1. United States – Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography, climate and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo VespucciUnited States – Native Americans meeting with Europeans, 1764
2. Actor – Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements may apply for aid, which could vary from medical assistance, paying rent, or finding employment. Heros benefits are not meant to be a permanent crutch for needy creators, any granted aid is kept confidential. The Hero Initiative has two boards of directors, the Executive Board and the Fund Disbursement Board, former board members include founders Pat McCallum, editor-in-chief of Wizard Magazine, and Mike Richardson, publisher and founder of Dark Horse Comics. They are George Pérez, Roy Thomas, Charlie Novinskie, Dennis ONeil, John Romita Sr. the charity is currently supported by Dark Horse Comics, Dynamic Forces, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Top Cow Productions, and Wizard Entertainment. The Hero Initiative utilizes many methods of fundraising, foremost is their annual art auction, auctioning donated original comics art-work at fan conventions. Year-long, they sell donated art and special edition comics at conventions, artists, writers, and publishers are invited to donate work, and fans are invited to donate money directly to the fund. ACTOR also sells a green Excelsior, wrist-band similar in design to the Livestrong wristband. The Hero Initiative was formerly known as A Commitment to Our Roots, or ACTOR, while the original name of the organization reflected the charitys goal, the acronym that resulted, ACTOR, more often confused people unfamiliar with the organization. 2006, George Pérez, John Romita, Sr.2007, Joe Kubert 2008, Nick Cardy 2009, Neal Adams 2010, Walt Simonson 2011, Stan Lee 2012, John Romita, Jr. The award recognizes one person in each year who demonstrates particular generosity and integrity in support of the overall comic book community. It debuted at the 2010 Harvey Awards ceremony held at the Baltimore Comic-ConActor – The Hero Initiative
3. Cultural icon – A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Icons are judged by their ability to be an authentic proxy, when individuals perceives a cultural icon, they compare it with their perceptions of the culture identity it attempts to mimic. Cultural Icons can also be identified as a representation of the practices of one culture by another. In the media, many items of culture have been called iconic despite their lack of durability. Some commentators believe that the word is overused or misused, a subset of cultural icons are national icons. Some examples are, Big Ben, Cup of tea, Red telephone box, Red AEC Routemaster London double decker bus, Spitfire, matryoshka dolls are seen internationally as cultural icons of Russia. Thus an apple pie is an icon of the United States. Religious icons can become cultural icons in societies where religion and culture are deeply entwined. Describing something as iconic or as an icon has become common in the popular media. This has drawn criticism from some, a writer in Liverpool Daily Post calls iconic a word that makes my flesh creep, category, Lists of cultural icons Pop icon Popular culture Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism, Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them, batman Unmasked, Analysing a Cultural Icon. Edwards, Peter, Karl Enenkel, and Elspeth Graham, the Horse as Cultural Icon, The Real and the Symbolic Horse in the Early Modern World. CS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Foudy, Julie, Leslie Heywood, built to Win, The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. Titanic Century, Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon, titanic Century, Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon. Cles Pour la France en 80 Icones Culturelles, the DNA Mystique, The Gene as a Cultural Icon. Reydams-Schils, Gretchen J. Platos Timaeus as Cultural Icon and our New Icons by The Daily Telegraph Nothing and no one are Off Limits in an Age of Iconomania by The Age British Postal Museum & Archive, Icons of England Culture24, Icons of EnglandCultural icon – Apple pie, baseball, and the flag grouped together are a cliché of American cultural icons
4. Country music – Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the genre of United States, such as folk music. Blues modes have been used throughout its recorded history. The term country music is used today to many styles and subgenres. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, immigrants to the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North America brought the music and instruments of Europe and Africa along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon, Bristol, Tennessee, has been formally recognized by the U. S. Congress as the Birthplace of Country Music, based on the historic Bristol recording sessions of 1927. Since 2014, the city has been home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, historians have also noted the influence of the less-known Johnson City sessions of 1928 and 1929, and the Knoxville sessions of 1929 and 1930. Prior to these, pioneer settlers, in the Great Smoky Mountains region, had developed a musical heritage. The first generation emerged in the early 1920s, with Atlantas music scene playing a role in launching countrys earliest recording artists. Okeh Records began issuing hillbilly music records by Fiddlin John Carson as early as 1923, followed by Columbia Records in 1924, many hillbilly musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s. The most important was the Grand Ole Opry, aired starting in 1925 by WSM in Nashville, during the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, which had been recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood. Bob Wills was another musician from the Lower Great Plains who had become very popular as the leader of a hot string band. His mix of country and jazz, which started out as dance hall music, Wills was one of the first country musicians known to have added an electric guitar to his band, in 1938. Country musicians began recording boogie in 1939, shortly after it had played at Carnegie Hall. Gospel music remained a component of country music. It became known as honky tonk, and had its roots in Western swing and the music of Mexico. By the early 1950s a blend of Western swing, country boogie, rockabilly was most popular with country fans in the 1950s, and 1956 could be called the year of rockabilly in country music. Beginning in the mid-1950s, and reaching its peak during the early 1960s, the late 1960s in American music produced a unique blend as a result of traditionalist backlash within separate genresCountry music – Jimmie Rodgers
5. Back beat – In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse, of the mensural level. In popular use, beat can refer to a variety of related concepts including, tempo, meter, specific rhythms, Rhythm in music is characterized by a repeating sequence of stressed and unstressed beats and divided into bars organized by time signature and tempo indications. Metric levels faster than the level are division levels. Beat has always been an important part of music, some music genres such as disco will in general de-emphasize the beat, while other such as funk emphasize the beat to accompany dance. The downbeat is the first beat of the bar, i. e. number 1, the upbeat is the last beat in the previous bar which immediately precedes, and hence anticipates, the downbeat. Both terms correspond to the direction taken by the hand of a conductor, an anticipatory note or succession of notes occurring before the first barline of a piece is sometimes referred to as an upbeat figure, section or phrase. Alternative expressions include pickup and anacrusis, the latter term was borrowed from the field of poetry, in which it refers to one or more unstressed extrametrical syllables at the beginning of a line. In music that progresses regularly in 44 time, counted as 1234,1234. The first beat of the bar is usually the strongest accent in the melody and the likeliest place for a change, the third is the next strongest. The second and fourth are weaker—the off-beats, subdivisions that fall between the pulse beats are even weaker and these, if used frequently in a rhythm, can also make it off-beat. The effect can be simulated by evenly and repeatedly counting to four. This is a technique of African polyrhythm that transferred to popular western music. According to Grove Music, the Offbeat is where the downbeat is replaced by a rest or is tied over from the preceding bar, the downbeat can never be the off-beat because it is the strongest beat in 44 time. Certain genres tend to emphasize the off-beat, where this is a characteristic of rocknroll. A back beat, or backbeat, is a syncopated accentuation on the off beat, in a simple 44 rhythm these are beats 2 and 4. A big part of R&Bs attraction had to do with the stompin backbeats that make it so eminently danceable, an early record with an emphasised back beat throughout was Good Rockin Tonight by Wynonie Harris in 1948. There is a back beat on Roll Em Pete by Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner. A distinctive back beat can be heard on Back Beat Boogie by Harry James And His Orchestra, outside U. S. popular music, there are early recordings of music with a distinctive backbeat, such as the 1949 recording of Mangaratiba by Luiz Gonzaga in BrazilBack beat – It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it - Chuck Berry
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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"
9. Jailhouse Rock (song) – Jailhouse Rock is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was released as an RCA Victor 45rpm single on September 24,1957, to coincide with the release of Presleys motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. The song as recorded by Presley is #67 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, it finished at #21 on AFIs 100 Years.100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema, on 27 November 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs. The film version differs from the version of the song, featuring backing instrumentation. Some of the named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not a criminal, the Purple Gang was a real mob. Sad Sack was a U. S. Army nickname in World War II for a loser, according to Rolling Stone, Leiber and Stollers theme song for Presleys third movie was decidedly silly, the kind of tongue-in-cheek goof they had come up with for The Coasters. The King, however, sang it as straight rock & roll, overlooking the jokes in the lyrics and then introducing Scotty Moores guitar solo with a cry so intense that the take almost collapses. Gender studies scholars cite the song for its famous reference to homoerotics behind bars, while music critic Garry Mulholland writes, Jailhouse Rock was always a queer lyric, douglas Brode writes of the filmed production number that its amazing that the sequence passed by the censors. The single, with its B-side Treat Me Nice was a US #1 hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, and it was the first record to enter the UK charts at No.1. In addition, Jailhouse Rock spent one week at the top of the US country charts, and reached the No.2 position on the R&B chart. Also in 1957, Jailhouse Rock was the song in an EP, together with other songs from the film, namely Young and Beautiful, I Want to be Free, Dont Leave Me Now. It topped the Billboard EP charts, eventually selling two million copies and earning a double-platinum RIAA certification. In 2005, the song was re-released in the UK and reached No.1 for a week, when it became the lowest-selling number 1 in UK history. The Beatles regularly performed Jailhouse Rock starting in 1958 and continuing all the way through 1960 with John Lennon on lead vocal, quarryman Len Garry states that the group actually started performing the song in 1957. It is the last song in the motion picture The Blues Brothers, the song is featured in the 1995 film Casper and the 2006 animated television film Leroy & Stitch. American Idol Season 5 contestant Taylor Hicks performed it on May 9,2006, in an episode of Full House, Jesse and Becky sing this song at their wedding receptionJailhouse Rock (song) – "Jailhouse Rock"
