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Happy Birthday Elvis! He Would Have Turned 84 Years Old

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Here’s some foundation data about Elvis Presley, one of the greatest moving melodic demonstrations ever, with in excess of a billion records sold around the world.

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  • Birth date: January 8, 1935
  • Death date: August 16, 1977
  • Birth place: Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Birth name: Elvis Aaron Presley
  • Father: Vernon Presley
  • Mother: Gladys Presley
  • Marriage: Priscilla (Beaulieu) Presley (May 1, 1967-October 9, 1973, divorced)
  • Children: Lisa Marie, February 1, 1968
  • Military service: US Army, 1958-1960

Timeline:

  • 1953  Meets producer Sam Phillips.
  • 1954 – Records “That’s All Right,” at Sun Records in Memphis, his first hit.
  • 1956 – Makes his television debut on “Stage Show.”
  • 1956 – Has his first No. 1 single with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
  • September 9, 1956 – Appears on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
  • November 15, 1956 – First movie, “Love Me Tender,” is released.
  • March 1957 – Purchases Graceland for $102,500.
  • December 20, 1960 – “Flaming Star” is released, Elvis’ only non-singing movie role.
  • February 29, 1968 –Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Sacred Performance for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • December 3, 1968 – The television special “Elvis” airs. It is later called “The ’68 Comeback Special.”
  • December 21, 1970 – Meets with US President Richard Nixon at the White House.
  • August 28, 1971 – Receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • March 3, 1973 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance for “He Touched Me.”
  • 1972 – Has his last US Top 10 hit in his lifetime with “Burning Love.”
  • January 14, 1973 – Elvis’ television special, “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii – Via Satellite,” is seen in 40 countries by 1 billion to 1.5 billion people.
  • March 1, 1975 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical) for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • June 26, 1977 – Performs his last concert, in Indianapolis.
  • January 8, 1993 – The US Postal Service releases an Elvis commemorative postage stamp. More than 500 million are printed, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp.
  • 2002 – A remix of Elvis’ song, “A Little Less Conversation,” reaches the Top 10 in music charts around the world.
  • August 11-19, 2007 – First annual Elvis Week. Tens of thousands attend the festivities at Graceland celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death.
  • October 31, 2018 – Forbes names Elvis number two on its top-earning dead celebrities list, with an estimated $40 million in earnings.
  • November 16, 2018 – US President Donald Trump posthumously awards Presley the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — along with six others, including baseball phenom Babe Ruth and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Rihanna Knows How to Throw a Party. One Successful Night at Her Diamond Ball Is Proof

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The women’s washroom at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan is a palatial marble space. In any case, the slows down are little. Rihanna, in a dark velvet outfit with an emotional trumpet-flared stitch that stood out a few feet, didn’t appear to be irritated by the requirements. The vocalist, design and magnificence tycoon and donor was facilitating her Fifth Annual Diamond Ball in the scene, and she realized exactly how to manage her awkward skirt in those restroom slows down. At the point when asked how she fit, she had a snappy answer: “This way — like a topsy turvy umbrella, sister,” she exhibited supportively to TIME, flipping her spruce up, before dancing out to impart a gathering of the psyches to Kehlani and Megan Thee Stallion.

It might be simply one more night in the life for Rihanna. In any case, for the 600-odd visitors at the Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation, it was a checked starry night highlighting host Seth Meyers and entertainers including Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, and even Rihanna herself, coming in for a first-since forever live execution of the tune “Lemon” — to the astonishment and joy of everybody collected. (Indeed, even at her extreme Savage X Fenty style show prior in the week, Rihanna declined to sing, leaning toward just to move. What’s more, following a three-years-and-tallying sit tight for her next collection, the fans are ravenous.)

The objective of the night: fund-raising for the Clara Lionel Foundation, her altruistic association named after her grandparents, which spotlights on offering help to worldwide young ladies’ training projects and compassionate guide programs in her local Caribbean, with an overwhelming spotlight on environmental change versatility. The strategy for raising support: a robust passageway sticker price and a live sell off. Visitors offer on an all-costs paid excursion to see Serena Williams contend in her next Grand Slam shot ($60,000); a constrained version 60-lb. foot stool book of elite Rihanna photographs and custom 2,000-lb. etched marble platform ($111,0000, to a Cardi B who outbid herself); and an outing to Barbados highlighting supper with the Prime Minister and a submarine excursion, among different advantages ($275,000, twice). Live gifts were coordinated by Twitter prime supporter and previous gathering participant Jack Dorsey (piling on over a large portion of a million from the group in the room). At last, they brought over $5 million up in all out.

It got off to a moderate beginning: visitors fired topping off the huge scene, which was lit up with hot pink, turquoise and yellow botanical light projections, lime-green tablecloths and genuine, rich blossoms flanking the goliath (open) bar, a long time before 8:00 p.m. Yet, it wasn’t until half past nine that supper (heated tagliardi bolognese, hamburger or fish with potato dauphinoise, chocolate cake) was served. In any case, there was bounty to do during the deferral: at a Fenty Beauty stall, visitors — like models Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik and Slick Woods, or rappers A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and 2 Chainz (it was his birthday) — could speak to the ability of cosmetics craftsmen outfitted with what resembled the full line of items.

In the interim, stations around the room recounted to video accounts of a portion of the ladies around the globe that the Clara Lionel Foundation has bolstered. A tap of a table task card additionally skilled a $100 gift to the reason, affability of American Express. “It’s something other than the gathering, it’s the give-back,” rehash participant Biggs Burke, record executive and Roc-A-Fella fellow benefactor, reminded TIME. “As a matter of first importance it’s for a decent aim. Second, clearly, it’s an incredible gathering. There’ll be some D’usse spilling and Ace of Spades everywhere.” Added first-time visitor Saint Jhn: “It’s my preferred night as of now.”

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Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announce ‘Hella Mega’ tour, new songs

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Here’s a declaration that is knocking the socks off of our mid-2000s selves: Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are going on visit together.

With U.S. dates beginning in 2020, the “Hella Mega Tour will include the trio of notorious musical crews playing arenas crosswise over North America. It commences July 17 at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park and wraps up Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Webstore presale tickets for the North American leg start at 10 a.m. nearby time Sept. 16, while mailing list presale tickets start at 11 a.m. nearby time, as indicated by Green Day’s site. General deal begins at 10 a.m. neighborhood time Sept. 20 on Ticketmaster.

Los Angeles ska-punk band the Interrupters will open each show.

Pause, there’s progressively uplifting news.

On Tuesday, the three main events each discharged singles to go with the visit declaration.

Green Day’s “Father of All…” is a foot-tapping single from the band’s forthcoming album of the same name due out Feb. 7.  The band described the new album in a Sept. 10 tweet as, “The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos.”

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Scarlett Johansson shields Woody Allen: Actress says she doesn’t accept claims made against executive

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Scarlett Johansson has stood up on the side of executive Woody Allen, saying she doesn’t accept the sexual maltreatment claims made against him and would “work with him whenever”.

Various big names, including Timothee Chalamet Colin Firth and Greta Gerwig, have removed themselves from the movie producer since his embraced girl Dylan Farrow made the charges against him.

But speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Johansson said: “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”

Johansson, who worked with the executive on movies Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, included: “I cherish Woody, I trust him, and I would work with him whenever.”

Allen has consistently denied the claims, which have been examined twice by specialists and no charges brought.

“There’s other voices that have more to say on this subject that probably need a microphone, I think I’m done speaking on that subject.”

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