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 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. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley 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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Suspicious Minds
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Suspicious Minds
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It's Now Or Never
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It's Now Or Never
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The Girl of My Best Friend
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The Girl of My Best Friend
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Way Down
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Way Down
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An American Trilogy
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An American Trilogy
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Heartbreak Hotel
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Heartbreak Hotel
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There Goes My Everything
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There Goes My Everything
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Don't Be Cruel
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Don't Be Cruel
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Ready Teddy
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Ready Teddy
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Hound Dog
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Hound Dog
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All Shook Up
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All Shook Up
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Return To Sender
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Return To Sender
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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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Viva Las Vegas
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Viva Las Vegas
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Burning Love
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Burning Love
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The Wonder Of You
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The Wonder Of You
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If I Can Dream
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If I Can Dream
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In The Ghetto
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In The Ghetto
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes
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(You're the) Devil In Disguise
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(You're the) Devil In Disguise
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Snowbird
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Snowbird
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
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You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
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A Little Less Conversation
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A Little Less Conversation

A Little Less Conversation

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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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Good Luck Charm
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Good Luck Charm
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Fever
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Fever
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Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
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