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By: Nicole Borghi
In the year of 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the “King of Rock and Roll” was born. On the eighth of January, Gladys Presley gave birth to twin boys, Elvis Aaron and Jessie Garon. Unfortunately, Jessie did not survive and was a stillborn. Little Elvis grew up as an only child and had an extremely close bond to his mother. When he was just ten years old, Elvis publically sang for the first time at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show singing contest. In that same year, he was given his very own guitar for his birthday. For the next couple of years, he mainly kept to himself and learned how to play the guitar. By the time Elvis graduated from Humes High School in 1953, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to be a musician and nothing more. He also had a well known unique style. Aside from wearing clothes that stood out, he used Vaseline to style his hair.
Elvis’ music career began in 1954. He recorded his first song with Sun Records. In the next year, RCA Victor bought his recording contract. Just two years after his first song, he became a global hit. His uniqueness introduced a new style of music to the world. Exceeding every single artist in the music industry, Elvis sold over one billion records. Not only did Elvis have a successful music career, but he also starred in thirty three films.
Elvis was recognized for his outstanding works. He received gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards with his records and was granted fourteen Grammy nominations. Of the fourteen nominations, he won three of them. The first Grammy he won was the National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences. The next was The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Lastly, he won One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970. Aside from fascinating his fans with music and television, he also served his country. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1957.
While serving the country, his mother became deathly ill and died of heart failure when he was only twenty three years of age. The death of his mother was heartbreaking to him, but his strength kept him alive. A couple years later, Elvis met the love of his life, Priscilla, and married her on May 1, 1967. They wed in Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel and exactly nine months later their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, was born. Like father like daughter, she was an only child as well. Five years after their wedding, Elvis and Priscilla divorced. His health began a downward spiral from then on.
At the rightful age of forty two, Elvis was pronounced dead. He suffered from a heart attack in his Graceland home. Controversy arose because many believed his death to be caused by overdoing on drugs. Elvis Presley is widely known today for everything he accomplished in his lifetime. The “King” continues to live on in our lives and will continue until the end of time.
Rise to Fame
By: Beth Wheeler
Elvis Presley's first known public appearance was at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show where he sang the song "Old Shep" and the performance was also aired on the local radio station WELO. His parents were so thrilled with his performance that they bought him a guitar for his eleventh birthday. At the age of thirteen, he and his family moved to Memphis.
It was there, in that teeming city, that he became familiar with Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and the popular music of the time. The Pentecostal church he attended with his parents instilled in him his love of Gospel music.
During the summer of 1953, Elvis visited the Memphis Recording Service and recorded “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” on a ten inch record as a present for his mother. A secretary at the studio made a copy for her boss, Sam Phillips- founder of Sun Records. Though Phillips did not decide to sign Presley to his label, he did call on Elvis to record “Without You,” which did not work out as the song didn't connect with the singer. Though the attempt to make the record failed, Phillips became enamored with Presley and decided to take him under his wing. Phillips teamed up the nineteen year old with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black and allowed them to experiment in open ended sessions at the studio. During one such session, Elvis began to sing “That’s All Right, Mama” at an upbeat tempo and before long Phillips began recording Presley's version of the song. The song was released two weeks later and is known as the true start of his career. (SCHINDER)
Though Elvis had become a sensation in Memphis, he decided to go on the road with Moore and Black. They played acts all over the South and gave Presley a chance develop his stage presence. On August 10, 1954 when the group was opening for a Webb Pierce concert, Elvis's upbeat tempo had the crowd so riled that Pierce decline to perform. (SCHINDER) This trend of ecstatic responses to his concert acts, as well as stints on radio shows, spread his popularity across the South and began to draw in more and more young female fans as his performances grew more and more provocative. He continued to record singles with Sun Records and by 1955 it was obvious that he was a superstar in the making. Colonel Tom Parker recognized this superstar quality and officially became Presley's manager with the goal of Elvis reaching national notoriety.
In November of 1955 Parker led Presley to sign with RCA Records who bought out Presley's Sun Records contract. On January 10, 1956 during his first recording session with RCA, Elvis recorded the legendary hit, “Heartbreak Hotel” which was his first national sensation and his first song to top the Billboard Pop Charts. A few months later “Hound Dog” was released leading to several television performances of the hit.
