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Find The Motorcycle Lawyer and get some of our free swag! Meet ABC's staff and their sponsored riding groups. Specialty stations to teach you riding basics and packing your bike for long trips. Hundreds of vendors with everything from frames and motors to seats and leathers. Look for The Motorcycle Lawyer truck at this event! Support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure 3 Day.
For info call or visit the Marked For Life facebook page. Tons of bikers buying, selling and swapping every brand, every model, even those hard to find parts. Don't miss this event with The Motorcycle Lawyer! Regitration begins at Noon, Practice at 1pm. Spring Cleaning Open House. Whether you're looking for bikes and parts or just want to hang with fellow bikers come join us for this event! Tons of vendors already signed up and more space still available! If you see The Motorcycle Lawyer get your picture taken and we'll put it on our website!
Chilly Chaps Chick Ride. Call Cheryl for details or to help plan at The Motorcycle Lawyer will be there with tons of free swag! Huge selection of part and accessories new and used. Find The Motorcycle Lawyer and get pictures with your local Hooters girls! Poker Run for Camp Hope. Blessing, Food and Activities are all free! Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes. April 29th-May 1st, Ride ends at Monroe Clubhouse Campgrounds.
Trout Town Vintage Motorcycle Show. Swap meet taking place during entire show with new and used parts and accessories. For more info call or visit www. Featuring motorcycles AND dirt bikes in a class show that's judged by the public. Kick-off for Michigan's Motorcycle Awareness Program. Starts at 4pm outside the Capitol Building. Reserved parking is available so please RSVP to or visit http: Wear your blue jeans and leather, show off your tattoos, and get your picture taken on a motorcycle!
Proceeds go to help fight Muscular Dystrophy. Sponsored by Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson. Call Mike for details; or Bubs 73 Foundation 3rd Annual Benefit Ride.
For info call or Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show. Midland Motorcycle Swap Meet. Located in the land right next to the airport. Camping space available through Whispering Oaks Campground.
The Motorcycle Lawyer wouldn't miss this event and neither should you! Both days featuring live music, food, beer tents, vendors and auctions. Annual Jackson Blessing of The Bikes. Food, music, kids play area, door prizes. Individual bike blessings will be available from CMA members all day. Sponsored in part by THE Motorcycle lawyer. Feed The Children Poker Run.
Event registration starts at Cancer Run and Bike Blessing. All proceeds go to local cancer research. Habitat for Humanity Blessing of the Bikers. Sponsored by American Legion Riders Post Proceeds will go to Blum's Landing to help veterans. Baker College Car and Motorcycle Show. Door prizes, goodie bags, FREE refreshments, tons of vendors. Food, music, bikini bike wash, motorcycle show.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness New Conference. New conference will move inside if the weather is bad. Old Iron Bridge Motorcycle Show Supporting their Motorcycle Awareness campaign. Dillinger Ride For Hospice. Pig roast, music, raffles, and door prizes. Thunder Rolls in Belleville. Proceeds go to Veterans and their families.
All proceeds go to The Susan G. Komen For The Cure 3-Day. Each paying participant gets a ticket for a "Steak-Out" starting at 5pm. Extra Mile Fund Benefit. Proceeds benefit the Great Lakes Cancer Institute. Ends at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Registration starts at 10am with the first riders receiving FREE tshirts and pins.
Giving away 3 motorcycles! Leaves from Shiawassee Sports Center N. Breyer Rd in Birch Run at 4pm. Ends at Circus Park W. Proceeds go to support deployed soldiers. Lessons on buying a motorcycle, insurance, safety and riding gear. Proceeds go to uninsured and under-insured women in Antrim County.
Pre-register before May 26th and receive a ride tshirt. Proceeds benefit LakeVille Community sports programs. Kenneth Bidlack Memorial Poker Run. Proceeds benefit the recreation fund at Battle Creek Veterans Hospital. Celebrate Hero's Month and earn reward points. Proceeds to benefit the Ozone House, helping runaway and homeless youth.
Free tent camping and bottomless "mug" with admission. Look for The Motorcycle Lawyer and our new truck! Last bike in at 5pm. Includes entry to festivities at Wheel Inn Campground afterward. Live bands, pig roast, beer tent and vendors! Andy Ross Charity Motorcycle Ride. Hosted by Trenton Firefighters Charities. Ends back at Elizabeth park with a cookout and live music. Benefits The Children's Heart Foundation.
Learn to ride from one of the best teachers in Michigan. There's also going to be a Swap Meet area. National Ride To Work Day!! All money contributed will be donated to fallen or wounded US soldier's families. He's a trauma surgeon who specializes in the treatment of motor vehicle crash injuries.
He'll be speaking about his work with automotive engineers to enhance vehicle safety design. Cruise Kick-Off Thursday in Wyandotte before the show. Stop by The Motorcycle Lawyer tent while you're cruisin' for some free swag! Camping areas, hookups and dump stations available. For more info call Jeannie or Bill at Bikers For Blindness Poker Run. Alamo's Classics in the Park. Shields Fest Motorcycle Show.
For the first time, this event is open to everyone! Anyone who rides should participate in this event. Wherever you are, get on your bike and ride today, whether it's 1 mile or Watch the virtual odometer roll to 1 Million! Louis Center Blessing of The Bikes. Swimming and camping available for the whole weekend. Gates open at 10am with vendors, food, bands, and military displays. All Proceeds with go to Veterans and local "Fallen Heroes". Professional rider Cody Cavanaugh showing off X-Games style stunts.
All proceeds stay in Southeastern Michigan. Food, drinks, entertainment, prizes, ride pin and Guest appearance by The Misty Blues. Ride ends at Randy's Roadhouse in Onsted. Luau goes from 10am-5pm with the Blood Mobile around until 4pm. Dedicated to the Memory of Tony and Karen Taliercio. Ride ends with a BBQ, music, drawings and more! Love for Lyric Benefit Ride. Cruze begins at 9am and heads to Auto City Speedway in Clio.
Sponsored by Axeman Firefighters Motorcycle Club. Includes t-shirt, pin, refreshments, dinner, entertainment and door prizes. Gates open at 10am Saturday and 9am Sunday. All proceeds go to Fraser Lion Charities. Davidson Express Michigan Chopper Fest. Dominick Calhoun Memorial Ride.
Live entertainment, silent auction, raffles and more. Bike shows, games, seminars, parades and MORE. Annual Tool Shed Charity Run. Registration at 10am, last bike out at 12pm. Ends at Tool Shed Munger. Pig roast, BBQ, and entertainment from pm. Registration begins at 9am.
All proceeds to American Red Cross. Lucheon after the ride. Ride begins at noon. Benefit pm at Kent City Lounge. For more info call or Ride ends at Evart Moose Lodge for a benefit dinner and fundraising activities dinner not included in ride price. Annual Riders For Hospice.
All proceeds go to Sparrow Hospice Services. Ride goes for 80 miles with 10 different stops! Stay after for food, music and prizes! Enjoy food, door prizes, raffles, and more! Vietnam Memorial Wall Escort. Marion Car and Bike Show.
Registration begins at 11am, and ride will leave from there at noon. Ride ends at GiGi's in Corunna with dinner. Ride is miles long with 7 stops at different fire stations in Shiawassee County. End of ride activities include dinner, entertainment, raffles, an auction and more! Rally features extreme sport celebrity Jason Britton and Team No-Limit who will perform 3 motorcycle stunt shows, including demonstrations by local stunt riders, live music, food, and motorcycle and clothing vendors.
More info to come. Proceeds to Kevin Swafford Memorical Scholarship. Live Blues music all day, bikini contest, ride in bike contest. Bike concets and music begins at 11am. Run starts at noon. All donations go to Arrowhead Community Scholarship Class of Registration begins at 8: Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, door prizes too.
West starting point at Picknet location, East starting point at Southfield location. Starts 9am, depature at 10am. Enjoy music and food. Ride for Vets Poker Run. Registration begins at 10am. Join over , bikers! A whole block of campsites prepared with ice, food, drinks, bands, biker games and more! Ride with group leaders on daily rides or create your own schedule! Destination ride meeting in Hell Michigan. There will be some designated starting points where volunteers will lead and you can join in and follow, or you can make your own route.
Register behind Screams Ice Cream. Donation ride, no fee. Look forward to motorcycle rodeo games, bike show, balloon release to honor fallen heroes, door prizes, and more! Also enjoy a BBQ picnic, raffles, an auction, prizes, and more! Head for the Hills Customer Appreciation Ride. Starts at 10am, ride leaves at 1pm. The ride ends back in Gravel Pit. Band and raffle too!
Enjoy live entertainment, poker run and free rustic camping! For more info call HOPE at Stop anywhere along the way! For more info contact Jay R. Hangout after the ride for door prizes, raffels, and pig roast! Benefits Children's Miracle Network. For more info call David at , ext Check in Gregory's Barber Shop day of event. For more info call Kevin at or. Gold Wing Riders Midnight Ride. Ends at Kewadin Casino in St. Watch the "Parade of Lights" in St. Breakfast and activities at the casino after the ride.
Ride-in bike show, battle of the bands, burnout pit, vendors, food, and beer tent. FREE to the public! Look for The Motorcycle Lawyer at this fun event! Pig Roast and Poker Run. Ride leaves at 10am and last bike out will be at 11am.
Pre-register online website below. The fee includes dinner after the ride. Ride ends back at Davidson for the party to enjoy live bands, prizes, food, drinks and vendors. For more info call Danny at or. Find more info and updates on the Porcupine Press Facebook page. Experience Michigan with all your fellow bikers!
Free entry ride in Bike Show, trophies presented after. Enjoy a carshow featuring 30 GM vehicles, motorcycle show, and art competition! Artists have 3 hours to compete for prizes, and GM team members will be on-site for final judging of cars, art, and American made motorcycles.
Live and silent auction. No cost for event, donation and participation in auction encouraged to help support MDA. Pass the Ponytail Poker Run.
Ride ends with a hog roast, prizes, and entertainment! For more info email t4bikerunyahoo. Ride for Literacy Books for Kids. For more info call or visit. Registration begins at 10am, ride leaves at noon. Starts and ends at Fire N Ice. Registration begins at 9am, ride leaves at 10am. Stay for lunch after!
Registration begins at After the ride stick around for the dunk tank, lilve music, drawings, and vendors! For more info call Diane at Registration begins at 9am, ride at Registration includes lunch, ride, and t-shirt. In memory of George Gorno Sr. Registration starts at 8am, Ride begins at 10am. Friday night party begins after 6pm. Supports Great Lakes Burn Camp. After enjoy entertain and specials!
Enjoy pig roast, Vets vendors, and Vets tribute. Registration begins at 12pm. First bike out at 1pm and last bike in at 4: For more info call Larry at or Gregg at All Proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Livingston County Ride for the Red. After the ride enjoy live entertainment and door prizes. Don't miss out on door prizes, awards, vendors, swap-meet, and food! Peoples choice bike show open to all makes and models, no classes.
Registration begins at 2pm. Show goes from pm. Trophies for top 10 places will be awarded directly following the show. Bikers for Babies- West Michigan. Biker service 11am followed by ride.
Chili cookoff following the ride. First bike out 10am and last bike out at noon. For more info contact Diane at Free motorcycle parking on Brush St and at Hockeytown Cafe. End of Summer Pig Roast Bash. Come enjoy one of the best pig roasts on the east side! Bruischart's 1st Annual Charity Run.
Pre-registration by phone, on-site registration from 9am Proceeds benefit the Children's Hunger Relief Fund. Enjoy live entertainment and cookout after! Starts Friday at 10am, Ends Sunday at 5pm. Food, music, vendors, fashion, law enforcement rodeo, doughnut eating contest and MORE. Check out The Motorcycle Lawyer tent while you're there! First bike out at 10am,. Enjoy free coffe, donuts, and chili! Davidson Express Fall Bike Show. Show begins at noon. Judged by celebrity judges. September 30th-October 2nd, A weekend of fun and relaxation for bikers to end the riding season.
Davidson Express Fall Benefit Run. Michigan Dressers Toys for Kids Rally. All ride proceeds go to a locally sponsored child and their family to help with medical bills. Thousands of bikers buying, selling and trading. New and used parts to custom and vintage parts. You won't want to miss out on thousands of bikes that will be sold, swapped, as well as frames, motors, touring accessories, seat, wheels, tires, front ends, tanks, and much, much more!
Every known brand and every hard to find part! As well as hundreds of commerical vendors. Beer and food on sale. Tons of motorcycle goods! From leather, to new and used motorcycle parts, accessories and more! For more info call Angela at , email craigmiller gibraltartrade. Come to the International Bike Show! Friday January 6 from pm, Saturday January 7 from 9: Enjoy custom bike show, demo rides, stunt shows and much more!