10. 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
11. Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor is a city in the U. S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934, the citys population was estimated at 117,070 as of July 2015 by the U. S. Census Bureau. The Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Washtenaw County, the city is also part of the larger Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint, MI Combined Statistical Area with a population of 5,318,744. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for wives of the villages founders, the University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, and the city grew at a rapid rate in the early to mid-20th century. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as a center for left-wing politics, Ann Arbor became a focal point for political activism and anti-Vietnam War movement, as well as various student movements. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the foremost research universities in the United States, the university shapes Ann Arbors economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The citys economy is centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the universitys research and development infrastructure. In about 1774, the Potawatomi founded two villages in the area of what is now Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. On 25 May 1824, the plat was registered with Wayne County as Annarbour. Allen and Rumsey decided to name it for their wives, both named Ann, and for the stands of Bur Oak in the 640 acres of land purchased for $800 from the federal government at $1.25 per acre. The local Ojibwa named the settlement kaw-goosh-kaw-nick, after the sound of Allens sawmill, Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and was incorporated as a village in 1833. The Ann Arbor Land Company, a group of speculators, set aside 40 acres of undeveloped land and offered it to the state of Michigan as the site of the state capital, but lost the bid to Lansing. In 1837, the property was accepted instead as the site of the University of Michigan, since the universitys establishment in the city in 1837, the histories of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor have been closely linked. Throughout the 1840s and the 1850s settlers continued to come to Ann Arbor, while the earlier settlers were primarily of British ancestry, the newer settlers also consisted of Germans, Irish, and African-Americans. In 1851, Ann Arbor was chartered as a city, though the city showed a drop in population during the Depression of 1873. It was not until the early 1880s that Ann Arbor again saw robust growth, with new immigrants coming from Greece, Italy, Russia, Ann Arbor saw increased growth in manufacturing, particularly in milling. Ann Arbors Jewish community also grew after the turn of the 20th century, during the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as an important center for liberal politics. Ann Arbor also became a locus for left-wing activism and anti-Vietnam War movement, during the ensuing 15 years, many countercultural and New Left enterprises sprang up and developed large constituencies within the cityAnn Arbor – Ann Arbor, Michigan
12. Unchained Melody – Unchained Melody is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the prison film Unchained. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack and it has since become a standard and one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers. According to the songs publishing administrator, over 1,500 recordings of Unchained Melody have been made by more than 670 artists in multiple languages, the song and Do They Know Its Christmas are the only songs to reach number one in four different recordings in the UK. Of the hundreds of recordings made, it was the July 1965 version by the Righteous Brothers, performed as a solo by Bobby Hatfield and this version achieved a second round of great popularity when it was featured in the 1990 blockbuster film Ghost. In 2004, it finished at number 27 on AFIs 100 Years.100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema, in 1954, North was contracted to compose the score for the prison film Unchained. North composed and recorded the score, and then was asked to write a song based upon the movies theme, North asked lyricist Hy Zaret to write the lyric, but Zaret initially declined, saying he was too busy painting his house. North was able to him to take the job. Zaret refused the producer’s request to include the word unchained in his lyrics, the song eventually became known as the Unchained Melody even though the song does not actually include the word unchained. Instead, Zaret chose to focus on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a long, the 1955 film centered around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison to live life on the run or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family. The song has a harmonic device as the bridge ends on the tonic chord rather than the more usual dominant chord. With Todd Duncan singing the vocals, the song was nominated for an Oscar in 1955, Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. He performs a version in the film, playing one of the prisoners. Lying on a bed, he sings it accompanied by another prisoner on guitar while others listen sadly, bandleader Les Baxter released a version which reached number 1 on the US charts and number 10 in the UK. The words unchain me are sung repeatedly at the beginning and the lyrics are sung by a choir, Billboard ranked this version as the No.5 song of 1955. Al Hibbler followed close behind with a version, and it reached number 3 on the Billboard charts. He was quickly followed by Jimmy Young, whose version hit number 1 on the British charts, Jimmy Young also later re-recorded another version of his 1955 charttopper in early 1964 and that version charted at number 43 in the UK. Two weeks after Youngs version entered the top 10 of the British charts in June 1955 Liberace would score a number 20 hit, roy Hamiltons version reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers list and number 6 on the pop chartUnchained Melody – "Unchained Melody"
13. Cryolophosaurus – Cryolophosaurus is a genus of large theropods known from only a single species Cryolophosaurus ellioti, known from the early Jurassic period of Antarctica. It was about 6.5 metres long and 465 kilograms in weight, individuals of this species may have grown even larger, because the only known specimen probably represents a sub-adult. Cryolophosaurus is known from a skull, a femur and other material, since its original description, the consensus is that Cryolophosaurus is either a primitive member of the Tetanurae or a close relative of that group. Cryolophosaurus possessed a distinctive crest on its head that spanned the head side to side. Based on evidence from related species and studies of bone texture, the brain of Cryolophosaurus was also more primitive than those of other theropods. It was the first carnivorous dinosaur to be discovered in Antarctica, the sediments in which its fossils were found have been dated at ~194 to 188 million years ago, representing the Early Jurassic Period. The holotype FMNH PR1821 is the only fully described specimen of Cryolophosaurus, in 2013, new material of Cryolophosaurus was unearthed in Antarctica. The description of material has not yet been published in a non-abstract form. Cryolophosaurus was a large, well-built theropod, one of the largest of its time, the genus has been described by Roger Benson and colleagues as a top predator in Antarctica. Cryolophosaurus was estimated as being 6 to 7 m in length by William R. Hammer & William J. Hickerson, a 2007 study by Nathan Smith et al. revised the length to 6.5 m. Its weight estimated at 465 kilograms, based on these length and weight estimates, Cryolophosaurus is currently the largest known Early Jurassic theropod. Smith et al. and Benson et al. noted that the holotype individual probably represents a sub-adult, the holotype of Cryolophosaurus consists of a high, narrow skull, which was discovered articulated with the rest of the skeleton. The skull is an estimated 65 centimetres long and it has a peculiar nasal crest that runs just over the eyes, where it rises up perpendicular to the skull and fans out. It is thin and highly furrowed, giving it a Spanish comb-like appearance, the crest is an extension of the skull bones, near the tear ducts, fused on either side to orbital horns which rise from the eye sockets. While other theropods like the Monolophosaurus have crests, they run along the skull instead of across it. An unpublished study conducted by Vernon Meidlinger-Chin in 2013 suggested that previous studies lacked focus on endocranial details, the study found that the Cryolophosaurus fossil has a nearly complete, undistorted cranial cavity which is complete enough to give an approximate shape and size of the living brain. The endocast features clarified the dissimilarity of the skull with those of Allosauroids, classification of Cryolophosaurus is difficult because it has a mix of primitive and advanced characteristics. The femur has traits of early theropods, while the skull resembles much later species of the clade Tetanurae, like Chinas Sinraptor and this led Paul Sereno et al. to place Cryolophosaurus in the taxon AllosauridaeCryolophosaurus
14. 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
15. The Ed Sullivan Show – The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20,1948, to Sunday June 6,1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, in 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished No.31 in TV Guide Magazines 60 Best Series of All Time, the format was essentially the same as vaudeville, and although vaudeville had died a generation earlier, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. The last original Sullivan show telecast was on March 28,1971, with guests Melanie, Joanna Simon, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, repeats were scheduled through June 6,1971. While most of the episodes aired live from New York City, the show aired live on occasion from other nations, such as the United Kingdom, Australia. For many years, Ed Sullivan was an event each Sunday evening. In those days, we had six acts. Then, each of our acts would do a leisurely ten minutes or so, Now they do two or three minutes. And in those early days I talked too much, I look up at me talking away and I say You fool. But I just keep on talking, Ive learned how to keep my mouth shut. The show enjoyed phenomenal popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s and he was regarded as a kingmaker, and performers considered an appearance on his program as a guarantee of stardom, although this sometimes did not turn out to be the case. The shows iconic status is illustrated by the song Hymn for a Sunday Evening from the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie, in the song, a family of viewers expresses their regard for the program in worshipful tones. In September 1965, CBS started televising the program in compatible color, CBS had once backed its own color system, developed by Peter Goldmark, and resisted using RCAs compatible process until 1954. At that time, it built its first New York City color TV studio, Studio 72, in a former RKO movie theater at 2248 Broadway. One Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast on August 22,1954, from the new studio, CBS Studio 72 was demolished in 1986 and replaced by an apartment house. CBS Studio 50 was finally colorized in 1965, the 1965–66 season premiere starred the Beatles in an episode airing on September 12, which was the last episode to air in black and white. In the late 1960s, Sullivan remarked that his program was waning as the decade went on and he realized that to keep viewers, the best and brightest in entertainment had to be seen, or else the viewers were going to keep on changing the channel. Along with declining viewership, Ed Sullivan attracted a higher age for the average viewer as the seasons went onThe Ed Sullivan Show – Ed Sullivan
