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), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer 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, 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. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him 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. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. 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, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

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Elvis Presley Performances & Interviews


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There's Always Me
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There's Always Me
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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A Little Less Conversation
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A Little Less Conversation

A Little Less Conversation

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Elvis vs. Jxl
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A Little Less Conversation
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A Little Less Conversation
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Burning Love
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Burning Love
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Suspicious Minds
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Suspicious Minds
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Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
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All Shook Up
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All Shook Up
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Way Down
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Way Down
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(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
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(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
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So close yet so far
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So close yet so far
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My Baby Left Me
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My Baby Left Me
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Young And Beautiful
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Young And Beautiful
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Love Me Tender
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Love Me Tender
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Good Luck Charm
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Good Luck Charm
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(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
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(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
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The Girl of My Best Friend
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The Girl of My Best Friend
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Wooden Heart
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Wooden Heart
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She's Not You
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She's Not You
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Hound Dog
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Hound Dog
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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Working On The Building
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Working On The Building
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I Feel So Bad
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I Feel So Bad
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Fool
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Fool
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Heartbreak Hotel
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Heartbreak Hotel
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The Wonder Of You
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The Wonder Of You
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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Viva Las Vegas
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Viva Las Vegas
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In The Ghetto
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In The Ghetto
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It's Now Or Never
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It's Now Or Never
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