Drake vs Elvis


Drake the rapper is Be For 5% Of Toronto’s $8.8b Tourism Economy …

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Jul 5, 2018 – “One market analyst gives Drake credit for 5% of Toronto’s $8.8 billion … Consider Elvis Presley and Graceland only drive about 20% of the …

Tennessee Tourism targets visitors from United Kingdom with campaign


Jun 4, 2018 – Tennessee Tourism’s London campaign is underway, seeking to attract more … Elvis Presley fans flock to the FedExForum for ELVIS: The Wonder of You 40th … Visitors from the United Kingdom are in love with Elvis and Memphis music, … VisaVue Travel reported a 2 percent year-over-year increase in UK …

Tourist spend $19.3 billion in Tennessee, Nashville, Memphis lead way


Aug 22, 2017 – Haslam touts record visitor spend in Memphis, $3.3 billion, and Tennessee, $19.3 billion …. and events like the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, which … Triplett said tourist spending nationally was up 2.9 percent.

Drake’s movin’ on up to Toronto’s North-East side. Drizzy recently purchased a 6.7 million piece of land in Toronto’s exclusive Bridle Path area. The land at21 Park Lane Circle once housed a bungalow which was demolished to make way for Drake’s lavish mansion.Jun 29, 2018

(UPDATED) Drake’s new Toronto mansion will be the best he ever …


Nina Svavarsdottir we are gonna have to whatever his graceland in toronto. eh.

Teh Zhi Wen lol sure

Nina SvavarsdottirTeh Zhi Wen i listened to something of his and I realized that elevator muzak and karoke had a baby genre of music.

Teh Zhi WenNina Svavarsdottir well yeah that’s the music style that pretty much defined this decade

Nina Svavarsdottir yeah. he only is “bigger” than Elvis Presley because 1956 to 1958 are not counted.

Sinatra make women swoon, Elvis orgied them, leaving The Beatles to hold hands because marketed to tweenagers before that was a word. from rock to disco, then rap took music down to the beat, before melody returned and hip hop became pop.

Burnaby at Micheal bibles house with the hockey rink in the basement to new westminster

Presley Pictures: From Player to Uncle Elvis

Elvis the early 60s was the manchild with a cool job who had to get married. by the late part of the decade, he was Uncle Elvis

until his last 4 movies. where they actually are relevant. adult sex comedies and social issues pictures.

this is Uncle Elvis from Clambake.

the shift in movies was Elvis’ own marriage

Clambake. The Prince and Pauper Presley Picture

Millionaire Elvis trades places with a ski instructor and ends up racing a boat against Bill Bixby (then of The Courtship of Eddies Father on tv but before the Incredible Hulk and the 1980s Elvis Aliver nonesense)

Clambake. this scene still has the jealous reaction of that little girl who got to wear a tie and get Elvis Presley to sing to her.

on some levels. given other songs Elvis sang such as “Shake Rattle and Roll” in the 1950s and “Without Love” in the 1970s.

it is nice in this era to hear an adult explaining to the child the boundaries between adults and children and by implication, youth, eh.

roustabout. Elvis the carny guy. the col parker story more than anything. eh.

Clambake. Elvis songs are subversive. rich guy wants real love. poor guy willing to buy it. eh.

nina in 1987 at the music gates of Graceland

web 1.o when Lucy Lawless displaced Elvis Presley as the #1 internet celeb

Gen X, when these were your first Elvis Presley LPs and he was suddenly dead, but on tv and radio. eh.

Elvis was the first celeb of the internet, until Lucy Lawless of Xena Warrior Princess fame.DYKEWRITER.WORDPRESS.COMElvis Presley: Cheapie Compilations and The For Children LPRCA was flooded with requests for an Elvis Presley sings lullabies in 1968. It’s interesting that recordings of Elvis singing with Anita Wood and Linda…

Song off – Hound Dog: Big Mama vs Elvis


Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton charted with “Hound Dog,” – a song about a cheating lover, reaching #1 for seven weeks on the R&B hit parade.

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Happy Birthday, Big Mama Thornton!

Blues legend Big Mama Thornton was born in Ariton, Alabama on December 11, 1926. Known for her powerful voice and sexually explicit lyrics, Thornton was the original performer of the hit song “Hound Dog,” commonly associated with Elvis Presley, and “Ball and Chain,” covered by Janis Joplin. She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, on July 25, 1984.

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Big Mama’s thunderous smash version of the Lieber & Stoller title tune leads off this collection of her 1952-58 Peacock singles. Get down as she tears up I Smell a Rat; Yes, Baby; They Call Me Big Mama; Rock-A-Bye Baby , and more!
Bib Mama’s original version of Hound Dog is about a cheating man.
Elvis’ version, with it’s slightly different lyrics is about a strange relationship with a dog.
Leiber and Stoller didn’t…

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Elvis Presley’s Classic Works

‘How are people going to remember me when I’m gone?’ he wanted to know. ‘Will they soon forget me?’ It was May 1977 in a hotel in the small city of Binghamton, New York. And, lying lonely and depressed in his suite, temporarily abandoned after his latest girlfriend had become bored with the treadmill of touring, Elvis Presley had sent for his soprano backing singer Kathy Westmoreland to keep him company. He couldn’t bear to be alone, to sleep alone. His entourage didn’t like him sleeping alone either. They worried when there was no one to watch over him. Kathy, a former lover and friend, who had been with him on stage for seven years, sat with him that night and the next, listening as he talked about his mother, his weight, his health and his daughter, consoling him as he agonised about the tell­-all book which three of his former employees would soon be publishing, and shaking her head as he worried that he would quickly be forgotten after his death. He had, he told her, “never done anything lasting… never made a classic film”. No matter how much pleasure his singing had given, or how he’d helped change the direction of popular music, all he saw was his failure to become “a real movie star”. And it tormented him.

