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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

Elvis kitsch up for auction after quirky owner's death
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-01-30 20:57:41
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of Elvis Presley-themed items are going up for auction this weekend in north Mississippi.

Nashville's Music Row Gets Preservation Boost From National Trust
Billboard, 2015-01-20 15:55:20
Fresh off their successful effort to prevent the demolition of a Nashville studio that once recorded the likes of Elvis Presley and Willie...

From the archives: Release of the Elvis stamp
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2015-01-16 21:58:28
The most popular U.S. postage stamp ever was one honoring the singer Elvis Presley. In this "CBS Evening News" report originally aired on January 8, 1993, correspondent Reed Galin visits Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., where fans of the King gathered to mark the stamp's release.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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