Aug. Auf dem Fenstersims spielte er seine ersten Songs, in der Küche hinterließ er dreckiges Geschirr: Eine Nacht in der Wohnung, in der Presley. Aug. Elvis Aaron Presley (geb. 8. Januar , † August ) besser bekannt als der King of Rock and Roll, oder einfach The King, war ein. Juli Elvis Presleys Witwe deutet in neuer Doku an, dass der Tod des Uhr des August nur noch den Tod von Elvis Aaron Presley. September ; ferner Adam Victor: The Death of Elvis. Sorge nach Konzert-Abbruch "Er sieht doppelt und kann sich kaum bewegen": Die Bezeichnung "Comeback-Tournee" für die anstehenden Konzerte halte ich für nicht zutreffend, da Presley in den letzten Jahren fast ununterbrochen kürzere Tourneen meist Wochen absolviert hat. Alles wurde spontan umgesetzt, nichts war wirklich geprobt. Probeaufnahmen und Verhandlungen, die im Frühjahr stattfanden, resultierten schnell in einem Vertrag über mehrere Filme. Er hatte eine riesige Anhängerschar, und er war für Menschen auf der ganzen Welt ein Symbol für die Vitalität, die Aufsässigkeit und die gute Laune seines Landes. Reinigung Haut und Kleidung. He was one of those few people that when he recorded a song of yours he would do it the way you envisioned it and then bring something else into it. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. Der Betreiber des nahegelegenen Ridgewood-Kinos versuchte, seine Bediensteten aus dem Feierabend zurückzuholen - ohne Erfolg. Kann mir jemand einen Tipp geben? Parallel zu Filmaufnahmen, Studio- und Soundtrackalben war Presley in diesen Jahren auch immer wieder auf Tournee, spielte vor ausverkauftem Haus und wurde wegen der heftigen Reaktionen seiner Fans von Polizeieskorten zu seinen Auftritten begleitet. Hier sang Elvis Presley schon früh im Chor. Es sollen zehn verschiedene gewesen sein, darunter Codein, Morphin und Valium.
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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.
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.
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.
Another benefit concert, raising money for a Pearl Harbor memorial, was staged on March 25, in Hawaii.
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 films 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.
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".
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-film 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.
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, simply called Elvis , aired on December 3, 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 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. 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 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.
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.
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.
Several of his family members had been alcoholics, a fate he intended to avoid. 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: 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.
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. Best received by critics was Elvis Country , a concept record that focused on genre standards.
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. Following the show, he became obsessed with the idea that the men had been sent by Mike Stone to kill him.
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. 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. 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.
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 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.
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". 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. 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".
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.
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.
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. However, in , Dr. 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. The album returned Presley to the Billboard summit for the first time in almost three decades.
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.
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.
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.
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".
He would record few new straight-ahead rock and roll songs thereafter; as he explained, they were "hard to find". 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. 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. 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.
Anti-negro prejudice doubtless figured in adult antagonism. 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. Nobody can sing that kind of music like colored people.
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.
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.
He was that good looking. 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.
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.
He would sign a contract without even reading it. 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.
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 Fellow film producer Sam Katzman described him as "the biggest con artist in the world".
But Parker kept running everything into the ground. 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".
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. Elvis was a blessing. 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.
But before Elvis was camp, he was its opposite: 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. 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.
In the spider Paradonea presleyi was named in his honor. 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. American singer and actor. For other uses, see Elvis disambiguation. Presley in a publicity photograph for the film Jailhouse Rock.
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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.
Publicity photos for Jailhouse Rock. Elvis Presley on film and television. Presley broke new stylistic ground and displayed his vocal range with this number one hit.
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.
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Blues Blue Hawaii Girls! The physician who delivered him wrote "Elvis Aaron Presley" in his ledger. Late in his life, he sought to officially change the spelling to Aaron and discovered that state records already listed it that way.
He received credit on two other songs to which he did contribute: 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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