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Elvis Presley

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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 Aaron Presley January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Died: August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Resting place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Education: L.C. Humes High School
  • Occupation: Singer, actor
  • Home town: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Spouse(s): Priscilla Beaulieu (m. 1967; div. 1973)
  • Children: Lisa Marie Presley
  • Relatives: Danielle Riley Keough (granddaughter)
  • 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 adult contemporary
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
  • Years active: 1953–1977
  • Labels: Sun, RCA (Victor), HMV
  • Associated acts: The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • Website: www.elvis.com

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

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