1. Singer – Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist, Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists, Singers may perform as soloists, or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised and it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual, as part of music education, or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice, if practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific genre, such as classical or rock. They typically take voice training provided by teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and 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 the abdominal, internal intercostal and lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals, scalenes and sternocleidomastoid muscles, the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming, humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, and over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, volume, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound also resonates within different parts of the body and an individuals size, Singers can also learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract. This is known as vocal resonation, another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds. These different kinds of function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singers Formant and it has also been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa. The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds, Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal foldsSinger – American jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday in New York City in 1947
2. Musician – A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music may also be referred to as a musician, Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musicians possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, in the Middle Ages, instrumental musicians performed with soft ensembles inside and loud instruments outdoors. Many European musicians of this time catered to the Roman Catholic Church, providing arrangements structured around Gregorian chant structure, vocal pieces were in Latin—the language of church texts of the time—and typically were Church-polyphonic or made up of several simultaneous melodies. Giovanni Palestrina Giovanni Gabrieli Thomas Tallis Claudio Monteverdi Leonardo da Vinci The Baroque period introduced heavy use of counterpoint, vocal and instrumental “color” became more important compared to the Renaissance style of music, and 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 middle class. Many middle-class inhabitants of France at the time lived under long-time 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, a revolutionary energy was also at the core of Romanticism, which quite consciously set out to transform not only the theory and practice of poetry and art, but the common perception of the world. Some major Romantic Period precepts survive, and still affect modern culture, in 20th-century music, composers and musicians rejected the emotion-dominated Romantic period, and strove to represent the world the way they perceived it. Musicians wrote to be. objective, while objects existed on their own terms, while past eras concentrated on spirituality, this new period placed emphasis on physicality and things that were concrete. The advent of recording and mass media in the 20th century caused a boom of all kinds of music—popular music, rock music, electronic music, folk music. Singer Composer Music artist Tour Manager Media related to Musicians at Wikimedia CommonsMusician – Guy Pratt, a professional session musician, playing bass guitar.
3. Black people – As such, the meaning of the expression varies widely both between and within societies, and depends significantly on context. For many other individuals, communities and countries, black is also perceived as a derogatory, outdated, reductive or otherwise unrepresentative label, different societies apply differing criteria regarding who is classified as black, and these social constructs have also changed over time. In a number of countries, societal variables affect classification as much as skin color, in the United Kingdom, black was historically equivalent with person of color, a general term for non-European peoples. In South Africa and Latin America, mixed-race people are not classified as black. In other regions such as Australasia, settlers applied the term black or it was used by local populations with different histories and ancestral backgrounds. The Romans interacted with and later conquered parts of Mauretania, a state that covered modern Morocco, western Algeria. The people of the region were noted in Classical literature as Mauri, numerous communities of dark-skinned peoples are present in North Africa, some dating from prehistoric communities. In the 18th century, the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail the Bloodthirsty raised a corps of 150,000 black slaves, called his Black Guard and he claims that black-looking Arabs, much like black-looking Latin Americans, consider themselves white because they have some distant white ancestry. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had a mother who was a dark-skinned Nubian Sudanese woman, in response to an advertisement for an acting position, as a young man he said, I am not white but 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 slave trade in North Africa, enslaved more black women than men. They used more black female slaves in domestic service and agriculture than males, the men interpreted the Quran to permit sexual relations between a male master and his female slave outside of marriage, leading to many mixed-race children. When an enslaved woman became pregnant with her Arab masters child, she was considered as umm walad or mother of a child, the child was given rights of inheritance to the fathers property, so mixed-race children could share in any wealth of the father. Because the society was patrilineal, the children took their fathers social status at birth and were born free, some succeeded their fathers as rulers, such as Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who ruled Morocco from 1578 to 1608. He was not technically considered as a child of a slave, his mother was Fulani. Such tolerance for black persons, even when technically free, was not so common in Morocco, the long association of sub-Saharan peoples as slaves is shown in the term abd, it is still frequently used in the Arabic-speaking world as a term for black people. In early 1991, non-Arabs of the Zaghawa tribe of Sudan attested that they were victims of an intensifying Arab apartheid campaign, Sudanese Arabs, who controlled the government, were widely referred to as practicing apartheid against Sudans non-Arab citizens. The government was accused of deftly manipulat Arab solidarity to carry out policies of apartheid, American University economist George Ayittey accused the Arab government of Sudan of practicing acts of racism against black citizens. The Arabs monopolized power and excluded blacks – Arab apartheid, many African commentators joined Ayittey in accusing Sudan of practising Arab apartheidBlack people – Soldiers of the Free Arabian Legion in Greece, September 1943
4. White (people) – White people is a racial classification specifier, used for people of Europid ancestry, with the exact implications dependent on context. The contemporary usage of people or a white race as a large group of populations contrasting with black, American Indian. It is today used as a racial classifier in multiracial societies, such as North Africa, United States. The term white race or white people entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, in the context of racialized slavery, description of populations as white in reference to their skin color predates this notion and is found in Greco-Roman ethnography and other ancient sources. Scholarship on race generally distinguishes the concept from pre-modern descriptions of collective difference. In the literature of the Ancient Near East and Classical Antiquity and we know that Egyptians were not oblivious to skin color, however, because artists paid attention to it in works of art, to the extent the pigments at the time permitted. Classicist James Dee states the Greeks do not describe themselves as white people—or as anything else because they had no word in their color vocabulary for themselves. Peoples skin color did not carry meaning, what mattered is where they lived. Religious conversion was sometimes described figuratively as a change in skin color, similarly, the Rigveda uses krsna tvac black skin as a metaphor for irreligiosity. The Ancient Egyptian funerary text known as the Book of Gates distinguishes four groups in a procession and these are the Egyptians, the Levantine/Canaanite peoples or Asiatics, the Nubians and the fair-skinned Libyans. The Egyptians are depicted as a reddish brown, the Nubians as black skinned, the Semites from the Levant and Canaan as light skinned. Herodotus described the Scythian Budini as having blue eyes and bright red hair. And the Egyptians – quite like the Colchians – as melánchroes and he also gives the possibly first reference to the common Greek name of the tribes living south of Egypt, otherwise known as Nubians, which was Aithíopes. Later Xenophon described the Aethiopians as black and the Persian troops as white compared to the skin of Greek troops. These color adjectives are found in contrast to the standard set by the own group. According to historian Irene Silverblatt, Race thinking … made social categories into racial truths, Alastair Bonnett argues that white identity, as it is presently conceived, is an American project, reflecting American interpretations of race and history. According to Gregory Jay, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Before the age of exploration, group differences were based on language, religion. … the European had always reacted a bit hysterically to the differences of skin color, in the 16th and 17th centuries, East Asian peoples were almost uniformly described as white, never as yellowWhite (people) – Macedonian mother Teresa of Calcutta
5. Rock and roll – While elements of rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s and in country records of the 1930s, the genre did not acquire its name until the 1950s. For the purpose of differentiation, this deals with the first definition. The beat is essentially a blues rhythm with an accentuated backbeat, classic rock and roll is usually played with one or two electric guitars, a double bass or string bass or an electric bass guitar, and a drum kit. Beyond simply a style, rock and roll, as seen in movies and on television, influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes. In addition, rock and roll may have contributed to the civil rights movement because both African-American and white American teens enjoyed the music and 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 American Heritage Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music. Encyclopædia Britannica, on the hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s. In 1934, the song Rock and Roll by the 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 South Merchantville, in 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing this music style while popularizing the phrase to describe it. The origins of rock and roll have been debated by commentators. The migration of former slaves and their descendants to major urban centers such as St. The immediate roots of rock and roll lay in the rhythm and blues, then called race music, particularly significant influences were jazz, blues, gospel, country, and folk. The 1940s saw the use of blaring horns, shouted lyrics. In the same period, particularly on the West Coast and in the Midwest, similarly, country boogie and Chicago electric blues supplied many of the elements that would be seen as characteristic of rock and roll. Rock and roll arrived at a time of technological change, soon after the development of the electric guitar, amplifier and microphone. It was the realization that relatively affluent white teenagers were listening to music that led to the development of what was to be defined as rock. Because the development of rock and roll was a process, no single record can be identified as unambiguously the first rock. Other artists with rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee LewisRock and roll – Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio in the origins of rock and roll
6. Hound Dog (song) – Hound Dog is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Thorntons recording of Hound Dog is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Hound Dog has been recorded more than 250 times. Presleys version, which sold about 10 million copies globally, was his best-selling song and an emblem of the rock n roll revolution. It was simultaneously No.1 on the US pop, country, and R&B charts in 1956, and it topped the pop chart for 11 weeks — a record that stood for 36 years. Presleys 1956 RCA recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988, on August 12,1952, R&B bandleader Johnny Otis asked 19-year-old songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller to his home to meet blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton. Thornton had been signed by Diamond Don Robeys Houston-based Peacock Records the year before, after hearing Thornton rehearse several songs, 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 blues singer. But it was as much her appearance as her blues style influenced the writing of Hound Dog. Leiber recalled, We saw Big Mama and she knocked me cold and she looked like the biggest, baddest, saltiest chick you would ever see. And she was mean, a bear, as they used to call em. She must have been 350 pounds, and she had all these all over her face conveying words which could not be sung. But how to do it without saying it. And how to do it telling a story, I couldnt just have a song full of expletives. In 1999, Leiber said, I was trying to get something like the Furry Lewis phrase Dirty Mother Furya. I was looking for something closer to that but I couldnt find it, because everything I went for was too coarse, R&B expert George A. Moonoogian concurs, calling it a biting and scathing satire in the double-entendre genre of 1950s rhythm and blues. Said Leiber, Hound Dog took like twelve minutes, thats not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult, also the metric structure of the music was not easy. According to Leiber, as soon as they reached the parking lot and Stollers 1937 Plymouth and we got to Johnny Otiss house and Mike went right to the piano…didnt even bother to sit downHound Dog (song) – "Hound Dog"
7. 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 resort city known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment and it is the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World and it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the worlds most visited tourist destinations. The citys tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, 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, population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85. 2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to a 2013 estimate, perhaps the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago, a young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, the area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for the meadows, as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as desert spring waters for westward travelers. The year 1844 marked the arrival of John C, frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street is named after him, eleven years later members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies. The fort was abandoned several years afterward, the remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city,1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas. At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks and this year also witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam. The influx of workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935, in 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Currently known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the team called the ThunderbirdsLas 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
8. The Sun Sessions – The Sun Sessions is a compilation of Elvis Presley recordings at Sun Studios in 1954 and 1955. It was issued by RCA Records in 1976, and had 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 Elvis recorded at Sun studio and were produced by Sam Phillips, the head of Sun Studios. Elvis began his career with Sun Records label in Memphis. Phillips signed Presley after hearing a song that he had recorded for his mother on his birthday and it includes Thats All Right one of the few recordings regarded as the first rock and roll record. Phillips said that Presley was rehearsing with his band, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, when Presley started singing the song, Phillips said that the version of the song was what he was looking for when he signed Presley, and turned the tape recorder on. Elvis recorded more than 20 songs at Sun, including some private recordings, of these,15 appear on this album. The Sun Sessions was released in March 1976 and reached #76 on the pop, the single Baby, Lets Play House combined with Im Left, Youre Right, Shes Gone reached #5 on the country charts in 1955. Also, RCA Victor saw that Elvis was rapidly building a reputation for his live performances and they offered Sun Records $35,000 to buy out Presleys contract. The single Thats All Right did not chart in the US when released in 1954, 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. There was a ceremony on July 6,2004 featuring Isaac Hayes, Justin Timberlake. The song went top five in the UK and Canada and also charted in Australia, the Sun Sessions was also re-released in 2004 to celebrate the anniversary. In 2003, the album was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, in 2001, the TV channel VH1 named it the 21st greatest album of all time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock, in 2002, The Sun Sessions were chosen by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress to be included in its archives given their importance to the development of American popular music. This album is the very first Elvis album to feature I Dont Care If The Sun Dont Shine, after more than 20 years, The Sun Sessions marked the songs official debut on LP. Note The last six tracks are original Sun recordings, but were not issued until 1956 on Presleys first album from RCA Victor and they were never released on SunThe Sun Sessions – The Sun Sessions
9. Pompadour haircut – Pompadour is a hairstyle which is named for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV. After its initial popularity among women in the 18th century. The style was in vogue for women once again in the 1940s, the mens version, as worn by early country and rock and roll stars such as Elvis Presley, was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and has enjoyed a renaissance in the mid 2010s. Variations of the style continue to be worn by men and women in the 21st century. Among women, the hairstyle has become popular again in the first few years of the 21st century. It can be created by backcombing or ratting at the roots of the hair on the sides of the pompadour towards the top of the head. Then the hair is combed up and over the hair, off the forehead, the front up in a curl straight back. There are Latin variants of the style more associated with European and Argentine tango fashion trends and occasionally with late 20th century musical genres such as rockabilly. This style has become popular among Italian Americans and the goombah or Guido subculture, the style is often parodied in shows like The Sopranos, which portray negatively stereotyped characters—especially Silvio Dante. The punch perm combines elements of the hairstyle and the traditional pompadour. This hairstyle is stereotypically worn by less reputable members of society, including the yakuza, bōsōzoku, in the psychobilly subculture, the pompadour is slightly modified to form the quiff. The quiff is a worn by Psychobilly fans and musicians. A quiff is a sort of mix between a mohawk hairstyle and the pompadour, where the hair along the side of the head is shaved, Big hair Bouffant Ducktail Definition Merriam-Webster definition. Rockabilly connection Lord Carretts Pompadour Page, hidden for Years at Graceland, His Clothes Have Left the Building. Hinke, Christina M. Brian Setzer Puts the Swing Into the Holidays, associated Press, reprinted on Hoodoo Voodoo Lounge fan site. Hinke, Christina M. Brian Setzer Rocks and Doo-wops his Way Through New Album, townsend Records Shop description of Brian Setzer. Examples of non-rockabilly male musicians with pompadours Nick Cave Kinder and Gentler, joe Henry, Too Big Too Fit. Tango and Latin connection Foley, Dylan, tango, Looking for Love in All the Wrong PlacesPompadour haircut
10. Amru Sani – Amru Sani was a singer and actress who experienced short-lived fame in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. A tall, exotic creature with a powerful, bluesy voice, she identified herself during her American heyday as hailing from India, 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, however, the Kingston Gleaner did note in 1943 that Sani — who was already known in Jamaica as a singer — was going to England shortly. Sani once named Dinah Shore as an influence, citing in particular as a favorite tune Shores Mad About Him, Sad About Him. She sang in four languages, English, French, Italian, in 1942 she appeared with the highly popular Milton McPherson dance band of Jamaica at the Carib Theatre in Cross Roads, St. Andrew. In 1947 she appeared at the Morgans Cove nightclub in Kingston, Jamaica, around 1950 she appeared at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City, and shortly thereafter went to Rome, where she appeared in a French musical revue. That French musical review may have been Plain Feu, in which she co-starred with Maurice Chevalier, between 1956 and 1958 she made several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including the episode on which Elvis Presley made his first Sullivan appearance. Time magazine reviewed the track in July 1956, observing, Sani begins this oldie with a series of racking, echoing groans. She also recorded Once Upon A Winter Time for Parlophone Records, between June and December 1956 she appeared in the Broadway musical revue New Faces of 1956. The Broadway producer of New Faces, Leonard Sillman, claimed to have discovered Sani in a restaurant and she was so chic looking and beautiful, Sillman recalled, I called the restaurant owner over and told him, If she sings, Ill sign her for a show. One of Sanis performances from this Broadway show appears on the LP New Faces of 1956, RCA also released a single of Sanis Hurry from the New Faces performances. As an actress, Sani appeared in the spaghetti western Maracatumba. Ma non è una rumba, The Naked Maja, and John Hustons The Bible, Internet Broadway Database Amru Sani at the Internet Movie Database TIME. com TV. comAmru Sani – Sheet music booklet cover from Italy showing Sani, 1950s.
