Almost fifty years after his death, Elvis still influences artist. Following Presley is one of the very bands his influence helped create, The Beatles. The Beatles consisted of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon, and George Harrison. The Beatles first album, Please Please Me, released in 1963.
He won thirteen Grammy Awards total for his famous albums, including eight Grammy Awards for Thriller alone (Harden 1 and Herbert 118 ). In fact, Michael’s Thriller album became the best selling album of all time! (Barnes 4). In 1984, he received a Walk of Fame Star on Hollywood Boulevard in response to his preposterous success as a superstar (Herbert 76). Selling over 750 million albums, it was hard to believe that anyone could top him and outdo his success; it was essentially impossible (Barnes 1).
He created an entirely new genre, one that has grown into the most popular and dynamic spectrum of music. His music didn’t just affect the style and sound of popular music, it also inspired a cultural revolution. He brought sounds from both sides of the color line and introduced a natural sexuality in performing that was seen by some as vulgar and inappropriate. There have been many artists to come and leave their mark, but none have left quite the impression in music, as well as American culture, that Elvis Presley
Although one should not do drugs due to the health hazards, the Stones made singing, dancing, and playing instruments look ridiculously easy while they were looped out of their minds on drugs. Trademarks such as the Rolling Stones’ tongue and lip logo, which was designed in the image of Mick Jaggers’ mouth and lips by John Pasche in 1970, have set them apart from other bands. Also, being introduced as the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” has definitely given them the extra glam factor that set them over the
As Dylan reached his 20s, he started to produce a wide collection of songs at a very fast pace. In fact, many of these songs written during this time are presented in the album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Through the use of traditional music and meaningful lyrics, Dylan creates an album that exemplifies both protest and sorrow. The height of political activism portrayed in The
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
(Rodman 28) Not only did Presley’s first album illustrate the main instrument that would become a popular one, throughout his career, Elvis had 114 songs on the Billboard Top 40 and 18 number one pop hits (Scrivani-Tidd). Presley helped set the standard of sales and records from all his hits and songs. After World War II, drastic changes occurred in America, like integration of the South.
Even the people he worked with have said that he had great manners (“Elvis Presley” International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers). On January 28, 1956 he was on the Dorsey Brothers’ “Stage Show” that played on CBS. This was his first national television appearance (“Elvis Presley” American Decades). Being a polite and kind musician helped him get well-known and adored by millions around the world. Elvis started out as a middle-class working American (Scheiber).
The movie gained Strait even more publicity and fans (Carlin, 2006). Winning himself twenty-two CMAs and twenty AMCs, Strait was an outstanding artist. In 2008, he also got the Artist of the Decade. The George Strait Country Music Festival was a very unusual thing for a country artist, but of course it would be George Strait who broke boundaries. He also made an album called Strait Out of the Box.
Timothy Walsh Mrs. Merrill Adaptations Yellow 9 December 2014 Paul Newman Biography Paul Newman was a man of many hats; the great actor could be found on the silver screen, on the racetrack, and in the boardroom of several charitable organizations. Newman had appeared in sixty-five films over his fifty year career and accrued ten Academy Award nominations (Harmetz). He was humble, yet passionate for his craft, which is how he was able to maintain his stardom later in life, a feat seldom achieved by actors (“Paul Newman.” Newsmakers).
From Peoria Illinois, to Oakland California and everywhere in between, Shaun Livingston is proof that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t talent doesn’t work hard. The Beginning 2004 Livingston is warming up in an empty arena in Brooklyn, he’s a part of the best team in the NBA over the last few years. After running drills with some of the NBA elite such as Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant he’s surrounded by hordes of reporters during his media scrum asking questions about the Warriors. He’s answering all questions with a smile on his face.