Mid Michigan's Original Motorcycle Bash. Over 70, square feet of bikes and parts! Buy, sell or swap! Turn your spare parts into cash! Thousands of bikers will be buying, selling and swapping bikes, frames, motors, touring accesories and more!
Win valuable door prizes every half hour! Buy your tickes online and get the early bird special-get into the show early!
Doors open at 11am until midnight. Proceeds are being raised for the American Cancer Society. If you're a vendor and interested in participating please call now as spots are limited.
For more info call Loreen at Beer and mixers included, but bring own other adult beverages. Enjoy deep fried pork, live music by SRP and a silent and live auction!
If you are interested in entering a chili please be there by 6: Children 12 and under FREE. This chapter meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 5pm, rain or shine! A short will follow the meeting, weather permitting. This meeting is open to ALL makes and models. If you are already a star member please bring your membership card. If you'd like to reserve a spot it must be done in advance.
All vendors need to be on the grounds by 9: Buy your tickes online and get the early bird. Buy tickets online for the early bird special! Get into the show early! Come where thousands will be buying, swapping and selling all sorts of motorcycle parts and accessories new, used, antique and rare. Enjoy food, beer, and door prizes every half hour! Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center. Listen to live entertainment from pm, and 8pm-midnight.
Come Saturday from 10am-8pm, and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Shop around for bike parts, trailers, chrome accessories,. Your choice Bike Competitions! Giant Swap Meet Grand Rapids.
Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Your ticket enters you into the grand prize drawing, and you do NOT need to be present to win! For more info contact Mike at The orignal maple syrup festival in Michigan!
Ride will be leaving at noon sharp. The ride ends at Rocky's Great Outdoors, Burton. Registeration is at 11am, the Blessing begins at 2pm. Entrance is FREE, as is the blessing, food and activities. Enjoy a great bike show along with prizes,. Benefits the Christian Neighbors Food Pantry.
Leaves Davidson Express at noon. For more info call Davidson Express Otsego at For Ride-In Bike Show sign in from 11am-1pm. Trophies for all classes! Food and beverage available, please no alcohol.
For vender info call Cheryl at or. Bike show starts at 9: This fun event will feature food, music, door prizes, trophies, and much more! Genesee County's Largest Motorcycle Event! Come rain or shine! You can pre-register on Friday, May 11th at their Pre-Reg. Party being held at Shriner Circus Park from 6pmam. Kids 12 and under are free and should be off the premises by 9pm. Ride will end at Shriner's Park with live music, food, vendors, and beer tent. For more info contact Randy at Order your shirt by April 15 as there will be NO extras.
For more info please contact Linda at or email. Gates open on both days at noon. No one under 21 after 6pm. For more info call Buddha at or Storm at Don't miss out on vendors from all over the U. Camping is also available. Blessing will occur on Sunday 20th, gates open at 9am, at the airport sponsored by Para Dice Motorcycle Club. Join over 40 thousand bikers who make it out every year! Registration begins at 9: This is a family friendly, non-drinking event.
Proceeds go to benefit Biking for Burns. For more info call Jeremy at or Kevin at This event will feature camping, a bike blessing, a huge beer tent, food, among other refreshements, and much more! Car and Motorcycle Show. First entrants will receive dash plaques, goodie bags, and free lunch! All attendees will enjoy free entry, door prizes, free refreshments, food, and a variety of vendors! For more info call Alleen at or Phil at Pancake breakfast begins at 6am.
Sponsored by the Otsego Lions Club. Besides the poker run you will enjoy food, raffles, door prizes,. Tickets availbe for purchase at Bubba's Tri-City Cycle or online at bubbas. A Memorial Day tribute to honor the memory of veterans. Registration begins at 11am in the Wayne County Community. College Western Campus' front parking lot.
The ride is police escorted through Van Buren Township into Belleville. Following there will be a memorial service. Starting May 30th and going thru June 20th come out to. Bike Night every Wednesday starting at 6pm.
Their ride will be Saturday, June 23rd check it out on our calendar for all the info! May 31st-June 3rd, This event which features custom bikes of all makes and models! Look for customs, factory makes, European, and much more!
Concessions, custom bike show, live entertainment,. Friday, June 1st come out for a night ride from 6pm Saturday, June 2nd event runs from 10am Early registration begins at 9: Blessing beginst at 2: For more info call Robb at or.
Besides the ride the event will also host door prizes,. For more info call Alexa at or. First to register will receive a ride patch! For more info call Susan at or. This event begins at The bike show will consist of 4 different classes, and. Great Lakes Harley Roundup. Some of the MANY activities to part-take in include: Sawdust Mountain noon til 8 p. Strut your Stuff Bike Show Sat. Oscoda Bike Daze Don't miss out on a chance to win 1 of the 3 motorcycles that will be raffled off!
Enjoy a tour of the area, either guided or non-guided, with stops along the way. Michigan Military Vehicle Preservation. The Theme this year is 'Military Motorcycles. For more info call Chuck at or. A 70 mile ride to raise money for breast cancer research. Raffle tickets for a Cafe Racer Motorcycle will also be sold for.
Fore more info call Steve at or. Forgotten Eagles Chapter 3. Dinner starts at 5pm. For more info call Mark at or Cap at All proceeds will be donated to various charities. For more info call Tim at or. Registration begins at 10am, the ride starts at noon. Attendees will also enjoy live music, vendors,. For more info call Marci at or. This event will feature live entertainment, games,. Registration from first bike out at 10am. Drawing will for this event will start at 4: Percentage of proceeds go to Just for Kids Foundation.
Ticket holder need not be present to win. If fewer than tickets are sold, the raffle will revert to drawing. All proceeds benefit Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital,. For more info call T Funtsch at or.
Come on out and support some fun and exciting races!!! Workman Memorial Run for the Vets. Registration begins at 10am, ride leaves at 11am. All proceeds go to benefit Disable American Veterans.
For more info contact John at or. Other scheduled activities include: Biker Games from 11am Live music will be performed by Godstruck. For more info call Shellie at or. Poker run style with several stops along the way TBD. Macomb Special Olympics Poker Run. Registration begins at 9am, first bike out at 11am. Stops along the way include: Fraternal Order of Eagles Fair Haven,. For more info call Melanie at or.
Shields Summer Fest Motorcycle Show. All proceeds go to benefit the VA Hospital. You can pre-register or drop off donations at. This 4 day event promises to be a good time!
