Elvis Still Creates Excitement Long After His Death
2017-03-08 21:59:16


Elvis Presley sang his last song nearly 40 years ago.(1)
埃尔维斯普雷斯利近 40 年前唱他的最后一首歌。

But his home at “Graceland,” where Presley is buried, is expanding.(2)
但是"雅园",埋葬过普雷斯利的情况下,他家正在扩大。

Graceland is just a short drive from the center of Memphis, the second largest city in Tennessee.(3)
雅园是从第二大城市在田纳西州孟菲斯中心只是很短的车程。

A new area, called “Elvis Presley’s Memphis,” just opened on the grounds of the estate.(4)
一个全新的领域,所谓"埃尔维斯普雷斯利的孟菲斯,"只是打开基于房地产。

It includes new stores, a hotel, two restaurants and new exhibition center.(5)
它包括新店、 酒店、 两家餐馆和新会展中心。

The exhibition center has some of the clothing Presley wore while performing, as well as the guitars he played.(6)
会展中心有普雷斯利穿着同时表演,服装,以及他的吉他。

Visitors also can see some of the cars he once owned.(7)
游客还可以看到一些他曾经拥有的汽车。

Priscilla Presley, his former wife, says Elvis Presley’s Memphis will give visitors a better understanding of the man known as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”(8)
普莉希拉 · 普雷斯利,他的前妻,说猫王普雷斯利孟菲斯将给游客更好地了解人称作"摇滚乐之王"。

Even nearly 40 years after his death at age 42, Presley’s music lives on.(9)
甚至近 40 年 42 岁时去世后普雷斯利的音乐生活。

His songs are sung by a long list of “Elvis Impersonators,” who perform much like Presley did in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.(10)
他的歌是唱的一长串的"猫王模仿者"执行多像普雷斯利在 1950 年代、 1960 年代和 1970 年代。

They attempt to recreate the sound and look of “The King.”(11)
他们尝试重新创建的声音和外观的"王"。

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, made a list of what it considers Presley’s five most important songs.(12)
摇滚名人堂在俄亥俄州的克利夫兰,制造一连串的认为猫王的五个最重要的歌曲。

They are “That’s All Right,” “Mystery Train,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t be Cruel,” and “Jailhouse Rock.”(13)
他们是"这是完全正确的""神秘列车","伤心酒店","别太残忍,"和"监狱摇滚"。

Presley appeared in 33 movies, and often performed on television shows.(14)
普雷斯利出演 33 电影,经常在电视节目上执行。

In its report on Presley’s death, The Washington Post said that Presley’s music captured the increasing rebellion of young people.(15)
在其关于普雷斯利的死亡报告,华盛顿邮报 》 说︰ 普雷斯利的音乐捕获的年轻人越来越多叛乱。

In his song, “In the Ghetto,” Presley wrote about paying attention to the struggles of people living in poverty.(16)
在他的歌,在贫民窟中,,"普雷斯利写了关注在贫困中的人民的斗争生活。

“People, don't you understand(17)
人,你不明白

the child needs a helping hand(18)
孩子需要伸出援助之手

or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day(19)
或者他会成长为愤怒的年轻人的某一天

Take a look at you and me,(20)
看看你和我,

are we too blind to see,(21)
我们是太盲目地看到,吗

do we simply turn our heads(22)
我们只是把我们的头

and look the other way”(23)
和其他的模样"

More than 20 million people from all over the world have visited Graceland since it opened in 1982 as a tribute to the late rock star.(24)
来自世界各地的超过 2000 万人过雅园,自 1982 年开放的敬意,这位已故摇滚明星。

But will visitors keep going there as more people who enjoyed his music when he was alive grow older and die off?(25)
但将随着更多人喜欢他的音乐,他在世的时候到那里去的游客保持变老和死掉吗?

Robert Thompson is director of the Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture at Syracuse University in New York.(26)
罗伯特 · 汤普森是纽约锡拉丘兹大学的电视及流行文化 Bleier 研究中心主任。

He predicts Presley will continue to have a large following.(27)
他预测 · 普雷斯利将继续拥有众多的追随者。

He is part of a group of performers -- including The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby -- who remained popular long after they stopped performing, Thompson said.(28)
汤普森说︰ 他是表演者 — — 包括披头士乐队、 迈克尔 · 杰克逊、 法兰克辛纳屈和 Bing Crosby — — 一直颇受欢迎,很久之后他们停止表演,组的一部分。

“He (Presley) is one of those historical figures that became part of American folk culture,” Thompson noted.(29)
"他 (猫王) 是那些成为美国民间文化的一部分的历史人物之一,"汤普森指出。

Fame after death is not guaranteed.(30)
成名后死亡不能保证。

Thompson points out that the two biggest American stars of the 19th century, Sarah Bernhardt and Jinny Lind, are not famous today.(31)
汤普森指出两大美国明星的 19 世纪,莎拉 · 伯恩哈特和 Jinny 林德,不是著名的今天。

Bernhardt starred in theater productions and some of the earliest films ever produced.(32)
伯恩哈特主演的戏剧作品,一些早期电影有史以来。

Lind, called the “Swedish Nightingale,” was an opera singer who became America’s most popular singer.(33)
林德,叫做"瑞典夜莺",是歌剧歌手,成为了美国最受欢迎的歌手。

Some cities even named schools and bridges in her honor.(34)
一些城市甚至命名学校和桥梁,在她的荣誉。

One reason Presley, the Beatles, Jackson, Sinatra and Crosby are still popular is modern technology.(35)
猫王、 披头士、 杰克逊、 西纳特拉和克罗斯比是仍然很受欢迎的原因之一是现代技术。

It is very easy to listen to their music on record albums, radio stations, videos and the internet.(36)
它是很容易听听他们的音乐在唱片、 广播电台、 视频和互联网。

Crosby’s song, “White Christmas,” gets played over and over again in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Crosby, like Presley, died in 1977.(37)
克罗斯比的歌曲,《 白色圣诞节 》,获取在圣诞节前几周反复演奏。克罗斯比,像猫王,死于 1977 年。

Having a place like Graceland will help keep Presley’s memory alive, Thompson said.(38)
有一个地方,像雅园将帮助保持普雷斯利的记忆,汤普森说。

People who went there as a five-year-old are likely to remember the experience, even if it did not turn them into fans of Presley, he said.(39)
去的人那里一位年仅五岁是容易记住的经验,甚至是否它没有变成他们球迷的普莱斯利,他说。


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