150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12903 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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#10585 Mar 19, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>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.
All one would have to do is listen to the audience concerts.

Elvis certainly knew what what was going on and he was sharp.

2 nights on the road in 77 and he knew what he did the night before.

It was in Norman, Ok 3-25-77 and 3-26-77.

He said to the band...

"Let's do something else, we did that last night"

Anyone who thinks that Elvis was out of it all the time is wrong.

The bodyguard book did not make things better.

Elvis had every right to fire them regardless.

Red and Sonny made a mistake writing such a trashy book.

Elvis saw it as a betrayal of friendship.

It did not help his drug addiction. Instead, he just took more.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10586 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Also check out "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology".
He was a genius, no question. Best quitarist ever, hands down.
thanks King I'm sure it's worth checking out. I only live about 45 miles North of Seattle.I went to ESP a few years back in Seattle and saw the Jimi Hendrix room. It had his clothes and his equiptment that he used. Very impressive they had some Heart and several other different artist things on display even a Clapton guitar.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10587 Mar 19, 2013
EMP not ESP.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10588 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
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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.
The morgue thing was true. No big deal.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10589 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.
They don't do it to others nearly as bad as they have done it to Elvis.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#10590 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>They don't do it to others nearly as bad as they have done it to Elvis.
Yeah that may be true. The tabaloids love to tear the Great ones down. i guess Elvis was an easy target since he was so well known ans Titled the king of Pop. I'm sure there will be more about Michael Jackson some day too just so they can sell their crap. Albert Goldman needs to be banned from publishing his garbage.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10591 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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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.
"There is nothing that the MM said that has been proven false".

That is because you can't prove a negative.

Most of the things they said have never been proven true, either. That is where we should ask for proof.

No talk host, no interviewer, no author, even has ever demanded proof of anything they say.

Their drivel was just taken as fact, and passed on in book after book, interview after interview, and then by other authors, etc.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10592 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
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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.
Well, just in case you ever wonder where the new stories of Elvis molesting underage girls came from, they came from Alana Nash. I didn't buy the book, just looked at bits and pieces of it. It is merciless.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10593 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.
How do you know that he was with Linda looking at new born babies? I always believed the morgue stories because I didn't think it was so bad, just interesting. I would have done that. I used to eat my lunch in the graveyard.

It wasn't lame by today's standards. I have never seen any star trashed as badly as the MM did to Elvis in their book, plus they gave information to Goldman, and their crap was repeated in many other books.

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#10594 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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The morgue thing was true. No big deal.
It just doesn't seem like something Elvis would do.

People just can't break into a morgue and not get caught.

It just doesn't sound believable.

Anyway, Elvis and Linda were filmed walking around Baptist.

She claimed the she and Elvis were looking at newborn babies.

That makes more sense.

EWH had to hammer it in that Elvis was obsessed with death.

Maybe... but in a religious way, not a morbid one.

It just didn't fit his personality.

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#10595 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know that he was with Linda looking at new born babies? I always believed the morgue stories because I didn't think it was so bad, just interesting. I would have done that. I used to eat my lunch in the graveyard.
It wasn't lame by today's standards. I have never seen any star trashed as badly as the MM did to Elvis in their book, plus they gave information to Goldman, and their crap was repeated in many other books.
Elvis was filmed walking around Baptist Memorial with Linda.

Sorry, but I don't believe the morgue story.

Linda said it never happened and they claimed that she was there.

Goldman is not even worth talking about.

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#10596 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Well, just in case you ever wonder where the new stories of Elvis molesting underage girls came from, they came from Alana Nash. I didn't buy the book, just looked at bits and pieces of it. It is merciless.
That is not a book I would buy.

Elvis had plenty of willing females and wouldn't need to molest them.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10597 Mar 19, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Elvis was filmed walking around Baptist Memorial with Linda.
Sorry, but I don't believe the morgue story.
Linda said it never happened and they claimed that she was there.
Goldman is not even worth talking about.
Linda said it never happened? Yes, they said she was there. That shows how blatantly and freely they lie.

But I did think they said that Elvis had been ALLOWED to go into the morgue, not that they sneaked in.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10598 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>"There is nothing that the MM said that has been proven false".
That is because you can't prove a negative.
The proof of negatives only applies in science, you moron.

It doesn't refer to the "negative" or unsavoury aspects of what was said about Elvis.

Epic fail.
Poppa Jivebones

Renton, WA

#10599 Mar 19, 2013
Well enough about the negative things said about Elvis the King. How about posting all the good and positive things about him that people like me might not know yet. not being a huge Elvis fan I might pick up on something he did that I didn't know about. like his generousity for example.

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#10600 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Linda said it never happened? Yes, they said she was there. That shows how blatantly and freely they lie.
But I did think they said that Elvis had been ALLOWED to go into the morgue, not that they sneaked in.
A morgue at Baptist?

I remember it saying that they broke in, Elvis walked around.

He said they looked so peaceful.

But I believe it was the sleeping newborn babies.

Not once did Elvis ever talk about morbid stuff on stage.

They lied and changed the story around for their book, obviously.

Elvis was obsessed with death from a religious viewpoint.

Something that Priscilla and the MM never understood.

Elvis was searching for answers within the bible and new age books.

He highlighted passages in some of his readings.

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#10601 Mar 19, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
Well enough about the negative things said about Elvis the King. How about posting all the good and positive things about him that people like me might not know yet. not being a huge Elvis fan I might pick up on something he did that I didn't know about. like his generousity for example.
Elvis had a kind heart and would give to people in need.

He would read something in the paper and send people money.

He took care of wheelchair bound, Gary Pepper for 20 years.

He didn't have to give anybody anything but he did.

But those things don't sell a lot of books, you know.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10602 Mar 20, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis had a kind heart and would give to people in need.
He would read something in the paper and send people money.
He took care of wheelchair bound, Gary Pepper for 20 years.
He didn't have to give anybody anything but he did.
But those things don't sell a lot of books, you know.
Gee, I knew about Gary Pepper but I did not know that Elvis was taking care of him.

Funny, I talked to Beth Peace for some time once, and she never mentioned that. Are you sure?
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10603 Mar 20, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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The proof of negatives only applies in science, you moron.
It doesn't refer to the "negative" or unsavoury aspects of what was said about Elvis.
Epic fail.
No, it does not only apply in science, you idiot. It applies in law, too, and in everything else.

That is why in court, the defendant does not have to prove he did not commit the crime, the prosecution has to prove he did. Because you cannot prove a negative.

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#10604 Mar 20, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, I knew about Gary Pepper but I did not know that Elvis was taking care of him.
Funny, I talked to Beth Peace for some time once, and she never mentioned that. Are you sure?
The MM spoke of Elvis finding Gary on the floor in his parents house.

I think this happened sometime in the mid 1960's.

I know Elvis employed Gary's father as a gate guard.

Anyway, Gary was the president of the Elvis tankers fan club.

I've read that Vernon stopped payment to Gary when Elvis died.

Elvis certainly never used Gary to pat himself on the back.

It was something that Elvis wanted to do because he cared.

It is no big deal but Elvis remained friends with Gary for years.

Elvis can be heard saying hello to Gary on a soundboard recording.

Memphis, July 5th 1976.

I do not know who Beth Peace is.

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