History Music / ElvisPresley

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.
28th Nov '15 4:36:37 PM wyattte
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* LargeHam
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* LargeHamLargeHam: Elvis wasn't exactly subtle about his emoting on record. Whether a ballad or a full-blown rock number, Elvis milked that signature vibrato for all it was worth.

** Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's "Viva Elvis" featured remixes of Elvis' song catalogue, much the same way their show "Love" remixed Music/TheBeatles
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** Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's "Viva Elvis" featured remixes of Elvis' song catalogue, much the same way their show "Love" remixed Music/TheBeatlesMusic/TheBeatles. ** Most recently, we got Elvis songs mixed with the orchestration of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with the album ''If I Can Dream.''

* {{Rockabilly}}: Elvis is seen as one of the earliest singers in this genre and popularised it.
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* {{Rockabilly}}: Elvis is seen as one of the earliest singers in this genre and popularised popularized it.

* TheRockStar: He was the first superstar of the genre.
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* TheRockStar: He The TropeMaker! Elvis was the first superstar of the genre.
25th Sep '15 9:39:48 AM AsForMyHandle
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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 Music/ScottyMoore and bassist Music/BillBlack. (They were later joined by drummer Music/DJFontana) 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 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 Music/ScottyMoore Scotty Moore and bassist Music/BillBlack. Bill Black. (They were later joined by drummer Music/DJFontana) DJ Fontana) Elvis himself often played guitar. The legendary sessions can be enjoyed on the compilation album ''Music/TheSunSessions'' from 1976.
18th Sep '15 11:26:50 AM JohnPrestwick
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Despite the fact Presley never actually wrote songs himself, he became one of the most successful and influential musicians in the 20th century. The enduring popularity of guitar-driven rock music owes a lot to him.
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Despite the fact Presley never actually wrote songs himself, he became one of the most successful and influential musicians in the 20th century. The [[ElvisImpersonator There are probably more tribute acts to Elvis Presley than any other music artist]]. But perhaps his most important legacy is the enduring popularity of guitar-driven rock music owes a lot to him. music.
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