11. 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 and it is one of the worlds oldest film studios. In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with 20th Century Fox, over the next thirty-nine years, the studio was bought and sold at various points in its history until, on November 3,2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGM Resorts International, a Las Vegas-based hotel and casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MGM, is not currently affiliated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 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 increased production and a film library when he bought United Artists in 1981. MGM ramped up production, as well as keeping production going at UA. 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. In 1986, Ted Turner bought MGM, but a few later, sold the company back to Kerkorian to recoup massive debt. The series of deals left MGM even more heavily in debt, MGM was bought by Pathé Communications in 1990, but Parretti lost control of Pathé and defaulted on the loans used to purchase the studio. The French banking conglomerate Crédit Lyonnais, the major creditor. Even more deeply in debt, MGM was purchased by a joint venture between Kerkorian, producer Frank Mancuso, and Australias Seven Network in 1996, the debt load from these and subsequent business deals negatively affected MGMs ability to survive as an independent motion picture studio. In 1924, movie theater magnate Marcus Loew had a problem and he had bought Metro Pictures Corporation in 1919 for a steady supply of films for his large Loews Theatres chain. With Loews lackluster assortment of Metro films, Loew purchased Goldwyn Pictures in 1924 to improve the quality, however, these purchases created a need for someone to oversee his new Hollywood operations, since longtime assistant Nicholas Schenck was needed in New York headquarters to oversee the 150 theaters. Mayer, Loew addressed the situation by buying Louis B. Mayer Pictures on April 17,1924, Mayer became head of the renamed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with Irving Thalberg as head of production. MGM produced more than 100 feature films in its first two years, in 1925, MGM released the extravagant and successful Ben-Hur, taking a $4.7 million profit that year, its first full year. Marcus Loew died in 1927, and control of Loews passed to Nicholas Schenck, in 1929, William Fox of Fox Film Corporation bought the Loew familys holdings with Schencks assent. Mayer and Thalberg disagreed with the decision, Mayer was active in the California Republican Party and used his political connections to persuade the Justice Department to delay final approval of the deal on antitrust groundsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer – MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the top
12. Jailhouse Rock (movie) – Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. After his release from jail, while looking for a job as a club singer, 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 Benny Thau, head of the studio and Abraham Lastfogel, the then president of William Morris Agency. Berman hired Richard Thorpe, who was known for shooting productions quickly, the production of Jailhouse Rock began on May 13,1957, and concluded on June 17 of that year. The dance sequence to the title song Jailhouse Rock is often cited as Presleys greatest moment on screen. Before pre-production began, songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber were commissioned to integrate the films 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, 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 and it peaked at number 3 on the Variety box office chart, and reached number 14 in the years box office totals, grossing $4 million. Jailhouse Rock earned mixed reviews, with most of the negative reception directed towards Presleys persona, in 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Construction worker Vince Everett accidentally kills a drunken and belligerent man in a barroom brawl and he is sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary for manslaughter. His cellmate, washed-up country singer Hunk Houghton who was jailed for robbery, starts teaching Vince to play the guitar after hearing Vince sing. Hunk then convinces Vince to participate in an upcoming inmate show, Vince receives numerous fan letters as a result, but out of apparent jealousy, Hunk ensures they are not delivered to Vince. Hunk then convinces Vince to sign a contract to become partners in his act. Meanwhile, during a riot in the mess hall, a guard shoves Vince. As a result, the warden orders Vince to be lashed with a whip, afterwards, it was discovered that Hunk attempted to bribe the guards to drop the punishment, but to no avail. Upon Vinces release 20 months later, the warden gives Vince his fan mail, Hunk then promises Vince a singing job at a nightclub owned by a friend, where Vince meets Peggy Van Alden, a promoter for pop singer Mickey Alba. Vince is surprised when the club owner denies him a job as a singer, undeterred, Vince takes the stage when the house band takes a break and starts singing Young and Beautiful. But one of the customers laughs obnoxiously throughout the performance, enraging Vince, Peggy follows Vince and persuades him to record a demo so that he can listen to himself singJailhouse Rock (movie) – Theatrical release poster
13. Motion picture – A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession, the process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry. The word cinema, short for cinematography, is used to refer to the industry of films. Films were originally recorded onto plastic film through a photochemical process, the adoption of CGI-based special effects led to the use of digital intermediates. Most contemporary films are now fully digital through the process of production, distribution. Films recorded in a form traditionally included an analogous optical soundtrack. It runs along a portion of the film exclusively reserved for it and is not projected, Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures. They reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them, Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium for educating—or indoctrinating—citizens. The visual basis of film gives it a power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles to translate the dialog into the language of the viewer, some have criticized the film industrys glorification of violence and 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 phi phenomenon. The name film originates from the fact that film has historically been the medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for a motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photoplay. The most common term in the United States is movie, while in Europe film is preferred. Terms for the field, in general, include the big screen, the screen, the movies, and cinema. In early years, the sheet was sometimes used instead of screen. Preceding film in origin by thousands of years, early plays and dances had elements common to film, scripts, sets, costumes, production, direction, actors, audiences, storyboards, much terminology later used in film theory and criticism apply, such as mise en scène. Owing to the lack of any technology for doing so, the moving images, the magic lantern, probably created by Christiaan Huygens in the 1650s, could be used to project animation, which was achieved by various types of mechanical slidesMotion picture – A vintage Fox movietone motion picture camera
14. 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 Beverly Hills, California and it is one of the worlds oldest film studios. In 1971, it was announced that MGM would merge with 20th Century Fox, over the next thirty-nine years, the studio was bought and sold at various points in its history until, on November 3,2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGM Resorts International, a Las Vegas-based hotel and casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MGM, is not currently affiliated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 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 increased production and a film library when he bought United Artists in 1981. MGM ramped up production, as well as keeping production going at UA. 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. In 1986, Ted Turner bought MGM, but a few later, sold the company back to Kerkorian to recoup massive debt. The series of deals left MGM even more heavily in debt, MGM was bought by Pathé Communications in 1990, but Parretti lost control of Pathé and defaulted on the loans used to purchase the studio. The French banking conglomerate Crédit Lyonnais, the major creditor. Even more deeply in debt, MGM was purchased by a joint venture between Kerkorian, producer Frank Mancuso, and Australias Seven Network in 1996, the debt load from these and subsequent business deals negatively affected MGMs ability to survive as an independent motion picture studio. In 1924, movie theater magnate Marcus Loew had a problem and he had bought Metro Pictures Corporation in 1919 for a steady supply of films for his large Loews Theatres chain. With Loews lackluster assortment of Metro films, Loew purchased Goldwyn Pictures in 1924 to improve the quality, however, these purchases created a need for someone to oversee his new Hollywood operations, since longtime assistant Nicholas Schenck was needed in New York headquarters to oversee the 150 theaters. Mayer, Loew addressed the situation by buying Louis B. Mayer Pictures on April 17,1924, Mayer became head of the renamed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with Irving Thalberg as head of production. MGM produced more than 100 feature films in its first two years, in 1925, MGM released the extravagant and successful Ben-Hur, taking a $4.7 million profit that year, its first full year. Marcus Loew died in 1927, and control of Loews passed to Nicholas Schenck, in 1929, William Fox of Fox Film Corporation bought the Loew familys holdings with Schencks assent. Mayer and Thalberg disagreed with the decision, Mayer was active in the California Republican Party and used his political connections to persuade the Justice Department to delay final approval of the deal on antitrust groundsMGM – MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the top
15. Elvis Presley discography – Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys 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 figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his later years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, Scottish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition. The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relativesElvis Presley discography – Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock
16. Elvis (1956 album) – Elvis / Elvis Presley No.2 is the second studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in October 1956 in mono. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart that year and it was certified Gold on February 17,1960, and Platinum on August 10,2011, by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was originally released in UK in 1957 as Elvis Presley No.2 with a different front cover and it was also catalogued as Rock n Roll No.2. The latter two, contracted to Hill and Range, the company of Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Also included was the song with which Presley won second prize at a fair in Tupelo when he was ten years old, Red Foleys 1941 country song, Old Shep. With all but one track on the album recorded at a set of sessions over three days in September, Presley and his touring band of Scotty Moore, Bill Black. Fontana, along with The Jordanaires, managed to recreate the loose feel from Sun Studio days, mixing rhythm and blues and country and western repertoire items as they had on all of his Sun singles. The piano player on this album is not registered in the official RCA archives, except for the song So Glad Youre Mine, which was cut at a previous session in New York. In a 1984 interview conducted by Jan-Erik Kjeseth, Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires stated that he was the player on most of the songs on the album. In an article written by Kjeseth for the Flaming Star magazine, it was argued that the player on Love Me, Old Shep. Ernst Jørgensen, writer of Elvis Presley - A Study in Music, Kjeseth also claims that Elvis played the piano on the single from this session, Playing for Keeps. Again, Jørgensen seems to be of the same opinion, Gordon Stoker played the piano on Rip it Up and Anyplace is Paradise. RCA first reissued the original 12-track album on Compact Disc in 1984 and this issue, in reprocessed stereo sound, was quickly withdrawn and the disc was reissued in original monophonic. RCA reissued an expanded edition of the album in 1999, for the 1999 reissue, six bonus tracks were added that were both sides of three singles, altering the running order. Four of the tracks were chart-toppers, Love Me Tender, Too Much, and the double-sided classic Hound Dog and Dont Be Cruel. Bonus tracks recorded on July 2 at RCA Studios in New York City, in September at Radio Recorders and these rock-nroll tapes are believed to have been among those ignobly dumped into the Delaware River near RCA Victors Camden, New Jersey plant in the late 1950s. J. Fontana – drums The Jordanaires - backing vocals Chart positions for LPM1382 from Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, the album tracks are presented in the same order as on the original LP, followed by the six bonus tracks that were included on the 1999 reissue. Elvis Presley, A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions,1998, the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, revised first edition,1980Elvis (1956 album) – Elvis
17. Something for Everybody – Something for Everybody is the thirteenth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2370, in June 1961. Recording sessions took place on November 8,1960, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, in the United States, it peaked at number 1 on Billboards Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on July 15,1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America, after his military discharge from the army in March 1960, any doubts about Presleys ability to recapture the momentum of his career in the 1950s had been laid to rest. During that year his three singles had all topped the charts, and his first album, Elvis Is Back, had gone to number 2 on the albums chart. Blues had been successful, its soundtrack album also going to number 1. Pressing on, he entered the familiar Studio B in Nashville and recorded eleven of the tracks for this album in one twelve-hour session, in addition to the single I Feel So Bad. Another track that had appeared in the film but not released commercially on records, I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell, became the final track for the album. The July 13,1999, compact disc reissue included six tracks, four singles and two b-sides recorded over the span of a year and issued in 1961 and 1962. All of the made the Top 40 at a time when Billboard charted B-sides as well. Surrender had been recorded at the sessions for Presleys gospel album of 1960, His Hand in Mine, the entirety of the 1999 reissue appeared on the Legacy Edition reissue of Elvis Is Back. Bonus tracks were all recorded at Studio B in Nashville, in 2006 Something for Everybody was reissued on the Follow That Dream label as a special 2-disc CD collection containing the original tracks along with numerous alternate takesSomething for Everybody – Something for Everybody
18. Pot Luck (Elvis Presley album) – Pot Luck with Elvis is the fifteenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2523, in June 1962. Recording sessions took place on March 22,1961, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and on June 25 and October 15,1961 and it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top LPs chart. The album is dominated by the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, who had written the chart-topping Surrender. The tracks Kiss Me Quick and Suspicion would be pulled off for a Top 40 single almost two years later in April 1964, following a hit version of the latter song by Terry Stafford. Thats Someone You Never Forget, with concept and title by Presley, was written in conjunction with Red West and possibly in memory of Elvis deceased mother, Gladys Presley. The song would go to number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1967 as the B-side to the single Long Legged Girl. Another song from sessions, Youll Be Gone, written by Presley and West. The song Steppin Out of Line is a track from the sessions for Blue Hawaii. Blues and Blue Hawaii, a pattern that would continue to hold for Presley through the mid-1960s, as a result, Presley would concentrate on his movie career, and not make another non-soundtrack, non-gospel studio album for another seven years, until From Elvis in Memphis. The three single sides had been recorded at the sessions that yielded the balance of the album on March 18 and 19,1962, one single had both sides written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, while Youll Be Gone had been issued as a b-side in 1965. The bonus tracks were all recorded at Studio B in Nashville, pot Luck was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in 2007 in a deluxe 2-disc CD collection containing the original album along with numerous alternate takes from the original recording sessionsPot Luck (Elvis Presley album) – Pot Luck with Elvis
