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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 06 Dec 1996
  • Star rank: 139
  • Address:
    Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave
  • Position: 12 tiles from the curb, facing east
  • GPS location:
    34.101421, -118.344942
  • Notes: Star was unvieled on 02/09/60 but moved to its current location

Elvis Presley

Next star: The Beatles
Previous stretch: Spanky McFarland

Biography

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

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

In the news

VIDEO: Bringing Elvis's Graceland to the UK
BBC Entertainment, 2014-12-11 08:08:49
Graceland is famous as the home of Elvis Presley and visited by millions each year, but now his fans in the UK can also get a glimpse of some of his most famous belongings.

Justin Timberlake Honors Idol Garth Brooks With Impromptu Sing-along
Entertainment Tonigh, 2014-12-11 05:56:00
Justin Timberlake paid homage to one of his "idols" during the final leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour -- and it wasn't Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley. The 33-year-old singer went off-script at a concert earlier this month in Oklahoma City, honoring his "idol" and country star Garth Brooks ...

Mary Ann Mobley, a Midcentury Miss America and an Actress, Dies at 75
NY Times TV, 2014-12-10 05:02:04
Ms. Mobley, who was crowned in 1958, starred in two films with Elvis Presley and appeared in television shows and on Broadway.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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