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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#10563 Mar 19, 2013
RICK wrote:
Right on,Lee,I respectfully disagree with Octo and King Elvis on this one,and you just hit the nail on the head,Lee,whenever they talk about Elvis,it's never without mentioning drugs or Elvis being overweight at the end of his life,or taking some sort of swipe at the man,and these comments stem from jealousy of the man and his unprecedented accomplishments in the music industry,pure and simple,does anyone think that other,LESS SUCCESSFUL artists weren't jealous of Elvis Presley,there are MANY,and thats the solemn truth,peace out.
BB King and Meatloaf were always overweight.

Yet, Elvis gained and lost weight through out the mid 70's.

Obviously, they pounded it into the ground for years.

Elvis was ill towards the end of his life and it was just mean.

That is why they picked on him so much because he was good looking.

Jealous because Elvis fans loved him no matter what.

Besides, what does extra weight have to do with the music?

Stupid, really.

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#10564 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>I guess it is partly jealousy, but it is also because the MM, in the years after Elvis died, SWAMPED the public with so many critical stories about Elvis, fatness, drugs, women, and any innuendo or implication about any perversion that they could think of, that when people think "Elvis Presley" these are the first things that come to their minds.
Of course, in between these slimy stories, they would always sob and tell us how much they loooooooooooved him.
And these men have the public so conned about their intentions.
It 's not just them, either. Linda Thompson, the apparent favorite girlfriend of the fans. Told the entire world that Elvis was so out of it that she had to lift his face out of his food bowl. Even if this story was true, would you go in front of the entire world and say this about someone you truly loved????
Elvis had not a friend in the world. To all of them, he was and is just $$$$$$$. He must have been very lonely. He was intelligent. He must have picked up on it. He wasn't paranoid. He was right. At the last, when he realized that while he had made Priscilla so proud of him at last, by coming back BIG TIME in show business, only to find out that she was having an affair with Mike Stone all along, then to have the MM come out with their tell all book, he must have been miserable.
I don't envy the rich very much.
The MM sold sensational stories on Elvis for money and profit.

Elvis was no longer living to defend himself.

It was all bullshit and true Elvis fans know it.

A few years after his death, the bad stuff seemed sell the most.

But in reality, Elvis worked with his declining health issues.

Some wanted to bring him down but that never really happened.

Elvis was still an excellent artist even overweight and on drugs.

They can't stand that Elvis pushed himself for his fans.

What Elvis really needed was time out to get himself clean.

Too bad that Parker was so greedy and wanted Elvis on the road.

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#10565 Mar 19, 2013
Elmer Jackson wrote:
Whenever the Media or the press talk about me they always mention my drinking.Hell I've even seen them mention my whiskey breath. I don't let it get me down because my fans know I'm the best darn singing drunk. I guess it stems from jealousy because even when I am buzzed I still remember the words to the songs I sing.Boxcar Willie would of been proud of me if he were still around.
For the most part, the media has been good to The Beatles.

They haven't always been kind to Elvis though.

Elvis was well aware of his weight problems.

He accepted it and still showed up on stage for his audience.

He didn't have to, you know.

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#10568 Mar 19, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That's right Octo. Elvis's weight gain or loss never affected his powerful voice just like Ann Wilson she got fat but her voice only got better. Elvis was worshipped by many of his fans.Media likes to write negative crap when they get a chance it happed to Everyone who is super famous.
I always thought it was a non issue.

Elvis gained and lost sometimes within only months in the same year.

Pix from the summer of 1976 show him fat but by fall, he lost weight.

The negative crap was written to take shots at Elvis fans.

Besides, Elvis never claimed to be perfect.

It was because they were jealous of his looks to try and knock him.

To me, it didn't matter what Elvis looked like.

It was always about the music and the performances.

There are some really bad and fat Elvis impersonators in mockery.

But they are not the real man.

Elvis fans have to live with that cheapening of Elvis's legacy.

Still, I never thought of Elvis that way.

Elvis was a personality, movie star and a musical legendary figure.

To know him is to love him.

I still enjoy his music.

It came from within and no one can copy the real emotion he gave.

Elvis made his music his own like Jimi Hendrix was able to do.

As soon as people hear it, they know exactly who it is.

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#10569 Mar 19, 2013
BTW, the new Jimi Hendrix release is really awesome.

I am stunned how ahead of time it is.

Stevie Ray Vaughan would've have shit.

The performances are incredible.

I can't believe the vision that Hendrix had in head.

It was like he saw the future in a crystal ball.

The beginning of the album sounds very modern.

Then you hear different things going on.

It is quite amazing and it is all studio outtakes.

It is a very well put together Hendrix disc.

