150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12862 comments on the talk.livedaily.com story from Dec 6, 2008, titled 150 Best Selling Artists in the World! . In it, talk.livedaily.com reports that:

This is a list of the top 150 worldwide best-selling music artists of all time. The measure is the total number of singles and albums sold world-widep, this info comes from the IFIP at the end of 2007. Michael Jackson is #2 with 350 million sold.

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Lee

Burbank, CA

#10711 Mar 25, 2013
rik wrote:
I just think some people have nothing better to do in life but tarnish elvis name elvis this elvis that elvis over weight druggie but the statistics say it all hes now more popular than when he was alive he still has very strong record sales they will never recognise why elvis was on drugs and say christ he must have suffered and from books tv documentrys ect he did suffer from inherited ailments how many singers took drugs ect loads the beatles jonny cash mj curt cobain theres loads some survived some didnt but they dont get shit for it unlike elvis he was the blue print of mega stardom he was the teacher has anyone learned from him NO but nothing gets said elvis did more good than bad he didnt think he was a king he was just an entertainer give the man a break 36 years since he passed and it still goes on but its like this elvis is not remembered because of his drug taking hes remembered because of who he was ......the greatest performer that ever walked this earth and when at the top of his game noone could match the power house that was his voice so you disrespectful cruel people go crawl back into your little wholes where you live your sad lives ........long live the king
God Bless You

“at yet more f'loonspin”

Since: Aug 11

I live far away from f'loons

#10712 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Elvis liked to keep himself busy so he worked all the time.
I think you're right.

By the way, this is off topic, but I ordered the new Jimi Hendrix release. I can't to listen to it!
Dennis hauser

United States

#10714 Mar 25, 2013
rik wrote:
I just think some people have nothing better to do in life but tarnish elvis name elvis this elvis that elvis over weight druggie but the statistics say it all hes now more popular than when he was alive he still has very strong record sales they will never recognise why elvis was on drugs and say christ he must have suffered and from books tv documentrys ect he did suffer from inherited ailments how many singers took drugs ect loads the beatles jonny cash mj curt cobain theres loads some survived some didnt but they dont get shit for it unlike elvis he was the blue print of mega stardom he was the teacher has anyone learned from him NO but nothing gets said elvis did more good than bad he didnt think he was a king he was just an entertainer give the man a break 36 years since he passed and it still goes on but its like this elvis is not remembered because of his drug taking hes remembered because of who he was ......the greatest performer that ever walked this earth and when at the top of his game noone could match the power house that was his voice so you disrespectful cruel people go crawl back into your little wholes where you live your sad lives ........long live the king
I agree 100%!! I remeber when Albert Goldmans' book on Elvis was out. I remember hearing about someone glueing all the pages together and then returning the book!!

"If you're an Elvis fan,no explanation is necessary:If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible." George Kliene
Dennis hauser

United States

#10715 Mar 25, 2013
OOPS! Spelled Elvis' good friends' name wrong. George Klein.
Patrick

Bristol, CT

#10716 Mar 25, 2013
Elmer Jackson wrote:
I have decided to make a blues record for my next CD. Elmer sings the Blues
1. Empty Bottle Blues
2.Holes in my shoes Blues
3.Intoxication blues
4.Beer Belching blues
5.My hobo woman is gone blues
6. Pork and bean blues
7.Not yet famous blues
8.R.I.P. Boxcar Willie {blues}
9.Stagering and stuttering blues.
You are funny !!!!
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10717 Mar 25, 2013
I'm sorry to say,but Red West DID stab Elvis in the back,along with the rest of the Memphis Mafia,with the exceptions of Jerry Schilling,George Klein and Charlie Hodge.And Elvis did refuse help,but,like I said before,nobody WANTED to push Elvis TOO HARD BECAUSE ELVIS WAS PAYING THEIR SALARIES,AND WERE AFRAID THAT IF THEY ANGERED ELVIS THEY WOULD PROBABLY LOSE THEIR JOBS,if the MM scumbags wanted to TRULY help Elvis,as they claimed when they wrote the trashiography`ELVIS;WHAT HAPPENED',then there was absolutely no need at all for the sordid tales of women and two way mirrors and guns and the other garbage,seems to me that wasn't geared to help Elvis,but to sell books and put money in THEIR OWN POCKETS AT THE EXPENSE OF ELVIS REPUTATION,I don't know about you,but with `friends' like that,there's certainly no need for enemies,peaceout.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10718 Mar 25, 2013
Len is Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're right.
By the way, this is off topic, but I ordered the new Jimi Hendrix release. I can't to listen to it!
Every moment of every day Elvis spent entertaining is accounted for.

Die hard fans know the time lines and dates.

Elvis spent most of his life in music.

The Jimi Hendrix release is fantastic.

Though some songs sound unfinished, they offer different insights.

The song, "Somewhere" is one of the stronger tracks.

When I listen to it, it sounds like a brand new song recorded now.

