150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12902 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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#10688 Mar 23, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have to try to destroy a man's whole career to "make him see the error of his ways". You do not have to tell the whole world that he had prostitutes inside Graceland, or that he peeked through holes and watched unsuspecting couple have sex. And Red and the others did not have to continue to smear Elvis by giving information to Goldman, Hard Copy, Current Affair, etc. after Elvis died.
And if Elvis truly was addicted, all the and embarrassment in the world will not make them stop because they CAN'T stop.
Red has ruined Elvis reputation through the years by giving all the information to the world, true or not.
They wrote the book for revenge and to make money for themselves.
BTW, the prostitute story was already told by the MM.

Again, Goldman must've taken it out of context of what happened.

The story has Elvis on leave from the army in Paris.

He has all his friends with him including Lamar Fike.

Of course, Lamar was 400 pounds with a beak nose.

Elvis arranged a hooker for Fike and she rejected him.

She hung on to Elvis and said, "Noooooooo"

Very funny, actually.

How Goldman managed to twist the story around is what he did.

Elvis never had prostitutes in Graceland.

Maybe, women fooling around with the MM in hopes to meet Elvis.

That is not the same thing.

Albert Goldman's trashy Elvis book was a total fabrication.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10690 Mar 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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I think Elvis had Vernon fire them because he couldn't do it himself.
Vernon was the one that kept nagging Elvis about them.
I think that Elvis was still going to hire them back later on.
It was what Elvis said it was. A lack of communication.
Elvis and Red did have a long phone conversation on the matter.
I've heard it.
Well, you know they did have a long conversatin on the matter, so they cannot say that Elvis refused to talk to them after the firing. Also, Red was very deceptive to Elvis during that conversation.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10691 Mar 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, the prostitute story was already told by the MM.
Again, Goldman must've taken it out of context of what happened.
The story has Elvis on leave from the army in Paris.
He has all his friends with him including Lamar Fike.
Of course, Lamar was 400 pounds with a beak nose.
Elvis arranged a hooker for Fike and she rejected him.
She hung on to Elvis and said, "Noooooooo"
Very funny, actually.
How Goldman managed to twist the story around is what he did.
Elvis never had prostitutes in Graceland.
Maybe, women fooling around with the MM in hopes to meet Elvis.
That is not the same thing.
Albert Goldman's trashy Elvis book was a total fabrication.
The story was first tole in EWH and all that stuff about the army was left out, the time was left out, and they led the reader to assume that it was while Elvis was married to poor little long suffering Priscilla.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10692 Mar 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, the prostitute story was already told by the MM.
Again, Goldman must've taken it out of context of what happened.
The story has Elvis on leave from the army in Paris.
He has all his friends with him including Lamar Fike.
Of course, Lamar was 400 pounds with a beak nose.
Elvis arranged a hooker for Fike and she rejected him.
She hung on to Elvis and said, "Noooooooo"
Very funny, actually.
How Goldman managed to twist the story around is what he did.
Elvis never had prostitutes in Graceland.
Maybe, women fooling around with the MM in hopes to meet Elvis.
That is not the same thing.
Albert Goldman's trashy Elvis book was a total fabrication.
The MM, including Red were on TV countless times in the following years repeating the same accusations they made in the Goldman book, and they never said they were sorry, or that it was false or twisted in any way.

Now, they are boo hoo hooing and trying to rebuild their images as Elvis' best friends but it is a lot of BULL. They, along with Priscilla destroyed him, and after his death did everything they could to destroy the love that the public had for him.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10693 Mar 23, 2013
I am aware though that a lot of what was in the Goldman book came from Mike Stone. Stone apparently hated Elvis, maybe since before he met him. I don't see why the man who took Elvis' wife and destroyed his life should hate him, unless it was because right after he went to the Globe with his story, "How I Stole Elvis Presley's Wife From Him" Priscilla broke up with him.

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#10694 Mar 23, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>The MM, including Red were on TV countless times in the following years repeating the same accusations they made in the Goldman book, and they never said they were sorry, or that it was false or twisted in any way.
Now, they are boo hoo hooing and trying to rebuild their images as Elvis' best friends but it is a lot of BULL. They, along with Priscilla destroyed him, and after his death did everything they could to destroy the love that the public had for him.
The men who wrote EWH are not even worth discussing. They're paying for what they did with that book. Anyone who is truly a fan will always be a fan.