19. How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – How Great Thou Art is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo in February 1967. Recording sessions took place at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 25,26,27 and it peaked at No.18 on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on February 16,1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27,1992, the title song won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance. His previous gospel album His Hand in Mine had been a solid catalog seller for RCA, so, recording sessions were arranged with the purpose of producing a Christmas single and a follow-up LP to His Hand in Mine. It also introduced producer Felton Jarvis to Presley on the singers second non-soundtrack sessions since May 1963, Jarvis would continue to work with Presley for the remainder of his career. As the sessions progressed, Elvis rejected many of the songs for which Freddy Bienstock had obtained publishing deals, and began picking favorites of his own. The five songs in the domain were credited as arranged by Elvis Presley. Twelve tracks were completed for the album, including the standards In the Garden from 1912 popularized by Billy Sunday, the 13th track, Crying in the Chapel, had been recorded during the sessions for His Hand in Mine and released as a single in 1965. The sessions also produced the single Love Letters, two b-sides, and two songs that would be added to the Spinout album. The Christmas single would be completed, a composition by Memphis Mafia mainstay Red West If Every Day Was Like Christmas, the church and 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 in 2010 on the Follow That Dream label as a two-disc set with outtakes. Crying in the Chapel was released as a single on April 6,1965, youll Never Walk Alone was released as a single in March 1968 and reached position 90. Its B-side is We Call On Him, carl Boberg, author of the Swedish poem O Store Gud LSP-3758 How Great Thou Art Guide part of The Elvis Presley Record Research Database Elvis Presley DiscographyHow Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – How Great Thou Art
20. 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. It was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis in January and February 1969 under the direction of producer Chips Moman and backed by its house band, informally known as The Memphis Boys. Presleys entourage convinced him to leave the RCA studios and record album at American Sound. The reason for going to Momans studio was for the sound of the house band. The predominance of country songs among those recorded in these sessions gives them the feel of the 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 in June 1969 to favorable reviews. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number two on the charts and number one in the United Kingdom, and its single In the Ghetto reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1970, in later years, it garnered further favorable reviews, while it was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazines 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. After Presleys 1960 return from service, his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, shifted the focus of the singers career from live music and albums to films. In March 1961, he performed what would become his last live concert for the eight years. After 1964, Parker decided that Presley should only record soundtrack albums and he viewed the films and soundtracks as complementary, with each helping to promote the other. As it turned out, the success of Presleys films and soundtracks steadily diminished. From 1964 to 1968, Presley had just one hit, Crying in the Chapel. Only one LP of new material by Presley was issued, the gospel album How Great Thou Art, in 1968, Colonel Parker arranged a deal with NBC for a Christmas television special starring Presley in front of a live audience. Parker originally planned to have Presley sing Christmas carols only, the high ratings received by the special and the success of its attendant LP re-established Presleys popularity. During the making of the special, Presley said to Binder, Ill never sing another song that I dont believe in, as part of his decision to refocus on music rather than film, Presley decided to record a new album. Presley left his usual musicians and studios, recording new material in Memphis, after the special he approached Scotty Moore and D. J. Fontana, who had played with Presley during his early hit-making career, and who rejoined him on the television showFrom Elvis in Memphis – From Elvis in Memphis
21. Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) – Elvis Country is the eleventh studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records (LSP4460 in January 1971. Recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 and it peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, selling over one 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 part in the same take as the band. Eight tracks from the session were released two months earlier in November 1970 on the Thats the Way It Is album. During the sessions, Presley and producer Felton Jarvis realized they had several songs in hand. Needing two more tracks, Elvis returned to the same studio in September where he recorded Snowbird. Nearly every style of music is represented, bluegrass, honky tonk, Western swing, rockabilly, countrypolitan. Snippets of the song I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago act as a bridge between each track. After this album, Presley would return to his practice of recording a seemingly random batch of songs on each trip to the recording studio. The June 14,2004, compact disc reissue included six tracks from the same sessions. Three of them had previously released on the LP Love Letters from Elvis. The others were the B-side Where Did They Go, Lord, and the unabridged version of I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago later released on Elvis Now. 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 sessionsElvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) – I'm 10,000 Years old (Elvis Presley's 8th record)
22. He Touched Me (album) – He Touched Me is a 1972 contemporary gospel music album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It earned him his second of three Grammy Awards, the album his third and final studio gospel album, and the most contemporary of the three. He Touched Me was certified Gold on March 27,1992 and Platinum on July 15,1999 by the RIAAHe Touched Me (album) – He Touched Me
23. Elvis (1973 album) – Elvis is a 1973 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It sold over 1 million copies worldwide despite being released soon after the more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. It is sometimes called The Fool album after one of the songs included in it, Fool was issued as a single and 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 and its Impossible is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. Tracks 3,4, 6–10 were leftovers from the March, three songs feature Presley on piano, Its Still Here, Ill Take You Home Again, Kathleen and I Will Be True. These three selections were all released together for a time as part of the 1980 boxed set. The song Fool was also released in this collection, four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums, Its Impossible, Padre, For Lovin Me and Dont Think Twice, Its All Right. After more than 20 years of being out-of-print on vinyl, RCA reissued this album in March 1994 on the CD format, aPL1-0283 Elvis Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseElvis (1973 album) – Elvis
24. Promised Land (Elvis Presley album) – Promised Land is a 1975 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley on RCA Records. It was recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records studios in Memphis, the material was the second pick from the December 1973 session, as the songs considered strongest had been issued on Good Times. The title track, a cover of the 1965 hit by Chuck Berry, was issued earlier as a single on September 27,1974, and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and its flip side, Its Midnight, reached 9 on the Country Charts. Another hit single from the album was If You Talk in Your Sleep reaching 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, in the US the album only reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 chart but reached 1 in Billboards 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 outtakesPromised Land (Elvis Presley album) – Promised Land
25. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee – From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee is an album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on May 16,1976 on RCA Records. According to Sony musics Elvis The Music site, the album was released on May 17, since music at this time period was normally released on Mondays, 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. While this is true, the songs were recorded live in the studio at a studio set up in Presleys mansion, Graceland. Two songs recorded during the session, Moody Blue and She Thinks I Still Care would be released the year on his final album. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was the Presleys fourth album to reach #1 on the Billboard country music album chart within the last four years. Hurt was a top 10 hit on both the country and adult contemporary charts, while For the Heart stalled at #45 on the country charts, the latter did make the pop top 30. Both songs would again find success on the charts in the 80s – For the Heart became the first single for the Judds in 1983. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10,1977 by the RIAA, in 2000 the albums 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, all songs recorded at Graceland, Memphis. Elvis Presley – vocals, guitars, bass on Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain J. D. comFrom Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee – From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
26. Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden – Elvis, As Recorded at Madison Square Garden is a live musical album recorded by American singer and musician Elvis Presley and released in June 1972 by RCA Records peaking on the charts in July 1972. It was certified Gold on August 4,1972, Platinum on May 20,1988, 2x Platinum on March 27,1992, along with Aloha from Hawaii, Via Satellite it ranked as the top 1970s RCA live album by Elvis Presley. Despite the lengthy track listing, the release was only a disc. Elvis very next album would also be a recording featuring many of the same songs, Aloha from Hawaii. The concert included on album was the evening show. Tutts 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 kHzElvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden – Elvis: as Recorded at Madison Square Garden
27. Having Fun with Elvis on Stage – Having Fun with Elvis on Stage is a 1974 spoken word concert album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. The album consists entirely of byplay and banter by Presley from between songs during a live concert—primarily jokes, with the songs themselves removed from the recording and it was soon determined, however, that RCA actually did own the rights to the recording. Having Fun with Elvis on Stage was first sold only at Elvis Presley concerts, in their 1991 book, Jimmy Guterman and Owen ODonnell named Having Fun with Elvis on Stage the worst rock and roll album of all time, duly noting its lack of actual rock and roll. Presley himself disapproved of the album, and it was withdrawn at his request. Despite this, Having Fun with Elvis on Stage reached number 130 on the Billboard 200, peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country LPs, and spawned bootleg copies along with a fan-made sequel. The album is unique among Elvis Presleys recordings as it not contain any actual songs. 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 consists of him making jokes, although the recording is devoid of any context. The album was the idea of Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys manager, Parker wished to release an Elvis Presley album through Boxcar Records—a company that he formed to manage Presleys commercial rights, so that he could profit directly from it. However, since Presley was signed to RCA Records, any recordings made would belong to RCA. Initially, the record was sold at Presleys concerts. However, the album was packaged and marketed by RCA as a legitimate concert album. Presley is credited on the sleeve as the albums executive producer. Having Fun with Elvis on Stage has been described as the worst album of Elvis Presleys career, critics felt that the albums 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, at the request of Presley, the album was eventually deleted. However, bootlegs of the album are popular, and a person created a Having Fun With Elvis on Stage. The original album remains unavailable on CD, but it has been reissued as a series of three 10 records in the United Kingdom, Side A –18,06 Side B –19,00 Elvis Presley – vocals List of music considered the worstHaving Fun with Elvis on Stage – Having Fun with Elvis on Stage
28. Elvis in Concert (album) – Videotaped and recorded in June 1977, both the special and album were broadcast and released on October 3, six weeks after Presleys death. The album peaked at No.5 on the Billboard chart in late 1977 and it was certified Gold and Platinum on October 14 and 3x Platinum on August 1,2002, by the RIAA. The show was recorded two days at concerts in Omaha on June 19 and Rapid City, South Dakota 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 26,1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, No professional recording of this last performance has ever been issued, but bootlegs of amateur recordings have. During the special, Presley performs a selection of his hits, although it was a regular part of his repertoire for years, Presley requires a lyric sheet when he performs Paul Ankas My Way. He also loses his train of thought during Are You Lonesome Tonight, indeed, a concert recording of Presley similarly joking around during the monologue section of Are You Lonesome Tonight. Dating from 1969 has been reissued by RCA several times, nonetheless, the documentary This is Elvis uses this performance to illustrate Presleys poor condition at the time. The soundtrack album was issued as a 2-LP package, including a disc of performances that were not included in the TV special. It was also released on 8-track, on May 22,1992, the special saw its first release on a single-disc CD. Unfortunately the CD barely improved on the poor sound quality of the original album. Elvis Fans Comments /Opening Riff Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider Thats All Right Are You Lonesome Tonight, goode And I Love You So About. com gave the album a positive review, but conceded that this album is not a standout Elvis concert. What it is, however, is an important piece of Elvis lore. Their review went on to say that the record is Elvis Presleys least effort, as well as his lastElvis in Concert (album) – Elvis in Concert
29. G.I. Blues (album) – Blues is the eleventh album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2256, in October 1960. It is the soundtrack to the 1960 film of the same name starring Presley, Recording sessions took place on April 27 and 28, and May 6,1960, at RCA Victor Studio C and Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The album topped the Billboard Top Pop Album chart and it was certified Gold on March 13,1963 and 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 as a single 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, blues, Wooden Heart, Shoppin Around, and Doin the Best I Can. Interestingly, the melody for Tonight Is So Right for Love was taken directly from a barcarolle composed by Jacques Offenbach, an American release of Tonights All Right for Love did not occur until it appeared on the compilation album Elvis, A Legendary Performer Volume 1 in 1974. On April 27,1997, RCA remastered the album for compact disc, blues was released on the Follow That Dream label in a 7-inch digi-pack edition featuring a booklet and two CDs containing the original album tracks and numerous alternate takes. A follow-up album, Café Europa, which contained a booklet. This album featured more alternate takes of the G. I, fontana, Frank Bode, Bernie Mattinson – drums LPM-2256 G. I. Blues Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database LSP-2256 G. I, blues Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseG.I. Blues (album) – G.I. Blues
30. Blue Hawaii (album) – Blue Hawaii is the fourteenth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2426, on October 20,1961. It is the soundtrack to the 1961 film of the same name starring Presley, Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 21,22, and 23,1961. In the United States, the album spent 20 weeks at the number one slot and 39 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboards Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on December 21,1961, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27,1992, on the US Top Pop Albums chart Blue Hawaii is second only to the soundtrack of West Side Story as the most successful album of the 1960s. RCA and Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had planned a schedule of one soundtrack and one popular music release per year for Presley. To coincide with the location of the film, touches of Hawaiian music were included, the title song was taken from the 1937 Bing Crosby film Waikiki Wedding, and Hawaiian Wedding Song dates from a 1926 operetta. The songs Cant Help Falling in Love and Rock-A-Hula Baby were pulled off the album for two sides of a released on November 21,1961. The Blue Hawaii soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1961 in the category of Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or Television, the success of this soundtrack and its predecessor G. I. Blues, both of which sold in greater quantity than Presleys two regular releases of the time, Elvis Is Back. and Something for Everybody, set the pace for the rest of the decade. Blue Hawaii was reissued on disc in 1997 and again in 2008. The latter edition was a deluxe 2-disc release on the Follow That Dream label that featured numerous alternate takes and it also corrected the error with the 1997 issue that incorrectly reversed the stereo channels. On April 29,1997, RCA released a remastered and expanded version for compact disc, tracks 1-7 were the seven songs from side one of the original LP and tracks 8-14 were from side two. JBlue Hawaii (album) – Blue Hawaii