Presley had three performances on the Ed Sullivan Show that year which boosted him into a national phenomenon and also filmed his first movie Love Me Tender. Though he starred in several movies, he was not established as a legitimate actor until 1957 when Jailhouse Rock was released. Presley received his Draft notice that year and did a 2 year stint in the Army from 1958-1960 but had left behind enough recordings at RCA for them to keep releasing singles while he was overseas. (SCHINDER)
His popularity declined after his return due to starring in several bad movies and poor decisions made by his manager. By 1968, when his fame was at an all time low, he began recording new material and eventually made his way back to the top with an NBC special entitled Elvis. After one last movie, he quit acting and focused more on his music. As a part of his comeback, Presley decided to go back to performing before live audiences. In 1969 Elvis began performing at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. (SCHINDER) At that point his resurrection was complete, so complete in fact, that he performed over 1,000 sold out shows in Las Vegas during 1969 and 1977 and was the first performer to sell out 4 consecutive shows at Madison Square Garden. The 1972 single "Burning Love" was Presley's last top ten hit. His performances became erratic after that and led to concern from fans and the press alike until his eventual death in 1977.
Influence over Rock N Roll and American Culture
By: Kat Glazer
Having been born and raised in the South, it is no wonder Elvis picked up a real feel for the soulful, gospel sounds the African-American culture was famous for creating. He is quoted by Sam Phillips, an American record producer, as being “just what he was looking for: A white man with the Negro sound and Negro feel.” His style, attitude, and dance moves were all the riot in the 1950’s, making him the target of much criticism. People thought he provoked a lot of sexuality that was inappropriate for the television and stage. He was censored throughout the country, and was even filmed only from the waist up on an appearance of The Ed Sullivan Show. It is only fit that someone centered around this much controversy would go on to popularize and become the King one of the most beloved genres of music the world has ever seen: Rock n’ Roll.
The roots of Rock n’ Roll come from the old familiar sounds of blues, country, and rhythm and blues. Influences like jazz, gospel music, and big band sounds created what we now know as Rock Music. The combination of these influences to create rock n’ roll started long before Elvis came on the scene, but it is with his help that rock music became such a phenomenon and perhaps, even lead to the sexual revolution. His music is said to have crossed over cultural barriers; erasing the line of color, promoting sexuality, and popularizing the American teenager. Though many saw him as vulgar and obscene, teenagers all over the world and wanna-be rebels idolized him and were inspired by his revolutionary, controversial style. His music quickly rose to the top of music charts and many were rated #1 long before his popularity even reached its peak. The reaction to Elvis’s unique, controversial style was a violent, radical, and revolutionary one. Many of his concerts were bombarded with riots, anger, and dispute. And even still, his records climbed to the top of the charts. He was epic. He inspired cultural change through not only America, but all over the world. Teenagers were becoming more rebellious, changing traditions and rebelling the standard behavior. His music brought a rise in the sale of transistor radios and record players, and he became the idol of American and British teenagers. He changed the face of rock music forever.
Rock n’ Roll was under attack by a racist population. They believed his music was an attempt at corruption by the black culture, and accused Elvis of stealing “the black man’s music.” Elvis revolutionized the way the world looked at music. He starred in movies, made music, videos, and appeared on television in the living rooms of crazed fans all over the country. He wasn’t playing anyone’s music, but his own. He didn’t apologize for anything, and his rebellious attitude developed what we now understand to be the Rock n’ Roll Lifestyle. His innovative panache, though clearly inspired by the influence of others, changed the world forever. He started a rebellion that would pave the way for the sexual revolution in the 60’s and inspired artists all over the world, such as The Beatles. He will forever go down in history as the King of Rock n’ Roll.
Influence in United States Since Death
By: Kimberly Davidson
Since Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, the star has gained even more fame and has become one of the most recognized and imitated icons in American music history. Six singles that were recorded before Elvis’s death became top ten country hits and three albums hit number one on the country charts. The King has even had a live sold out concert posthumously. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Elvis’s death a concert was held in Memphis, Tennessee at the Mid-South Coliseum where Elvis sang via video accompanied by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra 30 of his former band members. His voice and image has also been used in other performances such as the music video for “Blue Christmas” a virtual duet with Martina McBride and another with Celine Dion on an episode of American Idol in 2007.
