He also has more then 200 different styles of stamps in which he is commemorated. All-in-all Elvis’s career was long and productive. He has sold more records then anyone else ever has. He had many gold and multi-platinum records. Starred in many movies and made a lot of television appearances.
He starred in 33 successful films, and made history with his television appearances and specials. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His talents, superior looks, sensuality, magnetism, and good wittiness endeared him to millions, as did the modesty and human kindness he established throughout his life. He has earned gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most significant figures of twentieth century popular culture.
Elvis Aaron Presley, one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, started a new clothing style for his generation, influenced a new era of dance, and most notably introduced Rock and Roll to the world. Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi into a loving but poor family (Tracy 1). From the young age of 7, Elvis showed a passion for music. He was introduced to music in the family’s Assembly of God church where the southern gospel music became an important influence on his success. When Elvis’ mother Gladys acquired enough money, she bought him his first guitar, he then taught himself to play and in October 1945, he had his first taste of success in music by placing in the town fair talent contest (“Famous Quotes”.
Elvis changed the life of rock n’ roll forever and is also the king of rock n’ roll although as a kid he was thought of as “white trash” that played hillbilly music. He had a talent like no other such as singing Gospel music or paying the guitar while singing. Elvis’ contribution to the influence he gad on music was the largest in the history of rock n’ roll. Elvis Presley was born on January eighth, nineteen thirty-five, in Tuppenny, Mississippi to 18-year-old Vernon Elvis Presley and 22-year-old Gladys Love Presley. Presley’s brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was Presley’s identical twin at birth, but was stillborn thirty-five minutes before Presley(Adam, Elvis Encyclopedia).
After years of hard work Jackson released his second album in 1983, Thriller. It wasn’t merely the best selling album by a black artist; it was the best-selling album of all time. It sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, charted #1 in every western country, and dominated the U.S charts for 37 weeks. Thriller was so great that it forced through the racial barriers dividing music and k... ... middle of paper ... ... of race in music and also made efforts to “heal” the world. His unique musical sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists (“Biography”).
At the age of nineteen years old Presley began his music performing at the “Hillbilly Cat.” After being discovered Presley signed with Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee in 1954. Then his contract was sold in 1955 to RCA Victor. His musical influences were a mix of multiple genres. He was influenced by gospel threw church; black R&B threw Beale Street in Memphis. He combined all the genres to create the early rock n roll that would arouse many people around the world.
Michael Jackson was no exception to his family’s musical ability. At the age of four Joe Jackson pushed his children to start a band. This band was called the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 quickly rose to fame. The band initially started playing in local talent shows and then landed a contract with Motown records at the end of 1968.
musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. In 1954, he began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.
Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US. In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'. This album produced 7 hit singles, breaking yet again more records, and went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.
Born May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Randall Hank Williams, Jr. was destined to become a star. Tragically, his father died on New Years day, 1953, at the young age on twenty nine ("Official Home Page," Biography). However, his mother, a country singer in her own right, helped Hank Jr. start one of the earliest, and most successful, childhood careers in country music history. Hank appeared on stage for the first time at the young age of eight. Hank appeared on the Grand Ole Opry at the age of eleven, singing his father's songs in his father's style.