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.
Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-07-17 18:59:01
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.
Priscilla Presley tells upset fans to 'calm down'
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-07-08 16:49:36
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to "please calm down" after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland.
How Elvis Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll on July 5, 1954
Variety, 2014-07-03 16:00:59
Have you heard the news? The explosion of rock ‘n’ roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck driver named Elvis Presley was called to a recording session by producer Sam Phillips, the savvy owner of Memphis ...