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.
Alfred Wertheimer, Early Photographer of Elvis Presley, Dies at 84
NY Times Music, 2014-10-25 01:41:48
Assigned by a record label to take publicity shots, Mr. Wertheimer photographed rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest superstar in his earliest days.
Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer has died
USA Today Music, 2014-10-21 19:51:32
Alfred Wertheimer, famed photographer of young Elvis Presley, has died.
Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-10-21 17:34:39
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment.