40 Jahre nach dem Tod von Elvis Presley reist Eugene Jarecki die Lebensstationen des "King" ab. Der alte Rolls Royce von Elvis ist zu einem. Ein musikalisches Road-Movie, das quer durch Amerika führt: 40 Jahre nach dem Tod von Elvis Presley reist der vielfach ausgezeichnete. Elvis Presley (* - ♰) war der unumstrittene King Of Rock 'n' Roll. Die Popularität des größten Rockstars aller Zeiten ist, bis heute, ungebrochen.
The King - Elvis und der amerikanische TraumThe King (englisch für „Der König“) steht für: Elvis Presley (–), US-amerikanischer Sänger, Musiker und Schauspieler; The King (Sänger) (* ). The King - Mit Elvis durch Amerika ein Film von Eugene Jarecki mit Eugene Jarecki, Alec Baldwin. Inhaltsangabe: Elvis' Rolls Royce fährt auf den Spuren des. Eugene Jarecki unternimmt eine musikalische Reise in Elvis Presley er Rolls Royce quer durch die USA. In der Geschichte des Jungen aus der Kleinstadt.
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Attracting over half a million visitors annually, it became the second most-visited home in the United States, after the White House.
In , he received the W. It topped the charts in over 20 countries and was included in a compilation of Presley's number-one hits, ELV1S , which was also an international success.
The album returned Presley to the Billboard summit for the first time in almost three decades. In , a remix of " Rubberneckin' ", a recording of Presley's, topped the U.
They were part of a campaign that saw the re-release of all 18 of Presley's previous chart-topping UK singles. The first, "All Shook Up", came with a collectors' box that made it ineligible to chart again; each of the other 17 reissues hit the British top five.
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. Presley's earliest musical influence came from gospel. 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.
As a teenager , Presley's musical interests were wide-ranging, and he was deeply informed about both white and African-American musical idioms.
Though he never had any formal training, he had 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 received his first guitar when he was 11 years old. He learned to play and sing; he gained no formal musical training but had an innate natural talent and could easily pick up music.
While he couldn't read or write music and had no formal lessons, he was a natural musician and played everything by ear. Presley played rhythm acoustic guitar on most of his Sun recordings and his s RCA albums.
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.
At RCA, Presley's rock and roll sound grew distinct from rockabilly with group chorus vocals, more heavily amplified electric guitars  and a tougher, more intense manner.
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".
While Presley performed several of his classic ballads for the '68 Comeback Special, the sound of the show was dominated by aggressive rock and roll.
He would record few new straight-ahead rock and roll songs thereafter; as he explained, they were "hard to find".
Like his work of the s, Presley's subsequent recordings reworked pop and country songs, but in markedly different permutations.
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. The developmental arc of Presley's singing voice, as described by critic Dave Marsh, goes from "high and thrilled in the early days, [to] lower and perplexed in the final months.
Jorgensen calls the recording of "How Great Thou Art" "an extraordinary fulfillment of his vocal ambitions", as Presley "crafted for himself an ad-hoc arrangement in which he took every part of the four-part vocal, from [the] bass intro to the soaring heights of the song's operatic climax", becoming "a kind of one-man quartet".
Hess himself thought that while others might have voices the equal of Presley's, "he had that certain something that everyone searches for all during their lifetime.
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. An extraordinary compass Presley's best octave is in the middle, D-flat to D-flat, granting an extra full step up or down.
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.
When Dewey Phillips first aired "That's All Right" on Memphis' WHBQ , many listeners who contacted the station by phone and telegram to ask for it again assumed that its singer was black.
Interviewed in , he recalled how in his childhood he would listen to blues musician Arthur Crudup —the originator of "That's All Right"—"bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw.
Anti-negro prejudice doubtless figured in adult antagonism. Regardless of whether parents were aware of the Negro sexual origins of the phrase 'rock 'n' roll', Presley impressed them as the visual and aural embodiment of sex.
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: "I never said anything like that, and people who know me know that I wouldn't have said it.
A lot of people seem to think I started this business. But rock 'n' roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that kind of music like colored people.
Let's face it: I can't sing like Fats Domino can. I know that. 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.
Addressing his '68 Comeback Special audience, he said, "Rock 'n' roll music is basically gospel or rhythm and blues, or it sprang from that.
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.
Presley's physical attractiveness and sexual appeal were widely acknowledged. He was that good looking. And if you never knew he was a superstar, it wouldn't make any difference; if he'd walked in the room, you'd know somebody special was in your presence.
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. In , Sight and Sound ' s Peter John Dyer described his onscreen persona as "aggressively bisexual in appeal".
Reinforcing Presley's image as a sex symbol were the reports of his dalliances with various Hollywood stars and starlets, from Natalie Wood in the s to Connie Stevens and Ann-Margret in the s to Candice Bergen and Cybill Shepherd in the s.
June Juanico of Memphis, one of Presley's early girlfriends, later blamed Parker for encouraging him to choose his dating partners with publicity in mind.
Elvis kept several horses at Graceland , and horses remain important to the Graceland estate. A local former teacher, Alene Alexander, has taken care of the horses at Graceland for 38 years.
She and Priscilla Presley have a love for horses and have formed a special friendship. It was because of Priscilla that Elvis brought horses to Graceland.
Alexander now serves as Graceland's Ambassador. She is one of three of the original staff members still working at the estate. The horse named Palomino Rising Sun was Elvis' favorite horse and there are many photographs of him riding him.
Once he became Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker insisted on exceptionally tight control over his client's career. 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.
