite Radio stations SiriusXM's Elvis Radio The world's only all ELVIS radio station is closed by Broadcasters Hall Of Fame inductee Rod WilliamsElvis Radio – Elvis Radio
165. Wikimedia – The Wikimedia movement is the global community of contributors to Wikimedia projects. The movement has since expanded to many other projects, including the Wikipedia community with around 70,000 volunteers. Volunteers for other Wikimedia projects such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, volunteer software developers contributing to MediaWiki. These volunteers are supported by numerous organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation, related chapters, thematic organizations, user groups. The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors of the online Wikipedia. It consists of Administrators, known as Admin. Wikimedia projects include: The Wikimedia Foundation is an American charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates most of the movement's websites, like Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, as well as Wikimedia Commons. The WMF was founded by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sister projects through non-profit means. Chapters are organizations that support Wikimedia projects in geographical regions, mostly countries. There are 41 chapters. Wikimedia Deutschland is the largest chapter, with a total budget of $ million. WMDE allocates approximately $ million to support the corporation responsible for distributing donations, $4 million for transfer to the WMF. To have the same procedure, every chapter follows requests its yearly budget at the funds dissemination committee. A total of Mio USD is distributed via this way to chapters and thematic organizations.Wikimedia – Executive director Lila Tretikov, 2014