The Top Rocker of all Time is without a doubt The King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley. I’m sure there may be some who will disagree saying Elvis saying isn’t a true rocker like Jimi Hendrix, James Brown or Bruce Springsteen. However if it wasn’t for Elvis paving the way for Rock n Roll there may have never been a Hendrix, Brown or Springsteen. That alone makes Elvis Presley the Top Rocker of all Time. There are many other reasons to also support my claim.
Elvis Presley is the most talked about and written about performer of the 20th century. Elvis set many records in his musical career of over two decades, such as concert attendance, record sales and television ratings. He became of the best selling artists in music history. With a success like that it is impossible to argue the fact that Elvis Presley is indeed the Top Rocker of all Time.
Elvis emerged from a hard and poor life in Mississippi. He became the biggest phenomenon of the 20th century. By 1956 he was fast becoming a national phenomenon and teens came to his concerts in unprecedented numbers. When Elvis performed at the Mississippi Alabama fair in 1956 there were 100 national guardsmen that surrounded the stage to control the crowd of extremely excited fans.
According to the Rolling Stone magazine Elvis Presley made Rock n Roll acceptable. There was a lot of criticism of Elvis though. The older generation felt Elvis was going to be the downfall of there teenagers. He was called a savage and wicked. Many said he was a threat to the well being of young women. Elvis won many critics over with his kind heart, love of his Mother, respect to his elders and his charisma.
Elvis Presley, the Top Rocker of all Time conquered many genres of music. This is evident by inducted in to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and Country Music Hall of fame in 1998.
In 1993 the Elvis Presley US Postage stamp was introduced and the US Post Office announced in 2006 that the Elvis Presley Stamp is the most popular stamp.
Elvis Presley still continues to sell thousands of albums even 30 years after his death. In 2005 Elvis albums sold in excess of 800.000 singles and 200.000 singles in the United Kingdom. In the rest of the world Elvis Presley albums have sold 95% more than his singles. Over 1 billion Elvis Presley albums and singles have been sold. This makes him the biggest selling solo artist of all-time.
In 2006 Elvis still holds the spot for being the top selling solo artist in the U.S history. This is according to the RIAA. All these reasons prove Elvis Presley is the Top Rocker of all Time.