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#10570 Mar 19, 2013
*had in his head...
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10571 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
BTW, the new Jimi Hendrix release is really awesome.
I am stunned how ahead of time it is.
Stevie Ray Vaughan would've have shit.
The performances are incredible.
I can't believe the vision that Hendrix had in head.
It was like he saw the future in a crystal ball.
The beginning of the album sounds very modern.
Then you hear different things going on.
It is quite amazing and it is all studio outtakes.
It is a very well put together Hendrix disc.
I am going to have to check it out. I like Hendrix a lot. what's the Cd called? Hendrix and Clapton would of been great together.also Santana and Hendrix would of been cool.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10572 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
The MM sold sensational stories on Elvis for money and profit.
Elvis was no longer living to defend himself.
It was all bullshit and true Elvis fans know it.
A few years after his death, the bad stuff seemed sell the most.
But in reality, Elvis worked with his declining health issues.
Some wanted to bring him down but that never really happened.
Elvis was still an excellent artist even overweight and on drugs.
They can't stand that Elvis pushed himself for his fans.
What Elvis really needed was time out to get himself clean.
Too bad that Parker was so greedy and wanted Elvis on the road.
Dude, come on.

The stories are true. There is nothing that the MM said that has been proven to be untrue. Sensationalised at times, yes, but true.

But I agree with you; Elvis should have taken time off and got himself clean.

The irony is that, had he done that and admitted to the world he had a drug problem, we all would have said "okay, go get clean, see you when you're ready". But Elvis thought the world would desert him if he admitted anything.

Very sad indeed.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10573 Mar 19, 2013
RICK wrote:
Right on,Lee,I respectfully disagree with Octo and King Elvis on this one,and you just hit the nail on the head,Lee,whenever they talk about Elvis,it's never without mentioning drugs or Elvis being overweight at the end of his life,or taking some sort of swipe at the man,and these comments stem from jealousy of the man and his unprecedented accomplishments in the music industry,pure and simple,does anyone think that other,LESS SUCCESSFUL artists weren't jealous of Elvis Presley,there are MANY,and thats the solemn truth,peace out.
Absolute crap - again.

I could waste time providing links where they talk about Elvis without mentioning drugs or weight, but that wouldn't be fair.

Because YOU still haven't given us a link to the alleged media bias you're always wittering on about.

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#10574 Mar 19, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I am going to have to check it out. I like Hendrix a lot. what's the Cd called? Hendrix and Clapton would of been great together.also Santana and Hendrix would of been cool.
The CD is called, "People, Hell And Angels"

I don't normally praise Hendrix that much.

But his playing on this new release is quite impressive.

Hendrix was such a perfectionist.

Who knows why he kept these things in the vault.

The stuff mostly comes from the 1968-1969 period.

Hendrix recorded in the studio every chance he got, apparently.

It sounds like he was trying different styles with other musicians.

There are some nice instrumentals, jazz, blues, fusion ideas.

The Jimi Hendrix legacy certainly shines brightly on this disc.

The magic is there. It is great stuff.

I recommend it if you like want to check out something different.

All classic rock fans should be amazed by these performances.

I can tell a little dip in quality on "Let Me Move You"

That is the fifth song on the CD and it is high energy r & b.

But all the other songs are eye opening.

You can some of them were not exactly finished or mastered.

The sheer excitement of the fantastic guitar playing is worth it.

Jimi's voice even sounds inspired by the music.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10575 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
The CD is called, "People, Hell And Angels"
I don't normally praise Hendrix that much.
But his playing on this new release is quite impressive.
Hendrix was such a perfectionist.
Who knows why he kept these things in the vault.
The stuff mostly comes from the 1968-1969 period.
Hendrix recorded in the studio every chance he got, apparently.
It sounds like he was trying different styles with other musicians.
There are some nice instrumentals, jazz, blues, fusion ideas.
The Jimi Hendrix legacy certainly shines brightly on this disc.
The magic is there. It is great stuff.
I recommend it if you like want to check out something different.
All classic rock fans should be amazed by these performances.
I can tell a little dip in quality on "Let Me Move You"
That is the fifth song on the CD and it is high energy r & b.
But all the other songs are eye opening.
You can some of them were not exactly finished or mastered.
The sheer excitement of the fantastic guitar playing is worth it.
Jimi's voice even sounds inspired by the music.
Also check out "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology".

He was a genius, no question. Best quitarist ever, hands down.

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#10576 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude, come on.
The stories are true. There is nothing that the MM said that has been proven to be untrue. Sensationalised at times, yes, but true.
But I agree with you; Elvis should have taken time off and got himself clean.
The irony is that, had he done that and admitted to the world he had a drug problem, we all would have said "okay, go get clean, see you when you're ready". But Elvis thought the world would desert him if he admitted anything.
Very sad indeed.
Red and Sonny's book "Elvis: What Happened" only made things worse.