16. David Bowie – David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music, during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the worlds best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, in the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. Space Oddity became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969, after a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single Starman and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, in 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. Heroes and Lodger followed, each reached the UK top five. He then reached his peak in 1983 with Lets Dance. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with styles, including industrial. He stopped concert touring after 2004, and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006, in 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar. David Robert Jones was born on 8 January 1947, in Brixton, south London and his mother, Margaret Mary Peggy, was born in Kent, and had Irish ancestry, she worked as a waitress. His father, Haywood Stenton John Jones, from Yorkshire, was an officer for the childrens charity Barnardos. The family lived at 40 Stansfield Road, near the border of the south London areas of Brixton, Bowie attended Stockwell Infants School until he was six years old, acquiring a reputation as a gifted and single-minded child—and a defiant brawler. In 1953, Bowie moved with his family to the suburb of Bromley and his voice was considered adequate by the school choir, and he demonstrated above-average abilities in playing the recorder. Upon listening to Little Richards song Tutti Frutti, Bowie would later say, presleys impact on him was likewise emphatic, I saw a cousin of mine dance to. Hound Dog and I had never seen her get up and be moved so much by anything and it really impressed me, the power of the musicDavid Bowie – Bowie during the Heathen Tour in 2002
17. Elvis Presley (album) – Elvis Presley is the debut studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was released on RCA Victor, in mono, catalogue number LPM1254, in March 1956. The recording sessions took place on January 10 and January 11 at the RCA Victor recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and on January 30 and January 31 at the RCA Victor studios in New York. Additional material originated from sessions at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 5, August 19 and September 10 of 1954, in 2003, it was ranked number 56 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Elvis Presley was also one of three Presley albums to receive accolades in the reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and it was certified Gold on November 1,1966 and Platinum on August 8,2011 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The original 1956 UK release called Rock n Roll on HMV Catalogue Number, at the urging of Parker, on November 21,1955, Sholes bought Presleys contract from Sam Phillips, the head of Sun Records and Studio, for the unprecedented sum of $35,000. Presley made appearances in four weeks on the Dorsey Brothers television program Stage Show in early 1956, on January 28, February 4, February 11. At the same time, there had only two series of Presley recording sessions for RCA Victor by the end of the Dorsey stint, after which Presley. Those two sessions yielded an additional eleven tracks, almost enough to fill an entire LP, although some tracks had singles potential. Phillips produced the sessions at Sun, and no producer was officially listed for the RCA Victor sessions, as the Sun tracks were mostly country-styled, Elvis and RCA leavened the selections with covers of recent rhythm and blues songs. Two of these, Money Honey by Jesse Stone, known to Elvis from a version by Clyde McPhatter, a third was the frenetic announcement to the world of the existence of Little Richard in 1955, Tutti Frutti. Instead, it was diverted into being the track on the album. RCA first issued the original 12 track album in reprocessed stereo on compact disc in 1984 and this issue was quickly withdrawn and the album was reissued in original monophonic sound. In 1999, it was reissued with a running order, adding on six bonus tracks from three non-album singles, including the chart-toppers Heartbreak Hotel and I Want You, I Need You. In 2005, the album was reissued again, remastered using DSD technology with the six bonus tracks appended in standard fashion, a two-disc set was released on the Follow That Dream collectors label on August 15,2006, with bonus tracks and numerous alternate takes. The cover is ranked number 40 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest album covers, the photograph was taken at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, on July 31,1955. Initially it was thought that Popsie Randolph took the iconic image featured on the front cover, however, in August,2002, Joseph A. Tunzi documented that the actual photographer was William V. Red Robertson of Robertson & Fresch, Tunzi was quoted in the Tampa Tribune as saying, Forget about PopsieElvis Presley (album) – Elvis Presley
18. 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
19. Elvis Is Back! – Elvis Is Back. is the tenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo in April 1960, recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presleys return to recording after his discharge from the U. S. Army. In 1957, as Presleys fame was soaring, he received a notice from the Memphis Draft Board. During Presleys two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment, during his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return, Presley returned to the United States on March 2,1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, the first session was held on March 20–21 and the second session was held on April 3–4, completing the album. Topped the UK Albums Chart and reached two in Billboards Top LPs. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999, following his third and last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Presley received a notice from the Memphis draft board on January 8,1957. The board announced his 1A classification and his draft before the end of the year. During the first half of 1957, Presley had three number one hits with Too Much, All Shook Up, and Teddy Bear and his second film, Loving You, opened on July 30 to box office success. His Christmas album was released on October 15 and his film, Jailhouse Rock. On December 20, Presley received his draft notice and he was granted a deferment so he could finish the forthcoming film King Creole, which had already received an investment of $350,000 from Paramount Pictures and producer Hal Wallis. At the beginning of 1958, Presleys single Dont topped the charts, Presley was inducted into the Army on March 24,1958. Soon after starting basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, he received a visit from Eddie Fadal, according to Fadal, Presley firmly believed his career was finished. After completing training, he joined the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, media reports echoed Presleys concerns about his career, but RCA producer Steve Sholes and Freddy Bienstock of Hill and Range had carefully prepared for his two-year absence. Prepared with unreleased material, they kept up a stream of regular, RCA also released four albums compiling old material during this period, most successfully Elvis Golden Records and 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Cant Be Wrong. During his final months in the Army, Presley started to experiment with new material and thinking ahead to his anticipated return to recordingElvis Is Back! – Elvis Is Back!
20. His Hand in Mine – His Hand in Mine is the twelfth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP2328, in November 1960. It was the first of three music albums that Presley would issue during his lifetime. Recording sessions took place on October 30 and 31,1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville and it peaked at #13 on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on April 9,1969 and Platinum on March 27,1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Presley had a lifelong, fundamental love of music, and often used it to rehearse and loosen up before concerts. Presley had earlier devoted an extended play single, Peace in the Valley, to his love for gospel songs, and was eager to record a full album of this music. This fit well with the plans of Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker, all the selections for His Hand In Mine were completed in one fourteen-hour session. The songs Surrender and Crying in the Chapel were recorded during the session, Surrender would be his first single of 1961 and top the chart, but Crying in the Chapel would wait until April 1965 to be issued, going to #3 on the chart. Presley later re-recorded Swing Down Sweet Chariot for the soundtrack of his 1969 film, in 1976, RCA reissued the album in its Pure Gold series, with new cover art under a new catalogue number ANL1-1319. It contains the tracks as the original release. The Presley fan-club label Follow That Dream issued an extended two-disc version the same year, the song In My Fathers House was arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley which was published by Elvis Presley Music. JHis Hand in Mine – His Hand in Mine
21. 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
22. 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
23. From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis – From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis is the 36th studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released in October 1969 by RCA Records, catalogue LSP6020. Recording sessions took place at American Sound Studio in Memphis, on January 13–15 and 21–22, and February 17–18,1969 and it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified Gold on December 13,1969, by the Recording Industry Association of America. The musicians used on the second lp were assembled by Chips Moman dating back from early 1969 at the American Sound Studios sessions in Memphis, the first album consisted of recordings from those shows, Elvis first live performances since his March 1961 benefit concert in Hawaii. The second album consisted of ten recordings from the winter of 1969 sessions at American Sound not used for From Elvis in Memphis, although drawn from what were basically leftovers, still Stranger in My Hometown equaled the intensity of the already issued songs. Of these remainders, The Fairs Moving On and Youll Think of Me had previously appeared as b-sides respectively to Clean Up Your Own Backyard and they have been issued separately ever since. However, the double LP LSP6020 was also available concurrently through the 1970s, on July 28,2009, Sony Music Entertainment issued Back in Memphis on the second disc of its Legacy Edition of From Elvis In Memphis. A similar Legacy Edition of On Stage released on March 23,2010, the collectors label Follow That Dream has released several of the full performances from Presleys August 1969 season in Las Vegas. The full August 22 performance was included on a reissue of the live album, the full midnight show from August 23 was released under the title Elvis At The International, while the midnight show from August 26 was released as All Shook Up. The August 24 show is available on the first disc of the 2001 box set Live in Las Vegas, in 2013, FTD released the complete midnight show from August 25. Sides one and two shown as Elvis In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, sides three and four as Elvis Back In MemphisFrom Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis – From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis (Elvis in Person at the International Hotel)
