150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12912 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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RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10084 Feb 11, 2013
Hey,Queen Elvis,good to see you're sounding as dimwitted as ever,and Octo was talking about Elvis's final concerts,some of them taped for his final special `ELVIS IN CONCERT',all that anyone ever hears from the 60's counterculture influenced media is how bad and awful he sounded at the end,but Elvis still put on good shows and sounded terrific some nights,his great live version of`Unchained Melody',for example,was recorded in April of 1977 at Ann Arbor,Michigan,and to the very end,Elvis played only to SRO crowds,and his final special was a ratings blockbuster,heck,THE RERUN of `ELVIS IN CONCERT'finished in the top 20 at no.15,of course these facts are always conveniently overlooked by the 60's countercultured influenced media,as anything positive about the man always is,peace out
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10085 Feb 11, 2013
And getting back to Elvis's days at Sun Records,as I stated earlier,unlike Johnny Cash,or Jerry Lee Lewis,or Carl Perkins,or Roy Orbison,Elvis came to Sun with no previous professional experience,and I think,without a doubt,that Sam Phillips felt he had much more of a hand in developing Elvis and molding him into the great artist he became than the others,and his expertise impacted Elvis to the very end,no doubt,peace out.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10086 Feb 11, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think the estate owns the last concert soundboard.
Could be in the hands of a private collector who will not give it up.
Anyway, that is just a rumor that the soundboard was made.
At this point, the audience has captured its history quite nicely.
Octo you sure know your Elvis concert history. I was 24 when he died. I was with my Aunt in the car and we turned around and went to my Mom's house to tell her the sad news. My Mom and My Aunt were both big Elvis fans. My Mom would swear he was the best looking man on this planet just like the teens in the 60's that had a crush on Paul McCartney.Elvis and Paul would of been cool doing a duet together.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10087 Feb 11, 2013
And getting back to Elvis's days at Sun,as I said before,unlike Johnny Cash,or Jerry Lee Lewis,or Carl Perkins,or Roy Orbison,who all had previous professional experience before coming to Sun,Elvis came into Sun without any,and I think,without a doubt,that Sam Phillips felt he had much more of a hand in developing Elvis and molding him into the great and beloved artist he eventually became more so than the others,and Sam's mentoring stayed with Elvis to the very end,peace out.
King Elvis

Wahroonga, Australia

#10088 Feb 11, 2013
chris wrote:
So the estate may actually have a quality soundboard recording of his last concert. I wonder why they haven't released it yet. Maybe they're waiting for a special anniversary.
The soundboard was allegedly in the possession of Elvis'(Australian!) sound engineer, Bruce Jackson.

He was killed in a plane crash a few years ago, but his family will not give up any of his tapes.
Elmer Jackson

Renton, WA

#10089 Feb 11, 2013
RICK wrote:
And getting back to Elvis's days at Sun,as I said before,unlike Johnny Cash,or Jerry Lee Lewis,or Carl Perkins,or Roy Orbison,who all had previous professional experience before coming to Sun,Elvis came into Sun without any,and I think,without a doubt,that Sam Phillips felt he had much more of a hand in developing Elvis and molding him into the great and beloved artist he eventually became more so than the others,and Sam's mentoring stayed with Elvis to the very end,peace out.
Yep I met Sam once but he said I didn't have what he was looking for.He was a good ole boy but He didn't like the smell of booze on my breath but he did agree I could sing.
King Elvis

Wahroonga, Australia

#10090 Feb 11, 2013
RICK wrote:
Hey,Queen Elvis,good to see you're sounding as dimwitted as ever,and Octo was talking about Elvis's final concerts,some of them taped for his final special `ELVIS IN CONCERT',all that anyone ever hears from the 60's counterculture influenced media is how bad and awful he sounded at the end,but Elvis still put on good shows and sounded terrific some nights,his great live version of`Unchained Melody',for example,was recorded in April of 1977 at Ann Arbor,Michigan,and to the very end,Elvis played only to SRO crowds,and his final special was a ratings blockbuster,heck,THE RERUN of `ELVIS IN CONCERT'finished in the top 20 at no.15,of course these facts are always conveniently overlooked by the 60's countercultured influenced media,as anything positive about the man always is,peace out
Oh, you mean the same counter culture media who raved about Aloha From Hawaii, both when it was telecast and later released on DVD?

You mean Rolling Stone, who raved about Elvis at Madison Square Garden in 1972, and who featured the latest kegacy release video on the website?

You mean Rolling Stone, who rated Rockin' With Elvis New Year's Eve as one of the great essential bootleg albums?

You mean Rolling Stone, who reviewed Elvis In Concert in October 1977 as "the last hurrah of the undisputed King of Rock'n'Roll"?

I see you're still indulging in making half-assed posts without any facts. How's that workin' for ya?