Wednesday, June 27 Family Fun Night-more info to come! More info to come on this event to come! You can also call Jeremy or Bethan at or ,. Departing at 6pm for dinner destination,. Return to Wil Lew for live entertainment weather permitting.
Quite an event list! For more info contact Loreen at or. Ride started by Special Olypmic Athletes. The ride fee is a tax deductible donation to Special Olympics Michigan Area Come for food, silent auction, and raffle, all motorcycles welcome! For more info call Jerry at Check in at 9am, bikes out at Come for music, raffles, prizes and more!
For more info call Debbie at Dice Roll Stops include: Red Dog Saloon in Milford,. Thunder on the Lakshore Motorcycle Show. Event runs from noon-5pm. It is a judged show with 10 different classes: Stick around after the show for "Looking Back". Bob Seger Tribute Band from 7pmpm, and fireworks at 10pm. This chapter meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month. A 6 day event in Grand Rapids MI. Enjoy bike shows, contests, Miss RBW, vendors, music,. Thrills in the Irish Hills.
Enjoy food and beer, prizes, live music, Harley Davidsion raffle,. For more info contact Joe at ,. National Flat Track Series. Pits open at 3pm, grandstands open at 5pm,. This is a weeklong event! You have the option of going for the entire week, weekend, or Saturday, and camping with your motor home or trailer! Here is the schedule for the entire week: Corral Party Tent is hosted by Ernest Entertainment all week!
Pre-register before June 1st and receive a discounted price,. You can register the day of the event starting at 9am,. Proceeds go to Great Lakes Burn Camp, a camp set up to. M ichigan Gathering of the Guard. The full registration includes Heros Ride Patch, Wristband,. Enjoy a silent and live auction following the dinner along with entertainment!
There will be over night stops at Alpena, Munising,. Manistique and Clare along with special pricing for hotel stays on the ride. All proceeds from the ride go to Michigan Veterans in need. For more info contact Jim at , email jjohnston gmail. This event officially starts on Thursday and goes until Sunday. The schedule for the weekend is as follows: Blessing of the Bikes 8: Annual Ride for Hospitalized Veterans.
Line up at 10am and leave at noon. Dingell VA Medical Center. For more info call Vets Supports Center at or. Proceeds benefit the Justice ofr Dominick Calhoun Inc. Come for live bands, silent auction, and a spaghetti dinner at. For more info call Chris and Tammy at Ride leaves at noon. Picnic in the park from noon till dark. Motorcycle rodeo starts at 2: As Part of Detroit Bike Week. With so much action you won't want to miss this event! Come Thursday from 5pmam, Friday 4pm-1am,.
Attendees will enjoy custom bike shows, stunt riders, destination rides,. DBW saloon, and much more! Michigan Chopper Fest VI. For more info call Davidson Express Otesgo at or visit www. Must be a combat wounded veteran per request of the host. Bikers for Boobs Ride IV. For more info call Norm at Breakfast is from 10am For more info call Sherri at Registration begins at 10am, kickstands up at 11am.
All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Awareness. If you would like to pre-register make payable to: This rancid-smelling aphrodisiac I deplore. He has a right to say what he wants to say.
He is a great success and a fine actor, but I think he shouldn't have said it. This is a trend, just the same as he faced when he started years ago. Leiber and Stoller were again in the studio for the recording of Elvis' Christmas Album. Toward the end of the session, they wrote a song on the spot at Presley's request: Though they were brought back on a per diem basis a few weeks later, it was clear that they had not been part of Presley's inner circle for some time. A couple of weeks into the new year, " Don't ", another Leiber and Stoller tune, became Presley's tenth number one seller.
It had been only 21 months since "Heartbreak Hotel" had brought him to the top for the first time. Recording sessions for the King Creole soundtrack were held in Hollywood in mid-January Leiber and Stoller provided three songs and were again on hand, but it would be the last time they and Presley worked closely together.
They kept him separate. On March 24, , Presley was drafted into the U. His arrival was a major media event. Hundreds of people descended on Presley as he stepped from the bus; photographers then accompanied him into the fort. Presley commenced basic training at Fort Hood , Texas.
During a two-week leave in early June, he recorded five songs in Nashville. Presley, granted emergency leave to visit her, arrived in Memphis on August Two days later, she died of heart failure , aged Presley was devastated;  their relationship had remained extremely close—even into his adulthood, they would use baby talk with each other and Presley would address her with pet names.
He became "practically evangelical about their benefits", not only for energy but for "strength" and weight loss as well, and many of his friends in the outfit joined him in indulging. It became a lifelong interest, which he later included in his live performances.
He donated his Army pay to charity, purchased TV sets for the base, and bought an extra set of fatigues for everyone in his outfit. While in Friedberg, Presley met year-old Priscilla Beaulieu. They would eventually marry after a seven-and-a-half-year courtship.
In Special Services , he would have been able to give musical performances and remain in touch with the public, but Parker had convinced him that to gain popular respect, he should serve his country as a regular soldier. Armed with a substantial amount of unreleased material, they kept up a regular stream of successful releases. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, , and was honorably discharged three days later with the rank of sergeant.
The album features several songs described by Greil Marcus as full of Chicago blues "menace, driven by Presley's own super-miked acoustic guitar, brilliant playing by Scotty Moore, and demonic sax work from Boots Randolph. Elvis's singing wasn't sexy, it was pornographic. Presley returned to television on May 12 as a guest on The Frank Sinatra Timex Special —ironic for both stars, given Sinatra's not-so-distant excoriation of rock and roll.
Also known as Welcome Home Elvis , the show had been taped in late March, the only time all year Presley performed in front of an audience. The broadcast drew an enormous viewership. Blues , the soundtrack to Presley's first film since his return, was a number one album in October.
It reached number 13 on the U. In February , Presley performed two shows for a benefit event in Memphis, on behalf of 24 local charities. During a luncheon preceding the event, RCA presented him with a plaque certifying worldwide sales of over 75 million records. Presaging much of what was to come from Presley himself over the next half-decade, the album is largely "a pleasant, unthreatening pastiche of the music that had once been Elvis's birthright".
Another benefit concert, raising money for a Pearl Harbor memorial, was staged on March 25, in Hawaii. It was to be Presley's last public performance for seven years.
Parker had by now pushed Presley into a heavy film making schedule, focused on formulaic, modestly budgeted musical comedies. Presley, at first, insisted on pursuing higher roles, but when two films in a more dramatic vein— Flaming Star and Wild in the Country —were less commercially successful, he reverted to the formula.
