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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 Presley, Tina Tuner & More Southern Legends Take Shape on Americana Music Triangle
Billboard, 2015-05-12 22:43:04
Every afternoon at 12:15 p.m., "Sunshine" Sonny Payne signs onto his legendary radio show, King Biscuit Time, the same way he has since 1951....

Bruce Jenner’s Elvis Presley Connection? - VIDEO
Access HW TV, 2015-04-30 22:58:41
Before, Bruce Jenner was married to second wife Linda Thompson, she dated Elvis for four years. What does Linda think about Bruce’s transition?

Elvis kitsch from Graceland Too museum back on auction block
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-04-29 15:13:57
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A huge, quirky collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia is about to be auctioned off piece-by-piece.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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