Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley



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, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D.J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage 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. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound 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. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate, just 42 years of age.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He won three competitive Grammys, received 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 is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on October 13, 2017.
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Elvis symphonique is an album by musical artist Elvis Presley, released on August 4, 2017.
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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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VIDEOS: This black woman was a rock star when Elvis Presley was in diapers
  –  February 5, 2018
Well, this African-American gospel singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was ... She highly influenced other Rock and Roll artists including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Her hit single, “Rock ...
When Mithun Da paid tribute to Elvis Presley on DID
  –  February 5, 2018
This song is also special because the various movements and dance steps which I have performed in the song are inspired by the great singer and performer Elvis Presley. I feel my pelvic thrust in Disco Dancer was just a bad copy of Elvis Presley’s ...
Cody Simpson attempts to channel Elvis Presley as he croons 'Can't Help Falling In Love'... then goes shirtless for a guitar solo
  –  February 3, 2018
The 21-year-old opted to cover Elvis Presley's 1961 hit 'Can't Help Falling In Love' and then drove his fans crazy by going shirtless during another acoustic performance. The blond singer donned a leather jacket reminiscent of Elvis's '1968 Comeback ...
Dean Miller recalls his father's surprising Elvis Presley encounter
  –  January 31, 2018
Country singer Roger Miller was riding down Sunset Boulevard on his motorcycle when suddenly, a limo pulled up next to him. "The driver rolls down his window and says, 'Sir, I have Elvis Presley in the car and he'd like to meet you," Miller's son Dean ...
Brewgdog are giving out free beer this weekend to anyone dressed as Elvis Presley
  –  January 30, 2018
the giveaway has been put in place by the owners of the chain after they won a court case against the Elvis Presley estate. The brewery’s popular grapefruit-infused Elvis Juice beer had been the subject of a lengthy legal action from the late singer’s ...
BrewDog wins trademark battle with Elvis Presley's estate
  –  January 30, 2018
BrewDog has won a long-running trademark battle with Elvis Presley’s estate over the name of one of its ... ruled in favour of the singer’s estate last July. BrewDog launched the beer in 2015, but was threatened with legal action by the Presley estate ...
BrewDog is giving out free beer to fans dressed as Elvis Presley this weekend
  –  January 29, 2018
Scottish brewing BrewDog is celebrating last week’s trademark victory over the Elvis Presley Estate by giving away a free ... and US based brewer hit with a lawsuit from the Rock & Roll singer’s estate alleging it infringed on its trademark and ...
Elvis Presley’s Graceland celebrates late singer’s birthday
  –  January 8, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is celebrating what would have been the singer’s 83rd birthday Monday. As part of the festivities, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will be at Graceland to proclaim today as “Elvis Presley Day.”
Johnny Hallyday's funeral: Thousands gather to bid farewell to France's 'Elvis Presley' [PHOTOS]
  –  December 9, 2017
The French rock star, who is best known as France's 'Elvis Presley', passed away on Wednesday at the age ... the request of President Emmanuel Macron as he is a great fan of the singer. Besides a presidential speech, there was a funeral procession down ...
Johnny Hallyday: How the French Rock 'n' Roll singer became France's Elvis Presley
  –  December 6, 2017
He was never taken seriously outside of his home country but, quite simply, Johnny Hallyday was the ultimate French rock star. Inspired by Elvis Presley, the leather-clad rebel split from the traditions of the French "chanson" and adopted the clothes ...


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