Amazing.

I know you will like it, Len.

It is quite impressive that they got it right putting it together.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10719 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>He had no choice.
All Elvis had to do was get rid of Col Parker.

He deserved much better management.

Everything would've fell into place with new challenges.

After all, Elvis was mega talented and could've done anything.
Elmer Jackson

Renton, WA

#10720 Mar 25, 2013
That dang Ole Good looking Elvis Presley sure did have millions and millions of fans and most of them are still his fans. I will never have that kind of following but it's ok as long as I can still sing and drink and keep the rest of the drunks and hobos happy. I doubt that Hollywood will ever make me a movie star since I'm a cross between Boxcar Willie and Willie Nelson. Truckers have said to me Elmer I enjoy your Cd's when I'm out on the road in my big rig and that's enough to keep me doing what I do.I once asked LeAnn Rhimes if I could sing a duet with her but she said I was too ugly and too much of a bum. Well that upset me but I bought a bottle of Jack Daniels and drank it and found a bar where there was some drunks who needed to be entertained and so I got over it .Once I started singing they all hell Elmer you're pretty good Ole Boy.
Elmer Jackson

Renton, WA

#10721 Mar 25, 2013
They all said hell Elmer your the best singing hobo we've ever heard dad burn it.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10722 Mar 25, 2013
RICK wrote:
I'm sorry to say,but Red West DID stab Elvis in the back,along with the rest of the Memphis Mafia,with the exceptions of Jerry Schilling,George Klein and Charlie Hodge.And Elvis did refuse help,but,like I said before,nobody WANTED to push Elvis TOO HARD BECAUSE ELVIS WAS PAYING THEIR SALARIES,AND WERE AFRAID THAT IF THEY ANGERED ELVIS THEY WOULD PROBABLY LOSE THEIR JOBS,if the MM scumbags wanted to TRULY help Elvis,as they claimed when they wrote the trashiography`ELVIS;WHAT HAPPENED',then there was absolutely no need at all for the sordid tales of women and two way mirrors and guns and the other garbage,seems to me that wasn't geared to help Elvis,but to sell books and put money in THEIR OWN POCKETS AT THE EXPENSE OF ELVIS REPUTATION,I don't know about you,but with `friends' like that,there's certainly no need for enemies,peaceout.
Red West had the guts to confront Elvis on his self destruction.

He told him things that he didn't want to hear.

Sometimes, that is a better friend than having yes men.

I think that is the exact reason for the book, "EWH"

I didn't see Red West get involved with anything else after that.

He basically appeared in a few television series and movies.

They had no Elvis connection.

George Klein is a phoney and I don't like him at all.

The MM are mostly a sorry bunch of losers still living off of EP.

They change their stories every ten years or so for book sales.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10723 Mar 25, 2013
Elmer Jackson wrote:
I have decided to make a blues record for my next CD. Elmer sings the Blues
1. Empty Bottle Blues
2.Holes in my shoes Blues
3.Intoxication blues
4.Beer Belching blues
5.My hobo woman is gone blues
6. Pork and bean blues
7.Not yet famous blues
8.R.I.P. Boxcar Willie {blues}
9.Stagering and stuttering blues.
Elmer Jackson and The Traveling Willies: Blues Til Sunrise

1. Lonesome Hobo
2. Wimmin, Whiskey And Wine
3. Good Molly, Miss Polly
4. Blues Til Sunrise
5. Bar Maid Boogie
6. Eighteen Wheeler, Double Dealer
7. Long Train Blues
8. Ole Bearded Pa
9. Mah Cheatin' Woman
10. Toothless Grin Blues
11. Granny Mae And Big Legged Susie
12. Hey, Bartender Ralph
13. Moonshine
14. Older Women Make Love (but not babies)
15. Sun Tan Lotion And A Bottle Of Rum
16. Boot Hill (kickin up the dust)
17. Little Missy, Miss Prissy
18. Pour Me Another Drink For The Road

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#10724 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Red West had the guts to confront Elvis on his self destruction.
He told him things that he didn't want to hear.
Sometimes, that is a better friend than having yes men.
I think that is the exact reason for the book, "EWH"
I didn't see Red West get involved with anything else after that.
He basically appeared in a few television series and movies.
They had no Elvis connection.
George Klein is a phoney and I don't like him at all.
The MM are mostly a sorry bunch of losers still living off of EP.
They change their stories every ten years or so for book sales.
You seem to know a lot about the MM. How do you know GK is a phoney? I know he's still involved closely with EPE/Sirius Radio Elvis station.
King Elvis

Doonside, Australia

#10725 Mar 25, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to know a lot about the MM. How do you know GK is a phoney? I know he's still involved closely with EPE/Sirius Radio Elvis station.
Octo's right, GK is a phoney.

You've answered your own question there.

Because of his ongoing closeness with EPE and Sirius, he tows the corporate line, and never questions EPE.

