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Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. Nominated for 14 competitive Grammy Awards, he won three. He also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36 and has been inducted into four music halls of fame.

Fact file

  • Born: Elvis Aron Presley January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Died: August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Resting place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee 35°2′46″N 90°1′23″W / 35.04611°N 90.02306°W / 35.04611; -90.02306
  • Alma mater: Humes High School
  • Occupation: Singer, musician, actor
  • Home town: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Religion: Pentecostal
  • Spouse(s): Priscilla Presley (m. 1967; div. 1973)
  • Children: Lisa Marie Presley
  • Relatives: Danielle Riley Keough (granddaughter)
  • Website: elvis.com
  • Allegiance: United States of America
  • Service/branch: United States Army
  • Years of service: 1958–1960
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Unit: Company A, 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division
  • Genres: Rock and roll pop rockabilly country blues gospel soul rhythm and blues
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
  • Years active: 1953–1977
  • Labels: Sun, RCA (Victor), HMV
  • Associated acts: The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, Million Dollar Quartet

Read more about Elvis Presley at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-01-14 10:06:47
NBC’s upcoming Elvis Presley tribute special, which will see Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and others pay tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll legend, will be taken out internationally by Alfred Haber Television. The distributor has landed the rights to the one-off show, which goes out on the U.S. network on ...

Elvis Presley's Jewelry, Clothing Sold at Graceland Auction
Billboard, 2019-01-10 08:18:55
Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at...

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Variety, 2019-01-08 12:30:56
On the day Elvis Presley would have turned 84, NBC is marking the occasion by announcing performers for its “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” which will air on February 17 from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT). A healthy mix of young stars (Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert and Kelsea ...

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