Leiber thought there was a mistake—the sheet of paper was blank except for Parker's signature and a line on which to enter his. By , Parker's contracts gave him 50 percent of most of Presley's earnings from recordings, films, and merchandise.
He would sign a contract without even reading it. He was only interested in 'now money'—get the buck and get gone. 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.
Moman still had to deal with the publisher's staff on-site, whose song suggestions he regarded as unacceptable. 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 I'll probably start out here in this country and after that, play some concerts abroad, probably starting in Europe.
I want to see some places I've never seen before. Parker was uncharacteristically reluctant, prompting those close to Presley to speculate about the manager's past and the reasons for his evident unwillingness to apply for a passport.
Parker arguably exercised tightest control over Presley's film career. Hal Wallis said, "I'd rather try and close a deal with the devil" than with Parker.
Fellow film producer Sam Katzman described him as "the biggest con artist in the world". In Lacker's description, "The only thing that kept Elvis going after the early years was a new challenge.
But Parker kept running everything into the ground. In Leiber's telling, Jean Aberbach warned them to never again "try to interfere with the business or artistic workings of the process known as Elvis Presley".
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".
If we hadn't been around, he would have been dead a lot earlier. Larry Geller became Presley's hairdresser in 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 mean there has to be a purpose I swear to God, no one knows how lonely I get.
And how empty I really feel. Presley's rise to national attention in transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture.
Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. 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.
Presley's name, image, and voice are recognized around the globe. He introduced the beat to everything and he changed everything—music, language, clothes.
It's a whole new social revolution—the sixties came from it. On the 25th anniversary of Presley's death, The New York Times asserted, "All the talentless impersonators and appalling black velvet paintings on display can make him seem little more than a perverse and distant memory.
But before Elvis was camp, he was its opposite: a genuine cultural force. Elvis' breakthroughs are underappreciated because in this rock-and-roll age, his hard-rocking music and sultry style have triumphed so completely.
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.
Presley holds the records for most songs charting in Billboard ' s top 40—    —and top , according to chart statistician Joel Whitburn ,   according to Presley historian Adam Victor.
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 : , far ahead of second-place Frank Sinatra's He also holds the record for most time spent at number one on the Billboard 67 weeks.
This gave him a new record for number-one UK albums by a solo artist with 13, and extended his record for longest span between number-one albums by anybody—Presley had first topped the British chart in with his self-titled debut.
In the spider Paradonea presleyi was named in his honor. A vast number of recordings have been issued under Presley's name.
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.
Tupelo, Mississippi , U. Memphis, Tennessee , U. 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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Must download. Share this Rating Title: The King 6. The gimmick Director Eugene Jarecki employs is that he purchased Elvis' actual Rolls Royce, and then films interviews of a wide variety of folks in that vehicle as it travels across the places that Elvis himself stayed at various points in his life, from his hometown in Tupelo Mississippi to Memphis although, curiously, Graceland is barely mentioned and places in between.
The most effective part of the Doc comes early on in a discussion of whether Elvis was a cultural appropriator of black music, culminating in his early crowning as The King Of Rock And Roll.
The movie gives a fair-minded balance of pro and con with people like Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore, Emmylou Harris and John Hiatt on one side and rapper Chuck D on the other he, of the infamous song lyric: "Elvis was a hero to most.
Jarecki then follows Elvis' travels to NYC and even bigger fame and riches. Then, it's off to the Army and Presley's decline into B movies and Vegas schmaltz.
The clips of 'fat Elvis' at the end are truly shocking even all these decades later. Where Jarecki over-reaches is that he isn't satisfied just showing Elvis' effect on the public, but then tries to tie it in with today's culture wars.
VERY tenuous connections. No question that Elvis was a seismic force when he hit, but, save for the brief glory period after the '68 Comeback Special, Presley can hardly be looked upon as a central artistic force after the very early 60s.
While significant figures can certainly have a long influence, the fact that Elvis passed on in makes it a stretch to say that he is symbol of our Red-Blue state America today.
If anything, Elvis is the very definition of 'Purple' celebrity - equally loved by all demos. One can't help but feel that they have gone on some sort of journey itself, much like Elvis's well-traveled Rolls itself.
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Thanks to music producer Zeus B. Held , Brown gained a new set of German backing instrumentalists, mostly from Freiburg.
Brown continues to perform live in Northern Ireland but occasionally travels to other countries throughout Europe,mainly Germany, to perform"   September saw the release of the second Willow Springs a project by fellow NI musician, Mark Crockard album "Night-time Radio" featuring two original songs written for Jim - "Hello Friend" and "To be with you".
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James Brown a.But Elvis was the first to be the complete artist and do it successfully. He was the mold for everything today’s artists need to be. I think he was more than just the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Elvis remains simply “The King” representing everything entertainment. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, He was From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James "The King" Brown (born ) is a Belfast -born Elvis Presley tribute act known for his covers of songs done in the style of Elvis. In the vein of "songs that Elvis should have done," Brown performs songs like " Whole Lotta Rosie ", originally by AC/DC, and " Crazy Little Thing Called Love ", originally by Queen. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. With Elvis Presley, Eugene Jarecki, James Carville, Mike Tyson. Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire. Elvis’ cousin recounted how at the start of The King’s career it was Scotty Moore who booked the shows before Memphis disc jockey Bob Neal, “a pretty smart individual”, started managing Elvis. Elvis Presley The King Music Poster 24x36 Product Description. dimensions_1; Poster measures 24 x 36 inches. Our curated Amazon Collection of both officially licensed and custom designed art prints are perfect to use as Fathers Day gifts, nursery wall art prints for baby showers, or as teacher gifts. A fun print makes a unique gift for anyone!.