The King of Rock and Roll or The Fab Four – Who was bigger? Ever since The Beatles started competing with Elvis on the pop charts in the 1960s, enquiring minds have often wondered which musical phenomena had more success, achievement and fame. The question lingers because the popularity of both musical acts endures over… Read More Elvis Presley Vs. The Beatles: Scientists Calculate “Who Was Bigger?”
Forty years after Elvis Presley’s death, fans and critics agree that Elvis changed the world through his music, style and rebellion against society’s norms. That’s why we call him “The King of Rock and Roll.” “No other solo singing star — not Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Beyoncé — has matched Elvis,”… Read More Why Elvis is The King: Top 5 Presley TV performances
Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, died suddenly on August 16, 1977 at his Graceland home in Memphis. The world was in shock that this 42-year-old superstar could die so young. The debate has been going on since Elvis died as to whether the drugs found in his system contributed to his death.… Read More How did Elvis Presley die?
Wild in the Country may be one of the least known films of Elvis Presley, but at a closer look, it could be hailed as his best acting role. It was released in June 1961 just a few months before Blue Hawaii and was one of Presley’s few dramatic roles. While many regard King Creole as Elvis… Read More Why Elvis Presley’s most underrated film, Wild in the Country, is his best
Elvis exhibited a unique sense of style throughout his career with outfits like his jeweled Las Vegas jumpsuits and his exclusive TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) jewelry. He was a regular customer at the Lansky Brothers clothing store in Memphis where he purchased stylish jackets, shirts and pants that helped him stand out among his… Read More Why Elvis Presley did not like his famous gold lamé suit
It is evident from Elvis Presley’s actions on and off stage that his first love was gospel music. In March 1960, Elvis was asked what his favorite style of music was and he responded “spiritual music… I know practically every religious song that’s ever been written.” By the end of 1956, Elvis had just finished… Read More When Elvis Presley Dared To Sing Gospel on The Ed Sullivan Show
With the news that two albums which combine Elvis Presley’s voice with newly recorded orchestration have both reached number one in England in the span of one year, credit should be given where credit is due: to Priscilla Presley. In the years following her ex-husband’s death, Priscilla has taken on the role to keep The… Read More How Priscilla Presley’s original bond with Elvis still has the magic touch
“Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles” – John Lennon In January 1956, Elvis Presley released “Heartbreak Hotel,” and the rest is rock and roll history. The song had a huge impact on many young British male teenagers. Some would become the next generation of rock stars, like… Read More How Elvis Presley influenced The Beatles
Not many people realize that when Elvis Presley died, he owned two homes: the Graceland mansion in Tennessee and a home on the West Coast sometimes referred to as “Graceland West.” Far enough away from Hollywood to maintain privacy, Presley’s Palm Springs home was his favorite getaway when he could not be at home in… Read More Exclusive Photos: Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs home
Although it was rumored that Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, felt threatened by The Beatles and their success in the 1960s, he didn’t let that prevent him from singing several of their songs during the second half of his career. Beginning in 1969 when he returned to the concert stage after a… Read More Can you guess the 5 Beatles songs that Elvis Presley sang?