Same with "Diamond" Joe Esposito.

I have it on good authority - ie an in-person off-the-record talk with a senior member of the MM - that neither of them were liked by the group.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10726 Mar 25, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to know a lot about the MM. How do you know GK is a phoney? I know he's still involved closely with EPE/Sirius Radio Elvis station.
Years ago, I've seen George Klein stopped by a news camera man.

It was shot at the time that Elvis died and Klein's cry was so fake.

It turned me off to him.

George Klein was just along for the ride and was never a friend.

He was and still is a Memphis disc jockey that uses Elvis for gain.

Or rather, he saps it up because he happened to be in the MM.

He only cared about Elvis as a celebrity to benefit himself.

George Klein never really cared about Elvis as a person.

Basically, he is a phoney.

I saw Klein at the Memphis airport and refused to talk to the guy.

He has an annoying car salesman voice that is as phoney as hell.

He is just like Joe or Dr Nick.

At least, Red West cared enough about Elvis to confront him.

Too bad Elvis didn't understand what Red was trying to do.

Rest West was a tough man and protected Elvis for years.

He told Elvis how he felt and Elvis knew it.

When Elvis didn't invite Red to his wedding, Red was hurt.

The other guys probably would not have cared either way.

So, it was one of the times when Elvis was wrong.

He should've listened to Red because he was a true friend.

Red West knew that Elvis was in trouble and tried to do something.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10727 Mar 25, 2013
*an old 1977 television news clip.

(George Klein's fake cry was so obvious)

Sorry.
Elmer Jackson

Everett, WA

#10728 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Elmer Jackson and The Traveling Willies: Blues Til Sunrise
1. Lonesome Hobo
2. Wimmin, Whiskey And Wine
3. Good Molly, Miss Polly
4. Blues Til Sunrise
5. Bar Maid Boogie
6. Eighteen Wheeler, Double Dealer
7. Long Train Blues
8. Ole Bearded Pa
9. Mah Cheatin' Woman
10. Toothless Grin Blues
11. Granny Mae And Big Legged Susie
12. Hey, Bartender Ralph
13. Moonshine
14. Older Women Make Love (but not babies)
15. Sun Tan Lotion And A Bottle Of Rum
16. Boot Hill (kickin up the dust)
17. Little Missy, Miss Prissy
18. Pour Me Another Drink For The Road
Yes sir that could be a double album I believe. Soon to be on sale at your local truck stops and Wal-Mart parking lots.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10729 Mar 25, 2013
Elmer Jackson wrote:
<quoted text>Yes sir that could be a double album I believe. Soon to be on sale at your local truck stops and Wal-Mart parking lots.
Elmer Jackson And The Traveling Willies: Kentucky Roadhouse "Live"

1. Opening: Howdy Folks
2. Rednecks And Boozers
3. Long Gone Mama Hit The Line
4. Randy Bubba Boogie
5. Mah Woman Ain't No Good
6. The Whiskey Flows And The Pig Man Knows
7. Trunkin' Blues
8. Little Lady Do This Ole Papa Right
9. Mah Woman Left Me For A Six Pack
10. Faded Jean
11. Mule Train Blues
12. Introductions
13. What Ever Happened To Grandpa Jones?
14. Cousin Mae
15. Four Wheelin' Jed
16. Rooster Crow Blues
17. Mah Ole Woman Sent Me A Billy Goat
18. Shot Chicken Blues
19. Moonshine Mama Got A Barn For Mah Rested Head
20. Hop A Long Box Car Willie Blues
Elmer Jackson

Seattle, WA

#10730 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Elmer Jackson And The Traveling Willies: Kentucky Roadhouse "Live"
1. Opening: Howdy Folks
2. Rednecks And Boozers
3. Long Gone Mama Hit The Line
4. Randy Bubba Boogie
5. Mah Woman Ain't No Good
6. The Whiskey Flows And The Pig Man Knows
7. Trunkin' Blues
8. Little Lady Do This Ole Papa Right
9. Mah Woman Left Me For A Six Pack
10. Faded Jean
11. Mule Train Blues
12. Introductions
13. What Ever Happened To Grandpa Jones?
14. Cousin Mae
15. Four Wheelin' Jed
16. Rooster Crow Blues
17. Mah Ole Woman Sent Me A Billy Goat
18. Shot Chicken Blues
19. Moonshine Mama Got A Barn For Mah Rested Head
20. Hop A Long Box Car Willie Blues
Yep I reckon it's about time i do a live album. My fans have been wanting me to do that.I wonder if I could get Roy Clark to make a guest appearence with me. Boy that would be some hot hobo pickin man.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10731 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
All Elvis had to do was get rid of Col Parker.
He deserved much better management.
Everything would've fell into place with new challenges.
After all, Elvis was mega talented and could've done anything.
That's not what I meant. Elvis had no choice because he had no money. He had no residuals from his music catalog, so he was living and paying everyone just from the money he was currently making.

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