Among the 27 movies he made during the s, there were a few further exceptions. Hal Wallis , who produced nine of them, declared, "A Presley picture is the only sure thing in Hollywood. Of Presley's films in the s, 15 were accompanied by soundtrack albums and another 5 by soundtrack EPs. The movies' rapid production and release schedules—he frequently starred in three a year—affected his music.
According to Jerry Leiber, the soundtrack formula was already evident before Presley left for the Army: But by and large, according to biographer Jerry Hopkins , the numbers seemed to be "written on order by men who never really understood Elvis or rock and roll".
In the first half of the decade, three of Presley's soundtrack albums were ranked number one on the pop charts, and a few of his most popular songs came from his films, such as " Can't Help Falling in Love " and " Return to Sender " But, as with artistic merit, the commercial returns steadily diminished. During a five-year span— through —Presley had only one top-ten hit: As for non-movie albums, between the June release of Pot Luck and the November release of the soundtrack to the television special that signaled his comeback, only one LP of new material by Presley was issued: Shortly before Christmas , more than seven years since they first met, Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu.
They were married on May 1, , in a brief ceremony in their suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. It was not until October , when the Clambake soundtrack LP registered record low sales for a new Presley album, that RCA executives recognized a problem. Presley's only child, Lisa Marie , was born on February 1, , during a period when he had grown deeply unhappy with his career.
Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in He maneuvered a deal with NBC that committed the network to both finance a theatrical feature and broadcast a Christmas special. Recorded in late June in Burbank, California , the special, called simply Elvis , aired on December 3, Later known as the '68 Comeback Special, the show featured lavishly staged studio productions as well as songs performed with a band in front of a small audience—Presley's first live performances since The live segments saw Presley dressed in tight black leather, singing and playing guitar in an uninhibited style reminiscent of his early rock and roll days.
Director and co-producer Steve Binder had worked hard to produce a show that was far from the hour of Christmas songs Parker had originally planned. He sang with the kind of power people no longer expect of rock 'n' roll singers. He moved his body with a lack of pretension and effort that must have made Jim Morrison green with envy. The soundtrack album rose into the top ten. According to friend Jerry Schilling , the special reminded Presley of what "he had not been able to do for years, being able to choose the people; being able to choose what songs and not being told what had to be on the soundtrack.
He was out of prison, man. I give you my word I will never sing a song I don't believe in. Buoyed by the experience of the Comeback Special, Presley engaged in a prolific series of recording sessions at American Sound Studio , which led to the acclaimed From Elvis in Memphis. Released in June , it was his first secular, non-soundtrack album from a dedicated period in the studio in eight years.
As described by Dave Marsh, it is "a masterpiece in which Presley immediately catches up with pop music trends that had seemed to pass him by during the movie years. He sings country songs, soul songs and rockers with real conviction, a stunning achievement. Further hit singles were culled from the American Sound sessions: Presley was keen to resume regular live performing.
Following the success of the Comeback Special, offers came in from around the world. He responded, "That's fine for me, now how much can you get for Elvis? He was scheduled to perform 57 shows over four weeks beginning July Moore, Fontana, and the Jordanaires declined to participate, afraid of losing the lucrative session work they had in Nashville. Presley assembled new, top-notch accompaniment, led by guitarist James Burton and including two gospel groups, The Imperials and Sweet Inspirations.
Parker, who intended to make Presley's return the show business event of the year, oversaw a major promotional push. For his part, hotel owner Kirk Kerkorian arranged to send his own plane to New York to fly in rock journalists for the debut performance. Presley took to the stage without introduction. The audience of 2,, including many celebrities, gave him a standing ovation before he sang a note and another after his performance.
A third followed his encore, "Can't Help Falling in Love" a song that would be his closing number for much of the s. Cassandra Peterson , later television's Elvira, met Presley during this period in Las Vegas, where she was working as a showgirl.
She recalled of their encounter, "He was so anti-drug when I met him. I mentioned to him that I smoked marijuana, and he was just appalled. He said, 'Don't ever do that again. Several of his family members had been alcoholics, a fate he intended to avoid.
Presley returned to the International early in for the first of the year's two month-long engagements, performing two shows a night.
Recordings from these shows were issued on the album On Stage. MGM filmed rehearsal and concert footage at the International during August for the documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is. Presley was performing in a jumpsuit, which would become a trademark of his live act. Presley had been the target of many threats since the s, often without his knowledge. Presley went onstage with a Derringer in his right boot and a.
The album, That's the Way It Is , produced to accompany the documentary and featuring both studio and live recordings, marked a stylistic shift. As music historian John Robertson noted, "The authority of Presley's singing helped disguise the fact that the album stepped decisively away from the American-roots inspiration of the Memphis sessions towards a more middle-of-the-road sound.
Another week-long tour, of the West Coast, followed in November. On December 21, , Presley engineered a meeting with President Richard Nixon at the White House , where he expressed his patriotism and explained how he believed he could reach out to the hippies to help combat the drug culture he and the president abhorred. He asked Nixon for a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge, to add to similar items he had begun collecting and to signify official sanction of his patriotic efforts.
Nixon, who apparently found the encounter awkward, expressed a belief that Presley could send a positive message to young people and that it was therefore important that he "retain his credibility". On hearing reports of the meeting, Paul McCartney later said that he "felt a bit betrayed.
The great joke was that we were taking [illegal] drugs, and look what happened to him", a reference to Presley's early death, linked to prescription drug abuse. Best received by critics was Elvis Country , a concept record that focused on genre standards. If [Presley's] sin was his lifelessness, it was his sinfulness that brought him to life". A date tour commenced with an unprecedented four consecutive sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.
After the tour, the single " Burning Love " was released—Presley's last top ten hit on the U. Presley and his wife, meanwhile, had become increasingly distant, barely cohabiting. In , an affair he had with Joyce Bova resulted—unbeknownst to him—in her pregnancy and an abortion. Priscilla related that when she told him, Presley "grabbed Presley replied, "Well, the image is one thing and the human being another In January , Presley performed two benefit concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in connection with a groundbreaking TV special, Aloha from Hawaii , which would be the first concert by a solo artist to be aired globally.
The first show served as a practice run and backup should technical problems affect the live broadcast two days later. In Japan, where it capped a nationwide Elvis Presley Week, it smashed viewing records. The next night, it was simulcast to 28 European countries, and in April an extended version finally aired in the U.
