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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

The most memorable style icons
MSNBC Entertainment, 2014-07-29 14:55:00
Elvis Presley said we could do what we want, but lay off of his blue suede shoes. That won't be a problem at the first-ever Graceland-hosted auction of King memorabilia next month. The lyrical footwear is not on sale — but fans shouldn't despair.

Rare images of the King
MSNBC Entertainment, 2014-07-25 12:31:07
Elvis Presley's Martin D-28 guitar, 1976 Cadillac Seville and a personal copy of the original script for his first movie "Love Me Tender" are among a slew of items up for auction at the first "Auction at Graceland." Bidders will be able to participate online and at Presley's famed Memphis ...

SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-07-24 22:07:41
SOIUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there.

Corner of Hollywood Blvd and N La Brea Ave

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