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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It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
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It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'

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Suspicious Minds
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Suspicious Minds
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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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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
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Return To Sender
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Return To Sender
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Heartbreak Hotel
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Heartbreak Hotel
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Viva Las Vegas
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Viva Las Vegas
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Way Down
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Way Down
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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I Just Can't Help Believin'
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Crying In The Chapel
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Crying In The Chapel
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King Creole
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King Creole
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A Mess Of Blues
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A Mess Of Blues
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Hound Dog
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Hound Dog
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If I Can Dream
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If I Can Dream
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Somebody Bigger Than You And I
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Somebody Bigger Than You And I
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Love Me Tender
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Love Me Tender
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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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It's Now Or Never
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It's Now Or Never
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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Hound Dog
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Hound Dog
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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
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Moody Blue
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Moody Blue
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Burning Love
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Burning Love
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An American Trilogy
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An American Trilogy
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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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Wooden Heart
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Wooden Heart
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There's A Honky Tonk Angel
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There's A Honky Tonk Angel
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Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Suspicion
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Suspicion
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That's All Right
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That's All Right
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In The Ghetto
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In The Ghetto
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