Michael Jackson denies being inspired by Elvis Presley

Michael Jackson denies being inspired by Elvis Presley

Michael Jackson denies being inspired by Elvis Presley

He wrote many songs over the fifty years Michael Jackson lived. While he was working with his brothers from The Jackson 5, Jackson wrote many songs along his siblings during his early years. Heartbreak Hotel was one of his songs on the 1980 album Triumph.

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Jackson, in his 1988 autobiography Moonwalk about the album, recalled the song’s writing but said it was not related to Elvis Presley.

He said, “I swear that [Heartbreak Hotel] came from my mind and I didn’t think of any other songs when I wrote it.”

Heartbreak Hotel is a single that Elvis recorded in his first album, which may be recalled by fans of The King of Rock and Roll.

This legendary track topped Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks straight after it was released. It has sold over 1 million copies and became Elvis’ first gold record.

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel album 1995.

Jackson said in his memoir that the record company had printed the book as This Place Hotel (instead Heartbreak Hotel) because of the Elvis Presley connection.

Then he added, “As important [Elvis] is to music, Black and white, he just was not an influence on me.”

He was probably too young for me. Perhaps it was the timing.

Jackson and Lisa Marie were married in the Dominican Republic, in 1994. This was unbeknownst of her mother, Priscilla.

They were interviewed on Oprah Winfrey’s show together to talk about their relationship, marriage and sex lives.

Lisa Marie enthusiastically answered “Yes!” when asked about their sex.

The couple filed for divorce in December 1995.

Lisa Marie cited “irreconcilable differences”.

Jackson wed Debbie Rowe less than one year later, who was willing to give him his children.

They divorced after he gave birth to their first children, Prince Jackson (and Paris Jackson) in 1999.


Publited at Thu 22 July 2021, 14:31:00 +0000

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