31. It Happened at the World's Fair – It Happened at the Worlds Fair is a 1963 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a cropdusting pilot. It was filmed in Seattle, Washington, site of the Century 21 Exposition, the governor of Washington at the time, Albert Rosellini, suggested the setting to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executives. The film made $2.25 million at the box office, pilot Mike Edwards finds himself in a dilemma, his partner and friend Danny, gambles away the money Mike had set aside to pay their debts. Since they lost their money and a $1,200 debt, the sheriff takes possession of their plane, Bessie. If they cannot come up with the money in twelve days, Mike and Danny become reluctant hitchhikers, looking for a lift to anywhere. They are picked up by apple farmer Walter Ling and his niece Sue-Lin and they end up in Seattle, Washington, location of the 1962 Worlds Fair. When the uncle is called away on business, Danny persuades Mike to take Sue-Lin to tour the local Worlds Fair and it is during a visit to the doctor at the fair that Mike falls for Diane Warren, an attractive but stubborn nurse who resists Mikes advances. He gives a quarter to a boy who kicks him in the shin, dianes supervisor then convinces her to give Mike a ride back to his apartment, convinced his leg is injured. Mike and Diane dine at the top of the fairs Space Needle, however, he also courts Dorothy Johnson. Walter inexplicably fails to back the next day to get Sue-Lin. Sue-Lin feigns illness so that nurse Diane will come to their apartment and examine her, when Diane discovers that Mike has no kinship to Sue-Lin, she wants to inform the Welfare Board so that Sue-Lin can be removed from Mike and Dannys apartment. There is a mysterious nightfall plane delivery for Mikes and Dannys friend Vince, the film ends with Mike and Diane in love. The hitchhiking scene with Elvis and Gary Lockwood was filmed near Camarillo, California, while The Elvis Encyclopedia believes that the Wilburton Trestle was shown in the movie, further evidence points to a different location. It is actually a trestle over the White River between Enumclaw and Buckley, now demolished, the view in the movie was taken at the intersection of Mud Mountain Road and Highway 410, looking southeasterly. You can see Mount Rainier in the background, which you cant see at this angle from the Wilburton Trestle, the Wilburton Trestle is actually bigger than the White River Trestle, at six sections high. The trestle pictured in the movie is only four sections high at the road crossing, the film was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on August 7,2007 as a Region 1 Widescreen DVD. It marked Kurt Russells film debut, vicky Tiu, sister of entertainer Ginny, later grew up to be the first lady of Hawaii when she married Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano. List of American films of 1963 Guralnick, Peter, and Ernst Jorgensen, Elvis Day by Day, The Definitive Record of His Life and MusicIt Happened at the World's Fair – Theatrical release poster
32. Roustabout (album) – Roustabout is the twenty-first album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2999, in October 1964. It is the soundtrack to the 1965 film of the same name starring Presley, Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, on March 2 and 3, and April 29,1964. It peaked at one on the Billboard Top LPs chart. It was certified Gold on May 20,1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America, the album would be Presleys final soundtrack to reach number one and his last number one album until 1973s Aloha From Hawaii, Via Satellite. Payments to Presley for each film amounted to between $225,000 to $1,000,000 up front, often half the budget for production, with a 50% share of the profits. These movies were being shot in sometimes as little as three weeks, with the scoring and recording of the soundtrack albums taking no more than two weeks. As a result, successful writers such as Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott and it was interlocking self-promotion, causing one MGM employee to remark that the movies didnt need titles. Blackwell and Scott in fact submitted a candidate for the track, Im a Roustabout recorded on March 3. This recording was released by RCA on the 2003 compilation 2nd to None. Presley and his coterie of top session musicians gamely plowed through all of this, four songs from this album appeared on the 1995 soundtrack compilation, The Essential 60s Masters II, Roustabout, Little Egypt, Poison Ivy League, and Theres a Brand New Day on the Horizon. J. Fontana – drums Buddy Harman – drums Hal Blaine – drumsRoustabout (album) – Roustabout
33. Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Paradise, Hawaiian Style is a 1966 musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley. It was the third and final motion picture that Presley filmed in Hawaii, the film reached #40 on the Variety weekly box office chart, earning $2.5 million in theaters. Rick Richards returns to his home in Hawaii after being fired from his job as an airline pilot and he and his buddy Danny Kohana go into the helicopter charter business together. But Ricks reckless flying and his careless negotiations with local women may cost Rick the business, 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, collection by Paul Mavis at DVD Talk, August 6,2007 Review by Jon Danziger at digitallyOBSESSEDParadise, Hawaiian Style – Theatrical release poster
34. Double Trouble (Elvis Presley album) – Double Trouble is the twenty-ninth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP3787, in June 1967. It is the soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name starring Presley, recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders and at MGM Studios in Hollywood, California, on June 28,29, and 30,1966. It peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200 and that song would be issued as a single in late April, prior to the films premiere, and would peak at an anemic number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100. Even the chosen release date for Double Trouble would prove unfortunate — the same day as The Beatles era-encapsulating landmark album, peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as David Bowies debut album. Nine songs were recorded for the film, coming in at a brief 17,11, to bring up the running time, three tracks recorded at the lost album sessions of May 1963, were added to push the album over the twenty-minute mark. Two had already been issued as b-sides to singles, Never Ending, the flipside to an album track Such a Night. It Wont Be Long was recorded for the film but was not used, in 2004 Double Trouble was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with a selection of alternate takes. Tracks 1-12 are the album tracksDouble Trouble (Elvis Presley album) – Double Trouble
35. 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 generous NASCAR race car driver who feels compelled to bail friends and this proves to be a problem for Steve in his efforts to continue racing competitively and support those who depend on his generosity. Susan Jacks is the IRS agent assigned to keep tabs on Steve and apply his future prize money toward his $150,000 debt, but she ends up taking a romantic interest in him as well. Elvis Presley as Steve Grayson Nancy Sinatra as Susan Jacks Bill Bixby as Kenny Donford Gale Gordon as R. W. Filming began on 26 June 1967, scenes were shot at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The film features guest appearances by several of the top stock-car—better known now as NASCAR—drivers of the day including Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, Tiny Lund and they were shown individually with their names in the films opening credits. This would be the formula musical film of Presleys career. His remaining films would be musical and more adult in tone. Although the film was completed in the summer of 1967. It was a flop, placing at #40 on the Variety weekly national box office list. The only guitar to be featured in the film is during one of the closing scenes, during the performance of There Aint Nothing Like A Song. Speedway was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on August 7,2007 as a Region 1 widescreen DVD. List of American films of 1968 Speedway at the Internet Movie Database Speedway at the TCM Movie Database Review of Speedway by Bill Treadway at DVD Verdict,3 August 2004, Review of Speedway by Jeff Rosado at digitallyOBSESSEDSpeedway (film) – Theatrical release poster
36. NBC-TV Special – Elvis is the thirty-fourth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in December 1968. Recording sessions took place in Burbank, California at Western Recorders on June 20,21,22 and 23,1968 and it peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on July 22,1969 and Platinum on July 15,1999 by the RIAA, unlike the drudgery of the feature film soundtrack recordings, Presley was genuinely excited by the project. The two ballad tracks from album were issued as singles. If I Can Dream being released earlier in the month, backed on the B-side with a song from his movie in theaters at the time, Live a Little, Love a Little and it peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest charting single since 1965. Memories was released two months after the broadcast, backed with the title song to his next film, Charro. By making it to the top ten on the chart after his previous album had charted at a dismal #82. Presley insisted the mono mixes for these songs were retained for the album, several hours of music were recorded for the special, and the unused material has been reissued in many different formats over the years. On August 27,1991, RCA released a version for compact disc. On August 5,2008, Legacy released a 4-CD compilation of the recording sessions for the special. Elvis Presley A Life in Music, The Complete Recording Sessions, new York, St. Martins Press,1998, LPM-4088 Elvis at the The Elvis Presley Record Research DatabaseNBC-TV Special – Elvis (NBC-TV Special)
37. 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – Elvis Gold Records, Volume 2, also known as 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Cant Be Wrong, is the ninth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, issued by RCA Victor in November 1959. It is a compilation of hit singles released in 1958 and 1959 by Presley, therefore, the phrase was not part of the original title of the album. The boasting on the label appears nearly exclusively on records from RCA Victors Hollywood pressing plant, Elvis Gold Records, Vol.2 peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for a Gold Record Award on November 1,1966 and it was certified for a Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27,1992. Elvis Gold Records, Vol.2 consists of both sides of five singles released during 1958 and 1959, two sides made number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and six others reached the Top 10. In the 1950s, a Gold Record awarded to a single required certified sales of one million copies in the United States and 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 track album on disc in reprocessed stereo sound. This issue was withdrawn and the disc was reissued in original monophonic. RCA reissued the album again in 1997 in a 20 track expanded edition, adding one A-side and one B-side, several of those EP tracks were hit singles in other countries, notably the UK. The bonus tracks are interspersed within the tracks, with the running order to the album substantially altered. The unified Billboard Hot 100 singles chart was not created until August,1958, chart positions for records prior to this date were taken from the magazines Best Sellers in Stores chart. In some cases, the measurement of success of rock. Chart positions for the tracks on the CDs were taken from the peak position that the EP album achieved on Billboards then extant EP chart. The famous cover photo, of images of Elvis wearing the gold lamé suit designed by Nudies of Hollywood, has been copied many times. The 1983 album by Rod Stewart, Body Wishes, The Elvis Costello & The Attractions bootleg album of the name from the 1980s. Blues Travelers more modest 1,000,000 People Cant Be Wrong of 1994, blumfelds second studio album LEtat Et Moi from 1995. The Falls compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Cant Be Wrong from 2004,100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong, also from 2004. 50,000,000 Soulwax Fans Cant Be Wrong from 200550,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
38. Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 – Elvis Golden Records Volume 3 is a greatest hits album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor as LPM/LSP-2765 on August 11,1963. The album was the volume of an eventual five volume collection. It is a compilation of hit singles released in 1960,1961, the album was originally released as a mono and stereo LP record and was reissued several times including a Compact Disc edition in 1997 that included six bonus tracks. It was certified Gold on November 1,1966, and Platinum on March 27,1992, Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker, envisioned a marketing strategy of alternating soundtrack albums with independent studio recordings, accompanied by singles. By mid-1963, Presleys studio albums had struggled while the albums had all done brisk business. Sessions in late May had failed to produce material cohesive enough for an album, those tracks surfacing on singles and pell-mell on soundtracks. The immediate solution was another compilation of hit singles, the sales numbers proving the success of this interim strategy. Golden Records Volume 3 comprises eight Top Five A-sides along with four b-sides which also made the Top 40, Fame and Fortune, I Gotta Know, Little Sister, Five A-Sides, Stuck on You, Its Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight. Surrender, and Good Luck Charm went to #1 and its Now or Never had been adapted from the 1898 Neapolitan song O Sole Mio, and Are You Lonesome Tonight, a ballad from 1926, had been a rare request from Parker to Presley for Parkers wife. As with the titles in the series, all singles in this compilation are certified by the RIAA as attaining gold status with sales of at least 500,000 copies. The original 12-track album was first issued on disc by RCA in 1989. The Girl of My Best Friend was taken from the album Elvis Is Back. and Wooden Heart from the soundtrack to G. I. Wooden Heart would be reissued as a b-side twice, once in 1964 and again in 1965, and the b-side Wild in the Country is the title track to the film of the same name. The remaining pair of songs, Follow That Dream and King of the Whole Wide World, are respectively from the EP soundtracks to the Presley movies Follow That Dream. The album was reissued again with the tracks removed and the original running order restored. Original recordings produced by Steve Sholes, Joseph Lilley, Chet Atkins, Urban Thielmann, Jeff Alexander, chart positions for singles taken from Billboard Pop Singles chart where noted. Elvis Golden Records Volume 3 at DiscogsElvis' Golden Records Volume 3 – Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
39. Elvis for Everyone – Is the twenty-third album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, issued by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP3450, in August 1965. Recording sessions took place over a span at Sun Studio in Memphis, RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It peaked at number 10 on the Top Pop Albums chart, sessions in late May 1963 failed to coalesce into his fifth studio album of the 1960s, and by 1965 Presleys musical output had been focused exclusively on his movie career and soundtrack output. He had not released a studio album since Pot Luck in June 1962. RCA Victor invented the concept of an Anniversary Album to celebrate Presleys tenth year with the label, the albums cover depicting Presley standing next to the RCA Victor trademark Nipper the dog, sitting atop a cash register. Since May 1963, Presley had only made one non-movie session in January 1964 that yielded a mere three tracks, two of which had already been issued as sides for singles. Bereft of new material, RCA Victor assembled this album from unused tracks going all the way back to the Sun Records years, from sessions for both soundtracks and regular commercial releases. Possibly owing to its assembly from scraps and rejects, although it made the top ten on the LP chart, several tracks had appeared on film, but had not been issued on record before. In My Way had appeared in the 1961 film Wild in the Country, Sound Advice in the 1962 film Follow That Dream, the remaining eight tracks had been unissued in any form. RCA had intended to include the unreleased Sun Records track Tennessee Saturday Night, in 2014 Elvis for Everyone was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special 2-disc edition that contained the original album tracks along with numerous alternate takesElvis for Everyone – Elvis for Everyone!
40. Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 – Elvis, A Legendary Performer Volume 1 is a greatest hits collection by American singer and musician Elvis Presley issued in 1974 by RCA Records. It features 14 tracks, which includes songs and two interviews with Presley. It was certified Gold on January 8,1975 and Platinum, the album opens with his first recording from 1954, Thats All Right, the song that started his recording career at Sun Records. Each successive volume contained increasing amounts of previously unissued material. I, the two interview recordings were originally released by RCA Victor in 1958 as the EP, Elvis SailsElvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1
41. Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 – Elvis, A Legendary Performer Volume 2 is a compilation album featuring recordings by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. As with the first volume of the series, issued in 1974, in this volume, RCA Records released for the first time Harbor Lights, a ballad Presley recorded during his first session for Sun Records in July 1954. This marked the first time since the 1965 album Elvis for Everyone, in which the Sun recording Tomorrow Night was included, also included were a pair of previously unreleased interview recordings. It was certified Gold on October 25,1977 and Platinum, the Legendary Performer series would continue with Elvis, A Legendary Performer Volume 3, which was released in 1979, two years after Presleys deathElvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 – Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2
42. 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 by RCA Records as the sequel to the years highly successful ELV1S,30 #1 Hits. Although not as successful as its predecessor, 2nd to None made the top 10 in at least nine countries, 2nd to None was produced by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Ray Bardani. The releases primary artwork consists of a picture of Elvis head, the releases art direction and design was handled by Mike Jurkovac. The artwork and design for the European release of the album was different, being similar to ELV1S and having the art direction and design by the same person. To promote the album in the United Kingdom, an album titled Before Anyone Did Anything2nd to None – Cover to the standard edition of the album
43. Love Me Tender (1956 film) – Love Me Tender is a 1956 American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb, and released by 20th Century Fox on November 15,1956. The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget and it is in the Western genre with musical numbers. As Presleys movie debut, it was the time in his acting career that he did not receive top billing. Love Me Tender was originally to be titled The Reno Brothers and this was the only time that Presley played a historical figure. The family is informed that eldest brother Vance has been killed on the battlefield. After four years of war, the return home and find that Vances girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. Although Vance accepts this wholeheartedly, the family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. The subplot of unresolved passion carries the film, it is clear from the outset upon the Reno brothers return home that Cathy still loves Vance, honor prevails for Vance, but jealousy turns Clint into an irrationally thinking rival for the love of the heroine. In the films opening scenes, the plot is presented. They do not know that the war ended only a day before, the Confederates come to a decision to keep the money as spoils of war, an issue that will come back into the plot after the Reno brothers return home. A conflict of interest ensues when Vance tries to return the money against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates, the film reaches its tragic conclusion with Clints death during a final shootout. In the end, the money is returned, the Reno brothers are released, jones as Pardee Fleming Dick Sargent as Confederate Soldier Barry Coe as Mr. Davis Before his success as a singer, Presley had shown interest in becoming an actor. When he first met his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, he expressed an interest in the movies. In interviews during his rise to fame, Presley would often talk about his hopes of attending somewhere like the Actors Studio and he also insisted that he would not like to sing in any of his movies because he wished to be taken seriously as a film star. However, Parker had a plan to cross-promote Presleys films with his music, because of this, not only is Elvis regarded as a musician, he is regarded as an actor as well. Presley screen-tested for Hal Wallis on March 26,1956 at Paramount Studios, the test lasted three days and included Presley performing two scenes from The Rainmaker, and lip-syncing to Blue Suede Shoes. Wallis partner, Joe Hazen, commented, As a straight actor and his first screen test, a scene from the William Inge play The Girls of Summer, resulted in drama coach Charlotte Clary declaring to her class of students, Now that is a natural born actor. On April 2, Wallis offered Presley a contract for one motion picture, the contract was finalized on April 25, and also stipulated that Presley was free to make at least one picture a year for other studiosLove Me Tender (1956 film) – film poster by Tom Chantrell
44. G.I. Blues – Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers. The movie was filmed at Paramount Pictures studio, with some pre-production scenery shot on location in Germany before Presleys release from the army, the movie reached #2 on the Variety weekly national box office chart in 1960. The movie won a 2nd place or runner-up prize Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1960, U. S. Army Specialist 5 Tulsa McLean is a tank crewman with a singing career. Serving with the 3rd Armored Spearhead Division in West Germany, McLean dreams of running his own nightclub when he leaves the army, Tulsa and his buddies have formed a band and perform in various German Gasthauses, night clubs, and on an Armed Forces stage. In one bar, he discovers the record Blue Suede Shoes sung by someone named Elvis Presley on a jukebox. Dynamite and Turk have vied for women before when the two were stationed in Hawaii, when Dynamite gets transferred to Alaska, Tulsa is brought in to take his place. He is not looking forward to it, but must go through with it, Tulsa uses his Southern charm and calls Lili maam. She at first sees Tulsa as another Occupation Duty GI, then after a day on the Rhine, Lili begins to fall for him. Tulsas friend Cookie, meanwhile, falls in love with Lilis roommate, in the end, Ricks and Marlas baby son Tiger helps Tulsa win the bet for the outfit—and Lilis heart. 5 Tulsa McLean Juliet Prowse as Lili Robert Ivers as PFC Cookie James Douglas as Rick Letícia Román as Tina Sigrid Maier as Marla Scotty Moore as himself D. J. Despite his previous three films being mostly slammed by the critics, they warmed to King Creole and its star, Presley felt confident that he had a future in acting after this praise and he was looking forward to returning to Hollywood after his time in the army. The script was written by Edmund Beloin and Henry Garson, who had done the final revisions for Hal Wallis on Dont Give Up the Ship, in 1958 they came up with an original treatment for an Elvis Presley movie called Christmas in Berlin. It was later known as Cafe Europa before becoming GI Blues, eight months prior to Presley being discharged, in August 1959, producer Hal Wallis visited with him in Germany to go over the script for G. I. Blues and film some on-location scenes, although some scenes were used in the final film, Presley did not film at any time during his time there. Elvis double, Private First Class Tom Creel, was used for some shots, the U. S. Army supplied tanks and vehicles on manoeuvres to be used in the filming, and appointed public information officer John J. Mawn as technical advisor for the film. Mawn had presided over Presleys military press conferences, Presley returned to the U. S. in March 1960 and began work on the film in late April. Hal Wallis originally wanted Michael Curtiz to direct but eventually selected Norman Taurog, dolores Hart, Joan Blackman and Ursula Andress were all tested to play the female lead before deciding on Juliet Prowse. The film, which was not well received by critics, was released on November 23,1960, Presleys return to the screen led to a riot in a Mexico City theater showing G. IG.I. Blues – Theatrical release poster
45. 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, the film was directed by Don Siegel and had a working title of Black Star. The movie reached No.12 on the box office charts, Elvis Presley plays Pacer Burton, the son of a Kiowa mother and a Texan father working as a rancher. His family, including a half-brother, Clint, live a life on the Texan frontier. Life becomes anything but typical when a tribe of Kiowa begin raiding neighboring homesteads. Pacer soon finds himself caught between the two worlds, part of both but belonging to neither, Elvis Presley as Pacer Burton Barbara Eden as Roslyn Pierce Steve Forrest as Clint Burton Dolores del Río as Neddy Burton John McIntire as Sam Pa Burton L. Q. Originally Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were lined up to play the brothers, 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 for roles with fewer songs. Flaming Star was initially to include four songs, but after Presley demanded two of the songs be removed, it ended up only the title song and a short number at the opening birthday party scene. Barbara Steele, a British actress originally signed to play the love interest, was replaced during filming by Barbara Eden after studio executives decided that Steeles accent was too pronounced, the film was released only one month after G. I. Blues but did not achieve the degree of box office success. Presleys next film, Wild in the Country, also failed to impress fans or critics and this led to musical-comedies such as Blue Hawaii and Kid Galahad, which set the precedent for most of his roles for the rest of his career. No longer would Presley be considered a serious actor, Movie reviews Movie review by For Elvis Fans Only Review by Rachel Sanders at Apollo Movie Guide. DVD reviews Review by Jon Danziger at digitallyOBSESSEDFlaming Star – Film poster
46. 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 1962 in the category of Best Written American Musical, the film won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1961. Chadwick Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, girls. in 1962 and Paradise, Hawaiian Style in 1965. Wallis was keen to put Presley into a film that showed how the army affected a man, actress Juliet Prowse, who had starred with Presley in GI Blues, was approached to be his love interest again. However, after her demands were put forward, Paramount decided to drop her as a candidate for the role. Presley was apparently so pale before shooting that Wallis personally recommended a brand of tanning lamp to darken his skin, the film was announced in the fall of 1960 as Hawaii Beach Boy. At the time, film producer Walter Mirisch had a similar titled film in production, Hawaii, Presley arrived in Hawaii on March 18,1961, to prepare for a charity concert that he was performing on March 25 to raise funds for the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. He arrived at the studio on March 21 to start the recording of the films soundtrack. Following location filming, the returned to the Paramount lot to finish other scenes for the film. Presley would relax during filming by giving karate demonstrations with his friend and employee, Red West, Wallis warned the female stars of the film to avoid parties hosted by Presley because they were turning up for shooting looking tired. Producer Hal Wallis would use the box office returns from Blue Hawaii to finance an upcoming Wallis film, 1964s Becket, starring Richard Burton, Presley was 26 at the time this film was released, and a not yet 36-year-old Angela Lansbury played his characters mother. Lansbury would later comment that her appearance here was one of the worst in her career, nancy Walters, who was cast as the older school teacher was, in reality, only 18 months older than Presley. Much of the film was shot on location at the Coco Palms Resort on the east coast of Kauai, the resort has been abandoned since Hurricane Iniki in 1992. In actuality, Kahala is located on the side of Diamond Head from Waikiki. There were several scenes filmed in and around the famous Waikiki Beach, including the driving scenes. The Blue Hawaii soundtrack album was on the Billboard Pop Albums chart for 79 weeks and it has been certified by the RIAA for sales of three million copies in the U. S. The Blue Hawaii soundtrack album was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1961 in the category of Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or TelevisionBlue Hawaii – Theatrical release poster
47. 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, producer Walter Mirisch liked the song Follow that Dream and retitled the picture. The movie reached #5 on the Variety weekly Box Office Survey, 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 chance encounter with an avid fisherman gives Holly an idea and they build a thriving business catering to sports fishermen. Toby rejects the advances of amorous social worker Alisha Claypoole, who goes to court to have the children away in revenge. Also, her government official boyfriend considers the squatters home to be an eyesore, finally, since the area is outside the jurisdiction of any law enforcement, two gamblers soon set up a casino in a trailer, and Toby has to deal with their armed thugs. In the end, Tobys earthy wits win over the judge, Holly also gets Toby to recognize that she is a grown woman. Elvis Presley as Toby Anne Helm as Holly Arthur OConnell as Pop Joanna Moore as Alisha Jack Kruschen as Carmine Simon Oakland as Nick Roland Winters as Judge Alan Hewitt as H. At first, Powell was unhappy that Presley had been chosen for the role, filming began July 6,1961 in the summer heat of Florida. It was filmed in Citrus, Marion, and Levy Counties, specifically Inverness, Ocala, Inglis, the courtroom scene took place in the 1912 Citrus County Old Courthouse in Inverness which has been restored and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Part of the courtroom restoration can be attributed to the film in that it was the only record of the original courtroom configuration. Yankeetown memorializes his stay in the form of a major highway, the parkway was so named because of the efforts of four Elvis fans. After months of meetings, the parkway had an opening under its new name, Follow That Dream Parkway. The dedication and celebration was held in Inglis, the bank scene was filmed in Ocala at a bank on Silver Springs Boulevard. During filming, Elvis met Tom Petty, who was only 11 years old at the time, pettys uncle was involved in the production of the movie. Shortly afterwards, Petty swapped his slingshot for a collection of Elvis records. Review by Stuart Galbraith IV at DVD Talk, May 25,2004Follow That Dream: Elvis Rocks the Beach! – Theatrical release poster
48. 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 produced by Hal Wallis and directed by John Rich from a screenplay by Anthony Lawrence, the screenplay was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best written American musical although Roustabout received a lukewarm review in Variety. The films soundtrack album was one of Elvis Presleys most successful, musician Charlie Rogers is fired from a gig 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 and he spots Cathy Lean driving with her father Joe and their employer, Maggie Morgan. When Charlie tries to become friendly with Cathy, Joe forces him off the road, Maggie offers him a place to stay and a job with her struggling traveling carnival while the bike is being repaired. Charlie becomes a carnie, a roustabout, Maggie recognizes his musical talents and promotes him to feature attraction. His act soon draws large crowds, off stage, Charlie romances Cathy, which creates animosity with Joe. Once again, he is a great success, however, when Charlie learns that Maggie is facing bankruptcy, he returns to her carnival. In the musical finale, he is reunited with Cathy. Garr can also be seen as a dancer during several musical numbers. Joy Harmon as College Girl Richard Kiel as Strongman, bennett Its a Wonderful World by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Roustabout reached #8 nationally at the box office in 1964 based on the Variety survey, the film finished as #28 on the year-end list of the top-grossing movies of 1964 and earned $3 million at the box office. The films screenwriters, Anthony Lawrence and Allan Weiss, were nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical, the film generated a best-selling soundtrack album that went #1 on the Billboard charts. The soundtrack album would be Presleys final #1 soundtrack and last #1 album until 1969s From Elvis in Memphis, list of American films of 1964 Roustabout at the Internet Movie Database Roustabout at AllMovie Roustabout at the TCM Movie Database Roustabout at Rotten TomatoesRoustabout (film) – Theatrical release poster