As described by Bobbie Ann Mason , "At the end of the show, when he spreads out his American Eagle cape, with the full stretched wings of the eagle studded on the back, he becomes a god figure.
At a midnight show the same month, four men rushed onto the stage in an apparent attack. Security men came to Presley's defense, and his karate instinct took over as he ejected one invader from the stage himself. Following the show, he became obsessed with the idea that the men had been sent by Mike Stone to kill him. Though they were shown to have been only overexuberant fans, he raged, "There's too much pain in me After another two full days of raging, Red West , his friend and bodyguard, felt compelled to get a price for a contract killing and was relieved when Presley decided, "Aw hell, let's just leave it for now.
Maybe it's a bit heavy. Presley's divorce was finalized on October 9, Twice during the year, he overdosed on barbiturates , spending three days in a coma in his hotel suite after the first incident. Towards the end of , he was hospitalized, semi-comatose from the effects of pethidine addiction. According to his primary care physician, Dr. Nichopoulos , Presley "felt that by getting [drugs] from a doctor, he wasn't the common everyday junkie getting something off the street".
Presley's condition declined precipitously in September. People jumped to help, and he pushed them away like, 'Don't help me. Everybody's looking at each other like, Is the tour gonna happen? He was so fucked up.
It was obvious he was drugged. It was obvious there was something terribly wrong with his body. It was so bad the words to the songs were barely intelligible. He could barely get through the introductions. So often I thought, 'Boss, why don't you just cancel this tour and take a year off? He patted me on the back and said, 'It'll be all right. Don't you worry about it. As cultural critic Marjorie Garber describes, he was now widely seen as a garish pop crooner: Even his fans were now middle-aged matrons and blue-haired grandmothers.
On July 13, , Vernon Presley—who had become deeply involved in his son's financial affairs—fired " Memphis Mafia " bodyguards Red West Presley's friend since the s , Sonny West , and David Hebler, citing the need to "cut back on expenses". Another associate of Presley's, John O'Grady, argued that the bodyguards were dropped because their rough treatment of fans had prompted too many lawsuits. RCA, which had enjoyed a steady stream of product from Presley for over a decade, grew anxious as his interest in spending time in the studio waned.
After a December session that produced 18 songs, enough for almost two albums, he did not enter the studio in Presley returned to the studio in Hollywood in March , but Parker's attempts to arrange another session toward the end of the year were unsuccessful.
For all the concerns of his label and manager, in studio sessions between July and October , Presley recorded virtually the entire contents of six albums. Though he was no longer a major presence on the pop charts, five of those albums entered the top five of the country chart, and three went to number one: Eight studio singles from this period released during his lifetime were top ten hits on one or both charts, four in alone.
Presley and Linda Thompson split in November , and he took up with a new girlfriend, Ginger Alden. Hugely overweight, his mind dulled by the pharmacopia he daily ingested, he was barely able to pull himself through his abbreviated concerts. According to Guralnick, fans "were becoming increasingly voluble about their disappointment, but it all seemed to go right past Presley, whose world was now confined almost entirely to his room and his spiritualism books.
In the first, shot in Omaha on June 19, Presley's voice, Guralnick writes, "is almost unrecognizable, a small, childlike instrument in which he talks more than sings most of the songs, casts about uncertainly for the melody in others, and is virtually unable to articulate or project".
He was devastated by the book and tried unsuccessfully to halt its release by offering money to the publishers. On the evening of August 16, , Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to begin another tour. That afternoon, Ginger Alden discovered him in an unresponsive state on a bathroom floor. According to her eyewitness account, "Elvis looked as if his entire body had completely frozen in a seated position while using the commode and then had fallen forward, in that fixed position, directly in front of it.
President Jimmy Carter issued a statement that credited Presley with having "permanently changed the face of American popular culture". Presley's funeral was held at Graceland on Thursday, August Outside the gates, a car plowed into a group of fans, killing two women and critically injuring a third. While an autopsy, undertaken the same day Presley died, was still in progress, Memphis medical examiner Dr.
Jerry Francisco announced that the immediate cause of death was cardiac arrest. Asked if drugs were involved, he declared that "drugs played no role in Presley's death". The pathologists conducting the autopsy thought it possible, for instance, that he had suffered "anaphylactic shock brought on by the codeine pills he had gotten from his dentist, to which he was known to have had a mild allergy".
A pair of lab reports filed two months later strongly suggested that polypharmacy was the primary cause of death; one reported "fourteen drugs in Elvis' system, ten in significant quantity". That, together with his drug habit, caused his death. But he was difficult to diagnose; it was a judgment call. The competence and ethics of two of the centrally involved medical professionals were seriously questioned.
Francisco had offered a cause of death before the autopsy was complete; claimed the underlying ailment was cardiac arrhythmia , a condition that can be determined only in someone who is still alive; and denied drugs played any part in Presley's death before the toxicology results were known. George Nichopoulos, exonerated him of criminal liability for his death, the facts were startling: It was permanently revoked in the s after the Tennessee Medical Board brought new charges of over-prescription.
In , the Presley autopsy report was reopened. Joseph Davis, who had conducted thousands of autopsies as Miami-Dade County coroner,  declared at its completion, "There is nothing in any of the data that supports a death from drugs.
In fact, everything points to a sudden, violent heart attack. Francisco did not speak for the entire pathology team. Other staff "could say nothing with confidence until they got the results back from the laboratories, if then. That would be a matter of weeks. Eric Muirhead "could not believe his ears. Francisco had not only presumed to speak for the hospital's team of pathologists, he had announced a conclusion that they had not reached. Early on, a meticulous dissection of the body As they proceeded, the doctors saw evidence that his body had been wracked over a span of years by a large and constant stream of drugs.
They had also studied his hospital records, which included two admissions for drug detoxification and methadone treatments. Dan Warlick, who was present at the autopsy, "believes Presley's chronic constipation—the result of years of prescription drug abuse and high-fat, high-cholesterol gorging—brought on what's known as Valsalva's maneuver.
Put simply, the strain of attempting to defecate compressed the singer's abdominal aorta, shutting down his heart. However, in , Dr. Forest Tennant , who had testified as a defense witness in Nichopoulos's trial, described his own analysis of Presley's available medical records. He concluded that Presley's "drug abuse had led to falls, head trauma, and overdoses that damaged his brain", and that his death was due in part to a toxic reaction to codeine—exacerbated by an undetected liver enzyme defect—which can cause sudden cardiac arrhythmia.
