150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12898 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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Bubba

Bothell, WA

#10647 Mar 21, 2013
octo wrote:
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I never watched those shows.
I'd rather listen to music or pop in a DVD.
I must say though, television has come a long way since the 1980's.
"Family Guy" is an adult cartoon.
The computer took over and sitting in front of TV makes me reckless.
It is basically good for the local news.
I like Family guy and the Simpsons. Why does TV have so many hillbilly shows now like Moonshiners Honey Boo Boo and Duck callers. It's stupid entertainment these days. My name is Earl was a pretty good show but it doesn't come on any more.

Since: Jun 12

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#10648 Mar 21, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>How about Jail house rock? That was the first Elvis song that really got my attention. It showed he was more than just rockabilly and a crooner. I have to admit I still like That's allright with Momma and Lil Sister too. I have no idea when they came out. In the Ghetto and Suspicious minds are still a couple of his best songs in my opinion.
The soundtrack for "Jailhouse Rock" was originally issued on EP.

They were the size of a 45 rpm single but contained 5 or 6 tracks.

All the early Sun tracks were great, even the haunting ballads.

"Little Sister" b/w "(Marie's the name) "His Latest Flame"

Was only released as a 45 rpm single but later on another hits LP.

"Little Sister" was released in 1961.

You should hear all of the 1969 Memphis sessions, Bubba.

It has more great songs than just "Suspicious Minds" and "Ghetto"

It was when Elvis suddenly got serious, modernizing his sound.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10649 Mar 21, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I like Family guy and the Simpsons. Why does TV have so many hillbilly shows now like Moonshiners Honey Boo Boo and Duck callers. It's stupid entertainment these days. My name is Earl was a pretty good show but it doesn't come on any more.
"My Name Is Earl" is still on around here, Bubba.

I like twisted hillbilly horror movies like "I Spit On Your Grave"

That movie was disturbing, especially the remake.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10650 Mar 21, 2013
RICK wrote:
the only person that ever really cared for Elvis,TRULY CARED,was his mother,Gladys
Hmm.

So much for Lisa Marie, Vernon, his cousin Patsy, Red West and many others ...

Still waiting on those examples of anti-Elvis media bias, by the way ...
Poppa Jivebones

Renton, WA

#10651 Mar 21, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm.
So much for Lisa Marie, Vernon, his cousin Patsy, Red West and many others ...
Still waiting on those examples of anti-Elvis media bias, by the way ...
The guy he sang gospel with was his friend JD Southern or whatever his name was.Elvis had friends and a lot of fake friends too I believe.who was Red West?
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10652 Mar 21, 2013
RICK wrote:
And I agree with Octopus Brain on Elvis's detractors in the media and in print in particular.The only thing that the Albert Goldman's,the Alanna Nashes,and the Steve Ponds do with their putdowns is make the people WHO ALREADY DISLIKE Elvis hate him even more,and that's all.But their putdowns haven't fazed THE FAN'S LOVE OF ELVIS,my love for Elvis and his music hasn't changed at all,quite the opposite,the good that Elvis did in his life FAR OUTWEIGHED ANY OF THE BAD,ELVIS POSESSED A KIND AND GENEROUS HEART,I also sadly agree with Lee that Elvis didn't have a REAL friend in the world,EVEN HIS FATHER SAT BACK AND DID NOTHING WHEN ELVIS WAS FALLING APART,the only person that ever really cared for Elvis,TRULY CARED,was his mother,Gladys,but she died too early in his life,peace out.
I don't really think that Vernon was ABLE to do anything.

By the way Rick, is your last initial M?
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10653 Mar 21, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm.
So much for Lisa Marie, Vernon, his cousin Patsy, Red West and many others ...
Still waiting on those examples of anti-Elvis media bias, by the way ...
Red West. I hope you have many friends like him K. Stab you in the back when you are down.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10654 Mar 21, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Red West. I hope you have many friends like him K. Stab you in the back when you are down.
Yep, a friend who stopped Elvis from being bashed in a high school toilet and then provided 20 years of loyal service.

Elvis loved Red.

Get over it, Fatty.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10655 Mar 21, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
who was Red West?
o

A friend from high school, a couple of years older than Elvis.

They met in a toilet in high school - Elvis was about to be bashed by some other kids, and Red stepped in to protect Elvis.

He is Sonny West's cousin.

It's true though that Elvis never had what one would call a "best friend" or a solid male copanion. More's the pity.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10656 Mar 21, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, a friend who stopped Elvis from being bashed in a high school toilet and then provided 20 years of loyal service.
Elvis loved Red.
Get over it, Fatty.
He trashed him when he was down, and after he died.
Poppa Jivebones

Renton, WA

#10657 Mar 21, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Red West. I hope you have many friends like him K. Stab you in the back when you are down.
Hum Red West must be the opposite of Blue East. Who in the heck is Red West? How was he a backstabber to Elvis?
Poppa Jivebones

Renton, WA

#10658 Mar 21, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, a friend who stopped Elvis from being bashed in a high school toilet and then provided 20 years of loyal service.
Elvis loved Red.
Get over it, Fatty.
Thanks I remember hearing Elvis once say that kids in High school used to hassle him about his hair being longer than theirs. Elvis I think knew inside he was going to be somebody famous and admired one day.
Poppa Jivebones

