Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

 

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Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer 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 during a transformative era in race relations, 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. Years of 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
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
 
Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley .
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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Films31

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Collaborators & Influencers280

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Personal & Professional Relationships27

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A look at the real Elvis Presley
  –  April 13, 2018
A two-part documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, traces the life of the superstar NEW YORK • There are no fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, supposedly a craving of the singer. Instead, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, a two-part documentary that ...
Priscilla Presley Says HBO's 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' Humanizes the Music Icon
  –  April 13, 2018
I met with Priscilla at a press event promoting Elvis Presley: The Searcher — a multi-year collaboration ... "He's not just this iconic singer. You touch into his life and you go, ‘Oh my God.’ That journey that you're taking, you just feel you ...
‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Portrays The King As A Human Being
  –  April 13, 2018
Elvis could not write songs like Chuck Berry, he wasn’t as transgressive as Little Richard, he wasn’t as wild as Jerry Lee Lewis, and he didn’t inform the modern rock singer-songwriter archetype as profoundly as Buddy Holly. But Elvis Presley ...
HOW HBO'S 'ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER' RETHINKS THE SECOND HALF OF THE SINGER'S CAREER
  –  April 13, 2018
Whatever defining self-expression Elvis Presley sought in his short, storied life, he almost certainly never found. But he was always looking. "Elvis was a searcher," says ex-wife Priscilla Presley, the keeper of his legacy, at the start of a new HBO ...
‘Suicide was on his mind’: HBO documentary explores mystery of Elvis Presley’s final days
  –  April 12, 2018
Elvis Presley: The Searcher is a new documentary from U.S. network ... Members of Elvis’s band maintained that an international tour could have pulled the singer out of his slump: “Elvis wanted badly to go to Europe and Japan,” his guitarist, James ...
Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Natalie Douglas' Tribute to Elvis Presley
  –  April 12, 2018
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present award-winning singer Natalie Douglas with another one ... she threw an onstage celebration of the music and magic of the one and only Elvis Presley. Songs included "Blue Suede Shoes," "Viva ...
Sixty years ago this week, Elvis Presley arrived in Fort Hood for Army training
  –  April 11, 2018
1958: American rock n' roll singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) stands with a group of young men at an induction center, raising their right hands as they are sworn into the United States Army by an officer Circa 1958, American singer and actor Elvis ...
Do clues shown in Elvis Presley: The Searcher prove the King’s ‘accidental’ death was really suicide?
  –  April 10, 2018
ELVIS Presley is the ultimate global superstar ... And now, in a bombshell two-part TV series soon to air in the US, his ex-wife Priscilla hints the legendary singer may have committed suicide aged just 42 on August 16, 1977. Her admission comes after ...
Elvis Presley deliberately killed himself, says ex-wife Priscilla as she lays bare the depths of his drug addiction
  –  April 9, 2018
The 72-year-old made the admission ahead of the premiere of the new HBO documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, which looks into the singer’s connection to Memphis, Tennessee. In the programme, which is due to air on Saturday, Priscilla opens up about ...
Elvis Presley’s 68 Comeback Special Revealed a Past Sin
  –  April 9, 2018
The special repeatedly refers to the “1968 Elvis Presley Comeback Special” as a major turning point in the singer’s artistic trajectory. The special hit all the notes, Las Vegas swing, down and dirty blues, a passionate gospel sequence, and a sit ...
Priscilla Presley opens up on Elvis Presley’s battles with drugs before his death
  –  April 9, 2018
"You did not tell Elvis Presley what to do". Priscilla Presley has claimed that ... Despite his death being confirmed in 1977, rumours continually persist that the singer is still alive – with conspiracy theorists claiming to have witnessed ‘sightings ...
Elvis Presley Killed Himself And Left Suicide Notes, His Wife Priscilla Says
  –  April 8, 2018
Elvis Presley’s ex-wife has revealed the so-called ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ knowingly took his own life when died of a heart attack and has the suicide notes to prove it. The iconic singer died on August 16, 1977, of a heart attack which was ...
Elvis Presley drug death secret revealed as ex wife Priscilla says he committed suicide
  –  April 8, 2018
Priscilla Presley made the shock claim ahead of the premiere of the new HBO documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, which looks into the singer’s connection to Memphis, Tennessee. In the programme, which is due to air on Saturday, 72-year-old Priscilla ...
Elvis Presley's Ex-Wife Priscilla Claims He Killed Himself
  –  April 8, 2018
A dramatic new development has emerged in the death of Elvis Presley: Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley ... has been theorized as leading to the "Can't Help Falling in Love" singer's death.
Elvis Presley: HBO film salutes NBC special
  –  April 6, 2018
“Singer Presents Elvis,” a 1968 special on NBC, remains a powerful testament to Elvis Presley’s trailblazing talent. It’s so potent that the HBO documentary “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” keeps returning to it. The NBC program was the singer’s ...
Elvis Presley Documentary Soundtrack Includes Rare 'Suspicious Minds' Recording
  –  April 3, 2018
The singer passed away at the age of just 42 at his famous Memphis home, Graceland, in 1977 from a heart attack after four years battling with dependency on prescription drugs. More: Lisa Marie Presley sues her former manager 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher ...
Sixty years ago, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. He was never the same.
  –  April 1, 2018
While Elvis Presley was the King, he was also a sergeant ... and German girls were trying to climb the base's fence to lay their eyes on the singer, the BBC reported. So he transferred Elvis to a scout platoon led by Sgt. Ira Jones.

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