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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley known as Elvis, 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" or "The King". Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis, with his family when he was 13 years old, his music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States.

With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years with some of his most commercially successful work, he held few concerts however, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours.

In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse compromised his health, he died in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42. Presley is the best-selling solo music artist of all time, he was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country and gospel. He won three Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame, he holds the records for the most RIAA certified Platinum albums. In 2018, Presley was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon Elvis and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room shotgun house that his father built for the occasion, his identical twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was delivered 35 minutes before stillborn. Presley became close to both parents and formed an close bond with his mother; the family attended an Assembly of God church.

He was inspired by other rising artists such as Buddy Holly, Dean Martin, Little Richard and Frank Sinatra On his mother's side Presley's ancestry was Scots-Irish, with some French Norman. Gladys and the rest of the family believed that her great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was Cherokee Indian; the biography by Elaine Dundy supports the belief, although one genealogy researcher has contested it on multiple grounds. Vernon's forebears were of Scottish origin. Gladys was regarded by friends as the dominant member of the small family. Vernon moved from one odd job to the evincing little ambition; the family relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of altering a check written by his landowner and sometime employer, he was jailed for eight months, while Elvis moved in with relatives. In September 1941, Presley entered first grade at East Tupelo Consolidated, where his teachers regarded him as "average", he was encouraged to enter a singing contest after impressing his schoolteacher with a rendition of Red Foley's country song "Old Shep" during morning prayers.

The contest, held at the Mississippi–Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on October 3, 1945, was his first public performance. The ten-year-old Presley was dressed as a cowboy, he recalled placing fifth. A few months Presley received his first guitar for his birthday. Over the following year, he received basic guitar lessons from two of his uncles and the new pastor at the family's church. Presley recalled, "I took the guitar, I watched people, I learned to play a little bit, but I would never sing in public. I was shy about it."In September 1946, Presley entered a new school, for sixth grade. The following year, he began bringing his guitar to school on a daily basis, he played and sang during lunchtime, was teased as a "trashy" kid who played hillbilly music. By the family was living in a black neighborhood. Presley was a devotee of Mississippi Slim's show on the Tupelo radio station WELO, he was described as "crazy about music" by Slim's younger brother, one of Presley's classmates and took him into the station.

Slim supplemented Presley's guitar tuition by demonstrating chord techniques

Fall of Efrafa

Fall of Efrafa were a British crust punk band formed in Brighton, England in 2005. They disbanded in 2009 after completing a trilogy of concept albums— Owsla and Inlé — inspired by the mythology of the 1972 novel Watership Down. From Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, the quintet was formed with the intention of recording a trilogy of albums, entitled The Warren of Snares, based on an interpretation of the mythology present within the 1972 novel Watership Down by Richard Adams; the trilogy is composed of the albums Owsla and Inlé, co-produced by several labels. In the novel, Efrafa is a rabbit colony ruled by a dictator, who oppresses rebels through his elite police, the Owsla. In the context of the bands concept, Owsla represents the populace around which the story revolves, the Efrafa representing humanity. In the clutches of a theocratic dictatorship, their society is on the brink of collapse. With the encroachment of the Efrafa, an invasive species, this dictatorship turns to blind faith and punishment for answers.

The story records the uprising by those who defy the word of rule and religion, culminating in not only the dethronement of their leader, but a futile charge against the Efrafa. The band presents their political and social ideology, which includes references to animal rights and held atheism. Among their influences, the band cites Agalloch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, His Hero Neurosis; the trilogy runs in reverse. This is signified by a passage of cello which bookends the trilogy - representing the eventual rise and fall of empires and our inability to learn from past mistakes; the band's first album, came out in 2006, alternating the D-beat of emo crust with the melancholic melody of post-rock, along with some post metal influences. The album title is a word in lapine language that in the novel corresponds to the elite warriors of the warren, who often take advantage of their position by abusing their power over other rabbits. In the context of the record, the Owsla is a name bestowed upon all by their despotic leader, in a cynical move to give his people a false sense of empowerment.

This record documents the final charge against the Efrafa. The second album, released the following year, is divided into 3 songs, all of them over 20 minutes; the music moves through post rock/ post metal passages and a slower more brooding melodic crust, expressing a bleak melancholy atmosphere, progressively taking inspiration from doom metal. The concept continues with a view of the psychology of those within a society fighting religious oppression, both internal and external; the last release, Inlé, came out in 2009. The doom metal frame, only an influence in the previous works of the band, becomes the predominant genre, creating sonic images of emotion and desolation; the black cover and the album title, featuring Inlé, the black rabbit of death, anticipating the atmosphere of this work divided into 7 melancholic and gloomy tracks. Stylistically, the doom metal and post-rock are the main reference points and replace the speed of D-beat hardcore with introspective melody; the story begins with this record, a society on the brink of self-destruction, a maniacal ruler wielding theocratic ideology and abusing, offering nothing in the face of a much greater threat, the encroachment of humanity upon their land.

After releasing this album the band parted ways. Their discography was published in a boxset called The Warren of Snares Trilogy, their last concert was in Brighton, on 5 December 2009. Singer Alex CF formed a number of concept bands, including Momentum, Light bearer, Anopheli and Morrow. Guitarists Steve McCusker and Neil Kingsbury went on to start Brighton-based drone rock band Blackstorm with Kingsbury going on to play in Orange Goblin as an additional live guitarist in 2013 and for the 20th Anniversary shows for Desertfest in 2015 bass for Earthtone9 in 2016 to 2018. In addition to the trilogy they have produced 3 EP's: a split with Down to Agony and The Burial, a DVD with footage of their only U. S. tour, their final show at Westhill Hall in Brighton, UK on 5 December 2009, photographs and artwork. 2006 – Owsla 2007 – Elil 2009 – Inlé 2007 – Down to Agony / Fall of Efrafa split 2008 – Tharn 2009 – The Burial 2010 – The Warren of Snares 2010 – "The Road" Michael Douglas – bass George Milesdrums Neil Kingsbury – guitar Alex CF– vocals Steven McCusker – guitar Scheda Discography

KTOR

KTOR is a radio station broadcasting a regional Mexican format. Licensed to Gerber, in Tehama County, Northern California, it serves the cities of Red Bluff and Chico in Northern California; the station is owned by Tom Huth, through licensee Thomas Huth Revocable Living Trust, features programming from Cumulus Media Networks. The station featured local programming during weekday mornings. Greg Michaels hosts Torch Mornings Monday through Friday, in addition to being the station's general manager. Additional programming includes the Psychedelic Supper, Frank's Magic Bus, the Classic Rock Lunch Box. Query the FCC's FM station database for KTOR Radio-Locator information on KTOR Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KTOR