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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

Elvis Presley: See Never-Before-Published Photos of the King
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-08-18 03:34:12
THR has a first look at Alfred Wertheimer's photos taken from 1956-59 included in a new bookread more

Elvis Presley: Films to Watch
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-08-16 13:00:00
Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit."

Tour Graceland On the Anniversary of Elvis' Death
Entertainment Tonigh, 2014-08-15 22:53:00
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been 37 years since Elvis Presley passed away.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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