HWOF

Search

About this star

Elvis Presley

Next star: The Beatles
Previous stretch: Spanky McFarland

Biography

Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock

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 Aron Presley January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Died: August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Resting place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee 35°2′46″N 90°1′23″W / 35.04611°N 90.02306°W / 35.04611; -90.02306
  • Alma mater: Humes High School
  • Occupation: Singer, musician, actor
  • Home town: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Religion: Pentecostal
  • Spouse(s): Priscilla Presley (m. 1967; div. 1973)
  • Children: Lisa Marie Presley
  • Relatives: Danielle Riley Keough (granddaughter)
  • Website: elvis.com
  • 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
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
  • Years active: 1953–1977
  • Labels: Sun, RCA (Victor), HMV
  • Associated acts: The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, Million Dollar Quartet

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

In the news

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart Gets 'Extra' Gold Record
Billboard, 2017-03-17 03:43:15
In celebration of Haley Reinhart’s cover of Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” going gold,...

Graceland opening new entertainment complex
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2017-03-02 23:34:19
A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open at Graceland

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart's 'Can't Help Falling in Love' Certified Gold
Billboard, 2017-02-23 11:13:39
American Idol season 10 alum Haley Reinhart's cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" has been certified Gold by...

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

Find out more about this area

From here you can:

Nearby you will also find The Beatles, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many others.