150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

Dec 6, 2008 | Posted by: KB50MJ | Full story: talk.livedaily.com

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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A few years ago, a friend sent me a live Johnny Rivers CD from 1999.
The dude is still out there playing.
Anyway, Johnny Rivers kicks ass.
His last big hit was "Slow Dancing" in the late 70's.
BTW, did you see the Obama Kennedy Award tribute to Led Zeppelin?
Check out Heart doing an incredible version of "Stairway To Heaven"
Jason Bonham on drums.
I found it on You Tube. The Wilson Sisters still have the goods.
The Wilson Sisters can rock. Several years ago they had John Paul Jones from Zepplin play a couple of gigs with them. Ann Wilson has the best voice of all the women in Rock.

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<quoted text>The Wilson Sisters can rock. Several years ago they had John Paul Jones from Zepplin play a couple of gigs with them. Ann Wilson has the best voice of all the women in Rock.
I see that Ann Wilson still carries the extra weight.

But no one picks on her about it, do they?

Yes, Ann Wilson still has a great voice.

The performance is what should matter.

Actually, Nancy Wilson is still cute for her age.

Heart were always massive Zeppelin fans.

I like the choir on their live version of "Stairway To Heaven"
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One of my distinct memories of Elvis when he was still alive occured on the morning of January 8,1976,I was getting ready to go to school and my mother,as always,was blasting the radio to Country music station WJJD,and the disc jockey,Jim Beadle,actually got Elvis on the phone from Graceland to wish him a happy birthday,and Elvis sounded happy to hear from him,and the disc jockey was saying that playing Elvis records was the reason he wanted to become a disc jockey,and how much he loved Elvis music and Elvis was definitely flattered and thanked Mr.Beadle for the complimentary words,with Elvis sounding his usual charming and charismatic self,without a hint of the turmoil that was going on in his life at the time,peace out.

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One of my distinct memories of Elvis when he was still alive occured on the morning of January 8,1976,I was getting ready to go to school and my mother,as always,was blasting the radio to Country music station WJJD,and the disc jockey,Jim Beadle,actually got Elvis on the phone from Graceland to wish him a happy birthday,and Elvis sounded happy to hear from him,and the disc jockey was saying that playing Elvis records was the reason he wanted to become a disc jockey,and how much he loved Elvis music and Elvis was definitely flattered and thanked Mr.Beadle for the complimentary words,with Elvis sounding his usual charming and charismatic self,without a hint of the turmoil that was going on in his life at the time,peace out.
Too bad someone didn't record it. I've heard the recording of Elvis at the Cleveland Browns football game. The DJ or interviewer wanted Elvis to buy him a car but Elvis said, "I'm not that guy" (or something to that effect) This was recorded around 1975 during a rare occasion when Elvis wasn't touring or performing an engagement in Vegas or Tahoe. I'm glad Elvis had the chance to go see a game because he loved football, which is still a favorite sport to a lot of men. Elvis was a normal guy that loved rough contact sports including karate.

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<quoted text>I could picture Elvis singing Mountain of Love by Johnny Rivers. Johnny Rivers was cool in the 60's and even into the 70's before fading away.
I've never heard Johnny Rivers "Mountain Of Love"

I know Johnny Rivers made a few 60's classics like "Secret Agent Man"

His claim to fame was playing at the Whiskey Go Go.

Another great singer of that time period was Del Shannon.

His biggest hit was "Runaway" a song Elvis sometimes did live, 1969.

Del Shannon actually was the first US act to record a Beatle song.

He covered "From Me To You" in 1963 that only peaked at #77.

I remember Tom Petty produced his failed comeback record.

Soon after that, Del Shannon killed himself in 1990.

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I see that Ann Wilson still carries the extra weight.
But no one picks on her about it, do they?
Yes, Ann Wilson still has a great voice.
The performance is what should matter.
Actually, Nancy Wilson is still cute for her age.
Heart were always massive Zeppelin fans.
I like the choir on their live version of "Stairway To Heaven"
The point I'm trying to make is that Nancy Wilson gained weight.

She's been like that for at least 20 years and no one cares.

Critics and Heart fans never mention her weight gain.

Yet, Elvis gets criticism and he wasn't even fat for very long.

Why is that?

Heart might not be getting hits anymore but they still play live.
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And to Chet Bretson,you say that you're tired of me putting down the 60's counterculture,WELL,I'M TIRED OF THE 60'S COUNTERCULTURE MEDIA DISRESPECTING AND PUTTING DOWN THE GREATEST RECORDING ARTIST OF ALL TIME,TOO,it cuts both ways,peace out.
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The point I'm trying to make is that Nancy Wilson gained weight.
She's been like that for at least 20 years and no one cares.
Critics and Heart fans never mention her weight gain.
Yet, Elvis gets criticism and he wasn't even fat for very long.
Why is that?
Heart might not be getting hits anymore but they still play live.
It was Ann Wilson not Nancy. Critics did pick on her and even her old band mates told her they could make more money if she lost weight. She told them she has made enough money for a comfortable lifestyle.Being chubby doesn't bother me I still like BB King and Ann Wilson's voice is still awesome. I've seen her live and she sings even better than when she was thin in the 70's. Of course Elvis was the King nobody wanted him to ever get chubby but his loyal fans didn't care they would still flock to see him just like I do when Heart comes around. It's about the music not about the singers body size to me. Pavaroti was always fat opera fans loved him.By the way Johnny Rivers even sang a version of Hey Joe on his later album. Poor side of town was one that Elvis could of done well.