After Elvis died, what was the point of adding more to it?

Elvis's drug problems were his personal issues.

Like many men in that era, Elvis was ashamed and brushed it off.

He thought he could handle it himself and tried to stay positive.

It really wasn't anyone's business.

Besides, Elvis indirectly let his fans know something was up.

"Love Me Tender" (help me take the pill)

What was the point of kicking someone down after he was dead?

They twisted things around to make it worse than it actually was.

That is where Albert Goldman came in with his stupid book.

It was somewhere in between.

Elvis had faults but he never claimed to be perfect.

He was a man with a lot of pride and a good heart for people.

He didn't deserve to get trashed because he was drug addicted.

Elvis did the best he could under the circumstances.

He was hurt easily by Priscilla leaving him.

Drug addiction made it difficult for him to deal with his emotions.

He was a man who kept everything inside.

He didn't spill his guts like a woman.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10577 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
For the most part, the media has been good to The Beatles.
They haven't always been kind to Elvis though.
Elvis was well aware of his weight problems.
He accepted it and still showed up on stage for his audience.
He didn't have to, you know.
I don't think he accepted his weight problem. I think it was humiliating to him. But he had to go on stage anyway.

I wrote him a letter and told him we loved him. I hope a lot of fans did too.

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#10578 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Also check out "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology".
He was a genius, no question. Best quitarist ever, hands down.
I just might get that box set.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10579 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Red and Sonny's book "Elvis: What Happened" only made things worse.
After Elvis died, what was the point of adding more to it?
Elvis's drug problems were his personal issues.
Like many men in that era, Elvis was ashamed and brushed it off.
He thought he could handle it himself and tried to stay positive.
It really wasn't anyone's business.
Besides, Elvis indirectly let his fans know something was up.
"Love Me Tender" (help me take the pill)
What was the point of kicking someone down after he was dead?
They twisted things around to make it worse than it actually was.
That is where Albert Goldman came in with his stupid book.
It was somewhere in between.
Elvis had faults but he never claimed to be perfect.
He was a man with a lot of pride and a good heart for people.
He didn't deserve to get trashed because he was drug addicted.
Elvis did the best he could under the circumstances.
He was hurt easily by Priscilla leaving him.
Drug addiction made it difficult for him to deal with his emotions.
He was a man who kept everything inside.
He didn't spill his guts like a woman.
Have you seen Alana Nashes writing? I did not think anyone could be worse than Goldman, but she is. Inventing new and different accusations. And of course, for the most part, the stupid public believes them.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10580 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Red and Sonny's book "Elvis: What Happened" only made things worse.
After Elvis died, what was the point of adding more to it?
EWH was all true, that was my point.

Goldman was exaggerated, yes.

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#10581 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think he accepted his weight problem. I think it was humiliating to him. But he had to go on stage anyway.
I wrote him a letter and told him we loved him. I hope a lot of fans did too.
Elvis poked fun of himself about his weight at times from the stage.

He knew he had weight issues and accepted them.

Anyway, only critics or curious non fans had a problem with it.

The image of Elvis staying the same is what they wanted.

I still think it was a non issue.

People should've went for the music and the performance.

Not what Elvis looked like.

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#10582 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen Alana Nashes writing? I did not think anyone could be worse than Goldman, but she is. Inventing new and different accusations. And of course, for the most part, the stupid public believes them.
I have enough Elvis books.

I haven't seen her books and wouldn't care to read them.

I'd rather focus on Elvis as an artist and his music.

Goldman was an a**hole.

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#10583 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
EWH was all true, that was my point.
Goldman was exaggerated, yes.
I think some of EWH was made up.

Elvis breaking into a morgue to look at dead bodies?

Please.

Actually, Elvis was with Linda looking at new born babies.

Elvis was in the hospital at the time.

See how someone can change a story for another desired result?

In 1977, they wanted to make Elvis look as bad as possible.

It was lame by today's standards.

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#10584 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I think some of EWH was made up.
Elvis breaking into a morgue to look at dead bodies?
Please.
Actually, Elvis was with Linda looking at new born babies.
Elvis was in the hospital at the time.
See how someone can change a story for another desired result?
In 1977, they wanted to make Elvis look as bad as possible.
It was lame by today's standards.
A lot of EWH was made up for sure. They were so p*****off at him that they just wanted revenge. I couldn't read it. I tried and gave up. Goldman's book is too depressing and he's got so much contempt for Elvis I couldn't imagine reading it. Nash's book is just a long list of supposed sexcapades that are not very convincing. She paints Elvis in such a pathetic light, as though he couldn't control himself at all. I don't see any reason to be so disrespectful, of course she, like so many others, was just see the bottom line.

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