Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. Presley later added drummer D.J. Fontana to complete the band's lineup. Elvis also popularized the four-man group of guitars, bass, and drums. Presley also added gospel, blues, and pop influences into his rock and roll/rockabilly sound. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. After a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. On August 16, 1977, he suffered a heart attack in his Graceland estate, and died as a result. His death came in the wake of an accidental prescription drug overdose. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide.[5] He won three Grammys,[6] also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

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Elvis: El Disco de Oro
Album
Elvis: El Disco de Oro is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on October 13, 2017.
Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Album
Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on October 6, 2017.
Elvis symphonique
Album
Elvis symphonique is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on August 4, 2017.
A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings
Album
A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on July 28, 2017.

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Elvis Presley's family: Where are they now?
  –  January 8, 2018
Elvis Presley might be best known as a music icon and rock 'n' roll pioneer, but the singer was also a family man. Before he passed away in 1977 at age 42, Elvis enjoyed a passionate love affair with wife Priscilla Presley and a close bond with daughter ...
Britain holds its annual Elvis Presley Festival
  –  January 8, 2018
LONDON: Annual Elvis Presley Festival was held in Birmingham where hundreds of people from the Presley fan base showed up on the stage singing songs of the deceased singer, dressed in a similar fashion as his, with the iconic sunglasses and their hair ...
Co-signed by Elvis Presley’s tour manager, Kraig Parker brings tribute act to Coeur d’Alene Casino
  –  January 4, 2018
“When you’re a singer, you like a solid reaction from the audience ... “There’s a lot of stuff to try and master if you really want to take on Elvis Presley and do it right,” he said. “When I did start getting serious about it, it did ...
Fats Domino dead: Why the late musician was the reason Elvis Presley hated being called 'The King'
  –  October 25, 2017
Legendary musician Fats Domino has died at the age of 89 leaving behind a career which saw the icon pioneer rock and roll and inspire countless artists fro over the decades. One key musician the New Orleans musician influenced was Elvis Presley, a ...
Elvis Presley's family: Where are they now?
  –  January 8, 2018
Elvis Presley might be best known as a music icon and rock 'n' roll pioneer, but the singer was also a family man. Before he passed away in 1977 at age 42, Elvis enjoyed a passionate love affair with wife Priscilla Presley and a close bond with daughter ...
Banff ski hill offers free lift ticket to Elvis Presley impersonators on The King's birthday
  –  January 8, 2018
Banff Sunshine Village is offering a free lift ticket to anyone dressed up like Elvis Presley on Monday, in honour of the music legend’s birthday. The music legend died in 1977 at age 42. He was born Jan. 8, 1935. Sunshine Village opens at 8 a.m. on Monday.
A week before welcoming Elvis Presley tribute artist, Old South Jamboree goes back to roots in first show of 2018
  –  January 7, 2018
And after more than 50 years of music in the Old South Jamboree ... and a week before a world-famous Elvis Presley tribute artist arrives, the Old South Jamboree returned to its roots with “An Old Country” show to kick off the New Year.
Elvis Presley birth anniversary: Rocking tribute to the King
  –  January 6, 2018
As a teenager, Elvis Presley used to hang around at the iconic Beale Street, the hub of the music scene in Memphis. Little did he know then that in few years he would become not only Rock ‘n’ Roll’s biggest star, but also a cultural force of the 50s.
Co-signed by Elvis Presley’s tour manager, Kraig Parker brings tribute act to Coeur d’Alene Casino
  –  January 4, 2018
Parker and Stone were introduced after Parker and the band headlined an Elvis Presley birthday event at the Hard Rock ... understands the magnetism Presley’s music has with listeners. He called performing as Presley exciting, invigorating, powerful ...
Graceland Preps for Elvis Presley's Birthday
  –  December 26, 2017
Music fans from around the world will travel to Elvis Presley's Graceland® next week to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's™ birthday. Numerous events are scheduled for January 4-8, 2018, including The Auction at Graceland, the opening of the new ...
Most Significant Elvis Presley Musical Artifact Returns Home to Graceland
  –  December 18, 2017
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley ...
Elvis Presley’s Graceland Launches “Graceland Excursions” Offering Guided Music Experiences to Tupelo and the Mississippi Delta Region
  –  November 15, 2017
Elvis Presley’s Graceland® has announced the launch of Graceland Excursions™, offering unprecedented music and entertainment day-trip experiences, as guests tour like the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in a luxury motorcoach. Graceland has custom ...

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