Between and , six of Presley's posthumously released singles were top ten country hits. Attracting over half a million visitors annually, it is the second most-visited home in the United States, after the White House. Presley has been inducted into five music halls of fame: In , he received the W. It topped the charts in over 20 countries, and was included in a compilation of Presley's number one hits, ELV1S , that was also an international success.
The album returned Presley to the Billboard summit for the first time in almost three decades. They were part of a campaign that saw the re-release of all 18 of Presley's previous chart-topping U.
The first, "All Shook Up", came with a collectors' box that made it ineligible to chart again; each of the other 17 reissues hit the British top five. The Album was released, setting his voice to newly recorded instrumental tracks.
For much of his adult life, Presley, with his rise from poverty to riches and massive fame, had seemed to epitomize the American Dream. Since , there have been numerous alleged sightings of Presley.
A long-standing conspiracy theory among some fans is that he faked his death. It is as if he has been canonized by acclamation. Presley's earliest musical influence came from gospel. His mother recalled that from the age of two, at the Assembly of God church in Tupelo attended by the family, "he would slide down off my lap, run into the aisle and scramble up to the platform.
There he would stand looking at the choir and trying to sing with them. The Statesmen were an electric combination Bass singer Jim Wetherington, known universally as the Big Chief, maintained a steady bottom, ceaselessly jiggling first his left leg, then his right, with the material of the pants leg ballooning out and shimmering.
As a teenager , Presley's musical interests were wide-ranging, and he was deeply informed about both white and African-American musical idioms.
Though he never had any formal training, he was blessed with a remarkable memory, and his musical knowledge was already considerable by the time he made his first professional recordings aged 19 in When Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller met him two years later, they were astonished at his encyclopedic understanding of the blues,  and, as Stoller put it, "He certainly knew a lot more than we did about country music and gospel music.
Presley was a central figure in the development of rockabilly , according to music historians. Carl Perkins was doing basically the same sort of thing up around Jackson , and I know for a fact Jerry Lee Lewis had been playing that kind of music ever since he was ten years old. At RCA, Presley's rock and roll sound grew distinct from rockabilly with group chorus vocals, more heavily amplified electric guitars  and a tougher, more intense manner.
In , his first gospel record was released, the four-song EP Peace in the Valley. Certified as a million seller, it became the top-selling gospel EP in recording history.
After his return from military service in , Presley continued to perform rock and roll, but the characteristic style was substantially toned down. His first post-Army single, the number one hit "Stuck on You", is typical of this shift. RCA publicity materials referred to its "mild rock beat"; discographer Ernst Jorgensen calls it "upbeat pop". While Presley performed several of his classic ballads for the '68 Comeback Special, the sound of the show was dominated by aggressive rock and roll.
He would record few new straight-ahead rock and roll songs thereafter; as he explained, they were "hard to find". Like his work of the s, Presley's subsequent recordings reworked pop and country songs, but in markedly different permutations.
His stylistic range now began to embrace a more contemporary rock sound as well as soul and funk. Much of Elvis In Memphis , as well as "Suspicious Minds", cut at the same sessions, reflected his new rock and soul fusion. In the mids, many of his singles found a home on country radio, the field where he first became a star. The developmental arc of Presley's singing voice, as described by critic Dave Marsh, goes from "high and thrilled in the early days, [to] lower and perplexed in the final months.
Jorgensen calls the recording of "How Great Thou Art" "an extraordinary fulfillment of his vocal ambitions", as Presley "crafted for himself an ad-hoc arrangement in which he took every part of the four-part vocal, from [the] bass intro to the soaring heights of the song's operatic climax", becoming "a kind of one-man quartet". Hess himself thought that while others might have voices the equal of Presley's, "he had that certain something that everyone searches for all during their lifetime.
Marsh praises his reading of " U. Male ", "bearing down on the hard guy lyrics, not sending them up or overplaying them but tossing them around with that astonishingly tough yet gentle assurance that he brought to his Sun records. Music critic Henry Pleasants observes that "Presley has been described variously as a baritone and a tenor. Presley's best octave is in the middle, D-flat to D-flat, granting an extra full step up or down. His voice can not be measured in octaves, but in decibels; even that misses the problem of how to measure delicate whispers that are hardly audible at all.
When Dewey Phillips first aired "That's All Right" on Memphis's WHBQ , many listeners who contacted the station by phone and telegram to ask for it again assumed that its singer was black. Interviewed in , he recalled how in his childhood he would listen to blues musician Arthur Crudup —the originator of "That's All Right"—"bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw.
Anti-negro prejudice doubtless figured in adult antagonism. Regardless of whether parents were aware of the Negro sexual origins of the phrase 'rock 'n' roll', Presley impressed them as the visual and aural embodiment of sex. Despite the largely positive view of Presley held by African Americans, a rumor spread in mid that he had at some point announced, "The only thing Negroes can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes. On the set of Jailhouse Rock , Presley granted Robinson an interview, though he was no longer dealing with the mainstream press.
He denied making such a statement or holding in any way to its racist view: A lot of people seem to think I started this business. But rock 'n' roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that kind of music like colored people. I can't sing like Fats Domino can. The persistence of such attitudes was fueled by resentment over the fact that Presley, whose musical and visual performance idiom owed much to African-American sources, achieved the cultural acknowledgement and commercial success largely denied his black peers.
Addressing his '68 Comeback Special audience, he said, "Rock 'n' roll music is basically gospel or rhythm and blues, or it sprang from that. People have been adding to it, adding instruments to it, experimenting with it, but it all boils down to [that]. It used to be called rhythm and blues. Presley's physical attractiveness and sexual appeal were widely acknowledged. He was that good looking.
And if you never knew he was a superstar, it wouldn't make any difference; if he'd walked in the room, you'd know somebody special was in your presence. Writing in , critic George Melly described him as "the master of the sexual simile, treating his guitar as both phallus and girl". While Presley was marketed as an icon of heterosexuality, some cultural critics have argued that his image was ambiguous.
In , Sight and Sound ' s Peter John Dyer described his onscreen persona as "aggressively bisexual in appeal". Reinforcing Presley's image as a sex symbol were the reports of his dalliances with various Hollywood stars and starlets, from Natalie Wood in the s to Connie Stevens and Ann-Margret in the s to Candice Bergen and Cybill Shepherd in the s. June Juanico of Memphis, one of Presley's early girlfriends, later blamed Parker for encouraging him to choose his dating partners with publicity in mind.
