150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12899 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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King Elvis

Merrylands, Australia

#9746 Jan 2, 2013
RICK wrote:
Queen Elvis,all you do is confirm what a stupid nimrodded peanut butter brain YOU really are,so take your anti-Elvis bullcrap and put it where the sun don't shine,allright,EAT ME BAY-BAY,SEE YA.
Great, literate comeback as always Dick. Really.

Again, feel free to point out anywhere I said Elvis wasn't the greatest music icon of all time.

As I said, Dick, take your time.

Thanks for playing.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#9747 Jan 2, 2013
And Octo,I have seen that new Elvis magazine at a Walgreens magazine counter the other day,I flipped through it and thought it was alright,but it didn't contain info that I didn't already know,but I bought it anyway,just as a keepsake,peace out.

Since: Jun 12

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#9748 Jan 2, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Octo I don't know the exact year but at one time Elvis either called Nixon or visited him and suggested that the Beatles were a bad influence on American youth. Ringo even mentions it on the Beatles Anthology tapes.I figure it was around 66 maybe 67 when the Beatles reached a peek and Elvis felt threatened by their popularity wheather he needed to or not is another subject.Elvis wasn't any saint and neither were the Beatles. I don't think Elvis had much to do with trying to get John deported. It was his pot arrest and the fact that Nixon hated Lennon.I do believe Elvis tried to convince Nixon at one time that the Beatles songs were about taking drugs and we all know how insecure Elvis was. So I do believe he felt threatened by them even if he had great record sales and was still selling out his venues for live shows.Some people still buy and collect Beatle articles and magazines but yes not all of them are goi ng to sell. Most teens won't buy any Beatle stuff or Elvis stuff because it wasn't their time when the Beatles and Elvis rocked the 60's Bieber is the new generation music hero sadly.
There is no evidence of Elvis ever putting down The Beatles, Bubba.

In fact, he mentions them and The Byrds in his 1968 NBC Special.

Nixon or Tom Jones bad mouthing The Beatles to Elvis, doesn't count.

It wasn't coming from him.

I have hundreds of interviews and live performances.

Elvis was not the jealous type.

He was hurt by seeing "Elvis Is Dead" signs when The Beatles came.

But that was about it. He agreed to meet with them in August, 1965.

John Lennon asked him when he was going to do some rock n roll.

Elvis explained that he was under contract to do movies.

He said that he was planing something down the road.

John got the 1968 NBC Special three years later.

Elvis was never nasty to The Beatles.

Yeah, Richard Nixon patted Elvis on the back in 1970.

But that still had nothing to do with Elvis.

It is a complete myth because I've never heard a jealous Elvis.

He was not that way.

If he were, I'd admit it.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#9749 Jan 2, 2013
Well,Queenie,you SAY that Elvis is the greatest music icon of all time,but you spend an awful lot time trying to diminish his great accomplishments,something a REAL Elvis fan wouldn't do,so in my opinion I don't think you're as big an Elvis fan AS YOU CLAIM YOU ARE,and I'll stop criticizing you when start talking like a REAL fan,but until that happens,MY HAMMER WILL COME DOWN ON YOU,SO DEAL WITH IT,PECKER BREATH,have a nice day.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9750 Jan 2, 2013
RICK wrote:
And Octo,I have seen that new Elvis magazine at a Walgreens magazine counter the other day,I flipped through it and thought it was alright,but it didn't contain info that I didn't already know,but I bought it anyway,just as a keepsake,peace out.
I saw the cover on the internet but not in the stores.

It doesn't look very appealing to me anyhow.

The National Enquirer?

I save my money for Elvis bootlegs. The music is what makes me happy.

I'm waiting on "Double Chicago" from 1977, Rick.

You are from that area, aren't you?

It is supposed to be from a different, superior audience source.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#9751 Jan 2, 2013
And you're right on the money,Octo,UNLIKE THE BEATLES,who criticized Elvis publicly,Elvis was a true gentleman,he NEVER criticized any artist PUBLICLY,a character trait of Elvis's that I admired and a quality that some of today's big on talk,low on sales artists can LEARN from,peace out
King Elvis

Merrylands, Australia

#9752 Jan 2, 2013
RICK wrote:
Well,Queenie,you SAY that Elvis is the greatest music icon of all time,but you spend an awful lot time trying to diminish his great accomplishments
Again, please point out anywhere I have done this.

Anywhere at all, Dick.

To tell the truth re Aloha, ie that it was NOT seen by a billion, is not diminishing. Rather, it is removing the exaggerations spread by Parker and swallowed hook, line and sinker by undiscerning non-fans like you.
King Elvis

Merrylands, Australia

#9753 Jan 2, 2013
RICK wrote:
And you're right on the money,Octo,UNLIKE THE BEATLES,who criticized Elvis publicly
Oh, please tell us where and when The Beatles criticised Elvis publicly.
King Elvis

Merrylands, Australia

#9754 Jan 2, 2013
octo wrote:
In fact, he mentions them and The Byrds in his 1968 NBC Special.
Not to be picky, but he actually says "The Beards", in reference to Chris Bearde, one of the (Australian) writers on the show. But, yes, that was a play on "The Byrds".

That's why he says, "The Beatles an' The Beards ... whatever" and shrugs his shoulders when his joke falls flat.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9755 Jan 2, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to be picky, but he actually says "The Beards", in reference to Chris Bearde, one of the (Australian) writers on the show. But, yes, that was a play on "The Byrds".
That's why he says, "The Beatles an' The Beards ... whatever" and shrugs his shoulders when his joke falls flat.
I always thought it was Elvis trying to pronounce "birds" with a y.