49. 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 on the 1953 novel by Dan Cushman, the film reached number 65 on the Variety weekly national box office chart in 1968. Elvis Presley stars as Native American rodeo rider Joe Lightcloud, a Navajo whose family lives on the reservation. He returns to the reservation in a white Cadillac convertible with which he proceeds to drive cattle, Joe persuades his Congressman to give him 20 heifers and a prize bull so he and his father can prove that the Navajos can successfully raise cattle on the reservation. If their experiment is successful, then the government will help all the Navajo people, but Joes friend, Bronc Hoverty accidentally barbecues the prize bull, while Joe sells the heifers to buy plumbing and other home improvements for his stepmother, Annie Lightcloud. Joe is able to borrow a bull, Dominick, but the bull is lackadaisical, mamie Callahan, the daughter of shot gun-toting tavern owner Glenda Callahan cant seem to stay away from the girl-chasing Joe. Joe also trades in his horse at a car dealership for a red convertible automobile from which he sells the parts off to obtain cash from a salvage yard. After almost all of the car parts are sold, he rides around in a beat-up motorcycle. In order to raise money, Joe organizes a contest in which riders have to stay on Dominick, in addition, Joe himself has to ride Dominick and stay on in order to win the prize money. Joe wins the contest and receives the prize money, in a fight at his fathers house, Joe and his friends are involved in a large fight that destroys the house they have been building. Elvis Presley as Joe Lightcloud Burgess Meredith as Charlie Lightcloud Joan Blondell as Glenda Callahan Katy Jurado as Annie Lightcloud Thomas Gomez as Grandpa Henry Jones as Hy Slager L. Q, Elvis was paid $850,000 plus 40% of the profits. For the first time since Wild in the Country, neither an LP album nor, three songs were written for the film by the stalwart team of Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman, who had already contributed close to 50 songs for various Elvis movies in the decade. Although released before Speedway, this film and its soundtrack were made after, the recording session took place at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 1,1967. At the end of session, Presley made his record producer Felton Jarvis promise never to release the song written for him to sing to a bull in the movie. However, the song is sung to two women in the movie, and the bull is nowhere to be found throughout the entire song, making a rather strange scene. Two additional songs related to the film were recorded at sessions on January 10 and 11,1968, released as catalogue item 47-9465b on February 28,1968, the B-side Stay Away would peak at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 independently of U. S. Male. The producer in charge of the recordings for MGM was Jeff Alexander. JStay Away, Joe – Theatrical release poster by Robert McGinnis
50. 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 several previous Presley films and this was to be Taurogs final film. The film introduced the song A Little Less Conversation, a take of which would form the basis of a remix that returned Presley to international music sales charts in 2002. This film had Presley sharing the screen with another legendary singing idol, Rudy Vallee, but Vallee, then in his late 60s, did not sing in this movie. Greg Nolan is a photographer who lives a carefree life — that is, until he encounters an eccentric. Bernice assumes different names and personalities whenever the mood hits her, after having her Great Dane dog, Albert, chase Greg into the water when he insults her after a kiss, Bernice invites him to stay at her beachfront home. She later manages to make him lose his job and apartment after drugging him, however, Bernice also manages to find Greg another home. He wants to repay her so he gets two full-time photographer jobs, one for a Playboy-like magazine owned by Mike Lansdown, the other for a very conservative advertising firm co-owned by Mr. Penlow. The two jobs are in the building, forcing Greg to run from one to the other without being detected. He also must deal with Bernice and her eccentric ways, Elvis Presley as Greg Nolan Michele Carey as Bernice Don Porter as Mike Lansdown Rudy Vallee as Mr. It had a more mature tone than other Presley musicals with strong language, drug references, Elvis was paid $850,000 plus 50% of the profits. Unlike many previous films which involved location scenes shot against a backdrop, scenes were filmed in and around Hollywood, along the Malibu coast, at Marineland, and at the Los Angeles Music Center. The film co-starred Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, and Dick Sargent, several of Presleys Memphis Mafia friends, such as Red West and Joe Esposito, also appeared. Released on October 23,1968, the failed to impress most critics. Due to a poor performance on US release, the film was not released at all in many regions. A Little Less Conversation was released as a single with Almost in Love on the side on September 3,1968. It peaked at #69, while its b-side scraped into the Billboard Hot 100 at #95 independently, Edge of Reality appeared on November 5,1968, as the b-side to RCA single 47-9670 If I Can Dream, the song Presley used to close out his 1968 Christmas Special. Wonderful World, which played over the credits to the filmLive a Little, Love a Little – Theatrical release poster
51. 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 and their lives become complicated by the realities they face in the inner city, and by the doctor who falls in love with one of the nuns. The film was produced by Joe Connelly for NBC Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures, filmed on location in the Los Angeles area and at the Universal Studios during March and April 1969, Change of Habit was released in the United States on November 10,1969. It spent four weeks on the Variety Box Office Survey, peaking at #17, Change of Habit was Presleys 31st and final film acting role, his remaining film appearances were in concert documentaries. The film was Moores fourth and final film under her brief Universal Pictures contract, Moore and Edward Asner, who also appears in the film, would go on to star in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, one of the most popular television shows in the 1970s. Dr. John Carpenter is a physician in a ghetto clinic who falls for a co-worker, Michelle Gallagher, Elvis stars as a professional man for the first and only time in his career. Dr. Carpenter heads a clinic serving a community in a major metropolis. He is surprised to be offered assistance by three women, unknown to him, the three are nuns in street clothing who want to aid the community but are afraid the local residents might be reluctant to seek help if their true identities were known. The nuns are also facing opposition from the rude and arrogant priest from the local parish, Carpenter falls for Sister Michelle Gallagher, played by wholesome Mary Tyler Moore, but Sister Michelles true vocation remains unknown to Dr. Carpenter. She also has feelings for the doctor but is reluctant to leave the order, the film concludes with Sister Michelle and Sister Irene entering a church where Dr. Carpenter is singing to pray for guidance to make her choice. Uncredited Cast, By 1969, Presleys future in Hollywood was under threat, although still financially successful, mainly due to the make em quick, make em cheap attitude of Presleys manager Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys films had been making less profit in recent years. When Parker had struggled to find any willing to pay Presleys usual $1 million fee, he struck a deal with NBC to produce one feature film. NBC would pay Presley $1.25 million for both features, and Parker was happy in the knowledge that he was able to earn $1 million for his client. The film Change of Habit had been announced in 1967, with Mary Tyler Moore signing up in October 1968 and it was considered a Moore vehicle until January 1969 when Presley signed on to take the lead role. Although set in New York City, the film was shot in the Los Angeles area and at the Universal Studios lot during March and April 1969. It was released nationwide in the United States on November 10,1969 and spent four weeks on the Variety Box Office Survey, Mary Tyler Moore and Edward Asner would soon become co-stars of her self-named The Mary Tyler Moore Show, one of televisions enduring hits from 1970-77. In Change of Habit, however, they shared no scenes and he had a month-long engagement at the International Hotel in Paradise, Nevada lined up in August, his first live performances in eight years, and clearly now had turned his career around. A song recorded at American, Rubberneckin, would be used in the film, four songs would be recorded at the soundtrack sessions, of which Lets Be Friends would not be used in the filmChange of Habit – Theatrical release poster
52. Elvis: That's the Way It Is – Elvis, Thats the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presleys Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970 and it was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presleys return to live performances after years of making films. The original concept as devised by technical advisor Colonel Tom Parker was in view of Elviss triumphant return to live performances was a closed circuit television presentation of one show and this was the first show of Elvis first tour in 13 years. Elvis and his band are seen rehearsing for the Las Vegas engagement at MGM Studios in Culver City, California. There are scenes of Elvis running through such tunes as I Just Cant Help Believing, Whatd I Say, Little Sister, Words, Thats All Right Mama, 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, Elvis and the entire group run through songs from Mary In the Morning to Polk Salad Annie. These rehearsals took place on August 7,1970, footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 5,1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities, a tandem 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 and he sings many well-known songs, including several of those that he had been seen rehearsing earlier in the film. The movie is intercut with footage of fans offering commentary about what Elvis means to them, officials at the International Hotel. A soundtrack album was released in conjunction with the film and it was Presleys first full-length film soundtrack album since 1968s Speedway, and the last as his final film, 1972s Elvis on Tour, did not have a soundtrack release. It was only a soundtrack release, as it did not include all of the live performances. A Special Edition was released in 2001 in conjunction with the Special Edition of the movie, the new version eliminated much of the documentary and non-Elvis content of the original in favor of adding additional performances of Elvis rehearsing and in concert. The final film runs 12 minutes shorter than the original, but contains more music, the special edition was released on January 19,2001, when this new version made its worldwide debut on the cable network, Turner Classic Movies and produced by award-winning producer Rick Schmidlin. In August 2007 a two-disc DVD special edition was released by Warner/Turner that has both the reworked version plus the original cut, the original, however, has only a mono soundtrack. The DVD also includes approximately 35 minutes of performances and other footage that was not included in either edition. A Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook was announced for release in August 12,2014, academy Award® nominated Lucien Ballard was the cinematographerElvis: That's the Way It Is – Elvis: That's the Way It Is
53. 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 motion picture to star Elvis Presley before his death in 1977. A follow-up to the 1970 release Elvis, Thats the Way it Is, another musical documentary, Elvis on Tour also contains vintage footage of Presleys famous 1956 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and 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. Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was unhappy with the inclusion of a scene which mocked Presleys acting career by showing screen kisses taken from a number of his previous films. According to the producers, it was a dig at the repetitiveness of these films by changing the background. Among those working on film were Martin Scorsese, who supervised montage sequences. The film was directed by Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel, the concert film reached #13 on the Variety National Box Office Survey. In general, documentaries were very rarely box office successes, however, despite costing upwards of $1.6 million to produce, most of which was Presleys $1 million fee, the film recouped its production costs after just three days in theaters. The 1997 VHS reissue was negatively criticized because of the lack of the images that were present on all previously released VHS copies of the film. Although Presley would be offered numerous roles over the next few years. Footage from Elvis on Tour would later be reused in the 1981 Elvis documentary This Is Elvis, the working titles of the film were Sold Out and then Standing Room Only, and a soundtrack album was planned with this title, but never released. All of the songs were performed by Elvis onstage unless otherwise noted. Many outtakes exist in the MGM vaults, including a performance of For The Good Times from the Hampton Roads. There was no album released to accompany the movie. However more recently some rehearsals and a complete show have been released by BMG, Elvis on Tour - The Rehearsals Elvis - Close Up Rehearsals and the four shows in their entirety have all been released unofficially. As part of the 75th birthday celebrations of Elvis Presley, Warner Bros. released a version of Elvis On Tour on DVD. However, the Johnny B. Goode live recording over the credits was replaced with a live recording of Dont Be Cruel due to copyright issuesElvis on Tour – Elvis on Tour
54. 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 and it was directed by Steve Binder and produced by Binder and Bones Howe. Music from the special was released before the broadcast, on the album Elvis, Presleys informal jamming in front of a small audience in the special is regarded as a forerunner of the unplugged concept, later popularized by MTV. Despite huge success in both his music and acting careers following his release from the army in 1960, Presley never toured in the United States from 1962 to 1968. Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys manager, had found it difficult to secure the usual $1,000,000 fee for a Presley film. Parker negotiated a deal with NBC for $1,250,000 to finance both a special and a film. Parker wanted the show, which was scheduled as a Christmas season broadcast and he believed the special could simply be a TV-version of the Christmas radio show Presley had contributed to the year before. Binder argued that the special was an opportunity to re-establish the singers reputation after years of formulaic movies and he and Howe hired writers to script a show with specific themes, large set designs, dance sequences and big productions of Presleys hits. However, Binder was open to any variations on this that would showcase the singers talent, the special ends with Presley appealing for world peace and tolerance with the song If I Can Dream. Other musicians included drummer Hal Blaine, pianist Don Randi, guitarist Tommy Tedesco, bass player Larry Knechtel and it was after rehearsals at Western Recorders that Binder took special note of how Presley and the other musicians would spontaneously unwind by improvising old blues and rock n roll numbers. Binder commented. and thats when I really got the idea, Wouldnt it be great if I had a camera in here, Presley is said to have been very apprehensive about the idea of performing live. His last live concert had been at the Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Binder offered a lot of support and reassurance to stop the singer from rejecting the idea of any live segments. He realized some songs already re-recorded or scheduled would need to be cut and he also brought in Presleys friends Alan Fortas, Lance LeGault and Charlie Hodge to encourage Presley and make him feel at ease. Two sessions took place, each two hours in length, the first on June 24 and the second on the 25th. Both took place in the surroundings of the dressing room at NBC. They were recorded by Presleys friend Joe Esposito using the singers own tape recorder, many songs were tried, including Danny Boy, Blue Moon, Thats My Desire and I Got A Woman, before the final repertoire was decided for the actual TV recording. Subsequently, at 6. 00pm, June 27, Presley took to the stage for the first time in seven years. Clad in black leather, Presley sat down and jammed with band mates for two shows, each show having a different audience, there was a one-hour break between themElvis (1968 TV program) – Elvis Presley in his '68 Comeback Special