24. 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
25. Good Times (Elvis Presley album) – Good Times is a 1974 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley and his 20th studio album. The album includes a collection of songs that vary in style, released the same day as the recording of Elvis, Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was being made, the title was taken from the song Talk About the Good Times. Many of the songs are covers of hits at the time, like Spanish Eyes, charting low at the time of its release, it was considered typical 1970s Elvis material and was his first album to hit the cut-out bins. The album did have some success though upon its release, becoming a Cashbox #1 hit. Original copies of the LP with the sticker on the cover are very rare, music page CPL1-0475 Good Times Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database AFL1-0475 Good Times Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database Good Times at DiscogsGood Times (Elvis Presley album) – Good Times
26. Today (Elvis Presley album) – Today is a studio album by American singer Elvis Presley, released on May 7,1975 by RCA Records. The Today sessions were held in RCAs Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12,1975 and he last recorded at Studio C, Hollywood in 1972 where he recorded the gold records Burning Love and Separate Ways. At this time, Elvis was 40 years old and he was accompanied by his then-current girlfriend, Sheila Ryan. In the 2005 FTD TODAY release from these sessions, Presley asked her to step up here Sheila and he continued to make And I Love You So and Fairytale a part of his live concerts until his death. On stage, he referred to Fairytale as the story of his life. Today featured a new song, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, which was released as its first single. Bringin It Back was its second single in the US, the album also features covers of songs by Perry Como, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Swan, Faye Adams, The Statler Brothers and Charlie Rich. Green, Green Grass of Home was released as a single in the UK, where it went Top 30, and also received US airplay. Presley first heard the song in 1967 while driving his bus back to Memphis after making another movie and he had the Memphis Mafia call the local AM station to make them replay it over and over again. Eight years later, he cut his own versionToday (Elvis Presley album) – Today
27. On Stage (Elvis Presley album) – On Stage is an Elvis Presley live album mostly recorded between February 17 and 19,1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, and released on RCA Records LSP-4362. It was a follow up to From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis. Unlike the previous release, however, this focused on songs that were not, at the time. This album was released in June 1970 and reached number 13 on both the Billboard 200 and country music charts and it was certified Gold on February 23,1971, and Platinum on July 15,1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America. It features the number one single The Wonder of You. Other selections include See See Rider, Yesterday, Tony Joe Whites Polk Salad Annie, Del Shannons Runaway, the album is notable for not showing Elvis name anywhere on the cover. The album has remained in print since its date and has sold more than ten million copies globally. On January 8,2010, it was announced that a Legacy Edition would be released, on March 23,2010, the album was released in a two-disc Legacy Edition. All tracks on disc two were recorded August 23–26,1969, the album was arranged by Bergen White, Glen D. Hardin and Glen SpreenOn Stage (Elvis Presley album) – On Stage
28. 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
29. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album) – Despite the satellite innovation, the US did not air the concert until April 4. Aloha from Hawaii went to #1 on the Billboard album chart, the album dominated the charts, reaching #1 in both the pop and country charts in the US. Aloha from Hawaii was a two-disc set—only the second release of Presleys career. It was initially released only in sound, becoming the first album in the format to top the Billboard album chart. The album also omits Presleys brief announcement concerning the concert being presented for the benefit of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund and this is the penultimate live album that Presley released during his lifetime. The last being Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis the following year, the following tracks were recorded by Presley after the concert and inserted into the broadcast with the exception of No More, which remained unheard until 1978s Mahalo from Elvis. They were not included in the soundtrack album, but they appear on the 1998 CD reissue. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite VPSX-6089 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite at DiscogsAloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album) – Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
30. Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis is a live album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records in July 1974. It was recorded on March 20 of the year at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The cover features of a photograph of Presleys home, Graceland, the album was recorded on the same day as his Good Times album was released. Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was Presleys fifth live album in less than five years and he earned his third Grammy Award for this albums performance of How Great Thou Art. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 15,1999, in the United States, Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis topped Billboards Country chart and reached the top 40 of the Top LPs & Tape listings. It was Presleys last album to reach the top 40 until Moody Blue in 1977, although the live album was not a major commercial success, it did produce the singers third and final Grammy Award winner, How Great Thou Art, which won for best inspirational performance. Two other gospel songs, Why Me Lord and Help Me, are given an inspired performance. Another highlight is the Sun years classic Trying to Get to You, a favorite choice of Presleys. The live recording of Let Me Be There from this album was used as filler on Presleys final studio album. It was also issued as a single in 1974, with the same song on both sides. On March 17,2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, disc one corresponds with the FTD version, in that it features the complete show from the Mid-South Coliseum. Disc two also includes several recently rediscovered studio rehearsal recordings from August 1974, on release, the two-CD set re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 74Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
31. 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
32. King Creole – King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, and Walter Matthau. Wallis and based on the 1952 novel A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins, Presley later indicated that of all the characters he portrayed throughout his acting career, the role of Danny Fisher in King Creole was his favorite. To make the film, Presley was granted a 60-day deferment from January to March 1958 for beginning his military service, location shooting in New Orleans was delayed several times by crowds of fans attracted by the stars, particularly Presley. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on July 2,1958, the critics were unanimous in their praise of Presleys performance. King Creole peaked at five on the Variety box office earnings charts. Nineteen-year-old high school student Danny Fisher works before and after school to support his surviving family, after Dannys mother died, his grieving father lost his job as a pharmacist, and moved his impoverished family to the French Quarter in New Orleans. At work one morning, Danny rescues Ronnie from her abusive date, after a taxi ride to Dannys high school, Ronnie kisses him. Danny responds to witnessing schoolmates teasing by kissing Ronnie back and then punching one of them in the face when he makes a teasing remark. Dannys reaction summons him to the office, where Miss Pearson, his teacher. Mr. Evans is sympathetic, but powerless to help, so Danny decides to out of school to find work, against the wishes of his father. When Danny leaves the grounds, three young men lure him into an alley. Their leader, Shark, wants revenge for Danny hitting the student at school. Danny defends himself so well that it impresses Shark, so Shark invites Danny to join his gang, Shark then has Danny to help the gang shoplift at a five-and-dime by singing Lover Doll to distract the customers and staff. Only Nellie, who works the bar, notices Dannys complicity in the theft. Later that night, Danny meets Ronnie again at The Blue Shade nightclub, at first, she pretends not to know him, as she is accompanied by her boyfriend and the clubs owner, Maxie Fields, aka The Pig. When Maxie does not believe her, she claims she heard Danny sing once, Maxie insists that Danny prove he can sing. That situation makes it easier for Danny to go against his fathers wishes, Danny does, and when he becomes a hit at the King Creole, Maxie tries to hire him. Danny declines his offer out of loyalty to Charlie, Shark, now working for Maxie, suggests to Danny they beat up Primont to help his fatherKing Creole – Theatrical release poster
33. 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
34. Fun in Acapulco – Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. Mike Windgren works on a boat in Acapulco, Mexico, when Janie Harkins, the bratty daughter of the boat owner, gets him fired, Mike must find new work. A Mexican boy named Raoul helps him get a job as a lifeguard, clashes abound when Mike runs into a rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, Mike dives off the cliff, and successfully lands in the water, earning the lifeguards respect. As the crowd and the lifeguard applaud, Mike performs one song and leaves with Margarita. Blues, which opened under the title Cafe Europa, in the summer of 1961 and which resulted in all future Presley movies being banned from Mexican theatres. The movie featured the Top 10 Billboard hit Bossa Nova Baby, the film would be Presleys last release before the arrival of Beatlemania and was the top-grossing movie musical of 1963. List of American films of 19632, see writers biography in Wikipedias Spanish language page. Fun in Acapulco at the Internet Movie Database Fun in Acapulco at the TCM Movie Database Fun in Acapulco at AllMovie Review by Kevin Laforest at Apollo Movie Guide Review of the collection Lights. Collection by Paul Mavis at DVD Talk, August 6,2007 Review by Mark Zimmer at digitallyOBSESSEDFun in Acapulco – Theatrical release poster
