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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

Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-26 19:51:28
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again.

Coolest Wedding Ever? Kristen Stewart & Dakota Johnson Star in Elvis Presley's Granddaughter's Ceremony
Entertainment Tonigh, 2015-02-24 18:11:00
Turns out Runaways actress Riley Keough's wedding earlier this month was the place to be for every cool girl in Hollywood. The 25-year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley married stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen on Feb. 4 in Napa Valley, Calif., and had quite the star-studded guestlist. Just some of the A-listers who ...

Nashville seeks moratorium on Music Row condo onslaught
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-13 20:10:03
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The onslaught of high-end condo developments along Nashville's storied Music Row looks to be coming to an end — at least for now.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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