The King has also received numerous awards since his death. Elvis was one of the first artists to be inducted in to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when it was created in 1986. He was then inducted into the Country Music Hall of fame in 1998, The Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. He was the first and only artist to be inducted into all four of these Hall of Fames. The American Music awards honored Elvis with their Award of Merit in 1987. This was the first time that the award was given to a deceased artist.
Elvis’s influence on American culture is nowhere more apparent than in Las Vegas. The Hard Rock Hotel is the home to numerous Elvis Presley memorabilia, including one of his famed jumpsuits, a guitar and gold albums by the star. There are millions of Elvis impersonators but only in Vegas can one get married by “The King”. There are tribute events every night such as “Viva Elvis” at Aria Resort which is a Cirque du Soleil show grossing millions of dollars each year. To top it off there is even a skydiving team based in Las Vegas that jumps out of planes dress as The King.
One of the most amazing successes relating to Elvis since his death is that of Graceland. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Graceland Estate is where Elvis lived up until his death and is where he and his parents are buried. The mansion opened as a museum in 1982 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. Tours are held every day and the museum grosses nearly $700,000 in revenue each year.
Record, memorabilia and Graceland sales have all contributed to making Elvis one of Forbes “top-earning deceased celebrities” for five years in a row. It is easy to see that Elvis has been a major player in molding American pop culture and is still an influence today. He has been recognized for his immense talent and is still remembered today by those who loved his music and those who love the music he has helped make possible.
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Influence on Other Artist's Albums
By: Stephanie Dick
Elvis Presley is the “King of Rock and Roll”. Most people, no matter where they live, have heard of Elvis and his amazing music. He was a cultural icon who started his singing career in 1954. He died in 1977, but his music did not stop when he died. Unlike some musicians, his music has stayed popular among several generations. Elvis had a huge impact on Rockabilly, the mixture of country sound with R&B. Elvis’s hits like “Jailhouse Rock” and “Viva Las Vegas” left an impression on many including artists. Although Elvis died young and tragically, he influenced many big name musicians including Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen during his time.
Buddy Holly was a star singer songwriter for a year and a half before he died in a plane crash. He saw Elvis perform in 1955 and began to include Elvis rock style and rockabilly to his music. He opened for Elvis the following October in Lubbock, Texas. After Holly incorporated rock into his music style, he was spotted by scouts and record labels. He put together a band called The Crickets who put together the hit song “That’ll Be the Day”. Holly’s album, The “Chirping” Crickets was released in 1957 with a strong rock influence from Elvis.
The album includes hits like “That’ll Be the Day”, “Oh Boy”, and “Not Fade Away”. If Holly had not died at such a young age, we would have heard a lot of wonderful albums with an Elvis sound from Holly and the Crickets.
Elvis also had an influence on Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan mixes many genres of American music into his albums. He mixes folk, blues, rock and roll, country, and rockability. He is one of the longest played musicians playing for more than five decades. Most of his great hits date back to the 1960s. Bob Dylan’s album, Highway 61Revisited, recorded in 1965 has an Elvis influence. The song “Tombstone Blues” is upbeat and something you could get up and dance to. It mixes rock and blues sounds.
John Lennon was member of the Beatles, the “Fab Four”. After the Beatles broke up, Lennon’s talent was really seen. He was always the smart Beatle, the more poetic one, and when he branched out on his own we were able to see a little bit more of that. He mixed pop with a bit of rock and roll. Lennon’s final album he made, three weeks before he was murdered, had a hard rock and roll influence. The album Double Fantasy has cheerful songs and joyful sounds.
Bruce Springsteen was another artist that Elvis touched. Springsteen was inspired to start playing music after watching Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show. Springsteen tried to start a career in 1965, but it was not until 1984 when his album Born in the USA was released that he became well known. It is 2011 and Bruce Springsteen is still performing and known as a great musician. His album Born in the USA has an Elvis influence with his deep voice and catchy tunes.
Elvis has touched many lives while alive and since deceased. The most valuable musicians in rock and roll have all been touched by Elvis and we hear it in their music.
Influence in Europe
By: Sarah Ashley Demshar
The name Elvis is synonymous with American music culture. However, the legend’s influence also spread across the sea to Europe which is not surprising considering his incredible fame that has lasted for more than four decades. The influence he had in Europe is very similar to that in the United States seeing as how the repercussions of his success are seen in numerous aspects of both societies, and still to this day.
What is so interesting about Elvis’ influence in Europe is that in addition to culturally, he also had some influence politically; something only the most achieving “rock stars” are able to accomplish. His name is known by some of the greatest names in history, namely those behind the Iron Curtain. France had a great amount of influence from Elvis when one of the country’s musicians copied the King’s songs. Johnny Hallyday mimicked Elvis in the French language, leading to his own rock star status in that county. Country music itself was not as popular in Europe as it was in the United States until Elvis was able to make his mark across the waters. Not only did he influence European musicians, but also those in America so that they may spread their records there as well. He inspired singers in the United States whose records sold in Europe to tour there so that American musical influence may spread across the world.
In regards to cultural influence, Elvis played a large role in the tastes of the teenage population of Europe. He created an enormous demand for new lines of clothing that resembled the black slacks and loose open-necked shirts, similar to the attire Presley regularly rocked on stage. Teenage boys started to copy his “Duck-tail” hairstyle and nearly every kid wanted a transistor radio so that they may be just like the legend.
The teenage population went to great lengths to accomplish the fashion sense of Presley. Everyone wanted to mirror the ways of the greatest singer during that time, so much that his influence created a generation of teenagers who became an economic powerhouse through their spending capacity, and for the first time in history.
The most influence is most likely seen in the United Kingdom, especially after RCA reissued his eighteen UK singles as CD-singles in the order that they were released, one each week in 2005. Not surprisingly, Elvis was beaten nearly each week by the current established artists of our time, but the fact that he remained in the top three is quite an accomplishment and reflects the amount of influence he still has all over the globe. His re-releases are still making chart records there, making Presley the only artist in history to spend at least one thousand weeks and have the most songs in the top forty. The United Kingdom’s music pop culture is still able to flourish with the addition of decades old music onto the radio airwaves. To this day, Britain is still revered for revamping and reintroducing the work of the King and is planning on re-releasing seven more of his singles.
Influence in Asia
by Noelle Savage
Elvis Presley is a musical icon that has spread his influences all over the world. Elvis’s influences reached Asia more than thirty years ago, leading to the greater development of thriving pop music industry, which has promoted local talents. Although Elvis never preformed outside of the US and Canada, and never had his music translated to different languages, he was still known throughout the world and recognized as a great music artist. His influences may have been seen more in some parts of the globe more than others, but that didn’t stop people in different cultures from knowing his name and knowing him as “the King” of rock and roll.
Even after he has passed his fames lives on throughout the world. Much as it did to Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi who told the 5,000 strong Elvis Presley fan club in Tokyo in 2001; “I love Elvis”, “I never get tired of listening to his songs no matter how many times I hear them” (BBC News) Mr. Koizumi’s enthusiasm for Elvis dates back to his childhood, stating that the first song he ever learned was “I want you, I love you, I need you”. Junichiro’s love for Elvis is something that he shares with his younger brother Masaya former senior advisor of the Tokyo fan club. The two brother’s love for Elvis was taken to a new level in 1987 when, they both helped finance the construction of a statue of Elvis, which still stands today in central Tokyo’s Harajuku district. Along with this statue Mr. Koizumi also shared with Japan a CD he created of his twenty five favorite Elvis Presley songs, along with a computer generated photo of him and Mr. Presley, as well as commentary from himself on each song chosen for the CD.
While running for Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Koizumi shared his love for Elvis and music with the people of Japan, which possibly could have helped him with votes. It seems the Japanese liked to see that he shared some of the same interest as the rest of the population. A professor of economics at Keio University stated “it is a relief for people to know that the prime minister is a fan of music, like the public people; it creates a perception that he is close to the people on the street, unlike usual prime ministers who talk about tax and interest rates”. (Haruo Shimada)
The popularity Koizumi gained for his love of Elvis Presley from the people of Japan truly shows his impact on Asia. It is such a great accomplishment to be known as such a huge musical icon in your own country, but to also be recognized as an icon and “the King” of rock and roll in other countries, shows an even greater achievement. The fact that Elvis is gone but his music is still not forgotten, shows what an amazing artist he really is and how his music has influenced people all around the world including those in Asia.
Russia and Elvis
By: Macy Bentley
Elvis Presley was an American Rock N Roll superstar. The Rock N Roll legend first stepped into the music scene in 1954. By 1956 Elvis Presley had become a hit across the world in a number of nations! However, not all of the countries throughout the world listened and recognized Elvis as a musician during his career. For instance, the huge country of Russia did not really know Elvis until the nineties. Elvis ended his musical career in the seventies and died in 1977. Doing the math that means that Russia listened to this sensation almost twenty years after he passed away.
Reasons for why Elvis Presley did not blow up in Russia like he did in America and in other parts of the world could be pointed to the fact that Russia, during the time of his fame, was under communism. This form of politics did not fall out of place in Russia until 1991 when the people voted the existence of it away. However, the government did not support Elvis. Instead they just bashed him and did not support his lifestyle. They called him an alcoholic and a drug abuser. Newspapers and the press said that a government run in democracy was the reason that Elvis was an alcoholic and a drug addict. The press used Elvis as an example of what democracy did to people. Yet as time passed the Russian culture started to learn more about this American musician and their fascination with him grew and grew.
Elvis started to surface in Russia in about 1981 when Nadejda Sevnitskaya started to put his music out there. In 1989, a Russian label released the first record by the King of Rock N Roll. This album was “That’s All Right Mama”. Soon after, an Elvis Fan Club emerged and they started to release more and more of his music. They released different volumes of his LP’s that sold rapidly. However his music really took off in the 1990s when CD’s of his work were being brought into the country. This started in about 1992. However the first CD released in Russia of the late and great Rock N Roll King was in 2002. This CD was his thirty number one hits! Today the CD is considered a rarity. On top of CD’s, books about Elvis Presley have also been brought into the country. These books have also been translated into Russian. These books were first translated in 1997, and since then five books have emerged. Since Elvis started to emerge in Russian culture a lot of important and famous Russians have supported and showed their love for him. Many consider the superstar to be one of their favorite artists and singers. A few famous Russians have even dressed up and imitated the King.
Russia, the biggest country in the world, is probably one of the latest countries to discover Elvis, as crazy as that may seem. Although they are almost twenty years late, at least they are discovering this international superstar. It’s almost as if the legend of the King is living on.
Elvis's Global Achievements
By: Jeremy Richardson
Contrary to popular belief that Elvis might have just been immensely popular in the United States, Elvis’s albums have sold over one billion units worldwide. Elvis has sold more albums than any other artist or band. One interesting fact about Elvis is that out of all of his sales 40% of those sales are from outside of the United States. Elvis has gold and platinum records from England, Sweden, Germany, France, Canada, Norway, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Elvis was extremely popular in forign countries such as Japan. In Japan the prime minister paid for an Elvis statue to be put up outside of a specialty store called “Love Me Tender” based off of one of Elvis’s most popular songs. Other statues are found in Germany made out of marble, and two bronze statues in England. In many countries Elvis’s albums have gone Gold, and Platinum many times over. Elvis’s impact far outreaches the American ground that he hardly ever left. Over the span of his career he only played five concerts that were outside of the United States when he played in Canada. Canadians were huge fans of Elvis considering that his Elvis’s #1 hits album went Platinum six times over.
Elvis had many other accomplishments outside of breaking record sales numbers throughout the world. Elvis achieved the Lifeworks award from countries such as Belgium, Germany, Greece, India, Italy in Europe. Elvis was also popular in Asian countries since he received the Lifeworks award in Malaysia, Philippines, and Korea.
One interesting component is how far-reaching Elvis’s music is even though his music is distinctly American sounds with blues and gospel influences throughout the music. Elvis really came into the international scene with his music and his 33 movies that he either directed or was a part of. Not only was Elvis popular due to his music and movies but also because of his distinctive singing style and hip-gyrations. This at the time promiscuous style of music made his popularity grow almost over night because women all over the world swooned for this suggestive new dancing style. Even though at the time the United States was more liberal with their dance moves than many other countries Elvis was an icon for the up and coming sexual revolution.
Elvis continues to be the best selling album in many countries. The impact that Elvis had worldwide remains a huge staple in many countries. At the time there was no one in the world who had the style of music play that Elvis had. Elvis on his own created his own type of music style that has inspired other types of genres and many types of bands that branch off this immensely popular genre. Even though Elvis is no longer alive his music and culture that he created thrives worldwide. This is evident through the awards that he still has and through all of the gold records from countries from all over the world.