35. Frankie and Johnny (1966 film) – Frankie and Johnny is a 1966 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a riverboat gambler. The role of Frankie was played by Donna Douglas from The Beverly Hillbillies TV series, the film reached #40 on the Variety weekly national box office list for 1966. The budget of the film was estimated at $4.5 million, the director was Frederick De Cordova, who was the director and producer of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson beginning in 1970. Johnny and girlfriend Frankie are performers on a Mississippi River riverboat, Johnny is a compulsive gambler who is down on his luck and in debt. Johnny and his friend Cully, a musician and composer, visit a camp to get his fortune told. A lady reads tea leaves and tells Johnny that he will meet a red-haired woman who will bring him luck. Back on the boat, Johnny and Cully promptly encounter Nellie Bly, Nellie has just caught Braden seducing another singer, Mitzi. Since she has red hair, Nellie is persuaded by Johnny to touch his chips for luck, after he wins, Johnny is convinced that the gypsy must be correct. Frankie finds out and becomes jealous, as does Johnnys boss, in a bit of musical theatre, Frankie shoots Johnny for dancing with Nellie Bly while singing Cullys new song. A Broadway recruiter sees the show and buys the rights to this new song, suggesting that Frankie. Landing in New Orleans, the musical cast and riverboat crew attend a masked ball, Frankie, Nellie and Mitzi each rent the same Madame Pompadour costume. Johnny is eager for the luck of redhead Nellie to win more money, being masked and in costume, Frankie and Nellie scheme to switch places to test Johnnys lucky-redhead theory. Johnny wins ten thousand dollars at a wheel, but when he kisses the woman he believes to be Nellie. She throws the winnings out the window, Blackie, a dim-witted stooge who works for the boss, hears Braden drunkenly complain about how he has lost Nellie. Thinking he can be of help, Blackie switches the blank cartridge in Frankies stage gun for a real bullet, the boss tries to prevent the impending disaster, but arrives at the theatre too late. Frankie has shot Johnny for real, Frankie forgives his gambling as the love of her life appears to be dying on stage. Johnny then stands up, apparently unhurt, Johnny was saved because the bullet struck a lucky medallion he was wearing that Frankie had given him. Filming started in May 1965 and took place in Hollywood and New Orleans, under his contract with United Artists, Presley was paid $700,000 plus 50% of the profitsFrankie and Johnny (1966 film) – Theatrical release poster
36. Spinout (album) – Spinout is the twenty-seventh album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP3702, on October 31,1966. It is the soundtrack to the 1966 film of the same name starring Presley, recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, on February 16 and 17,1966. It peaked at number 18 on the Top Pop Albums chart, in early 1966, executives at RCA and Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had arrived at the same conclusion. They could no longer records of only soundtrack recordings and session leftovers to perform as strongly as in the past. Popular music was rife with changes in the mid-1960s, and with chart dominance from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, soundtrack sales were plunging, shifting fewer units and peaking at lower positions on the chart. But the Spinout sessions still adhered to the formula of the past four years. Nine songs were recorded for the soundtrack, all of which appeared in the film, most of the songs derived from the standard pool of songwriters, their publishing rights signed over to Elvis Presley Music and Gladys Music, the companies owned by Elvis and the Colonel. One song Stop, Look, and Listen was previously recorded by Ricky Nelson, Elvis performed the song Adam and Evil on stage in the film which features a long drum roll at the beginning. He makes reference to Adam and Eve in the Bible, that Adam and Evil they go hand in hand / Eve taught him sin, Elvis clicks his fingers throughout the track. Acknowledging shifts in taste, three tracks of a contemporary nature were added as a special bonus to bring the album up to a more acceptable running time. Recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee during the sessions for his gospel album How Great Thou Art, the other was Tomorrow Is a Long Time, an original by Bob Dylan, with a ballad from a later Nashville session in June. Down in the Alley had been released in 1957 by The Clovers, ill Remember You had been a record by Don Ho, and reflected Presleys infatuation with Hawaii and its culture. Even with these inclusions, the album fared better than its predecessors in 1966. Dylan confessed to Rolling Stone in June 1969 that Presleys version of Tomorrow Is a Long Time was the cover of one of his songs that he treasured the most. In 2004 Spinout was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in an edition that contained the original album tracks along with numerous alternate takes. Note Spinout was released as a single in October 1966 with All That I Am as its B-side. The songs reached number 40 and 41, respectively, in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and, respectively, fontana – drums Buddy Harman – drums AlbumSpinout (album) – Spinout
37. Clambake – Clambake is a 1967 American musical film directed by Arthur H. Nadel and starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, and Bill Bixby. Clambake was the last of Presleys four films for United Artists, the movie reached number 15 on the national weekly box-office charts. Scott Heyward rebels against the plans and expectations of his father, Scott abandons his family, driving to Florida in his shiny red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Racer to find himself. When Scott stops for gas and refreshments, he encounters Tom Wilson, Tom has fun staying at the same hotel and pretending he is rich. Shortly after, hotel guest Dianne Carter insists on taking a lesson minutes after Scott checks in with his new employer. However, once they are out on the water, Dianne proves herself to be an expert skier, later, Dianne confesses to Scott that she is a gold digger, assuming that he is one, too. Scott agrees to help Dianne land Jamison, but ends up falling for her himself. Scott persuades boat builder Sam Burton to allow him to rebuild the Rawhide, a damaged boat, and drive it in the annual Orange Bowl Race. Scott sends for some goop, an experimental coating his father spent a lot of money trying to perfect, between his day job and moonlighting as a chemist, Scott is run ragged, but he manages to fix goops major flaw, losing its strength in water. With no time for testing before the race, he applies it to the boats hull, Duster learns where his son is and comes to see what he is doing. To Scotts surprise, his father is proud of what he has accomplished. Scott barges into the suite before she can give Jamison an answer, in the race, Jamison takes the lead in his boat, the Scarlet Lady, but Scott passes him at the finish line. Dianne decides to give up her scheme and return home, Scott then offers to give Dianne a lift. On the drive, he gives her an engagement ring he bought with the winnings from the race, Dianne insists that Scott take it back, but agrees to marry him. This prompts Scott to confess to Dianne who he really is and she does not believe him at first, but when he shows her his drivers license as proof, she faints. Elvis Presley as Scott Heyward/Tom Wilson Shelley Fabares as Dianne Carter Will Hutchins as Tom Wilson/Scott Heyward Bill Bixby as James J, water Ski and Corvette double for Elvis, Artie Warren. After numerous delays, principal photography on Clambake began on March 22,1967, as Presley began the last decade of his life, Clambake was the last film for which he was able to demand and receive a $1,000,000 salary. A movie studio ordered him to lose the weight in a hurryClambake – Theatrical release poster
38. 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
39. 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)
40. 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!
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. ELV1S – ELV1S,30 #1 Hits is a greatest hits collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Records on September 24,2002 and it is the first Elvis Presley album to feature the remix of A Little Less Conversation by Junkie XL that was released earlier in the year and reached No.1 in the UK and Australia. When released, ELV1S,30 #1 Hits was an instant success, going straight to the top of the charts in several countries. By 2003 the album had received certifications in more than fifteen regions and had millions of copies worldwide. A companion album, 2nd to None, was released the next year, ELV1S,30 #1 Hits was compiled by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Semon using chart data from the pop singles charts in Billboard, Cashbox, New Musical Express, and Record Retailer. Not all of Elvis number ones are included as it is only a one-disc set, the compilation was produced and mixed in stereo and 5.1 by David Bendeth with remastering by Ted Jensen on the first thirteen songs and George Marino on the last sixteen songs. The songs were engineered by Ray Bardani, and were transferred from master tapes by Brent Spear, the 18 recordings recorded in stereo were digitally remixed from the original multitrack recordings. In 2003, it became the first, and so far, the stereo tracks were remixed into 5.1 surround sound for the first time and the 13 tracks recorded in mono were remastered and presented in a simulated 5.1 format. The songs were presented in order, with A Little Less Conversation as track 1. There are also tracks which are sections of three songs, giving an A, B comparison of the original master and the remaster. A2003 reissue of the featured a bonus disc with outtakes. A Wal-Mart release had a disc with Elvis post-army interview. In the first week following the release, it topped the record charts in 17 territories. The album was Presleys first album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and was his first number one since 1973, the album helped Elvis to have the longest span of number one album on the 200. The album has sold three million copies in Europe alone and has shipped over double that amount. ELV1S,30 #1 Hits received mostly favorable reviews from music critics, David Browne of Entertainment Weekly felt that the album did succeed in its purpose, but not all of the songs on the collection had enough quality. CANOE predicted that the album would not do as well as the Beatles 1 because almost all of the songs can be found on other collections and it is missing several definitive songs. Robert Christgau gave the album his highest rating out of all of Elvis albums that hes reviewed, parke Puterbaugh, on his Rolling Stone review of the album, gave the album five out of five stars and felt that the recordings had improved sound qualityELV1S – ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
43. 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
44. 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
45. 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
46. 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
