History Music / ElvisPresley

12th Jun '16 5:12:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BigEater: More like ''Huge'' Eater. Elvis (with a pair of Colorado cops) once flew all the way out to UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} at about midnight to eat a couple of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_Gold_Loaf Fool's Gold Loaves]] (a hollowed-out, lightly-toasted Italian loaf) filled with a whole jar of peanut butter, a whole jar of grape jelly, and an [[BaconAddiction entire pound of bacon]]. That's right, we said a couple: He probably ate at least four of the things that night. Since one of the cops was the friend of the guy who owned the restaurant that made the damned things, they got a tray of them wheeled out to the Denver airport, where they and their pilots ate the sandwiches (washed down with Perrier sparkling water and ''Dom Perignon'') and flew back to Memphis. Without even leaving the airport.

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* BigEater: More like ''Huge'' Eater. Eater:
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Elvis (with a pair of Colorado cops) once flew all the way out to UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} at about midnight to eat a couple of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_Gold_Loaf Fool's Gold Loaves]] (a hollowed-out, lightly-toasted Italian loaf) filled with a whole jar of peanut butter, a whole jar of grape jelly, and an [[BaconAddiction entire pound of bacon]]. That's right, we said a couple: He probably ate at least four of the things that night. Since one of the cops was the friend of the guy who owned the restaurant that made the damned things, they got a tray of them wheeled out to the Denver airport, where they and their pilots ate the sandwiches (washed down with Perrier sparkling water and ''Dom Perignon'') and flew back to Memphis. Without even leaving the airport.



** And of course, there was his well-known love of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.



* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Also, bacon.

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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Also, bacon. Sometimes both at once.
5th Apr '16 10:20:06 AM JohnPrestwick
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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (8 January 1935 16 August 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.

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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (8 January (January 8, 1935 16 August 16, 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.



He then made a comeback in 1968 with his first live performance in seven years on a massively-watched show called ''Elvis''. On the back of this, he returned to being a rock star, releasing more albums and taking several successful tours in the US. The last great moment of his career was ''Aloha from Hawaii'', the world's first satellite-televised rock concert. Thereafter, his health (and the quality of his concerts) severely declined due to his abuse of prescription drugs. He died in August 1977 in Graceland, his mansion in Memphis.

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He then made a comeback in 1968 with his first live performance in seven years on a massively-watched show called ''Elvis''. On the back of this, he returned to being a rock star, releasing more albums and taking several successful tours in the US. The last great moment of his career was ''Aloha from Hawaii'', Hawaii'' in 1973, the world's first satellite-televised rock concert. Thereafter, his health (and the quality of his concerts) severely declined due to his abuse of prescription drugs. He died in August 1977 in Graceland, his mansion in Memphis.
11th Feb '16 3:04:28 PM MarkLungo
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** By the start of the 1960's, [[Creator/RCARecords RCA]] had pretty much stopped putting the name "Presley" on Elvis' album and singles sleeves.

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** By the start of the 1960's, [[Creator/RCARecords RCA]] Creator/RCARecords had pretty much stopped putting the name "Presley" on Elvis' album and singles sleeves.
4th Feb '16 7:29:52 PM karstovich2
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** He had a love of all other forms of SatiatingSandwich, particularly if it could in any way, shape, or form be combined with [[DeepFriedWhatever deep-frying]]. For this reason, he ''loved'' the Monte Cristo: Some combination of bacon, turkey, and ham, with Swiss cheese, battered and deep-fried -- with a bit of jam and powdered sugar on top.

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** He had a love of all other forms of SatiatingSandwich, particularly if it could in any way, shape, or form be combined with [[DeepFriedWhatever deep-frying]]. For this reason, he ''loved'' the Monte Cristo: Some combination of bacon, turkey, and ham, with Swiss cheese, battered and deep-fried -- with a bit of jam and powdered sugar on top. when asked by [[Creator/AndyKaufman Bob Zmuda]] in the late '70s whether the King was still alive, Elvis' personal aide replied, "No one can eat that many Monte Cristo sandwiches a day and live."
9th Jan '16 12:02:53 PM ScrewySqrl
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* CoveredUp: Elvis often covered other early rock/rhythm & blues singers songs (especially by African-American artists), though usually his version was charted higher.
9th Jan '16 7:36:45 AM shamblingdead2
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** Some believe he died due to a problem with constipation and if he had gotten a surgery that would have taken care of that, he would have lived considerably longer despite the drug abuse.

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** Some believe he died due to a problem with constipation [[NobodyPoops constipation]] and if he had gotten a surgery that would have taken care of that, he would have lived considerably longer despite the drug abuse.abuse.
** It was worse than constipation. Poor Elvis (likely) suffered from [[http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.com/knowledge-center/expert-commentary/310-commentary2008-05-02brookoff Hershprung's disease]], which caused a distended bowel. Imagine Elvis carting around a colostomy bag.
30th Dec '15 6:47:15 AM bluesno1fann
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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (January 8, 1935 August 16, 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.

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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (January 8, (8 January 1935 16 August 16, 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.
7th Dec '15 8:27:42 AM JamesAustin
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* 1968 - ''[[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis]]'' [[note]]Not to be confused with his 1956 album and 1973 album of the same name[[/note]]

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* 1968 - ''[[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis]]'' ''Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial'' [[note]]Not to be confused with his 1956 album and 1973 album of the same name[[/note]]



* HellBentForLeather: [[Music/ElvisNBCSpecial The Elvis 1968 special]]: The man rocks both the music and his black leather jacket and tight pants.

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* HellBentForLeather: [[Music/ElvisNBCSpecial [[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial The Elvis 1968 special]]: The man rocks both the music and his black leather jacket and tight pants.



* LiveAlbum: Nine, starting with 1968's ''[[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis]]''. The worst one is arguably ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'', which is just a collection of Elvis talking to the audience during concerts, but devoid of any context, making listeners at home wonder what the hell is going on.

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* LiveAlbum: Nine, starting with 1968's ''[[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial Elvis]]''.''Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial''. The worst one is arguably ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'', which is just a collection of Elvis talking to the audience during concerts, but devoid of any context, making listeners at home wonder what the hell is going on.



* VerbalTic: "Uh-huh!" Elvis was aware of this and lampshaded it while videotaping a promo for [[Music/ElvisNBCSpecial his 1968 NBC Special]] (the out-takes are included on the special's DVD release).

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* VerbalTic: "Uh-huh!" Elvis was aware of this and lampshaded it while videotaping a promo for [[Music/ElvisNBCSpecial [[Music/ElvisNBCTVSpecial his 1968 NBC Special]] (the out-takes are included on the special's DVD release).
7th Dec '15 8:04:16 AM JamesAustin
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->"''Before Elvis, there was nothing.''"

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->"''Before ->''"Before Elvis, there was nothing.''""''
7th Dec '15 8:03:49 AM JamesAustin
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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.

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'''Elvis Aaron Presley''' (8 January (January 8, 1935 - 16 August 16, 1977) was one of the most influential singers of the mid-20th century, selling over a billion records worldwide. He began his professional singing career and signed his first contract in 1954 with Music/SamPhillips, the owner of ''Sun Records'', who teamed him with two other musicians, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.
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