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About this star

  • 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

The Screening Room: Happy 55th Anniversary Bye Bye Birdie
Playbill Combined , 2015-04-14 18:03:14
Bye Bye Birdie, the Tony-winning musical that poked fun at the Elvis Presley craze, opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld) 55 years ago today.

Elvis Presley's Planes to Be Moved From Graceland
Billboard, 2015-04-10 02:21:19
Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, the "Lisa Marie" and the "Hound Dog II," could be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under...

Elvis' planes, Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, to be moved
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-04-09 18:56:55
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, could be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under a plan approved Thursday by a county board.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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