47. Wild in the Country – Wild in the Country is a 1961 American drama film directed by Philip Dunne and starring Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, and Millie Perkins. Based on the 1958 novel The Lost Country by J. R. Salamanca, the screenplay was written by playwright Clifford Odets. The movie starts off with Glenn Tyler getting into a fight with, a court releases him on probation into the care of his uncle in a small town, appointing Irene Sperry to give him psychological counselling. Marked as a trouble-maker, he is suspected of various misdemeanors including an affair with Irene. Eventually shown to be innocent, he leaves to go to college, wald always intended to cast Elvis Presley in the lead and originally wanted Simone Signoret to appear opposite him. They eventually cast Hope Lange, even though they felt she was too young for the part, the studio then refused to keep paying Odets, firing him two weeks before filming. Wild in the Country was filmed on location in Napa Valley and in Hollywood Studios, the cast and crew created a public sensation in Napa for over two months of filming. Now a top-rated inn in Napa Valley and known as The Ink House, other Napa Valley locations featured in the movie. The opening scene was filmed along portions of the Napa River and this section of the river is located at what is now the Casa Nuestra Winery, between Calistoga and St. Helena. Calistogas downtown main street was used as the hometown of Glenn Tylers uncle, in one scene, Betty Lee slaps Glenn. Millie Perkins suffered an arm while doing the scene, and before the film was released. Philip Dunne says that 20th Century Fox insisted on the insertion of four songs for Elvis Presley and this was Elvis last dramatic lead role until Charro. as his next film, Blue Hawaii, was his first big budget musical and was a box office sensation. Phil Dunne later wrote that the fell between two stools. On both factions his fine performance was tragically wasted, in the original script and rough cut of the film, Hope Langes character Irene Sperry succeeds in her suicide attempt. However, preview audiences reacted negatively to it and the scene was redone in which Irene survives and sees Glenn off to college. Elvis and Hope Lange also were taken with each other. Other notable members in the cast included Jason Robards, Sr. Christina Crawford, Pat Buttram, recording sessions took place on November 7 and 8,1960, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, under the supervision of producer Urban Thielmann. Five songs were recorded for the film, all ballads with Lonely Man, since Wild in the Country showcased Presley the actor rather than the singing star, RCA elected to release neither a long-playing album nor an EP as the soundtrack for a Presley filmWild in the Country – Theatrical release poster
48. 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
49. 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
50. Viva Las Vegas – Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. It also presents a set of ten musical song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters. Viva Las Vegas was a hit at movie theaters, becoming the number 14 movie in the list of the Top 20 Movie Box Office hits of 1964. Based on the Box Office Report database. The movie was #14 on the Variety year end box office list of the movies of 1964. Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the citys first annual Grand Prix Race, however, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new motor in order to compete in the event, Lucky raises the necessary money in Las Vegas, but he loses it when he is shoved into the pool by the hotels nubile swimming instructor, Rusty Martin. During all this time, Lucky attempts to win the affections of Rusty and his main competition arrives in the form of Count Elmo Mancini, who attempts to win both the Grand Prix and the affections of Rusty. Rusty soon falls in love with Lucky, and immediately tries to him into what she wants. Elvis Presley as Lucky Jackson Ann-Margret as Rusty Martin Cesare Danova as Count Elmo Mancini William Demarest as Mr, the chemistry between the two stars was quite real during the filming of Viva Las Vegas. Presley and Ann-Margret began an affair, and this received considerable attention from movie and this reportedly led to a showdown with Presleys worried girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu. In her memoirs, Ann-Margret refers to Elvis Presley as her soulmate and stated, David Winters from the original cast of West Side Story was the films choreographer and was recommended by Ann-Margret for the job. This was Winters first job as a choreographer on a feature film, because the film went over budget, Parker would slash the budgets for all the remaining films in Presleys career. Little Church of the West, the oldest Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, is the used in the closing scene. The scene where Presley sings Viva Las Vegas is performed in one single unedited shot—the only known example of such a technique in Presleys movie career, the film grossed $9,442,967 at the box office, earning $5 million in U. S. theatrical rentals. For his role in Viva Las Vegas, Elvis Presley received a third place prize 1965 Laurel Award for best male performance in a musical film, Viva Las Vegas also received the 1965 Laurel Award for runner-up in the category of the best musical of 1964. Ann-Margret was praised for her on screen chemistry with Elvis, as she stole the film from him. However, many others deduced the reasons why many members of the North American public liked the movie so much. Variety magazine stated in its review, Beyond several flashy musical numbers, a locale, and one electrifying auto race sequenceViva Las Vegas – Theatrical release poster
51. 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
52. Double Trouble (1967 film) – Double Trouble is a 1967 American musical film starring Elvis Presley. The comedic plot concerns an American singer who crosses paths with criminals in Europe, the movie was #58 on the year-end list of the top-grossing films of 1967. Elvis was paid $750,000 plus 40% of the profits, review by Jon Danziger at *digitallyOBSESSEDDouble Trouble (1967 film) – Theatrical release poster
53. 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
54. 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
55. Charro! – Charro. is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. It was his role that did not feature him singing on-screen. It also features a bearded Presley for the first and last time in any of his films, the film was adaptated into a novel written by Harry Whittington. The film co-starred Ina Balin, Victor French, Barbara Werle and it was also the only Presley film released to theaters by National General Pictures. The film made a profit but was not a runaway success, Jess later sees Billy Roy Hackett, Vinces younger brother, summoning Vince and the other members of the gang into the saloon. Jess, realizing he was set up, orders the bar patrons to leave as an out later ensues. After making a break for the door Jess is later stopped by another member, Gunner. Ordering his men to subdue Jess on the ground, Vince takes a branding iron, taking Jess horse, Vince and the gang later leave Jess and take off. Jess does manage to capture a horse in the desert. The gangs motive is to force a ransom from the town they stole the cannon from, only Wade can save the people from his former gang. The role of Jess Wade was originally turned down by Clint Eastwood, the budget for the movie was estimated at $1.5 million. Working titles for the film included Jack Valentine, Johnny Hang, the original opening scene, which was to feature female nudity, was dropped in favor of a more gentle bar scene. The story of Charro, which was written by Frederick Louis Fox, Harry Whittington based his novel Charro on the Foxs story, and included the scenes that Warren deemed to violent for the film. A scene which featured Ina Balin nude climbing from a bath was also removed, location scenes were shot at Apache Junction and the Apacheland Movie Ranch in Arizona. The film, although a hit, was not received as well as Presleys previous films, fans were put off by the lack of songs, and critics were generally unimpressed with the film as a whole. Despite this, the made a good profit and Presley received $850,000 for his work. During the special, Presley erroneously states that he had made twenty nine pictures up to that time, the actual tally was twenty eight at taping. Charro would be the twenty ninth, at the time the special was aired in December, Presley had completed his thirtieth film, The Trouble with GirlsCharro! – Theatrical release poster
56. The Trouble with Girls (film) – The Trouble with Girls, the full title of which is The Trouble with Girls, is a 1969 film starring Elvis Presley. It was one of his acting roles, along with the same years Change of Habit. It is based on the 1960 novel Chautauqua by Day Keene, in a small Iowa town in 1927, a traveling Chautauqua company arrives, with internal squabbles dividing the troupe. The new manager, Walter Hale, is trying to prevent Charlene, meanwhile, the town has a scandal following the murder of the local pharmacist Wilby. Although a shady gambler is arrested, Walter realizes that the killer is Nita. Walter successfully gets Nita to confess during a Chautauqua performance, where she makes public the sexual harassment that Wilby directed at her. Nitas self-defense plea frees the wrongly jailed man, but Charlene is outraged that Walter used the crime to financially enrich the Chautauqua, and attempts to quit. Walter attempts to reason with Charlene, but when she refuses to give in, he deceives her, cast notes Anissa Jones, best known for playing Buffy on the television program Family Affair, made her only film appearance in The Trouble with Girls. In June 1959 it was announced that Don Mankiewicz would write a screenplay of a story by Mauri Grashin, Day Keene. By December 1960, with the project titled Chautauqua, MGM was ready to make the film with Glenn Ford. Rumours circulating in Hollywood at the stated that Presley would co-star with Ford, Hope Lange, and Arthur OConnell, but nothing came of it. In 1964, Dick Van Dyke had been signed up to star in a film titled Chautauqua based on a book called Morally We Roll Along by Gay MacLaren, after several years of failed screenplays and cast changes, MGM sold the rights to Columbia Pictures in May 1965. Columbia also struggled to get the project off the ground, and this time MGM lined up Presley to star and production began in the fall of 1968. Chautauqua was the title, but it was later changed to The Trouble with Girls when the producers worried that audiences would not understand the title or be able to pronounce it. Elvis Presley was paid $850,000 plus 50% of the profits, colonel Tom Parker, Presleys manager, originally wanted actress Jean Hale for the female lead, but Marlyn Mason was cast at the insistence of director Peter Tewksbury. The Trouble with Girls was released as the half of a double feature. The Trouble With Girls performed poorly in cinemas but strongly on the drive-in circuit, the soundtrack contained some minor songs, its only distinctive track by Billy Strange, the producer of the session, and Mac Davis. The recording session took place at United Artists Recorders in Hollywood, almost would appear in 1970 on the budget album Lets Be Friends, the only other track from the film to be released during Presleys lifetimeThe Trouble with Girls (film) – theatrical release poster
57. 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
58. 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
59. The New Gladiators (film) – The New Gladiators is a documentary movie by Elvis Presley and Ed Parker centered on the fights of the United States Karate team in London, England and Brussels, Belgium. Narrated by Chuck Sullivan, it was filmed between 1973 and 1974 but finally remastered and later released in 2002, the movie was financed by American singer and actor Elvis Presley, who began to practice karate during his duty years in the United States Army. In 1974, George Waite presented the idea of the film to Ed Parker, in the film, Presley was playing the main role, introducing Karate arts divided in narration and demonstrations. Parker presented the idea to Presley, who liked the idea. There was a meeting organized at Graceland, but no details were arranged due the fact that Presley had to leave for travel to Las Vegas to perform on a show. The next morning Presley called Waite and sent his plane to fly Waite. During the show, Presley extended a $50,000 check for beginning the production of the film, in 1977, after Presleys death, the movie was stored in a garage in West Hollywood inside the bed of a truck, along with other memorabilia objects. In 2001, the footage was found, restored, and later released on August 17,2002, on August 16,2009, Elvis Presley Enterprises released a new version of the film with extra footage of Presley in Karate training sessions. List of American films of 1974 Official Web Site New Gladiators at the Internet Movie DatabaseThe New Gladiators (film) – Elvis Presley's The New Gladiators poster.
