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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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  1. Elvis Presley MUSI 3200Y

  2. Bill Haley and the Comets Rock Around the Clock Form Rhythm Lyrics Instrumentation

  3. Mystery Train Rockabilly Two-beat Imitation of a locomotive Perform twice as fast, backbeat Light instrumentation

  4. Heartbreak Hotel Elvis produced and directed almost all his own music Never really interested in trying to improve his playing skills Unfailing ear

  5. Heartbreak Hotel First RCA session Bob Ferris constructed an echo chamber Label feared it was a terrible mistake Elvis’ first #1 hit

  6. Jailhouse Rock Prison movie cliches Elvis ignored satiric intent Half-step drag “The Anvil Chorus” Chain gang smashing rocks First single ever to go straight to #1 in UK

  7. Can’t Help Falling in Love A cut on the soundtrack to Blue Hawaii RCA wanted to release single while in theatres Colonel’s policy mandated a single be out 6 weeks prior 20 weeks at #1 and sold over 2M records

  8. Devil in Disguise Stop-and-go style Last Top 3 before Beatles hit America Sessions for a studio album never released Bernie Baum, Bill Giant and Florence Kaye

  9. The Importance of Presley Presley was “The King” because he was the musical personification of what Rock and Roll was.

  10. The Importance of Presley His multi-faceted personality and musical versatility meant that his appeal could be broadened beyond that of the typical Rock-and-Roll star.

  11. The Importance of Presley Elvis’ commercial success was overwhelming. By the time of Elvis’ death at least 500 million copies of Presley records had been sold.

  12. The Importance of Presley Presley holds the record for the most charted albums