Elvis Presley
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1935-01-08
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Biography (Wikipedia)

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American musician 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".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, as a twinless twin, and when he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Suspicious Minds
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Suspicious Minds
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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The Wonder Of You
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The Wonder Of You
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Burning Love
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Burning Love
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Rock-A-Hula Baby
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Rock-A-Hula Baby
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That's All Right
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That's All Right
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Old Shep
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Old Shep
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I Just Can't Help Believing
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I Just Can't Help Believing
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Devil In Disguise
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Devil In Disguise
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That's Alright (Mama)
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That's Alright (Mama)
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You Were Always On My Mind
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You Were Always On My Mind
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(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
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(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
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Crawfish
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Crawfish
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