Renton, WA

#10659 Mar 21, 2013
I think Elvis and Johnny Cash were once friends.He and Sam Phillips must of been friends also.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10660 Mar 22, 2013
C'mon,Kingie,what could little Lisa Marie HAVE DONE,SHE WAS JUST A LITTLE GIRL AT THE TIME,AND COUSIN PATSY WAS JUST ANOTHER ENABLER,AND RED WEST WAS A NASTY,MEAN SPIRITED,UNGRATEFUL MEMPHIS MAFIA SCUMBAG,WHO STABBED ELVIS IN THE BACK IN THE END,the only person who could have helped him was his mother,she was the probably THE ONLY PERSON who held any sway over him,but,in Elvis's darkest times,probably felt that she abandoned him,also,and no,Lee,my last initial is not m,peace out.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10661 Mar 22, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, a friend who stopped Elvis from being bashed in a high school toilet and then provided 20 years of loyal service.
Elvis loved Red.
Get over it, Fatty.
Elvis loved Red and Red completely betrayed him. Not only with EWH but for all the years after he died.
Elmer Jackson

Bothell, WA

#10662 Mar 22, 2013
Yep I had what I thought was a friend named Red Neckerson but he kept swiping my booze and bad mouthing me behind my back. He was jealous because he couldn't sing while he was drunk the way I can. he tried but he got thrown out on his butt. I tried to help him but he wasn't able to ride the rails and sing for Wal Mart customers and sing for truckers at truck stops like I do.

Since: Jun 12

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#10663 Mar 22, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
I think Elvis and Johnny Cash were once friends.He and Sam Phillips must of been friends also.
Elvis had friends but who was really going to tell Elvis what to do?

Think about it, Elvis was going to do drugs no matter what.

Red and Sonny were with him for a lot of years.

They had a falling out with Elvis and Vernon fired them.

The book was written to try and make Elvis see the error of his ways.

As far as I know, Red hasn't bashed Elvis at all after Elvis died.

Of course, some Elvis fans hate Red and Sonny West.

Sonny is more vocal on Elvis but Red West keeps fairly quiet.

He is still an actor that sometimes gets acting roles in films.

Anyway, I didn't get the impression that he intended to hurt Elvis.

They were both men and Red couldn't act like a woman with talk.

They were football and karate buddies.

Red hoped the book, "EWH" would scare Elvis straight.

But all it did was make Elvis feel betrayed in their friendship.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10665 Mar 22, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
<quoted text>Hum Red West must be the opposite of Blue East. Who in the heck is Red West? How was he a backstabber to Elvis?
Rest West never backstabbed Elvis.

He wasn't the sole writer of "Elvis: What Happened"

So it wasn't all his words, only how it was written.

Red West wanted Elvis to stop his drug abuse and told him.

Elvis didn't want to listen and Red had the guts to fight Elvis.

But they went far back together. Elvis knew that.

That is why Elvis had his father fire both Red and Sonny.

Vernon was more than happy to do it because of their violence.

Elvis was sued over a guy being beaten in Lake Tahoe.

He broke on to Elvis's floor in the hotel and shut out the lights.

Red and Sonny were blamed by Vernon. Very simple.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10666 Mar 22, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Rest West never backstabbed Elvis.
He wasn't the sole writer of "Elvis: What Happened"
So it wasn't all his words, only how it was written.
Red West wanted Elvis to stop his drug abuse and told him.
Elvis didn't want to listen and Red had the guts to fight Elvis.
But they went far back together. Elvis knew that.
That is why Elvis had his father fire both Red and Sonny.
Vernon was more than happy to do it because of their violence.
Elvis was sued over a guy being beaten in Lake Tahoe.
He broke on to Elvis's floor in the hotel and shut out the lights.
Red and Sonny were blamed by Vernon. Very simple.
Yeah I'm sure not many said no to Elvis. If he wanted something I think most of his gang would see to it he got what he wanted including drugs. Vernon was probably looking out for his son's best interest but even Vernon couldn't keep Elvis safe from himself. I heard that Linda Thomas or Thompson was pretty faithful to him but even she couldn't stop Elvis or have much control over him.It's sad he wasn't able to go into rehab like many stars do today.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10667 Mar 22, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah I'm sure not many said no to Elvis. If he wanted something I think most of his gang would see to it he got what he wanted including drugs. Vernon was probably looking out for his son's best interest but even Vernon couldn't keep Elvis safe from himself. I heard that Linda Thomas or Thompson was pretty faithful to him but even she couldn't stop Elvis or have much control over him.It's sad he wasn't able to go into rehab like many stars do today.
Unfortunately, most of them knew that Elvis would show em the door.

Elvis didn't want to hear anything unpleasant.

Vernon didn't even have much power or control over Elvis.

It was because he knew Elvis was the one making all the money.

Elvis told Red and Sonny that he needed his pills.

There wasn't anything anyone could really do.

Elvis would have to make that decision on his own.

Of course, that never happened.

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