Elvis Presley Articles by Nick Keene
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This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions from our article, For The Billionth And The Last Time - Lifting the Lid on the Kings Record Sales by Nick Keene
. With answers from Nick Keene.
How many records has Elvis actually sold? Did he really sell One Billion records as has been claimed.
Nick Keene has researched this subject in depth with help from Ernst Jorgensen and Sony BMG
and has compiled the following report. This is a work in progress and will continue to be until the full facts finally emerge. Like a jigsaw puzzle the pieces are slowly coming together and beginning to make sense. Updated April, 2008.
In a previous article I dealt with the period from 1963 to 1968 when Elvis and his fans suffered from a poor selection of tracks which were chosen for release as singles. I outlined what I thought was an alternative release schedule that would in my opinion have kept him firmly in the Top Ten. In this article I examine the 1970's in much the same way.
Back in the sixties one of the many frustrations suffered by Elvis fans was the way RCA went about choosing his singles between March 1963 and the end of 1968. I will demonstrate that with a little more acumen Elvis Presley's chart positions could have been far better if greater thought had been given to his singles releases.
You would have to be living in a cave somewhere in Siberia to have escaped the fact that since the turn of the millennium the afterlife career of Elvis Aaron Presley has achieved new levels of popularity.
Is it the time for a chart busting compilation CD? Not for the first time some Elvis fans are beginning to worry that an endless recycling of his most famous songs-not forgetting the re-release of his old number one singles in the UK-will lead people to think that Elvis has made nothing else worth listening to and so never discover the true scope and depth of his unique musical legacy.