Influence in India
By: Kristen Borowy
Elvis Presley may have rose to fame in the United States but it didn’t take long for this phenomenon to disperse all over the world. In India, for example, this man held such an influence that fan clubs strictly in India have been created for him. One Indian fan club founded in 1981, http://elvisfanclubindia.tripod.com/, keeps Elvis Presley’s global fans updated on Elvis tribute concerts, new movie releases coming out on DVD, even provides fans with Elvis’s bibliography and timeline. Meetings are arranged and the group members congregate to discuss the legacy he made and to keep it alive. Another Indian group fan club, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elvis-Presley-Fan-Club-of-India/169228573096095, was started through the social networking site ‘Facebook’ so that Elvis-lover’s from all over the world could stay informed on this man’s legacy that aren’t currently living in India. People are able to contribute their own thoughts that they have on Elvis and discuss the one thing they have in common-Elvis!
Although most people would think of Elvis Presley as “the King of Rock and Roll” some people would go even further than that. In Karnataka, an Indian state, a Hindu temple displays Elvis Presley himself as a deity alongside many other religious idols to be worshipped (Goeringer 2). The fact that Elvis Presley’s impact resembles that of a religious figure is not an easy accomplishment. He was looked up to by so many people and put them in states of such happiness that many believe he should still be praised in India.
In New Delhi, India, especially, Elvis is still not forgotten. On May 5th, 2008, Stephen Kabakos held the very first Elvis Presley tribute concert in India (“American Tribute…” 1). The main focus behind the tribute concert was to keep the Elvis legacy enduring in India for the younger audience who are not well acquainted with this man. The concert was also to serve the older generation with a great Elvis filled night to remind them of how great Elvis’s music was.
Although it is evident that Elvis left quite an influence in India, India had also left an important influence in him. While trying to find some self-realization in his earlier years, Elvis got an Indian guru and became very interested in Indian mysticism (Babu 1). Having his Indian guru, Sri Daya Mata (pictured below), helped Elvis to get closer to his spirituality. After news of Elvis having his very own guru was spread, other famous celebrities got gurus as well, the Beatle’s being one of them.
Elvis Presley did not have to originate his music in India for it to gain popularity there. He had even become an idol in India way before he had ever visited it. The rock and roll music he became famous for had never been so widespread previously before he came around. There was something about the way Elvis made the music style his own that had people hooked on to his music instantly. India was only one of the thousands of countries to fall in love with this music legend.
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Discography-Albums By Year
By Beth Wheeler
Elvis Christmas Album
Elvis Golden Records Volume 1
For LP Fans Only
Date With Elvis
Elvis Golden Records Volume 2
Elvis Is Back
His Hand In Mine
Something For Everybody
Girls Girls Girls
It Happened At The Worlds Fair
Elvis Golden Records Volume 3
Fun In Acapulco
Elvis For Everyone
Frankie and Johnny
Paradise Hawaiian Style
How Great Thou Art
Elvis Golden Records Volume 4
Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star and Others
Elvis NBC TV Special
Elvis Sings Flaming Star
From Elvis In Memphis
From Memphis To Vegas - From Vegas To Memphis
Let's Be Friends
On Stage - February 1970
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
Almost In Love (with Stay Away Joe)
Elvis Christmas Album (Camden)
In Person At The International Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
Back In Memphis
That's The Way It Is
You'll Never Walk Alone
Love Letters From Elvis
Other Sides - Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2
I Got Lucky
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
He Touched Me
Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden
Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies Volume 1
Burning Love and Hits From His Movies Volume 2
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
Almost In Love (with Stay Away)
Raised On Rock
Legendary Performer Volume 1
Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
Having Fun With Elvis On Stage
Legendary Performer Volume 2
From Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis Tennessee
Frankie and Johnny (Pickwick)
Welcome To My World
Elvis In Concert
Filmography- Movies By Year
By Beth Wheeler
Love Me Tender
Wild in the Country
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Follow That Dream
Fun in Acapulco
It Happened at the World's Fair
Viva Las Vegas
Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum
Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Frankie and Johnny
Scott Hayward/'Tom Wilson'
Easy Come, Easy Go
Live a Little, Love a Little
Stay Away, Joe
Change of Habit
Dr. John Carpenter
The Trouble with Girls
By: Kristen Borowy and Beth Wheeler
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By Beth Wheeler, Nicole Borghi and Sarah Ashley Demshar