60. 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
61. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite – Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14,1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu and aired in over 40 countries across Asia, despite the satellite innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 4,1973. Viewing figures have been estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 billion viewers worldwide, the show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million. On July 8,1972, inspired by a recent visit made by U. S, as the show had already been planned prior to this upset, the original shows, now set for November, would still go ahead but without being filmed. Parker held another conference on September 4,1972, in Las Vegas to confirm that the concert, now titled Aloha From Hawaii. Two weeks after the Las Vegas press conference Parker received a letter from Honolulu Advertiser columnist Eddie Sherman, Sherman had read in news accounts that there was to be no charge for admittance to the concerts, instead a donation for charity was required. Seeing the chance to publicize Presleys charitable nature once again, Parker eagerly agreed, producer-director Marty Pasetta had attended one of Presleys concerts at Long Beach in mid-November, and he had found it to be boring and lacking in any physical excitement. He approached Parker with ideas about the broadcast, including a runway that led out from the stage so Presley could get closer to his audience, Parker insisted that the ideas were useless, and that Presley would agree that they were useless. Pasetta, however, decided to approach Presley about the ideas anyway and was surprised to find that he would be happy to do whatever Pasetta felt was best for the show. This was another example of the rift between Presley and his manager. He also announced officially that it would now be in aid of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund, Presley arrived in Hawaii again on January 9, a day after his 38th birthday, to begin rehearsals. He had lost twenty-five pounds for the show and was confident after news that his sales were increasing. Rehearsals were held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village while the set was being constructed. Although there were technical problems, the rehearsals were an overall success. Presley taped a January 12 rehearsal concert as a fail-safe in case anything went wrong with the satellite during the actual broadcast, for both shows, Presley was dressed in a white American Eagle jumpsuit designed by Bill Belew. The broadcast was directed by Marty Pasetta, who was then in charge of directing the Oscar ceremonies, audience tickets for the January 14 concert and its January 12 pre-broadcast rehearsal show carried no price. Each audience member was asked to pay whatever he or she could afford, the performance and concert merchandise sales raised $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii. According to Elvis Presley Enterprises, between 1 and 1.5 billion people watched the one-hour broadcast live, the album containing the music from the concert was a blockbuster hit, becoming Presleys first chart-topping album in the US since the soundtrack to Roustabout in 1965Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite – Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite
62. All Shook Up (musical) – All Shook Up is a 2004 American jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeares 1602 play Twelfth Night, the musical had a developmental staging at the Goodspeed Musicals May 13-June 6,2004, with most of the Broadway cast, except for Manley Pope in the lead role of Chad. Christopher Ashley directed, with choreography by Jody Moccia, the musical had a tryout in Chicago from December 19,2004, through January 24,2005. After the tryout, changes were made to the finale and to add a specific instrumental and vocal voice for Chad. Broadway The musical premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on March 2,2005, directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson, Jenn Gambatese, and Jonathan Hadary. It has been performed in the USA at regional theatres, colleges, Love Me Tender -2015 UK Tour In 2015, a UK tour of the show commenced at Manchester Opera House in June 2015 with the show being retitled Love Me Tender. The procession stars Mica Paris as Sylvia, Sian Reeves as ‘Mayor Matilda Hyde’, Shaun Williamson as ‘Jim’ and Ben Lewis as ‘Chad. This synopsis is based on the current licensed version Act One Somewhere in the midwest in the 1950s, Chad, sitting in Sylvias, the local honky tonk, the whole town sings the blues. Natalies widowed father Jim enters and joins in, until interrupted by the roar of a motorcycle. Chad is in need of a mechanic and hes introduced to Natalie, Chad inquires about excitement in the town, and soon discovers the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, outlawing Loud music, public necking, and tight pants. Chad then seeks to incite some rebelliousness in the citizens, while Natalie fixes Chads motorbike, Chad seeks to inspire her to take to the open road. After Chad exits, Natalie, in an attempt to more attractive to Chad. Chad asks Dennis to become his sidekick and Dennis accepts, soon, glamorous Sandra appears, and Chad is instantly in love with the museum owner. Chad tries to smooth-talk her, but she resists, later that day, at Sylvias Honky Tonk, Natalie enters in her greasy dress, and Lorraine has her change into one of her dresses—it is clean and cute and Natalie looks lovely. She rushes off in pursuit of Chad, when Sandra enters, and Jim also falls for her, even after having just agreed upon the benefits of being alone in life with Sylvia. Dean, the son of Mayor Matilda, enters to tell Lorraine that he thinks shes beautiful, Chad then convinces them that they would be a sweet little couple. But Sylvia interrupts, and Dean rushes out, later that evening, Dean tells her the terrible news, theyre about to be separated, his mother having just told him hes being sent back to military academy. Hopelessly in love, Dean and Lorraine decide to run off together, Chad, Dennis and Natalie later meet at her garage, but Chad is soon distracted by the appearance of Sandra, trying to sing to her, but it doesnt workAll Shook Up (musical) – Promotional poster for original Broadway production of All Shook Up
63. 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"
64. 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"
65. 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"
66. 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"
67. 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
68. Return to Sender (song) – Return to Sender is a 1962 hit single recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music. The song was written by Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, recorded on March 27,1962, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, it is about a man mailing a letter to his girlfriend after an argument. She continually writes return to sender and he keeps receiving the letter with various reasons for returning to sender, including address unknown and he keeps mailing letters, refusing to believe the relationship is over. Presley performed Return to Sender in the film Girls, featuring Presleys longtime cohorts Barney Kessel on electric guitar, Tiny Timbrell on acoustic guitar, Ray Siegal on double bass, D. J. Another saxophonist, Bobby Keys, claimed he performed the solo at the instigation of pianist Glen D. Hardin, in his 2012 memoir Every Nights A Saturday Night, however, Hardin did not meet Presley until February 1970, when he joined his touring band. In addition, his claim is not supported by RCA, Ernst Jorgensen, the song peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, and was even the UK Christmas number one of 1962. It also reached #2 on the American Billboard singles chart, but reached number 1 on the rival Cash Box, Return to Sender also went to #5 on the R&B charts. It was the first Christmas number one in Ireland, as the Irish Charts had been founded in October 1962, the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US. Gerri Granger later recorded a song, Dont Want Your Letters. The song was arranged and conducted by Bert Keyes and it was released on the single Big Top 45-3128. The phrase no such zone in the song refers to U. S. postal zones, a postal zone was a one- or two-digit number written between the city and state, whereas a ZIP Code is a five- or nine-digit number written after the state. On January 8,1993, the U. S. Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Presley. Lyrics Elvis Presley Studio Recording Sessions, March 27,1962Return to Sender (song) – "Return to Sender"
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. Suspicious Minds – Suspicious Minds is an American song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. After James recording failed commercially, the song was handed to Elvis Presley by producer Chips Moman, becoming a one song in 1969. Suspicious Minds was widely regarded as the single that returned Presleys career success and it was his eighteenth and last number-one single in the United States. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No.91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, session guitarist Reggie Young played on both the James and Presley versions. The song is about a mistrusting and dysfunctional relationship, and the need of the characters to overcome their issues in order to maintain it. Written in 1968 by Mark James, who was also co-writer of Always on My Mind, Chips Moman had asked James to come to Memphis to write songs for American Sound Studio. At the time, James was residing in Houston, James had written three songs that became number one hits in the Southern United States. American Sound Studio was gaining a reputation in the industry as the Box Tops had just recorded The Letter there so James relocated to Memphis. James said that one night, he was fooling around on his Fender guitar and using his Hammond organ pedals for a bass line. James at the time was married to his first wife, but still had feelings for his childhood sweetheart, Jamess wife had suspicions of his feelings. James felt it was a time for him and that all three were caught in this trap that they could not walk out of. At the recording session, James sang the vocals. The horns, strings and vocals of the Holladay Sisters were later overdubbed, after the tape was mixed, James and Moman flew to New York, where Jamess manager had contacts with Scepter Records. The label loved the song and put it out, but Scepter did not have the money to new artists. Later that year, Don Crews, Momans partner, told James that Presley had booked their studio to record what would become the From Elvis in Memphis album, Crews kept asking James if he had any songs that would be right for Presley. James felt Presley needed a mature rock n roll song to bring him back as Tom Jones was a hot artist at the time, Crews and James thought of Suspicious Minds and James began urging others to get Presley to hear it. Even though Jamess recording had not been successful, upon reviewing the song Presley decided he could turn it into a hit. Marty Lacker, a friend of Elvis, suggested he record at the studioSuspicious Minds – "Suspicious Minds"