You fail again.
King Elvis

Wahroonga, Australia

#10091 Feb 11, 2013
Oh, and by the way, DICK, we're all still waiting for you to provide even just ONE example of your precious "counter culture media" slamming Elvis.
chris

United States

#10092 Feb 11, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you mean the same counter culture media who raved about Aloha From Hawaii, both when it was telecast and later released on DVD?
You mean Rolling Stone, who raved about Elvis at Madison Square Garden in 1972, and who featured the latest kegacy release video on the website?
You mean Rolling Stone, who rated Rockin' With Elvis New Year's Eve as one of the great essential bootleg albums?
You mean Rolling Stone, who reviewed Elvis In Concert in October 1977 as "the last hurrah of the undisputed King of Rock'n'Roll"?
I see you're still indulging in making half-assed posts without any facts. How's that workin' for ya?
You fail again.
Sounds to me like Elvis got a lot of positive support from Rolling Stone. By the way, why is it assumed that hippies only liked hippie music. I'm sure a lot of them liked the 50s rock as well, like Elvis. After all it was only a decade before the hippie generation.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10093 Feb 11, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Octo you sure know your Elvis concert history. I was 24 when he died. I was with my Aunt in the car and we turned around and went to my Mom's house to tell her the sad news. My Mom and My Aunt were both big Elvis fans. My Mom would swear he was the best looking man on this planet just like the teens in the 60's that had a crush on Paul McCartney.Elvis and Paul would of been cool doing a duet together.
Except I did not know that Bruce Jackson had died in a plane crash.

I suspected he was the one that had Elvis's last show on soundboard.

I remember the day Elvis died as well.

I was at a sitter's house that summer when it came on the news.

It was a hot August day and my mom picked us up in her '64 Mustang.

That car would've been worth a fortune today.

She bought it used in 1977 for only $400.

It was in great shape inside and out but the tranny went on it.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10094 Feb 11, 2013
chris wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds to me like Elvis got a lot of positive support from Rolling Stone. By the way, why is it assumed that hippies only liked hippie music. I'm sure a lot of them liked the 50s rock as well, like Elvis. After all it was only a decade before the hippie generation.
"Elvis The Concert" came to CT in 1999 and 2000 to play at a casino.

I went to see the TCB band and met my Elvis fan friends going there.

There were a lot of bikers in the parking lot after the show.

I later saw the TCB band in Memphis on August 16th 2007.

I was the Fed Ex arena on Beale street.

A sold out concert with 16,000 Elvis fans.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#10095 Feb 11, 2013
I'm pretty sure Bruce Jackson became Bruce Springsteens sound engineer after Elvis died. I think his family must be sitting on a goldmine~
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10096 Feb 11, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Except I did not know that Bruce Jackson had died in a plane crash.
I suspected he was the one that had Elvis's last show on soundboard.
I remember the day Elvis died as well.
I was at a sitter's house that summer when it came on the news.
It was a hot August day and my mom picked us up in her '64 Mustang.
That car would've been worth a fortune today.
She bought it used in 1977 for only $400.
It was in great shape inside and out but the tranny went on it.
Yeah in the mid 70's cars were pretty cheap. I bought a 1966 Malibu for 800 dollars. wished I still had it.
Elmer Jackson

Seattle, WA

#10097 Feb 11, 2013
By the Bruce Jackson and I are not related but I would of let him do my soundboard.
Dolbyscat

Aldergrove, Canada

#10098 Feb 11, 2013
jim - wrote:
I'm pretty sure Bruce Jackson became Bruce Springsteens sound engineer after Elvis died. I think his family must be sitting on a goldmine~
You are correct Jim, I met Bruce on a number of occasions, he was a well thought of person in the industry, and was an innovator as well. I still make use of one of his products to this day.
chris

United States

#10099 Feb 11, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
"Elvis The Concert" came to CT in 1999 and 2000 to play at a casino.
I went to see the TCB band and met my Elvis fan friends going there.
There were a lot of bikers in the parking lot after the show.
I later saw the TCB band in Memphis on August 16th 2007.
I was the Fed Ex arena on Beale street.
A sold out concert with 16,000 Elvis fans.
Was that show where they played a video of Elvis in concert, & his original band played live in person?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#10100 Feb 11, 2013
I'm guessing Bruce Springsteen and Elvis are the two most bootlegged artist's~

“Love one another”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#10101 Feb 11, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah in the mid 70's cars were pretty cheap. I bought a 1966 Malibu for 800 dollars. wished I still had it.
I could have bought a really cherried out '56 Chevy for $500 in the late seventies. I decided against it....boy was I a silly teenager! I wish I had that car now, too!

“Love one another”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#10102 Feb 11, 2013
jim - wrote:
I'm guessing Bruce Springsteen and Elvis are the two most bootlegged artist's~
Hi Jim - I'm following you around the forum just like the old days!:-)

“at yet more f'loonspin”

Since: Aug 11

I live far away from f'loons

#10103 Feb 11, 2013
jim - wrote:
I'm guessing Bruce Springsteen and Elvis are the two most bootlegged artist's~
It would be interesting if you could find out.

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