55. Don't Be Cruel – Dont Be Cruel is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, in 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stones list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956. Dont Be Cruel was the first song that Presleys song publishers, Hill and Range, Blackwell was more than happy to give up 50% of the royalties and a co-writing credit to Presley to ensure that the hottest new singer around covered it. Freddy Bienstock, Elvis Music Publisher, gave the explanation for why Elvis received co-writing credit for songs like Dont Be Cruel. In the early days Elvis would show dissatisfaction with some lines and he would make alterations and his name did not appear after the first year. But if Elvis liked the song, the writers would be offered a guarantee of a million records, Presley recorded the song on July 2,1956 during an exhaustive recording session at RCA studios in New York City. During this session he also recorded Hound Dog, and Any Way You Want Me, the song featured Presleys regular band of Scotty Moore on lead guitar, Bill Black on bass, D. J. Fontana on drums, and backing vocals from the Jordanaires. The producing credit was given to RCAs Stephen H and he also ran through 31 takes of Hound Dog. The single was released on July 13,1956 backed with Hound Dog, within a few weeks Hound Dog had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by Dont Be Cruel which took #1 on all three charts, Pop, Country, and R n B. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies, Billboard ranked it as the No.2 song for 1956. Presley performed Dont Be Cruel during all three of his appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in September 1956 and January 1957, Dont Be Cruel went on to become Presleys biggest selling single recorded in 1956, with sales over six million by 1961. It became a feature of his live sets until his death in 1977. According to author Mark Lewisohn in The Complete Beatles Chronicles The Beatles performed it live from at least 1959 till 1961 if not later, No recording from then is known to survive. They finally recorded a version during the massive 1969 Get Back sessions which has never been released. However ex-Beatles John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Presley was said to be so impressed with Wilsons version that he would later incorporate many of Wilsons mannerisms into future performances. Debbie Harry recorded the song for the Otis Blackwell tribute album Brace Yourself, a cover by American country music duo The Judds peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1987Don't Be Cruel – "Don't Be Cruel"
56. 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 Bernard Weinman and Lee Rosenberg and it was first recorded in 1954 by Bernard Hardison on Republic Records. Elvis Presley recorded the song in September 1956 and first performed it on January 6,1957 on CBS-TVs The Ed Sullivan Show. Released as a single, Presleys Too Much reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to three on the R&B chart. The single peaked at two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsToo Much (Elvis Presley song) – "Too Much"
57. Teddy Bear (song) – Teddy Bear is a popular song first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for the soundtrack of his second motion picture, Loving You, during which Presley performs the song on screen. It was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe and published in 1957 by Gladys Music, clear melodic roots of this tune can be heard in the many early recordings of Boll Weevil, a traditional blues song. The song was a US number-one hit for Elvis Presley during the summer of 1957, staying at number-one for seven weeks, teddy Bear would also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth number one on that chart. In addition the song would hit 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 episodes of Full House, the three main adult characters would often sing the song as a lullaby for Michelle Tanner. Disney featured a video in the special DTV Romancin, set entirely to clips featuring the bear characters from the companys animated filmsTeddy Bear (song) – "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
58. Don't (Elvis Presley song) – Dont is a song performed by Elvis Presley, which was released in 1958. Written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it was Presleys eleventh number-one hit in the United States, dont also peaked at number four on the R&B charts. Billboard ranked it as the No.3 song for 1958, the song was included in the musical revue Smokey Joes Cafe, as a medley with Love Me. Elvis Presley – lead vocals Scotty Moore – electric guitar Bill Black – double bass D. JDon't (Elvis Presley song) – "Don't"
59. 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, which was released in 1958. It was particularly notable for breaking a string of ten consecutive number 1 hits for Presley achieved in just two years and it was Presleys 6th number-one hit in the American R&B Charts, and peaked at number 2 on the American Pop Charts. American country music singer Ricky Van Shelton covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Honeymoon in Vegas, sheltons version, also included on his album Greatest Hits Plus, peaked at number 26 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"
60. Hard Headed Woman – Hard Headed Woman is a number 1 rock and roll song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Presleys publishing company, in 1958. It is an American 12-bar blues written by African American songwriter Claude Demetrius and it was most notably recorded as a rock and roll song by Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1958 motion picture King Creole, and was included on the record album of the same name. The song was released as a single in both 78 RPM and 45 RPM formats. In 1958 it went to No.1 on the Billboard charts and it became the first rock and roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record. The song has also recorded by Wanda Jackson, among others. Cat Stevens recorded a different song of the name, on his album Tea for the Tillerman. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsHard Headed Woman – "Hard Headed Woman"
61. A Big Hunk o' Love – A Big Hunk o Love is a song written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wyche, a. k. a. Schroeder and Gold tossed a coin as to whose name should go on the record, and Gold won. Other titles written by the duo include Its Now or Never and Good Luck Charm, both of which - like A Big Hunk o Love - were originally recorded by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. A Big Hunk oLove was released as a single on June 23,1959 by RCA Victor, the song was revived by Presley in 1972 during his engagements at the Las Vegas Hilton in February 1972 and was used in his live shows until mid-1973. It was performed live for the last time on January 26,1974, the song is included in the 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour and his 1973 show broadcast via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. During this time period, it was played by the Elvis TCB Band, a Big Hunk o Love, a hard, driving rocker, was recorded at Elvis first and only session during his two years of army service. The session took place on June 10,1958 in Nashville, 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 three and four. Elvis Presley – lead vocals Hank Garland – lead guitar Bob Moore – double bass D. J. When the single was released on June 23, it was the release to come from Elvis army session after I Need Your Love Tonight b/w A Fool Such as I on March 10,1959. 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 #2 and the b-side at #23. On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart, the a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazines R&B Singles chart. Due to the success, Elvis next single was another Aaron Schroeder co-composition. A big Hunk o Love was the first of four of Schroeders songs that became #1 hits for Elvis, list of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1959 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsA Big Hunk o' Love – "A Big Hunk o' Love"
62. Stuck on You (Elvis Presley song) – Stuck on You is Elvis Presleys first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army. Stuck on You peaked at six on the R&B chart. The song knocked Percy Faiths Theme from A Summer Place from the top spot, the record reached number three in the UK. The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and J. Leslie McFarland and published by Gladys Music, 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 letters, ELVIS top right and bottom left. 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"
63. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song) – Are You Lonesome Tonight. is a song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. It was recorded several times in 1927—first by Charles Hart, with versions by Vaughn De Leath, Henry Burr. In 1950 the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty on the Billboards Pop Singles chart, in April 1960, after Elvis Presleys two-year service in the United States Army, he recorded the song at the suggestion of manager Colonel Tom Parker, Are You Lonesome Tonight. Was Parkers wife, Marie Motts, favorite song and its release was delayed by RCA Victor executives, who thought the song did not fit Presleys new style. Was released in November 1960 it was a success in the U. S. topping Billboards Pop Singles chart. A month after the release, it topped the UK Singles Chart. Presleys version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961, was later recorded by several other artists, with versions by Donny Osmond and Merle Haggard becoming top-twenty hits on the pop and country charts respectively. Billboard ranked Are You Lonesome Tonight, number 81 on its Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs list in 2008. The song was written in 1926 by vaudevillians Lou Handman and Roy Turk with three verses, followed by a spoken bridge and they based the bridge on a line in Ruggero Leoncavallos Pagliacci, and You know someone said that the worlds a stage. And each must play a part refers to All the worlds a stage from William Shakespeares As You Like It. This recitation is printed on the back cover of the original 1927 sheet music. Billboard reported in 1960 its discovery that it was written by songwriter, several versions of Are You Lonesome Tonight. The first, by Charles Hart, was recorded on May 9, on June 13, Vaughn De Leath recorded the song as the B-side of Its a Million to One Youre in Love for Edison Records. De Leath had the first hit version of the song, which peaked at four in November. On July 10,1927, the Newport Society Orchestra recorded the song with Irving Kaufman the vocalist, a version by the duet of Jerry Macy and John Ryan was released on Okeh Records as the B-side of Carolina Mine. Henry Burrs version peaked at ten, and Little Jack Little had a hit with the song for Columbia Records. The Carter Family recorded it in 1936, changing several elements of the original version, although Gene Austin included the song in his shows during the 1930s, he never recorded it. In March 1950, the Blue Barron Orchestra released Are You Lonesome Tonight, with Penny Wise and Love Foolish on the B-side, and it peaked at number nineteen on Billboards Top Pop Singles chartAre You Lonesome Tonight? (song) – "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
64. Surrender (Elvis Presley song) – Surrender is a #1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961. It is an adaptation by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman of the music of a 1902 Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and it hit number one in the US and UK in 1961 and 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 and it has been recorded by many other artists. Elvis Presley - vocals The Jordanaires - backing vocals Scotty Moore - electric guitar Hank Garland - acoustic guitar Bob Moore - double bass D. JSurrender (Elvis Presley song) – "Surrender"
65. Little Sister (Pomus/Shuman song) – Little Sister is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, the single also reached No.1 in the UK Singles Chart. Lead guitar was played by Hank Garland, with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the bass voice of Ray Walker. Presley performs the song as part of a medley with Get Back in the 1970 rockumentary film Elvis, the song would later be covered by such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Robert Plant, The Nighthawks, The Staggers, Pearl Jam, Ry Cooder and Jesse and the Rippers. The song lyric makes mention of Jim Dandy which was the title of a 1956 song Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker. An answer song to Little Sister, with the melody but different lyrics, was recorded and released under the title Hey. Recorded in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, June 25,1961, christian parody band ApologetiX recorded a parody of the song, called Little Esther, for their 1993 debut album Isnt Wasnt Aint. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsLittle Sister (Pomus/Shuman song) – "Little Sister"
66. Good Luck Charm – Good luck charm is a charm that is believed to bring good luck. An example of this is a blessing that a minister or a priest gives at the end of a ceremony, later on, people assumed that spoken words were temporary whereas a solid object is more permanent. Objects that have extraordinary significance such as the believed to be from the cross of Jesus Christ were substituted for the original spoken or sung charms. Almost any object can be used as a charm, coins and buttons are good examples. Little things that are given to you very good lucky charms. It is because of the associations they make. Many souvenir shops have a range of items that may be used as good luck charms. Good luck charms are usually worn on the body there are exceptions. The “lucky rabbit charm” was passed on and incorporated into American culture by African slaves that were brought to the Americas, the lucky bag or the “Mojo” is another borrowed idea from African culture. It is used in ceremonies to carry several lucky objects or spells. The concept is that objects placed in the bag and charged will create a supernatural effect for the bearer. Even today, mojo bags are still used, europe also contributed to the concept of lucky charms. Adherents of St. Patrick, adopted the Four leaf clover as a symbol of Irish luck because clovers are abundant in the hills of Ireland, a four-leaf clover was consistently believed to be a lucky charm. This very old Irish verse describes why, One leaf is for fame, And one leaf is for wealth, And one is for a lover, And one to bring you glorious healthGood Luck Charm – Four leaf clover
67. She's Not You – Shes Not You is a 1962 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presleys publishing company. Shes Not You reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100, in the UK, the single reached No.1 where it stayed for three weeks. It was written by Doc Pomus in collaboration with Leiber and Stoller and it was released by Presley in the key of F major. Episode 1 of the 2004 BBC miniseries Blackpool featured the Presley recording, accompanied on screen by the singing and dancing of the characters, chris Isaak covered this song on his 2011 album, Beyond the Sun. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsShe's Not You – "She's Not You"
68. Crying in the Chapel – Crying in the Chapel is a song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it while still in school in 1953, along with Arties band the Rhythm Riders. The song was rejected by Hill and Range Songs and Acuff-Rose Music, the song was eventually published by Valley Publishers which also released the single featuring Darrell Glenn. It became a 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 Glenns original recording reached number one on the Cash Box charts, a recording by June Valli with orchestra directed by Joe Reisman was made in New York City on June 11,1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog umber 20-5368 and by EMI on the His Masters Voice label as catalog numbers HR10007, N14105 and CS14. This was the most successful pop version on the Billboard charts, on October 30,1960, 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 and it was later included as a bonus track on Presleys 1967 gospel album, How Great Thou Art. The single was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US, a vinyl single was also released by JAD in 2002. They feature a duet between Bob Marley and Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie in medley style. This duet version single hit number one in the UK Echoes magazine in April 1998, a dub version entitled War/Selassie in Dub was released on the flip side. A later Jamaican DJ version by Joseph Cotton entitled Conflicts was released on the Rastafari label in 2009, more than 50 artists have released a version of Crying in the Chapel. The black R&B group, The Orioles, recorded a version of the song which became a major success in 1953. The Orioles version went to one on the R&B chart. It was included on the album for the film American Graffiti. Arne Alm wrote the Swedish lyrics, raya Avellan and Yngve Stoors Hawaiiorkester recorded Klockorna i dalen in Stockholm on October 10,1953. The song was released on the 78 rpm record Cupol 4780, ken Griffin recorded a version in 1953Crying in the Chapel – 1953 sheet music cover featuring Darrell Glenn on the cover, Valley Publishers, Inc., New York.