That's interesting though because I never knew that.

The point is that he said that he liked The Beatles.

He would later do five Beatles songs, a few of them live many times.
King Elvis

Merrylands, Australia

#9756 Jan 2, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I always thought it was Elvis trying to pronounce "birds" with a y.
That's interesting though because I never knew that.
The point is that he said that he liked The Beatles.
He would later do five Beatles songs, a few of them live many times.
Yes, but he did express his dislike of them later on to the group, especially after Lennon's perceived anti-US stance.

However, he couldn't have felt too strongly because, as you said, he continued with Beatles songs well into the 70s.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9757 Jan 2, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, please tell us where and when The Beatles criticised Elvis publicly.
Yep I'm waiting for loud mouth to show proof also.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9758 Jan 2, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but he did express his dislike of them later on to the group, especially after Lennon's perceived anti-US stance.
However, he couldn't have felt too strongly because, as you said, he continued with Beatles songs well into the 70s.
It was just Elvis playing cop.

Some Beatle fans do not know anything about Elvis.

Elvis disliked anti-American policies.

He privately spoke against it like it was an cop action movie.

It was like a kid playing a role and kept Elvis engaged.

Actually, I don't think Elvis really disliked John Lennon.

He was just hearing things and his imagination kicked in.

I know that he disliked Jane Fonda.

So what?

He wasn't politically involved with anything.

It was just his private opinions that he kept to himself.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9759 Jan 2, 2013
Elvis would dream up roles to play.

It was like he was a kid with his comic books.

Captain Marvel.

He was just having fun playing cop or FBI agent.

I think that Elvis was preparing for a role.

He wanted so badly to play a bad ass in a movie.

It had nothing to do with The Beatles.

It was fantasy to keep himself from boredom.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#9760 Jan 2, 2013
octo wrote:
Elvis would dream up roles to play.
It was like he was a kid with his comic books.
Captain Marvel.
He was just having fun playing cop or FBI agent.
I think that Elvis was preparing for a role.
He wanted so badly to play a bad ass in a movie.
It had nothing to do with The Beatles.
It was fantasy to keep himself from boredom.
Yeah I think being as famous as Elvis was it took it's toll on him. When he was bored he shoot his TV set up or boss around his group of cling ons known as the Memphis Mafia.I heard at times he was rude to the guys.

Since: Jun 12

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#9761 Jan 2, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah I think being as famous as Elvis was it took it's toll on him. When he was bored he shoot his TV set up or boss around his group of cling ons known as the Memphis Mafia.I heard at times he was rude to the guys.
Elvis could have a temper, but he was under a lot of pressure.

Most of the guys stayed around for 20 years so it wasn't that bad.

Elvis liked football, karate and motorcycles.

He took them all on a vacation to Hawaii in March, 1977.

I think in the end, he was thinking of cleaning house.

He should've dumped Colonel Tom Parker.

I believe what Elvis needed was challenges to break his routine.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#9762 Jan 2, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Elvis could have a temper, but he was under a lot of pressure.
Most of the guys stayed around for 20 years so it wasn't that bad.
Elvis liked football, karate and motorcycles.
He took them all on a vacation to Hawaii in March, 1977.
I think in the end, he was thinking of cleaning house.
He should've dumped Colonel Tom Parker.
I believe what Elvis needed was challenges to break his routine.
Yeah Ringo said he got to toss the football with Elvis.I think John and Paul got to jam with him but not sure about George. Too Bad it never got recorded. Lennon and Elvis would of sounded great together doing rockabilly.

Since: Jun 12

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#9763 Jan 2, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah Ringo said he got to toss the football with Elvis.I think John and Paul got to jam with him but not sure about George. Too Bad it never got recorded. Lennon and Elvis would of sounded great together doing rockabilly.
Col Parker and Brian Epstein wrote thank you letters afterwards.

I still can't understand why Parker didn't document the whole night.

And the recordings would've been historical.

George stepped out to smoke a few of joints with the Memphis mafia.

I actually got to touch the pool table the five of them played on.

I was in Memphis on Beale Street at Elvis's grill.

Or where the original Lansky Brothers clothing store used to be.

I went upstairs to use the bathroom and the pool table was there.

It was a display waiting to be moved to an exhibit.

Anyway, it was only roped off by a velvet rope.

No one was up there so I ran my hands across the table for luck.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9764 Jan 3, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Col Parker and Brian Epstein wrote thank you letters afterwards.
I still can't understand why Parker didn't document the whole night.
And the recordings would've been historical.
George stepped out to smoke a few of joints with the Memphis mafia.
I actually got to touch the pool table the five of them played on.
I was in Memphis on Beale Street at Elvis's grill.
Or where the original Lansky Brothers clothing store used to be.
I went upstairs to use the bathroom and the pool table was there.
It was a display waiting to be moved to an exhibit.
Anyway, it was only roped off by a velvet rope.
No one was up there so I ran my hands across the table for luck.
That must of been a pretty good vacation for you man.I'd like to see the Elvis grill .Graceland must be something to see also.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#9766 Jan 4, 2013
Well Queenie,how about in 1963,when The Beatles were on some british TV show and were rating the current hit records and one of the records was Elvis's `Kiss Me Quick',and criticized it and Paul in particular said he didn't like Elvis's current songs,THAT'S A CRITICISM,HELLOOOOO,and other McFartney criticisms over the years too numerous to mention,HELLOOOO,EPIC FAILED YA' ONCE AGAIN,KIDDO,easy to do with someone WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HE'S TALKING ABOUT,peace out.

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