do you think elvis was the king of rock n roll????????

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  • 1 decade ago
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    allways was allways will be In 1961, Elvis gave a benefit concert at Bloch Arena in Hawaii that raised over $65,000 toward the building of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The resulting publicity gave new life to the fund-raising effort, which had, by then, lost its momentum. The memorial opened a year later.

    Audience tickets for his 1973 Aloha from Hawaii television special and its pre-broadcast rehearsal show carried no price, as each audience member was asked to pay whatever he or she could. The performances and concert merchandise sales were a benefit raising $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii.

    Each year, for many years, Elvis gave $1,000 or more to each of fifty Memphis-area charities, but also continually made many other charitable donations in Memphis and around the country. Most of Elvis’ philanthropic endeavors received no publicity at all. Throughout his adult life, for friends, for family, and for total strangers, he quietly paid hospital bills, bought homes, supported families, paid off debts, and much more.

    Elvis' legacy of generosity continues through the work of the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which is the philanthropic branch of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and the creator of the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis. The tradition of giving also continues through the work of the Elvis fan clubs worldwide, most of which are heavily involved in charitable endeavors in Elvis' memory

    Elvis Presley' Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home and refuge for twenty years, is one of the most visited homes in America today, now attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. It is also the most famous home in America after the White House. In 1991, Graceland Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service announced that Elvis' image would be used for a commemorative postage stamp. The Postal Service narrowed the artwork choices down to two images - one of Elvis in the 1950’s as a sizzling young rocker, and one of him as a still-svelte concert superstar in his 1973 Aloha from Hawaii special. In an unprecedented move, the USPS put the decision to the American people and distributed ballots coast to coast. Over 1.2 million votes were cast, and the image of the young rocker won. The stamp was released on January 8, 1993, with extravagant first day of issue ceremonies at Graceland. The Elvis stamp is the most widely publicized stamp issue in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, and it is the top selling commemorative postage stamp of all time. The USPS printed 500 million of them, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp. Several countries outside the USA also have issued Elvis stamps over the years.Special Posthumous Honors The 1984 W.C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis recognized Elvis for "keeping the blues alive in his music - rock and roll." The Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award presented in 1984 recognized Elvis' influence on country music. In 1986, Elvis was among the first group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1987, Elvis was honored with the first posthumous presentation of the Award of Merit by the American Music Awards, 1987. In 1998, Elvis received the Country Music Association's highest honor, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2001, Elvis was inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame. With that honor, Elvis is the only person, so far, to become a member of all three of these halls of fame - Rock and Roll, Country and Gospel. Currently, there are over 625 active Elvis Presley fan clubs worldwide. Elvis' popularity is at an all-time high, and his legacy continues to reach new audiences. Half of Graceland's visitorship is age 35 and under. A New Concert Career On August 16, 1997, Elvis Presley, via video, starred in an extravagant concert production entitled Elvis in Concert '97 at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, accompanied live on stage by over thirty of his former bandmates and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The show played before a capacity crowd of fans who had come to Memphis from around the world to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Elvis' death. Elvis broke the Mid-South Coliseum's all-time record dollar figure for box office sales. This concert was the prototype for the 1998/99 touring production Elvis - The Concert. By being the first performer ever to headline a live concert tour while no longer living, Elvis made history again. The March 1998 tour included a three-show smash engagement at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The August 1998 tour included the excitement of Elvis' 'return' to the Las Vegas Hilton with an eight-show engagement. The January/ February 1999 European tour opened with a sell-out at London's Wembley Arena and, in effect, marked Elvis Presley's first-ever concerts outside of North America. The show continues to tour periodically.

    Source(s): http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/biography/elvi s_presley_biography.shtml second to none myself , i was raised on rock , got that rythym in ma souuuu uuu uullll , evry taim that a came home a turnd awn the radio ooo ooo ooo wwww ..... from the loudest karaoke applaud i have e v e r heard xxxx merry christmas ;)
  • ruthie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes, Elvis is the KING of Rock and Roll!

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a commonly accepted fact that Elvis was the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

  • Sam E
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Elvis IS the king

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  • 1 decade ago

    he was the one single person who fused country, soul, and classical-style music into that which we know as "rock" today.

    Like most innovators, he did not invent the wheel, he just found a unique way to use it that changed the world.

    It pains me to say it, having grown up with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, and other pioneers of modern music playing constantly around me, but if you had to single out one person to be the "King" of "Rock and Roll", then I would have to say that it would, indeed be Elvis Aaron Presley.

  • 4 years ago

    He's been called the King for over 50 years now. He'll still be the King 50 years from now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hell yes! he started early rock n roll and popularised it. No one was as cool as elvis was! (Sorry im a big fan)

  • 1 decade ago

    That's a big 10-4, RubberDuck.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no Elvis had one or two reasonable songs. he had a great promoter who managed to make people think they were hearing and seeing some new master of music.

    real masters of music or kings of rock and roll are groups that are knowledgeable in the ways of music composition and use this knowledge to form new songs and pieces for the listener to enjoy

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, and further I don't think attaching such labels to artists serves any legitimate purpose. He was good at what he did and he was useful in moving the state of the musical arts in new directions. But so were many others at the same time, including some whose influence on the arts have proven every bit as important as Elvis's. No, he was no king. He was good, and he had on heck of a good manager and publicist. That's all.

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