History Music / ElvisPresley

18th Jun '18 7:34:55 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ShootTheTelevision: Presley is, at least, the TropeCodifier, if not the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]]. He was known for doing this at least once, possibly ''many'' times. Several stories and explanations of Elvis doing this exist, some less true than others. He's rumoured to have kept a basement full of spare TV's so he would always have a fresh set handy after destroying another one. One television set shot by Elvis [[http://www.getreligion.org/wp-content/photos/2009/12/elvis-shot-up-tv-792381.jpg is on public display at Graceland.]] And all this because he held a grudge against - of all people - Robert Goulet. From Elvis' buddy, Marty Lacker:
-->'''Marty Lacker:''' Elvis harbored some bad feelings about Goulet from back in the late 50's when he was in the army. Elvis' girlfriend Anita Wood was a singer and she did shows with Goulet and Buddy Hackett. Anita would often write Elvis in Germany and one time Goulet added a post script to one of them telling Elvis in a sly way that he was personally taking care of Anita. Elvis didn't like that and he never forgot so when he saw Goulet on TV, he shot the TV out.
1st May '18 12:56:37 AM gjjones
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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'' 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.

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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.US at the turn of TheSeventies. The last great moment of his career was ''Aloha from Hawaii'' in 1973, the world's first satellite-televised rock concert. Thereafter, his health (and the quality of his concerts) severely declined deteriorated significantly due to his abuse of battle with prescription drugs. He died in drug abuse. On August 1977 16, 1977, Presley died in Graceland, his mansion in Memphis.
Memphis. He was reading in his bathroom that night before he could begin another tour in Maine. Presley suffered a heart attack and his body was found several hours later. He was only 42 years old.
1st Apr '18 4:09:49 PM Ezclee4050
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: By the time he died he'd fallen into a slump again after his late 60s comeback. He hadn't had a Top 10 hit in America since 1972 and and Top 20 hit since 1974. One immediate effect of the resurgent interest in him after his death was that his current single "Way Down" had been falling down the charts after peaking at #31, but immediately started a second run and wound up getting to #18.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: By the time he died he'd fallen into a slump again after his late 60s comeback. He hadn't had a Top 10 hit in America since 1972 and and a Top 20 hit since 1974. One immediate effect of the resurgent interest in him after his death was that his current single "Way Down" had been falling down the charts after peaking at #31, but immediately started a second run and wound up getting to #18.
1st Apr '18 4:09:16 PM Ezclee4050
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: By the time he died he'd fallen into a slump again after his late 60s comeback. He hadn't had a Top 10 hit in America since 1972 and and Top 20 hit since 1974. One immediate effect of the resurgent interest in him after his death was that his current single "Way Down" had been falling down the charts after peaking at #31, but immediately started a second run and wound up getting to #18.
15th Mar '18 2:10:50 PM TheSaddleman
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** Some of Elvis' movie songs run little more than a minute, including the rockin' "We're Coming in Loaded" from ''Girls! Girls! Girls!''; timed at about one minute, twenty seconds the song actually had to be ''extended'' to fill a TV commercial for Nike that featured the song in the 2010s.


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** Considering the fact some tried to paint a rivalry between Elvis and his competing "King or Rock and Roll", Bill Haley, they were actually good friends and during his tour of duty Elvis attended at least two of Haley's concerts in Germany.
13th Mar '18 9:26:35 AM Eagal
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* TheFifties: For better or for worse, his was possibly the most famous face of the decade.
* FiftiesHair: Elvis doesn't scream '50s without his ducktail pompadour. The long, thick sideburns only came out in TheSeventies.



* TheFifties: For better or for worse, his was possibly the most famous face of the decade.
* FiftiesHair: Elvis doesn't scream '50s without his ducktail pompadour. The long, thick sideburns only came out in TheSeventies.
12th Mar '18 12:57:54 PM TheSaddleman
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* 1974 - ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage''

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* 1974 - ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage''''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'' [[note]]A non-musical album consisting solely of banter and jokes by Elvis recorded between concert song performances[[/note]]



* 1977 - ''Elvis In Concert''

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* 1977 - ''Elvis In Concert''
Concert'' [[note]]Released posthumously[[/note]]



* ''Film/LoveMeTender'' (1956)
* ''Film/LovingYou'' (1957)



* ''Film/KingCreole'' (1958)
* ''Film/GIBlues'' (1960)
* ''Film/FlamingStar'' (1960)
* ''Film/WildInTheCountry'' (1961)



* ''Viva Las Vegas'' (1964)

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* ''Viva Las Vegas'' ''Film/FollowThatDream'' (1962)
* ''Film/KidGalahad'' (1962)
* ''Film/GirlsGirlsGirls'' (1962)
* ''Film/ItHappenedAtTheWorldsFair'' (1963)
* ''Film/FunInAcapulco'' (1963)
* ''Film/KissinCousins''
(1964)
* ''Film/VivaLasVegas'' (1964)
* ''Film/{{Roustabout}}'' (1964)
* ''Film/GirlHappy'' (1965)
* ''Film/TickleMe'' (1965)
* ''Film/HarumScarum'' (1965)
* ''Film/FrankieAndJohnny1966'' (1966)
* ''Film/ParadiseHawaiianStyle'' (1966)
* ''Film/{{Spinout}}'' (1966)
* ''Film/EasyComeEasyGo'' (1967)
* ''Film/DoubleTrouble'' (1967)
* ''Film/{{Clambake}}'' (1967)
* ''Film/StayAwayJoe'' (1968)
* ''Film/{{Speedway}}'' (1968)
* ''Film/LiveALittleLoveALittle'' (1968)
* ''Film/{{Charro}}'' (1969)
* ''Film/TheTroubleWithGirls'' (1969)
* ''Film/ChangeOfHabit'' (1969)
* ''Film/ElvisThatsTheWayItIs'' (1970) [[note]]Concert film/documentary[[/note]]
* ''Film/ElvisOnTour'' (1972) [[note]]Concert film/documentary[[/note]]


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* ''Film/ThisIsElvis'' (1981) Documentary
8th Mar '18 11:24:37 PM gjjones
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''[[ThatsAllFolks Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building]].''

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''[[ThatsAllFolks -->''[[ThatsAllFolks Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building]].''
8th Mar '18 11:24:16 PM gjjones
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[[caption-width-right:320:''"Thank ya. Thankyaverymuch"''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''"Thank ya. Thankyaverymuch"''.you. Thank you very much"''.]]



* AdiposeRex: During his later years in the 1970's, when he became hooked on barbiturates, he became overweight while his health declined before he was found dead on his "throne" on August 16, 1977 at Graceland.



* BigEater: He really enjoyed eating such Southern foods as chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and peanut butter sandwiches with bananas and sometimes bacon.



''Elvis... has left the page.''

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''Elvis... ''[[ThatsAllFolks Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the page.building]].''
8th Mar '18 11:12:40 PM snichols1973
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* AdiposeRex: During his later years in the 1970's, when he became hooked on barbiturates, he became overweight while his health declined before he was found dead on his "throne" on August 16, 1977 at Graceland.


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* BigEater: He really enjoyed eating such Southern foods as chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and peanut butter sandwiches with bananas and sometimes bacon.
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