Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 1st February!
Happy birthday to Lisa Marie Presley, who was born on the 1st February 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee!
Lisa is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and her birthdate is exactly nine months after her parents‘ wedding. When she was four years old, the divorce happened and Lisa Marie lived with her mother. After the passing of Elvis Presley, the nine old girl became joint-heir to the estate with her grandfather Vernon Presley and her great-grandmother Minnie Mae Presley. In 1993, on Lisa’s 25th birdthday, she inherited the Graceland estate.
Lisa Marie Presley became also a musician and released several albums over the years. Her debut LP „To Whom It May Concern“ (2003) reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The single outtake „Lights Out“ reached No. 18 in the US and No. 16 in the UK.
Robert Hilburn from the „Los Angeles Times“ abut the album: „The music on her new album has a stark, uncompromising tone and Presley’s gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair.“
In April 2005 her second album „Now What“ hit the market and went top ten in the USA. About her third LP „Storm & Grace“ (2012 – produced by T-Bone Burnett), Allmusic judged: „On her first two albums, Lisa Marie Presley wanted to be a pop star with a difference; on ‚Storm & Grace‘, she clearly would rather be an artist, and if she’s still working her musical shortcomings out of her system, this is a stronger, more mature, and more effective work than one might have expected. Nearly ten years into a recording career she may or may not have wanted, Presley is finally developing a musical personality that truly suits her.“
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