Once he became Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker insisted on exceptionally tight control over his client's career. Early on, he and his Hill and Range allies, the brothers Jean and Julian Aberbach , perceived the close relationship that developed between Presley and songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as a serious threat to that control. Leiber thought there was a mistake—the sheet of paper was blank except for Parker's signature and a line on which to enter his.
By , Parker's contracts gave him 50 percent of most of Presley's earnings from recordings, films, and merchandise. He would sign a contract without even reading it. He was only interested in 'now money'—get the buck and get gone.
Lacker was instrumental in convincing Presley to record with Memphis producer Chips Moman and his handpicked musicians at American Sound Studio in early The American Sound sessions represented a significant departure from the control customarily exerted by Hill and Range. Moman still had to deal with the publisher's staff on site, whose song suggestions he regarded as unacceptable. He was on the verge of quitting, until Presley ordered the Hill and Range personnel out of the studio.
Throughout his entire career, Presley performed in only three venues outside the United States—all of them in Canada, during brief tours there in I'll probably start out here in this country and after that, play some concerts abroad, probably starting in Europe. I want to see some places I've never seen before. Parker was uncharacteristically reluctant, prompting those close to Presley to speculate about the manager's past and the reasons for his evident unwillingness to apply for a passport.
Parker arguably exercised tightest control over Presley's film career. Hal Wallis said, "I'd rather try and close a deal with the devil" than with Parker. Fellow movie producer Sam Katzman described him as "the biggest con artist in the world". In Lacker's description, "The only thing that kept Elvis going after the early years was a new challenge. But Parker kept running everything into the ground. In Leiber's telling, Jean Aberbach warned them to never again "try to interfere with the business or artistic workings of the process known as Elvis Presley".
In the early s, the circle of friends with whom Presley constantly surrounded himself until his death came to be known as the "Memphis Mafia". If we hadn't been around, he would have been dead a lot earlier. Larry Geller became Presley's hairdresser in Unlike others in the Memphis Mafia, he was interested in spiritual questions and recalls how, from their first conversation, Presley revealed his secret thoughts and anxieties: I swear to God, no one knows how lonely I get.
And how empty I really feel. Presley's rise to national attention in transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture. Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country.
Presley's name, image, and voice are instantly recognizable around the globe. It's a whole new social revolution—the sixties came from it. On the 25th anniversary of Presley's death, The New York Times asserted, "All the talentless impersonators and appalling black velvet paintings on display can make him seem little more than a perverse and distant memory.
But before Elvis was camp, he was its opposite: Elvis's breakthroughs are underappreciated because in this rock-and-roll age, his hard-rocking music and sultry style have triumphed so completely. Elvis Presley is a supreme figure in American life, one whose presence, no matter how banal or predictable, brooks no real comparisons. The cultural range of his music has expanded to the point where it includes not only the hits of the day, but also patriotic recitals, pure country gospel, and really dirty blues.
Elvis has emerged as a great artist, a great rocker, a great purveyor of schlock, a great heart throb, a great bore, a great symbol of potency, a great ham, a great nice person, and, yes, a great American.
To this day, Presley remains the best selling solo artist,  with sales estimates ranging from million to 1 billion sales. Presley holds the records for most songs charting in Billboard ' s top 40—   —and top Whitburn has Presley also with 18, and thus tied for second;  Billboard has him third with As an album artist, Presley is credited by Billboard with the record for the most albums charting in the Billboard He also holds the record for most time spent at number one on the Billboard This gave him a new record for number one U.
A vast number of recordings have been issued under Presley's name. The total number of his original master recordings has been variously calculated as  and In the case of his albums, the distinction between "official" studio records and other forms is often blurred.
For most of the s, his recording career focused on soundtrack albums. In the s, his most heavily promoted and best-selling LP releases tended to be concert albums. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Ginger Alden. For other uses, see Elvis disambiguation. Presley in a publicity photograph for the film Jailhouse Rock. Rock and roll pop rockabilly country blues gospel rhythm and blues. List of songs recorded by Elvis Presley on the Sun label.
Presley transformed not only the sound but the emotion of the song, turning what had been written as a "lament for a lost love into a satisfied declaration of independence.
Presley's definition of rock and roll included a sense of humor—here, during his second Sullivan appearance, he introduces one of his signature numbers.
Publicity photos for Jailhouse Rock. Elvis Presley's Army career. Elvis Presley on film and television. Presley broke new stylistic ground and displayed his vocal range with this number one hit.
Beginning with his American Sound recordings, soul music became a central element in Presley's fusion of styles. Here, he revels in lyrics full of sexual innuendo. Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite. From How Great Thou Art , a traditional song popular in the black gospel tradition.
The arrangement evokes "the percussive style of the s Golden Gate Quartet. I know he invented rock and roll, in a manner of speaking, but He's worshiped as a god today because in addition to inventing rock and roll he was the greatest ballad singer this side of Frank Sinatra—because the spiritual translucence and reined-in gut sexuality of his slow weeper and torchy pop blues still activate the hormones and slavish devotion of millions of female human beings worldwide.
Elvis Presley albums discography and Elvis Presley singles discography. Blues Blue Hawaii Girls! The physician who delivered him wrote "Elvis Aaron Presley" in his ledger.
The name was chosen after the Presleys' friend and fellow congregation member Aaron Kennedy, though a single-A spelling was probably intended by Presley's parents in order to parallel the middle name of Presley's stillborn brother, Jesse Garon. Late in his life, he sought to officially change the spelling to Aaron and discovered that state records already listed it that way. Knowing his wishes for his middle name, Aaron is the spelling his father chose for Presley's tombstone, and it is the spelling his estate has designated as official.
He received credit on two other songs to which he did contribute: He tallies each side of the former single as a number one Billboard ' s sales chart had "Don't Be Cruel" at number one for five weeks, then "Hound Dog" for six and reckons "I Beg of You" as a top ten, as it reached number eight on the old Top chart. Billboard now considers both singles as unified items, ignoring the historical sales split of the former and its old Top chart entirely.
Whitburn thus analyzes the four songs as yielding three number ones and a total of four top tens. Billboard now states that they yielded just two number ones and a total of two top tens, voiding the separate chart appearances of "Hound Dog" and "I Beg of You". Retrieved 21 September The Girls' Guide to Elvis: The Clothes, the Hair, the Women, and More!
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