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#10695 Mar 23, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Well, you know they did have a long conversatin on the matter, so they cannot say that Elvis refused to talk to them after the firing. Also, Red was very deceptive to Elvis during that conversation.
While true that Red shouldn't have recorded the phone conversation...

I thought it was a decent, respectful one between two friends.

Elvis even offered his help to Red and his wife, Pat West.

Red was still angry about not being invited to Elvis's wedding.

Since Parker arranged and set up the gala, it was misunderstood.

Elvis told Red what had happened and how it was done quickly.

That he didn't have time before he realized that he was married.

Obviously, there were still issues between the two at that time.

Elvis sounded really sad and depressed but still had his wits.

Red told Elvis that he wanted to tell the good things.

However, the book was written by a tabloid beyond Red's control.

I'm sure Red read the final publication and knew they twisted it.

The book was a mistake and I'm sure Red regrets getting involved.

The matter should have been resolved privately.

Elvis didn't take it well that he was being betrayed by friends.

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#10696 Mar 23, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>The story was first tole in EWH and all that stuff about the army was left out, the time was left out, and they led the reader to assume that it was while Elvis was married to poor little long suffering Priscilla.
It has been years since I've read "Elvis: What Happened"

It really wasn't a very well written book but it was the seventies.

Writers sometimes leave out timelines if they are telling lies.

Anyway, I seem to know though.

Elvis said that he was seeing Priscilla when he got home to the US.

That is wasn't a big romance.

He was honest about it, wasn't he?

The 1960 news media accepted his answers on the subject.

Some believe that Elvis was married to Priscilla when she was 14.

Of course, we all know that that is not true.

Priscilla went home to her parents every time she saw Elvis.

Elvis was on active duty in Germany.

People have them having a relationship but that wasn't the case.

Priscilla wanted more out of it then Elvis.

Elvis should've never wrote her back to come visit him.

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#10697 Mar 23, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>The MM, including Red were on TV countless times in the following years repeating the same accusations they made in the Goldman book, and they never said they were sorry, or that it was false or twisted in any way.
Now, they are boo hoo hooing and trying to rebuild their images as Elvis' best friends but it is a lot of BULL. They, along with Priscilla destroyed him, and after his death did everything they could to destroy the love that the public had for him.
Disagree.

Trash sold more years ago then it does today.

Elvis has been dead a long time at this point.

True fans have it figured out the truth by now, Lee.

Elvis worked hard on his career and his life was his music.

All one would have to do is research it.

There is very little that hasn't been told.

That is why some writers want to rewrite it and twist it around.

It doesn't work and they will never destroy Elvis.

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#10698 Mar 23, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>The men who wrote EWH are not even worth discussing. They're paying for what they did with that book. Anyone who is truly a fan will always be a fan.
Elvis's life and career is very well documented day by day.

Elvis had very little time for a private life.

Other than drug addiction, there is nothing really bad there.

Elvis said that it was hard to live up to an image.

His music was made to make his fans happy and that was it.

Elvis didn't have to be a perfect man. He never claimed that he was.

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#10699 Mar 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis's life and career is very well documented day by day.
Elvis had very little time for a private life.
Other than drug addiction, there is nothing really bad there.
Elvis said that it was hard to live up to an image.
His music was made to make his fans happy and that was it.
Elvis didn't have to be a perfect man. He never claimed that he was.
So true, all of it! He didn't have much of a private life and he certainly left an amazing musical legacy.

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#10700 Mar 23, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>So true, all of it! He didn't have much of a private life and he certainly left an amazing musical legacy.
Elvis was trapped being Elvis and after a while, it got too much.

What Elvis needed was a religious woman and a private life.

He withdrew from the people around him and grew reckless and bored.

He made brilliant music with feeling and heart.

He worked hard to please his fans but he needed to take time out.

I think he needed to get rid of Parker and the blood sucking leeches.

It was sad that Elvis felt the need to do drugs to withdraw.

But he had no other place he could go.

Very few people took the time to understand his mind.

Elvis was super intelligent and was surrounded by dumb people.

It had to be lonely for him knowing that he couldn't be normal.

His life was his music, on stage or in the recording studio.

He rode his motorcycle and really never got to enjoy his success.

He searched for answers within religious books for his purpose.

And that led to his untimely death.

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#10701 Mar 23, 2013
"What Elvis needed was a religious woman and a private life."
I often wondered about Priscilla's beliefs. She ended up in Scientology after being brought up Catholic. That's quite a leap. Linda Thompson has always claimed that she and E. shared similar beliefs.

