Elvis Presley

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Date of Birth January 8, 1935
Place of Birth Tupelo, Mississippi
Date of Death Aug 16, 1977 (42)
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley, also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer, dancer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to great success—and initial controversy. Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues.

Born: Elvis Aron Presley, January 8, 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: August 16, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of death: Heart attack
Resting place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Occupation: Singer, dancer, actor
Children: Lisa Marie Presley
Relatives: Riley Keough (granddaughter)
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumous, 2018)
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About Elvis Presley

Known as "The King of Rock n' Roll," he rose to prominence in the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in cultural history and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. He released such #1 singles as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Stuck on You."

Before Fame

His identical twin brother Jessie Garon Presley was delivered stillborn shortly before Elvis's birth. He was a loner as a child and brought a guitar to school with him everyday.

Achievement

He appeared in over 30 movies, with his big screen debut coming in the 1956 film Love Me Tender, named after one of his songs.

Family Life

He married Priscilla Presley on May 1, 1967 and they divorced on October 9, 1973. His daughter Lisa Marie Presley also became a singer.

Associations

He was joined by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black in The Blue Moon Boys from 1954 to 1968. He was a contemporary of country icon Johnny Cash and fellow rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

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