Music Diary – 1st February

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 1st February!

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley

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.“


Lisa Marie Presley has been married four times – among otheres she was the wife of Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage.

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Music Diary – 30th November

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 30th November!

ThrillerBIg

On the 30th November 1982 the most successful album until today was released: Michael Jackson’s „Thriller„. The LP spent 190 weeks on the UK chart and became the biggest selling pop album of all time. Until today „Thriller“ was sold over 50 million times worldwide. Also all seven singles outtakes charted, including the legendary hits „Beat it“ and „Billie Jean„. The pop milestone was produced by Quincy Jones with a production budget of $750,000. „Thriller“ received eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for „Album of the Year„.


Also the video of the title song was game-changing in those days and became a classic of pop videos.

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Music Diary – 29th August

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 29th August!

Michael Joseph Jackson (29th August 1958 – 25th June 2009) Today in 1958, Michael Joseph Jackson (singer, songwriter, member of The Jackson Five, The Jacksons) was born in Gary, Indiana. Starting his solo career in the seventies his big breakthrough was the legendary release „Thriller“ in 1982, which is still the best-selling album of all time. Nearly all songs charted the single charts worldwide and the video for „Thriller“ was game-changing at that time and is still a timeless clip.

 

Guiness World Records recognises Michael „Jacko“ Jackson, who was also called „The King of Pop“ still as the most successful entertainer of all time. On the 25th June 2009 Jackson died after suffering heart failure at the age of 50 years.

Buy recommendations (Europe):

Off the Wall ThrillerBad

Dangerous History Invincible

Buy recommendations (USA):

Off the Wall Thriller Bad Dangerous History Invincible