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Elvis Presley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elvis Presley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 8, 1935 In Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series Aapki Antara 2018
Known For
Poster of Elvis: The Lost Performances
Poster of Ein himmlischer Schwindel
Poster of Harte Fäuste, heiße Lieder
Poster of Speedway
Series Aapki Antara Toby Kwimper 2018
Series Somewhere in My Heart Himself 2017
Series NEW GAME! Himself 2016-07-04
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Dr. John Carpenter / Change of Habit (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis Himself 2007-03-06
Movie Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar) 2007-06-11
Movie Elvis: #1 Hit Performances Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Elvis by the Presleys himself 2005-05-13
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie Elvis '68 Comeback Special Elvis Presley 2004-04-17
Series Bir İstanbul Masalı Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum 2003-09-18
Movie The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie Elvis the Great Performances Vol 1 Center Stage himself 2002-06-24
Movie Classic Albums: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley Himself (archive footage) 2001-03-12
Series The View Himself 1997-08-11
Series Predators Killing for a Living Guy Lambert 1997-09-03
Series Bernard's Watch Vince Everett 1995-09-08
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Movie La Classe Américaine Le Putain D'énergumène (Archive Footage) 1993-12-30
Series Batman: The Animated Series Lucky Jackson 1992-09-05
Movie Elvis: The Lost Performances Himself (archive footage) 1992-06-24
Series Perfect Scoundrels Scott Hayward / Tom Wilson 1990-04-22
Movie Elvis '56 - In the Beginning 1987-09-26
Movie Elvis Plesley - One Night With You Singer, Player 1985-08-15
Movie Mondo Elvis Himself (archive footage) 1984-12-31
Movie When the Music's Over 1982-11-01
Movie Das ist Elvis Himself (archive footage) 1981-04-04
Movie Elvis in Concert Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) 1977-10-03
Movie Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii Himself 1973-01-14
Movie Elvis on Tour 1972-01-01
Movie Ein himmlischer Schwindel Dr. John Carpenter 1969-02-02
Movie Immer Ärger mit den Mädchen Walter Hale 1969-09-03
Movie Charro! Jess Wade 1969-03-13
Movie Speedway Steve Grayson 1968-01-01
Movie Liebling, lass das Lügen Greg Nolan 1968-10-23
Movie Harte Fäuste, heiße Lieder Joe Lightcloud 1968-03-08
Movie Seemann ahoi! Ted Jackson 1967-03-22
Movie Frankie und Johnny Johnny 1966-01-01
Movie Sag niemals ja Mike McCoy 1966-12-14
Movie Südsee-Paradies Rick Richards 1966-06-15
Movie Kurven-Lilly Rusty Wells 1965-04-14
Movie Verschollen im Harem Johnny Tyronne 1965-11-24
Movie König der heißen Rhythmen Charlie Rogers 1964-11-11
Movie Acapulco Mike Windgren 1963-01-01
Movie Ob blond, ob braun Mike Edwards 1963-04-03
Movie Harte Fäuste, heiße Liebe Walter Gulick 1962-11-29
Movie Das Lied des Rebellen Glenn Tyler 1961-06-15
Movie Blaues Hawaii Chad Gates 1961-11-22
Movie Café Europa Tulsa McLean 1960-11-23
Movie Flammender Stern Pacer Burton 1960-12-20
Movie Mein Leben ist der Rhythmus Danny Fisher 1958-07-02
Series The Adventures of William Tell Ross Carpenter 1958-09-15
Movie Gold aus heißer Kehle Jimmy Tompkins 1957-07-09
Movie Pulverdampf und heiße Lieder Clint Reno 1956-11-15
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20