69. 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 with Any Day Now as the flip side and it is a narrative of generational poverty, a boy is born to a mother who already has more children than she can feed in the ghetto of Chicago. The boy grows up hungry, steals and fights, purchases a gun and steals a car, attempts to run, the song implies that the newborn will meet the same fate, continuing the cycle of poverty and violence. In the Ghetto was recorded during Presleys session in the American Sound Studio in Memphis and it was Presleys first creative recording session since the 68 Comeback. Other hits recorded at this session were Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain, the song was Presleys first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years, peaking at No.2. It was a hit in West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Australia. As a major 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 without pause at the end of another hit from 1969 – Dont Cry Daddy, the song was recorded in 2007 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 many other artists. Among them were, most notably, Sammy Davis Jr, the Voice, Natalie Merchant, Bad Lieutenant, Fair Warning, Beats International, Eleanor Shanley, Chris Clark and Hecchi & Kethmer. The KLF used a sample of the Elvis recording in their ambient DJ album Chill Out, Mac Davis recorded a version of the song for a greatest hits album released in 1979. In 2011, Chris de Burgh covered the song on his album Footsteps 2, dancehall singer Sister Nancy used some of the songs lyrics in the song Coward of the Country, which appeared on her 1982 album One, Two. In 2014, cricketer Andrew Flintoff was asked to sing Elvis and he proceeded to sing In The Ghetto whilst the game was going on. In the Ghetto was covered by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and was their debut single and it was recorded at the Trident Studios in London and released as a 7 on June 18,1984 with the B-side The Moon Is in the Gutter. It reached 84 on the UK Singles Chart, while originally not present on any album, it was later included on the CD reissue of the bands first album, From Her to Eternity. In the Comedy Central show South Park, Eric Cartman sings In the Ghetto on two occasions, once in Chickenpox, then again when Kennys soul is trapped in Cartmans body in A Ladder to Heaven. Paul Shanklin recorded a parody called In a Yugo for Rush Limbaugh, in which an environmentally conscious family buys a Yugo to save gas, only to get killed by a truck after swerving to miss a duck. Later, Shanklin updated his parody for a new generation too young to remember the Yugo, replacing it with its perceived equivalent, el Vez recorded a version titled En el Barrio that mixed humor with details about Chicano strugglesIn the Ghetto – "In the Ghetto"
70. Don't Cry Daddy – Dont Cry Daddy is a song written by Mac Davis, recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969. The song was written by Scott Davis and recorded by Elvis Presley on January 15 and 21,1969, the rhythm track was laid down on 15 January and Elvis vocal overdub on the 21st. Some speculate that it is a song, considering that Elviss 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 Dont Cry Daddy and this video was presented on August 16,1997, at the tribute concert that marked the 20th anniversary of Elvis death. The video has Elvis original vocal, to which new instrumentation, the recording was not for commercial use. The song created a renewed interest in her as a recording artist, the song takes place in the mind of the husband of the wife and mother who is no longer present. The characters are the father, one of his children. The unnamed child begs the father not to cry, saying they will find a new mommy, Elvis fans comments and feelings about Dont Cry Daddy song Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsDon't Cry Daddy – "Don't Cry Daddy"
71. 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 at RCAs Hollywood studios on March 28,1972, the electric guitar opening and riffs were overdubbed and played by Dennis Linde himself. For the week of October 21,1972, Burning Love rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, however, it reached #1 on Cashboxs Top 40 Charts for the week of November 11, which gave him 20 US #1 hits. The song was Elviss 40th and last Top Ten hit on the US charts. It was also one of the last real rock songs in the last years of his life, from 1972 to 1977 the majority of his songs were ballads, Burning Love was one of the few exceptions, along with Promised Land in 1974. He performed it in at least two productions, the concert film Elvis on Tour, and the later Aloha from Hawaii concert. The song was released on an album titled Burning Love and Hits from his Movies. Despite this albums subtitle, none of the 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, mothers Finest covered the song for their 1976 album, Another Mother Further. Doctor & The Medics covered the song in 1987 and it was played on Dr. Dementos Demented Top 20 Video Countdown on MTV. Travis Tritt recorded the song for Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack in 1992, melissa Etheridge covered the song in 1994 for the televised Elvis Tribute hosted by John Stamos. It was released on the album Its Now or Never, The Tribute to Elvis, bruce Springsteen used the song in his concert line-ups since the 1990s. Wynonna Judd recorded her version for the Lilo & Stitch soundtrack in 2002 and later included the song on her 2003 album, café Quijano recorded their Spanish version for the Lilo & Stitch soundtrack in 2002. The 69 Eyes recorded an upbeat version for their 1992 album Bump n Grind The Residents covered the song in 1989. Hellstomper recorded their own version on Hillbilly Motherfucker, Eric Sardinas covered the song for his 2008 album Eric Sardinas and Big Motor. Amanda Lear covered the song on her 2014 tribute album My Happiness, Burning Love was used as a wake-up song on the space shuttle mission STS-123. It was used for the end sequence of Crazy LoveBurning Love – "Burning Love"
72. Priscilla Presley – Priscilla Ann Presley is an American actress and business magnate. In her acting career, Presley starred with Leslie Nielsen in the three successful Naked Gun films, and played the role of Jenna Wade on the television series Dallas. Priscillas maternal grandfather, Albert Henry Iversen, was born in 1899 in Egersund and he emigrated to the United States, where he married Lorraine, who was of Scots-Irish and English descent. Their only daughter, 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 after her in Egersund – Priscilla Presleys plass. The area is in the street passes the house where her grandfather was born. The opening ceremony took place August 23,2008, Priscillas biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Kathryn and Harold Wagner, on August 10,1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscillas 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, the couple were married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla, and was the father she would ever know. She took his surname and over the few years she grew up quickly. In her own words, she described herself during this period as a shy, pretty little girl unhappily accustomed to moving from base to base every two or three years. Priscilla later recalled that she felt uncomfortable moving so often because she never knew if she could make friends for life, in 1956, the Beaulieus moved to and settled in Austin, Texas, but soon her stepfather was transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany. Priscilla was crushed by this news, and after finishing junior high her fears of leaving her friends behind and making new ones were once again at the forefront of her mind. Initially the Beaulieus stayed at the Helene Hotel when they arrived in Germany, the family settled in a large apartment in a vintage building constructed long before World War I. Soon after moving in, the Beaulieus realized that it was a brothel, Elvis and Priscilla met on September 13,1959, during a party at Elvis home in Bad Nauheim, Germany, while he was serving in the Army. Despite her being 14 years old, she made an impression on Elvis with her much older appearancePriscilla Presley – Presley at The O2 Gala Night at the O2 in London, December 2014
73. Graceland – Graceland is a mansion on a 13. 8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee that was owned by Elvis Presley. It is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community, about 9 miles from Downtown and it currently serves as a museum. It was opened to the public on June 7,1982, the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7,1991, and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27,2006. Graceland is the second most-visited house in America with over 650,000 visitors a year, Graceland Farms was originally owned by Stephen C. Toof & Co. the oldest commercial printing firm in Memphis, who was previously the foreman of the Memphis newspaper. The grounds was named after Toofs daughter, Grace and she inherited the farm/grounds from her father in 1894. After Elvis Presley began his career, he purchased a $40,000 home for himself and his family at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis. As his fame grew, especially after his appearances on television, Presleys neighbors, most of whom were happy to have a celebrity living nearby, soon came to find the constant gathering of fans and journalists a nuisance. After several complaints, Presley decided it was necessary for him to move to a property more suitable, in early-1957, Presley gave his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, a $100,000 budget, and asked them to find a farmhouse type property to purchase. At the time, Graceland was located several miles beyond Memphis main urban area, in later years, Memphis would expand with housing, resulting in Graceland being surrounded by other properties. Presley purchased Graceland on March 19,1957 for the amount of $102,500, later that year, Presley invited Richard Williams and Buzz Cason to get a close look at this mansion Elvis had told us about. We proceeded to clown around on the front porch, striking our best rock n roll poses and snapping pictures with the little camera. We peeked in the windows and got a kick out of the pastel colored walls in the front rooms with shades of bright reds. Elvis was fond of claiming that the US government had mooted a visit to Graceland by Nikita Khrushchev, to see how in America a fellow can start out with nothing and, you know, make good. After Gladys died in 1958, Vernon remarried to Dee Stanley in 1960 and this was too much for the singer who still loved his late mother deeply. And all Dees households goods, clothes, improvements, and her own menagerie of pets, were loaded on. While Vernon, Dee and her three children went by car to a house on Hermitage until they finally settled into a house on Dolan Drive which ran alongside Elvis estate. According to the cousin, Billy Smith, Presley spent the night at Graceland with Smith and his wife Jo many timesGraceland – Graceland
74. Cultural impact of Elvis Presley – Since the beginning of his career, Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. According to Rolling Stone, it was Elvis who made rock n roll the international language of pop, Rolling Stone encyclopedia of Rock and Roll describes Presley as an American music giant of the 20th century who single-handedly changed the course of music and culture in the mid-1950s. His recordings, dance moves, attitude and clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and his music was heavily influenced by African-American blues, Christian gospel, and Southern country. In a list of the greatest English language singers, as compiled by Q Magazine, Presley was ranked first, Presley sang both hard driving rockabilly, rock and 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, Wynonie Harris and Fats Domino came to prominence after Presleys acceptance among mass audiences of White American adults. Singers like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, john Lennon later observed, Before Elvis, there was nothing. During the 1940s bobby soxers had idolized Frank Sinatra, but 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 near-teens and early teens aged ten and up. Meanwhile, American teenagers began buying newly available transistor radios. Teens were asserting more independence and Presley became a symbol of their parents consternation. Half a century later, historian Ian Brailsford commented, The phenomenal success of Elvis Presley in 1956 convinced many doubters of the financial opportunities existing in the youth market, 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, the reporter who conducted Presleys 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 down there and about how he tried to carry on their music. Later that year in Charlotte, North Carolina, Presley was quoted as saying, The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I’m doin now, man, for more years than I know. They played it like that in their shanties and in their juke joints, Little Richard said of Presley, He was an integrator. They wouldnt let black music through and he opened the door for black music. Up to the black artists had sold minuscule amounts of their recorded music relative to the national market potential. Black songwriters had mostly limited horizons and could only eke out a living, but after Presley purchased the music of African American Otis Blackwell and had his Gladys Music company hire talented black songwriter Claude Demetrius, the industry underwent a dramatic change. In the spring of 1957 Presley invited African American performer Ivory Joe Hunter to visit Graceland, of Presley, Hunter commented, He showed me every courtesy, and I think hes one of the greatestCultural impact of Elvis Presley – Elvis impersonators.
75. Elvis impersonator – An Elvis impersonator is someone who impersonates or copies the look and sound of musician Elvis Presley. There are even a number of stations that exclusively feature Elvis impersonator material. While some of the impersonators perform a range of Presley music, the raw 1950s Elvis. Contrary to popular belief, Elvis impersonators have existed since the mid-1950s, 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, dave Ehlert from Waukegan, IL began performing as Elvis in 1967 a full 10 years before Elvis died. Some of his contemporaries included Rick Saucedo of Chicago and Johnny Hara, Ehlert performed throughout the Chicago Metro Area until Elvis died, then traveled the country with his act. He was on hand for the 1 year anniversary of Elvis death at the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, VA on August 16,1978. He has continuously performed his Elvis Tribute for almost 50 years including performances in Las Vegas and headlining an Elvis Tribute Show in Branson, 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 iconic status. American protest singer Phil Ochs appeared in concert in March 1970 at Carnegie Hall wearing a 1950s Elvis-style gold lamé suit and his performance may be considered the first significant Elvis impersonation. Jeremy Spencer of British blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac became known for his high-energy Elvis tribute performances during his tenure with the band. Spencer would perform as Elvis as the part of a mini-set in which he also did other impersonations of figures such as Buddy Holly. In the mid-1970s, Andy Kaufman made an Elvis impersonation part of his act and he is considered to be one of the first notable Elvis impersonators and Elvis himself said that Kaufman was his favorite impersonator. In his act, Kaufman would precede with several failed impersonations before unexpectedly launching into a skilled impersonation of Elvis Presley, as Kaufman gained fame, the impersonation was used less and less. According to a joke, Elvis himself entered an Elvis lookalike contest at a local restaurant shortly before his death. There are many different types of Elvis impersonator, most fall under the following categories, Look-alikes who concentrate more on visual elements of Elvis fashion and style using accessories such as wigs, costumes and jewelry. Sound-alikes who concentrate on changing their voice to sing or talk like Elvis, notable examples of this type include country artist Ronnie McDowell and rock n roll artist Ral DonnerElvis impersonator – Elvis impersonators
76. 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 Presleys early life, the role his mother Gladys played in his formative years, hardcover edition published in the United States in 1985 by MacMillan Publishing Company, New York. It was reissued in paperback in 2004 by the University Press of Mississippi, widely acclaimed, the Boston Globe called it Nothing less than the best Elvis book yet and Kirkus Reviews, The most fine-grained Elvis bio ever. The biopic which depicted Elvis relationship with Gladys is featured in the TV series Elvis, books University Press of Mississippi Elaine Dundy websiteElvis and Gladys – Book Elvis and Gladys
77. Elvis-A-Rama Museum – The Elvis-A-Rama Museum in Paradise, Nevada was a large private collection of Elvis memorabilia owned by Chris Davidson which featured an 85-foot-long mural about Elvis life and career. The museum opened on November 5,1999, and showcased more than $5,000,000 worth of Elvis vehicles, jumpsuits, guitars, the museum was housed in an 8,200 sq ft building that contained the museum,100 person showroom and extensive gift shop. All the showcases of Elviss belongings were enhanced with murals by renowned artist Robert Emerald Shappy. Over thirty paintings were created by Shappy for both the museums in Nevada, the artwork was valued by Davison at $250,000. A break-in occurred at the museum on March 17,2004 with almost $300,000 worth of memorabilia stolen including Elvis jewelry, the museum was located at 3401 Industrial Road. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc acquired the assets and trademark to the museum, CKX, Inc. granted Mr. Davidson the right to open a museum in HawaiiElvis-A-Rama Museum – v
78. Elvis has left the building – John Corbett plays an advertising executive and her love interest. Tom Hanks has an appearance as one of the dead Elvis impersonators. Angie Dickinson plays Basingers mother, a mechanic for the real Elvis. The film opens with Harmony driving down a long, winding road and she feels that her life is empty and artificial. She is a cosmetic saleswoman, setting up Pink Lady training seminars in the western portion of the United States. When she is asked if one of those Mary Kaye ladies, she replies, No, were pink. While she is popular and 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 and these songs appear in the film, listed alphabeticallyElvis has left the building – DVD cover
79. Wikimedia – The Wikimedia movement is the global community of contributors to Wikimedia projects. These volunteers are supported by organizations around the world, including the Wikimedia Foundation, related chapters, thematic organizations. The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and it consists of editors and Administrators, known as Admin. Wikimedia projects include, The Wikimedia Foundation is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco and it owns the domain names and operates most of the movements websites, like Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, as well as Wikimedia Commons. The WMF was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia, to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. According to the WMFs 2015 financial statements, in 2015 the WMF had a budget of $72 million USD, spending $52 million USD on its operation, Chapters are organizations that support Wikimedia projects in specified geographical regions, mostly countries. Wikimedia Deutschland is the largest chapter, with a budget of €20 million. WMDE allocates approximately €1 million to support the corporation responsible for distributing donations, to have the same procedure, every chapter follows the same process and requests its yearly budget at the funds dissemination committee. The foundation as internet domain owner of the project pages requests a share of the donations via the website in a country, a total of under 4 Mio USD is distributed via this way to chapters and thematic organizations. The legal base is a Chapters Agreement with the foundation, thematic organizations are founded to support Wikimedia projects in a focal area. User groups have less formal requirements than chapters and thematic organizations and they support and promote the Wikimedia projects locally or on a specific theme, topic, subject, or issue. At the beginning of 2016, there were 55 user groups, once they are recognized by the Affiliations Committee, they enter into a User Groups Agreement and Code of Conduct with the foundation. They have a program to encourage female editorsWikimedia – Executive director Lila Tretikov, 2014