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<quoted text>It was Ann Wilson not Nancy. Critics did pick on her and even her old band mates told her they could make more money if she lost weight. She told them she has made enough money for a comfortable lifestyle.Being chubby doesn't bother me I still like BB King and Ann Wilson's voice is still awesome. I've seen her live and she sings even better than when she was thin in the 70's. Of course Elvis was the King nobody wanted him to ever get chubby but his loyal fans didn't care they would still flock to see him just like I do when Heart comes around. It's about the music not about the singers body size to me. Pavaroti was always fat opera fans loved him.By the way Johnny Rivers even sang a version of Hey Joe on his later album. Poor side of town was one that Elvis could of done well.
Opps. I did mean Ann gained weight. Typo error.

I have a two CD set of "The Essential Heart"

They are one of the best female classic rock bands around.

Their 80's, early 90's comeback period matched the earlier stuff.

I like Johnny Rivers music. He is a bit under rated as a musician.

It is strange that Elvis never covered any Johnny Rivers tunes.

"Poor Side Of Town" was good but its not the only great song.
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And to Chet Bretson,you say that you're tired of me putting down the 60's counterculture,WELL,I'M TIRED OF THE 60'S COUNTERCULTURE MEDIA DISRESPECTING AND PUTTING DOWN THE GREATEST RECORDING ARTIST OF ALL TIME,TOO,it cuts both ways,peace out.
If only you could have provide one example of this ...
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RICK wrote:
One of my distinct memories of Elvis when he was still alive occured on the morning of January 8,1976,I was getting ready to go to school and my mother,as always,was blasting the radio to Country music station WJJD,and the disc jockey,Jim Beadle,actually got Elvis on the phone from Graceland to wish him a happy birthday
Just one problem with that story, Dick.

Elvis, as every self-respecting fan knows, spent his 41st birthday on vacation in Vail, Colorado, and was nowhere near Graceland.

He did not speak to some obscure country DJ on his birthday.

What you heard, if indeed you heard anything as opposed to just making it up, was an impersonator or someone at the station playing a prank. Childhood memories do that. You did not hear Elvis.
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I've never heard Johnny Rivers "Mountain Of Love"
I know Johnny Rivers made a few 60's classics like "Secret Agent Man"
His claim to fame was playing at the Whiskey Go Go.
Another great singer of that time period was Del Shannon.
His biggest hit was "Runaway" a song Elvis sometimes did live, 1969.
Del Shannon actually was the first US act to record a Beatle song.
He covered "From Me To You" in 1963 that only peaked at #77.
I remember Tom Petty produced his failed comeback record.
Soon after that, Del Shannon killed himself in 1990.
Del Shannon Killed himself? Why?
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<quoted text>Del Shannon Killed himself? Why?
I think he got tired of running away.
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Just one problem with that story, Dick.
Elvis, as every self-respecting fan knows, spent his 41st birthday on vacation in Vail, Colorado, and was nowhere near Graceland.
He did not speak to some obscure country DJ on his birthday.
What you heard, if indeed you heard anything as opposed to just making it up, was an impersonator or someone at the station playing a prank. Childhood memories do that. You did not hear Elvis.
I've heard a lot of people that could sound like Elvis when he talked. it could of been an imposter perhaps.Still haven't seen any sixties counter culture in print that puts Elvis down have you?

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Just one problem with that story, Dick.
Elvis, as every self-respecting fan knows, spent his 41st birthday on vacation in Vail, Colorado, and was nowhere near Graceland.
He did not speak to some obscure country DJ on his birthday.
What you heard, if indeed you heard anything as opposed to just making it up, was an impersonator or someone at the station playing a prank. Childhood memories do that. You did not hear Elvis.
Yeah, Elvis was in Vail, Colorado that week, starting on the 4th.

Elvis rode his snowmobile down a mountain.

Anyway, The National Enquirer did a story and took pictures.

Elvis on his snowmobile in a snow suit and goggles.

It was called, "Elvis: The Night Stalker"

I was a little kid but I remember seeing the tabloid at the market.

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<quoted text>Del Shannon Killed himself? Why?
From what I've read, Del Shannon battled depression for years.

I think he shot himself in the head.

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<quoted text>I've heard a lot of people that could sound like Elvis when he talked. it could of been an imposter perhaps.Still haven't seen any sixties counter culture in print that puts Elvis down have you?
Perhaps, they pre recorded it and played it on Elvis's birthday.

It is possible.

Who knows?

I have radio bits on certain boots with Wolfman Jack.

He was talking about Elvis and played "Steamroller Blues"

I have taped phone conversations with Elvis on a line.

Weird stuff that you'd never know existed.
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Perhaps, they pre recorded it and played it on Elvis's birthday.
It is possible.
Who knows?
I have radio bits on certain boots with Wolfman Jack.
He was talking about Elvis and played "Steamroller Blues"
I have taped phone conversations with Elvis on a line.
Weird stuff that you'd never know existed.
Wolfman Jack was real cool. I remember he used to host Midnight special the concert show in the 70's. Don Kirsner and Midnight Special were both great concert shows we used to watch back then.
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Bret wrote:
<quoted text>I've heard a lot of people that could sound like Elvis when he talked. it could of been an imposter perhaps.Still haven't seen any sixties counter culture in print that puts Elvis down have you?
No, I haven't.

Rick is full of shit, and a conspiracy theorist.

Still can't/won't provide any examples to back up his moronic claims.

Meanwhile, he refuses to acknowledge the link to the Rolling Stone Elvis bio that more than one of us provided, which GLOWS about Elvis.
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octo wrote:
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Perhaps, they pre recorded it and played it on Elvis's birthday.
It is possible.
Sorry Octo, but no.

It would have been at least rumoured or mentioned by now.

The '75 football game "interview" is a perfect example. Rumoured for years, then finally surfaced (with or without The Colonel's approval)?

Whatever Dick heard, it sure wasn't Elvis.

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