He was ranked behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles in third among all musicians for getting 115 certifications from RIAA. He also earned himself the title of most #1 Billboard country hits getting forty-four songs to #1 (George Strait, 2012). Out of his sixty-one singles, fifty-eight of them made it to the list of the country top ten. George Strait even starred in a movie. In 1992, Pure Country hit theaters.
“He was voted as one of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World 51 times.”( Biography.com) In 1953, a year where there was much prejudice in this country, he held an integrated revival. Only a Godly man like him could have pulled that off because people trusted him. “He faced an insurmountable amount of criticism for this decision, but with the guidance of King and other leaders such as Reverend Howard Jones - the first black evangelist - Graham changed the face of religion in America as we know it.”(Mazyck) He loved all people equally and changed the way religion in America was seen. No more whites only services when there was a white pastor. Everyone was welcome to attend his worship services.
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 played shortstop for the Pirates from 1900 to 1917. His lifetime batting average was .328 and his 1909 American tobacco baseball card was sold for $2.8 million dollars which is the highest ever paid for a baseball card. Walter Johnson, a country boy from Kansas joined the Washington Senators who today are known as the Washington Nationals in 1907. He was a great pitcher that people enjoyed to watch and see pitch. Johnson won 417 games over his twenty one year career and was considered the games “first real power pitcher” (Barra 59).
After the death of Prince this month on April 21st, so much has been said and written about him that one has to sort through all of the information and find the true facts. He was an extremely private person even though he was such a huge celebrity. The one true fact that can not be disputed is that Prince Rogers Nelson was one of the most naturally gifted and talented musicians the world has ever seen. Was he a hero? You decide.
John Henry was born and raised to become a steel-driving man. He wanted to touch and play with a hammer ever since he was born. As he got older and stronger, John was able to work with most hammers. Once the war has ended, John was allowed to travel wherever he wanted. For John that was “where the trains go”.
Justin Osmond Justin Osmond was born into a musical family with profound hearing loss. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction. Justin never allowed his hearing loss to stop him; even as a child, Justin found himself intrigued by sports, part of the Eagle Scouts, and living and learning music. Today, Justin is the speaker for his organization, the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, raising awareness for the deaf and hard of hearing. In this episode, we will be discussing: The struggles Justin faced during his childhood The diagnostics that revealed Justin’s deafness was hereditary How Justin’s father, Merrill Osmond, introduced his son to music The importance of not allowing others to define our limits How Justin accepts himself for who he is The unique way Justin learned to play instruments
He has left a long lasting legacy as an African American Olympic Hero. The early life of James Cleveland Owens was very difficult because of segregation and all of that bad stuff, but first Owens was born in Oakville Alabama on September 12, 1913 as James Cleveland Owens(Wordbook 141). His parents were sharecroppers(McDougall 17) and he worked all day in in cotton field. He had to carry 100
He played 18 seasons in the NFL and primarily with the Colts. He considered being the best quarterback of all time he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos for his last four seasons. Manning played college for the University of Tennessee and the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. he led the team to eight division championships. Manning has many records passing yards 71,940 Manning utilizes
This was due to the fact that he smoked up to a pack of cigarettes per day for 35 years. The death of the world’s greatest African American athlete has impacted the nation today. President Carter’s words all connect towards the achievement of Jesse Owens. His speech directed towards him displays how Owens displayed the action of the human struggle towards poverty, tyranny, and racial prejudice. With Owens abundant contributions of being high-ranked in track and field, winning four gold medals (100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay), being in the US Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, and more, he will be remembered as an outstanding