Like no other musician, Elvis set the tone for modern day music and wasn't afraid to step on some conservative toes along the way.
During his career he recorded an unprecedented amount of classic albums, set the stage on fire with his jaw dropping live performances and starred in several Grammy and Golden Globe nominated movies.
The unfortunate passing of Elvis, 40 years ago this August, left a gap for many fans and admirers. Although he was only 42 years old, his larger than life persona is etched in our memories forever.
Let's celebrate the birthday and life of perhaps the biggest star in pop music and enjoy his music.
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 2) was originally released back in 1959. This album was meant as a pacifier for Elvis' fans in the two year hiatus he would be unable to record any new songs. It worked; after Elvis' return he was more popular than ever, which proved that all his fans had, indeed, been right all along.
Originally released in November 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 'Summer Festival' season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. This brand new 4LP version with remastered audio and previously unreleased material is packed in a triple gatefold sleeve and includes a 16 page booklet with rare pictures and new liner notes.
Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is a coffeehouse singer who joins a financially troubled carnival in Roustabout. He is hired by owner Maggie Morgan (Barbara Stanwyck) and soon catches the eye of his pretty female co-worker Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman).
Presley delivers 11 songs, the highlight being the Mike Leiber/Jerry Stoller tune "Little Egypt".
Girl Happy is a 1965 American musical romantic comedy and beach party film starring Elvis Presley in his 18th feature.
Nightclub singer Rusty Wells (Elvis) and his band have just closed their engagement at the club where they work in Chicago, and are just about ready to leave for their annual spring break trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida—that is, until the club's owner, Big Frank (Harold Stone), extends their stay at his club, foiling the band's plans for some sun and fun in Florida.
The live album As Recorded at Madison Square Garden was originally released in June 1972, just one week after the concert took place at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. This show was Presley's first live concert in the Big Apple since the 1950s.
Frankie and Johnny is a 1966 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a riverboat gambler. The role of "Frankie" was played by Donna Douglas from The Beverly Hillbillies TV series.
Johnny and girlfriend Frankie are performers on a Mississippi River riverboat, which also has a casino. Johnny is a compulsive gambler who is down on his luck and in debt.
Viva Las Vegas is a film regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley's best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. It also presents a strong set of ten musical song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters and featured his dancers.
From Elvis In Memphis is the thirty-fifth album by Elvis Presley originally released in 1969. The recording of the album marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums, after finishing his movie contract with Paramount pictures.
2nd To None is a collection of songs by Elvis Presley, released in 2003 as the sequel to the previous year's highly successful ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits.
The album included Elvis's #1 singles that did not appear on the previous release, other notable recordings by the artist, one previously unreleased recording—"I'm a Roustabout"—, and a remix of "Rubberneckin'" by Paul Oakenfold.