71. Memphis Mafia – Several members filled practical roles in the singers life. For instance, they were employed to work for him as bodyguards or on tour logistics, in these cases Elvis paid salaries, but most lived off fringe benefits such as gifts, cars, houses and bonuses. Over the years, the number of members grew and changed, Elvis preferred men around him who were loyal, trustworthy and deferential. Thus family members and friends of his youth were very important to him, for the first time in his life, he had a group of male friends to pal around with, and he relished being the leader of the pack. The group began with Elvis first cousins Junior and Gene Smith who accompanied Elvis everywhere, along with Elvis high school friend Red West, at that time Judy Spreckels seems to have been the only woman. She describes herself as having been like a sister to Elvis, Elvis was surrounded by the first wave of what would become known as the Memphis Mafia. She says that she was with him and the all the time. They drove bumper cars in Las Vegas Valley, rode horses in California, there wasnt a crowd then, just a few guys, and she emphasizes that she had nothing to do with being a yes man for him and obviously he trusted me. Over the years they were joined on the payroll by the Stanley brothers – Ricky, Billy and David, Jerry Schilling, Larry Geller, Marty Lacker, Dave Hebler, around 1960, the media dubbed these people the Memphis Mafia. This first referred to their image, as they cruised the city in black mohair suits. According to one account, a crowd of people in front of the Riviera Hotel watched as two big black limousines arrived. Elvis and his friends got out of the two cars and someone in the crowd yelled, Who are they, the Mafia. the Memphis Mafia members themselves say on their website that Elvis liked the name and it stuck. Presley and his friends and employees also adopted the acronym TCB which meant Taking Care of Business, Presley had the tail of his private jet painted with the initials TCB and a lightning bolt and gave away TCB & TLC on gold chain necklaces as gifts. Elvis wife at the time, Priscilla, helped with the creation of this logo on a flight through stormy conditions, a lightning bolt flashed across the sky in front of them, and Elvis took inspiration from it. Priscilla sketched out the design on paper, positioning the letters. William Otterburn-Hall describes the men as close around the star like a football scrum after a loose ball. He relates that they were a friendly bunch who, when Elvis began to sing just for fun during his interview, followed suit, singing, clowning, according to Patrick Humphries, they acted as Elvis bodyguards, babysitters, drug procurers, girl-getters, mates and car buyers. The author also mentions other functions of the guys, various members of the Memphis Mafia had, played vital roles in keeping Elvis numerous dirty secrets out of the public eyeMemphis Mafia – Elvis Presley in 1970
72. Colonel Tom Parker – Thomas Andrew Colonel Tom Parker was a Dutch-born American talent manager, best known as the manager of Elvis Presley. His management of Presley defined the role of masterminding talent management, Parkers healthy compensation has led some to question whether it came at the detriment of his client. While other managers took compensation in the range of 10–15 percent of earnings, Presley said of Parker, I dont think Id have ever been very big if it wasnt for him. For many years, Parker falsely claimed to have born in the United States. Parker was born in Breda, Netherlands, the seventh of 11 children in a Catholic family, as a boy, he worked as a barker at carnivals in his hometown, learning many of the skills that he would require in later life while working in the entertainment industry. At age 15, Parker moved to Rotterdam, gaining employment on the boats in the port town, at age 17, he first displayed signs of wanting to run away to America to make his fortune. A year later, with money to sustain him for a short period. During his first visit there, he traveled with a Chautauqua educative tent show, before returning briefly to the Netherlands. Alanna Nash would later write in The Colonel, her biography of him, Parker returned to America at age 20, finding work with carnivals due to his previous experience in the Netherlands. He enlisted in the United States Army, taking the name Tom Parker from the officer who interviewed him and he served two years in the 64th Coast Artillery, at Fort Shafter in Hawaii, and shortly afterwards re-enlisted at Fort Barrancas, Florida. Although Parker had served honorably before, he went AWOL this time and was charged with desertion. He was punished with solitary confinement, from which he emerged with a psychosis that led to two months in a hospital, and he was discharged from the Army due to his mental condition. Following his discharge, Parker worked at a number of jobs, including food concessions and he began to build up a list of contacts that would prove valuable in later years. In 1935, Parker married 27-year-old Marie Francis Mott and they struggled to survive through the Great Depression, working short cons and traveling the country seeking work. Parker would later claim that at times they had had to live on as little as $1 a week, Parker first became involved in the music industry as a music promoter in 1938, working with popular singer Gene Austin. Despite having sold over 86 million records since 1924 and earning over $17 million and he had wasted much of his fortune on partying, cars, mansions, and women, and his popularity had been eclipsed by new singers such as Bing Crosby. Parker, charged with the task of promoting the star, found the transition to be a smooth one, using much of his carny experience to sell tickets. He was a good promoter, but he had his sights set on managementColonel Tom Parker – Parker in 1993.
73. Lisa Marie Presley – Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of musician-actor Elvis Presley and actress and business magnate Priscilla Presley, sole heir to her fathers estate, she has developed a career in the music business and has issued three albums. Presley has been married four times, including to singer Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage, before marrying music producer Michael Lockwood, father of her twin girls. Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1,1968, to Elvis and Priscilla Presley at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, nine months to the day after her parents May 1,1967, after her parents divorced, she lived with her mother. When her father died, 9-year-old Lisa Marie became joint heir to his estate with her grandfather Vernon Presley, following the deaths of Vernon in 1979 and Minnie Mae in 1980, Lisa became the sole heir and inherited Graceland. In 1993, on her 25th birthday, she inherited the estate and it is reported that Lisa sold 75% of her fathers estate. On April 8,2003, Presley released her debut album and it reached No.5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003. Presley wrote all the lyrics and co-wrote every melody, to promote it, she presented a concert in the UK. The albums first single, Lights Out, reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 chart, Presley collaborated with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins for a co-written track called Savior, which was included as the B-side. Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn reviewed Presleys debut album and he said, The music on her new album has a stark, uncompromising tone and Presleys gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair. Her second album, released April 5,2005, Now What, Presley co-wrote 10 songs and recorded covers of Don Henleys Dirty Laundry, and the Ramones Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. The song Idiot is a jab towards different men in her life, unlike her first album, Now What included a Parental Advisory sticker. Presley covers Blue Öyster Cults Burnin for You as a B-side, pink makes a guest appearance on the track Shine. Her third album, Storm & Grace, was released on May 15,2012 and she said, Its much more of a rootsy record, organic record, than my previous work. It is produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, nearly ten years into a recording career she may or may not have wanted, Presley is finally developing a musical personality that truly suits her. Spinner. com observed, Presley has made the strongest album of her career in the upcoming Storm & Grace and its a moody masterpiece, exploring the demons and angels of her life to the tune of country-spiced downbeat pop. Entertainment Weekly praised the smoky, spooky single You Aint Seen Nothing Yet. Pat Benatar and Lisa Marie Presley performed at the VH1 Divas Duets, together they sang Benatars hit Heartbreaker, which Presley frequently performed at her own concerts on tours afterwardLisa Marie Presley – Presley at the Daytona International Speedway in July 2005
74. 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
75. Elvis Presley phenomenon – 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 greatestElvis Presley phenomenon – 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 and Me – Elvis and Me is a 1985 biography written by Priscilla Presley. In the book, Priscilla talks about meeting Elvis Presley, their marriage, Priscilla wrote that Elvis did not approve of his father Vernons relationship with divorcee Dee Stanley and did not attend their wedding. After the marriage Elvis bought a home on Dolan Drive in Memphis where Vernon, on the rare occasions Dee Stanley-Presley came to Graceland, Elvis did his best to at least be civil towards his stepmother. Priscilla describes how her father allowed her to live in Memphis. The initial arrangement was that Priscilla would live with Vernon and Dee while attending a Memphis Catholic school, contrary to this arrangement, Priscilla gradually moved in with Elvis. Priscillas descriptions of the nights she spent with Elvis before their marriage suggest that the star was not overtly sexual towards her, the couple kissed and engaged in petting, but Elvis always stopped the make-out sessions before it led to actual intercourse. According to her account, Elvis told Priscilla that they had to wait until they were married before having sex and he said, Im not saying we cant do other things. Priscilla adds, Fearful of not pleasing him—of destroying my image as his little girl—I resigned myself to the long wait, instead of consummating our love in the usual way, he began teaching me other means of pleasing him. We had a connection, much of it sexual. The two of us created some exciting and wild times, Priscilla notes that prescription drugs were present from the first time she visited Elvis in America. He took placidyls to get to sleep in ever-increasing doses, Elvis would wake up at his normal time around 4,00 in the afternoon, but would be groggy and irritable for a few hours from the heavy dose of pills. He then began taking Dexedrine in order to wake up, conversely, she writes about Presleys double standard for his own behavior. His promiscuity with women led to several confrontations. When he asked Priscilla to move to Memphis he told her the relationship with Wood was over, however, according to Elviss own words, he did not make love to Anita Wood the whole four years he was with her. Just to a point, he said, then I stopped and it was difficult for her too, but thats just how I feel. Presley admitted he had a number of affairs with some of the women who co-starred in his films, nevertheless, she understood these affairs were going on while he was professing love to Anita Wood. Priscilla also writes of other times she became suspicious of Elvis faithfulness, one such time was when Elvis released His Latest Flame, Priscilla wondered at that time if Elvis was dating a girl named Marie. In her book, Priscilla devotes four pages to the subject, there was a lot of publicity about a romance between Elvis and Ann-Margret during the 1963 filming, and in the following weeks when Elvis returned to record music and prepare for his next filmElvis and Me – First edition (publ. Putnam)
78. Elvis Radio – Elvis Radio is an all-Elvis Presley station on Sirius XM Radio channel 19 and Dish Network channel 6019. The station began broadcasting from Graceland in Memphis in 2004 from a small, the very first voice ever heard on Elvis radio was Bill Rock. It includes many hundreds of songs from the years, the classics. With the contacts made by staff, some recordings have been unearthed that have rarely been heard anywhere else. Bill Rock remains the longest running DJ on the station on Saturday nights, list of Sirius Satellite Radio stations SiriusXMs Elvis Radio The worlds only all ELVIS radio station is closed by Broadcasters Hall Of Fame inductee Rod WilliamsElvis Radio – Elvis Radio