Columns Column: Student probes alleged Google search bias. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. Elvis Presley continues to inspire listeners, and provoke controversy, 40 years after his death on Aug.
There is only one Elvis Presley, but there are also many Elvis Presleys. Enter Email Address. George Varga. Follow Us twitter email facebook. Show Comments. Support our journalism Send investigative tips Report a problem with this story. More from this Author. Entertainment Fall musts: 31 things to see, eat, watch, wear and listen to this season. More in this section. Mickey helps Elvis survive prison and discovers he's got a voice.
When he's released before Shaughnessy, Elvis goes out in search of a career and determined to let nothing stand in his way. He discovers the music business is a cutthroat one and he responds in kind. He gets his success, but it costs him the love and respect of all around him, including young record promoter Judy Tyler who develops a thing for the king.
Elvis has some good songs to sing with the title song being the biggest hit from this film. And the record of course is still selling good. Mickey Shaughnessy appeared in a lot of good films in the Fifties, but usually playing cheerful oafs. This was one of the few times he had a serious part and he carries it off well.
I was disappointed that Judy Tyler did not get to display her musical talents. Elvis's is not the only tragic story from the cast of Jailhouse Rock. Young Judy Tyler with a brilliant career in front of her was killed shortly after completing this film with her husband in an automobile accident.
My guess is that Colonel Tom did not want anyone sharing musical time with Elvis so early in his career. Otherwise she might have gotten a number on her own and a duet with the king.
Her musical talent would have been preserved in a hit film, but who could have known? Elvis would have to wait until Viva Las Vegas and Ann-Margret before he got a leading lady who could sing and dance to match him.
Louis Armstrong , the famous jazz musician who had been recording since the s, had one of the biggest hit singles of the '60s. But the new era arrived quickly. Top reviews from other countries. Great set from 'The King'. Report abuse. As an avid Elvis fan I loved it. The track was a bit fuzzy on a couple of tracks but that didn't take away the enjoyment. Anyone of my age remembers their teenage years and it brings back all those meemories. One person found this helpful. Jolly What!
Only copies of the cover that features the Fab Four were produced, making this particular version of the LP one of the rarest Beatles albums.
Helene Smith — Sings Sweet Soul! Fewer than copies of Floridian Helene Smith's LP were pressed, and even fewer are thought to exist these days, bumping up the value no end. Other reissues are also valuable, but this is the pick of the bunch. Del Shannon — Runaway with The limited edition 33 rpm singles on the other hand are worth a fortune. Priscilla Beaulieu. See also: 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. Elvis in publicity photos for the film Jailhouse Rock. See also: Elvis Presley's Army career. See also: Elvis Presley on film and television. Presley broke new stylistic ground and displayed his vocal range with this number-one hit. Main article: Singer Presents 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. See also: 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. Further information: Colonel Tom Parker.
Main article: Memphis Mafia. 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.
Main articles: Elvis Presley albums discography , singles , songs , and hit albums. Blues Blue Hawaii Girls! Main article: Elvis Presley on film and television. 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 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 provided the title for " That's Someone You Never Forget " , written by his friend and former Humes schoolmate Red West ; Presley and West collaborated with another friend, guitarist Charlie Hodge, on " You'll Be Gone " 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".
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The Columbia History of American Television. Columbia University Press;Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, – August 16, ) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".