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#10702 Mar 23, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
"What Elvis needed was a religious woman and a private life."
I often wondered about Priscilla's beliefs. She ended up in Scientology after being brought up Catholic. That's quite a leap. Linda Thompson has always claimed that she and E. shared similar beliefs.
I've heard Priscilla did not share Elvis's interest in the bible.

She made him burn all his religious books around 1965.

As for Linda, I think Elvis had a good time with her.

She had a great sense of humor that appealed to Elvis.

For what ever reason, Elvis and Linda grew a part.

It was obvious what Elvis saw in Ginger but she wasn't the one.

I think that Elvis needed to change his whole direction.

He needed to take time off to find out who he really was.

Elvis worked too hard at it and needed to get himself healthy.

I think that is what he was planning but it wasn't the right time.

Sadly, he didn't make it.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10703 Mar 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Elvis's life and career is very well documented day by day.
Elvis had very little time for a private life.
Other than drug addiction, there is nothing really bad there.
Elvis said that it was hard to live up to an image.
His music was made to make his fans happy and that was it.
Elvis didn't have to be a perfect man. He never claimed that he was.
That's right. Toward the end, he was a working machine, that's all.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10704 Mar 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I heard that the one thing Elvis hated was insomnia and that's how he got hooked on sleeping pills then he needed pep pills to get going again when he woke up. I think also the pep pills were given to him to help him loose weight but he got hooked on them because his Doctor didn't refuse him. I often wonder in Ann Margaret ever tried to help Elvis out when he was down.If Red and Sonny didn't let Elvis do as he pleased I'm sure he would get pissed at them.
Well, when Elvis and Ann Margret were having their romance, I don't think there was much of drug problem. She later said that after they broke up, they remained friends forever. But another time she said, "If only I could have gone to him, I know that I could have helped him."

So whether they were really in touch much when he needed her is up to question. She was married to Roger Smith. She couldn't just go and spend large amounts of time with Elvis.

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#10706 Mar 24, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Right on.
By the way, I got the Legacy edition of Aloha today.
SUPERB sound! The January 12 rehearsal show has finally received the remix treatment it deserved.
And yet, the idiots at RCA (yeah, I still call them that) managed to mislabel three of the photos in the booklet. The difference in Elvis between the two shows is obvious because of his hairstyle, yet they still screwed it up.
And the booklet and back cover STILL say Aloha was watched by 1.5 billion - "the most watched spectacle in Earth's history" - total crap.
Get it if you haven't yet.
However, avoid the new bootleg release "Country Hero In Vegas" - easily the worst boot in years - sound quality on the "unreleased" (not) show is 2/10. There's no excuse in 2013 for bootleggers to be foisting rubbish like this on Elvis fans. The show itself is fun, and would be amazing in good quality. The packaging does, however, have some ultra-rare 1971 stage shots. Cool-looking set (LP, EP and CD in it) but a shit release. Avoid like the plague.
KE.
BTW, "Country Hero In Vegas" 1-30-71 DS is not unreleased.

I have it in a fairly decent source tape and the quality is good.

Elvis does a fairly rare version of "There Goes My Everything"

It was one of those concerts where 2001 theme is played again.

Ronnie Tutt did a drum interlude in "Suspicious Minds"

"Country Hero" had to have come from a different source tape.

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#10707 Mar 24, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>That's right. Toward the end, he was a working machine, that's all.
I think Elvis liked to keep himself busy so he worked all the time.
rik

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#10709 Mar 25, 2013
I just think some people have nothing better to do in life but tarnish elvis name elvis this elvis that elvis over weight druggie but the statistics say it all hes now more popular than when he was alive he still has very strong record sales they will never recognise why elvis was on drugs and say christ he must have suffered and from books tv documentrys ect he did suffer from inherited ailments how many singers took drugs ect loads the beatles jonny cash mj curt cobain theres loads some survived some didnt but they dont get shit for it unlike elvis he was the blue print of mega stardom he was the teacher has anyone learned from him NO but nothing gets said elvis did more good than bad he didnt think he was a king he was just an entertainer give the man a break 36 years since he passed and it still goes on but its like this elvis is not remembered because of his drug taking hes remembered because of who he was ......the greatest performer that ever walked this earth and when at the top of his game noone could match the power house that was his voice so you disrespectful cruel people go crawl back into your little wholes where you live your sad lives ........long live the king
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#10710 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
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I think Elvis liked to keep himself busy so he worked all the time.
He had no choice.

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