Elvis Is Forbes' Richest Dead Celebrity

E. Willett Unklegeo@msn.com
Wed Oct 31 19:48:39 EDT 2007

And it leaves us to wonder...What would that tough Tupelo-Born, Memphis-bred kid have done, if Col. Tom, and the motion pictures hadn't co-opted his life?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: c. n.<mailto:cnevitt@hotmail.com> 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:30 PM
  Subject: Re: Elvis Is Forbes' Richest Dead Celebrity

  Now Fred, be nice. That Memphis based chafing/redness can be 
  soothed/medicated with a few shakes of that talcum powder following a nice 
  cool shower. That's right, you're way down there in the southwest...corn 
  starch is probably around there where you are.

  Let's face it, those very early releases by Elvis were nothing but blues 
  covers. And as much, some may insist, a testament to the power of the blues 
  as to Elvis's talent. Or him being at the right place at the right time. 
  Myself, I kinda liked the guy. Still do. Especially those real early blues 
  covers. Maybe it's just the nostalgia element, because when I was just a wee 
  one my mom said that Elvis was just breaking out all over the radio (in 
  NC)...and then I grew up with the Ed Sullivan show every Sunday. That's my 
  excuse, and I'm sticking to it till it changes.

  What happened after that, well, to deny that it was a special phenom, and 
  still is, of both pop music and culture is to deny the obvious. A thing as 
  obvious to most of us as the nose on our face.  Just like the Beatles. Louis 
  Armstrong. Britney Spe...wtf, how'd in the hell did that get in there!

  >From: Fred Dabney <fdabney@nmsu.edu<mailto:fdabney@nmsu.edu>>
  >Something is seriously wrong with our value systems
  >>     (10-30) 15:07 PDT New York (AP) --        Elvis Presley is still the 
  >>King. Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, 
  >>has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of Top-Earning Dead 
  >>Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005.
  >>    John Lennon ranks second with earnings of $44 million, followed by 
  >>Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert 
  >>Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. 
  >>Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 
  >>million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley 
  >>($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million).
  >>    Presley died in 1977. His estate continues to generate millions from 
  >>music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the 
  >>rocker's mansion in Memphis, Tenn.
  >>    Forbes said the celebrities on the list, posted Monday, earned a 
  >>combined $232 million in the past 12 months.

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