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Norah Jones Inspired by Elvis

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Jazz, Rock,

Norah JonesNorah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.

The 33-year-old musician is a huge fan of the late "King of Rock 'n' Roll" and going to his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, and the city itself inspires her songs.

"I love it in Memphis. It's the most amazing city full of warm people and great food. Everybody should visit Elvis' home Graceland once in their lives and while they're at it they should take a trip to the Sun Records museum. It's the record label that launched Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis."

Norah - the daughter of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar - is more inspired by artists from the 50s and 60s than modern musicians. And the "Happy Pills" singer often dreams of hosting her idols at a dinner party: "I'm really inspired by other music and musicians. My fantasy dinner party would include Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. They're just some of the people I look up to. I have about 50 musical icons."

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Glee Breaks Beatles Billboard Record

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, The Charts, Pop,

Glee Logo has surged ahead of The Beatles to earn the most Billboard Hot 100 chart appearances by a non-solo act.

Six songs hit the chart this week for a total of 75 numbers from the hit musical series, surpassing ’ seemingly unbreakable score of 71.

The King himself, Elvis Presley, still reigns supreme as the biggest chart-topper of all time, with 108 songs on the list.

James Brown holds fast to second place with his jaw-dropping 91 hits.

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Family and Fans Gather to Celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, Rock,

Elvis Presley 75th BirthdayPriscilla and Lisa Marie Presley were joined by three thousand fans at Graceland today to celebrate what would have been ’s 75th birthday. Some fans traveled from parts of Europe to be in attendance.

Presley died in 1977. He was 42 at the time and the unrivaled King of his rock n roll music genre.

“It’s certainly bittersweet,” Queen Priscilla remarked. Her own relationship with Elvis was purportedly rocky and ended in divorce. Their only offspring, Lisa Marie, was in attendance with her children.

Two of Presley’s grandchildren cut a large birthday cake, which was shared with the waiting crowd. “He would have been very, very proud, absolutely very proud of his grandchildren,” Priscilla said of Elvis.

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