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/music/elvis-presley-death-40-years-legacy-remembered/

How the lonesome Elvis Presley feared for his legacy in the final months before his death

What was the best record made by Elvis during his entire career?

There are so many to choose from and the choices will be many, depending on who you ask.

Some might pick one of his uptempo hits like “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog” or “Jailhouse Rock.”

Others might prefer one of the slow ballads like “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t” or “Can’t Stop Falling in Love With You.”

All of these songs were mileposts along the Elvis musical highway.

But for me, and for Elvis himself, his best record was not even a rock n’roll song.

It was instead based on an old Neapolitan tune, “O Sole Mio.” His mother had a 78 record of it sung by the famous opera singer, Enrico Caruso. Elvis said he also liked the 1949 hit record, “There’s No Tomorrow,” based on this tune sung by Tony Martin.

Okay, have you guessed the record title yet?

50th anniversary

The multi-million-selling record (which sold for 98 cents back in 1960, about the same as a download today) was…


The Best Elvis Record Ever!
Elvis and His Italian Inspirations


Almost as good as Presley: Caruso the pop idol


Similarly, Marty Lacker, in Alanna Nash’s superb book “Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations of the Memphis Mafia’ (re-issued in 2005 as “Elvis and the Memphis Mafia”) said:

“Elvis loved opera, and he especially liked Mario Lanza. He would watch The Student Prince which was set in Heidelberg, over and over again. He loved the power of the big voices. And he loved big orchestras. He liked real dramatic things.”

When asked what kinds of music Elvis liked, Kathy Westmoreland responded that he listened to gospel as well as opera singers Leontyne Price, Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso. The fact that Lanza was also a movie star would have reinforced Elvis’s liking for him and his music.

Jerry Hopkins in his Elvis – The Final Years, even suggests that Elvis is reported to have told the directors of Elvis On Tour, Pierre Adidge and Bob Abel, that more than anyone else Mario Lanza influenced his singing.
Lanza’s voice was a marvel – versatile, powerful, expressive. Derek Mannering in his liner notes for Mario Lanza The Ultimate Collection, observed:
“Just listen to the consummate ease with which he moves from an expressive “Ave Maria” the one moment, to a joyous “Valencia” the next. And did any tenor ever put as much passion and excitement into “Granada.


There has been some recent controversy as to whether or not Elvis and Mario knew each other or ever personally had a face-to-face meeting. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Mario’s eldest daughter, Colleen, told me on a number of occasions that Elvis did, in fact, phone and talk to Mario in Italy during the 1957-59 time period. She was adamant about this as she loved answering the phone…as do many 10-11 year olds. She clearly recalled hearing Elvis’ unmistakable voice after saying hello and said how extremely polite he was. She said she had, a couple times, been able to hang around and listen to her father’s side of the conversation.
I asked her what she heard him talking about’. They talked a lot about how much they didn’t like ‘Hollywood’ and the people who had caused them difficulty and pain…especially, Dad, of course’. Since they were both RCA recording superstars, they also traded ‘war stories’ about people they knew in common and about the business of making records in general. We have only Colleen’s word that these calls occurred. Colleen’s imagination and sometime propensity to exaggerate things is no secret but that does not necessarily discount what she told me about Elvis talking to her father.

Elvis, during his time in the Army in Germany, would have been well aware of Mario’s European concerts and controversies … these were major entertainment news issues. And since soldiers are not prohibited from making phone calls during leave and off-time, Elvis certainly could have easily gotten Mario’s phone number from RCA. I can state that Colleen’s anecdotes were sincere and sounded credible, and did not seem merely fanciful embroidery designed to create interesting conversation. If you knew Colleen well, you could usually sense the reality of what she was saying.


Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time. *Elvis Presley Christmas Duets – Gold Album (certified July 31, 2017) *An Afternoon In The Garden – Gold Album (certified July 31, 2017) *Elvis’ Greatest Jukebox Hits – Gold Album (certified January 12, 2018) *Elvis Rock – Gold Album (certified January 12, 2018) *The Great Performances – Gold Album (certified January 12, 2018) *White Christmas – Gold Album (certified January 12, 2018) *He Touched Me – Gold Multi-Disc Set (certified September 13, 2017) *Artist Of the Century – Gold Multi-Disc Set (certified January 12, 2018) *Peace in the Valley – Gold Multi-Disc Set (certified January 12, 2018) *Christmas Peace – Gold Multi-Disc Set (certified January 12, 2018) *HITstory – Gold & Platinum Multi-Disc Set (certified January 12, 2018) Heart And Soul – Platinum Album (certified September 13, 2017) That’s The Way It Is – Platinum Album (certified September 13, 2017) Elvis Ultimate Gospel – Platinum Album (certified January 12, 2018) Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 – Multi-Platinum (3X) Album (certified July 31, 2017) It’s Christmas Time – Multi-Platinum (4X) Album (certified September 13, 2017) Elvis 30 #1 Hits – Multi-Platinum (6X) Album (certified September 13, 2017)

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RIAA certifies Elvis Presley albums with 146.5 million sold | The Music Universe

not to mention, everyone who copied him, eh


Organisers of an attempt to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall in 1963 had claims from 24 people who said they were there. Billy Shanks was helping to lead the search for the audience members of the gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland in 1963. He said some who turned up thought the music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in nearby Strathpeffer.

David Bowie’s first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. The Next Day was the 66-year-old’s first No.1 since 1993’s ‘Black Tie White Noise’ and sold 94,000 copies in the first week.

Barry Gibb sold the site of the former home of Johnny and June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee for $2 million. The Bee Gees singer purchased the property in 2005. Two years later, an accidental fire started by renovators destroyed most of the house.