Elvis Aaron Presley|
8 Januar 1935
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
16 August 1977 (aged 42)|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Thrift||Sangster, muisicker, actor|
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Priscilla Wagner Presley (m. 1967–1973)|
|Childer||Lisa Marie Presley (b. 1968)|
|Relatives||Riley Keough (granddochter)|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Sun, RCA Victor|
|Associate acts||The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials|
Elvis Aaron Presleya (8 Januar 1935 – 16 August 1977) wis an American sangster an actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly kent bi the single name Elvis. Ane o the maist popular muisickers o the 20t century, he is aften referred tae as the "Keeng o Rock an Roll" or simply "the Keeng".
Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley muivit tae Memphis, Tennessee, wi his faimily at the age o 13. He began his career thare in 1954, wirkin wi Sun Records awner Sam Phillips, who wantit tae bring the soond o African-American muisic tae a wider audience. Accompaniet bi guitarist Scotty Moore an bassist Bill Black, Presley wis the maist important populariser o rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion o country an rhythm an blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arrangit bi Colonel Tom Parker, who went on tae manage the sangster for ower twa decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in Januar 1956, wis a nummer-ane hit. He became the leadin figur o the newly popular soond o rock an roll wi a series o netwirk televeesion appearances an chairt-toppin records. His energisit interpretations o sangs, mony frae African-American sources, an his uninhibitit performance style made him enormously popular—an controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.
Draftit intae militar service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recordin career twa years later wi some o his maist commercially successful wirk. He stagit few concerts housomeivver, an guidit bi Parker, proceedit tae devote hintle o the 1960s tae makkin Hollywood movies an soondtrack albums, maist o them creetically deridit. In 1968, efter seiven years awa frae the stage, he returned tae live performance in a celebratit comeback televeesion special that led tae an extendit Las Vegas concert residency an a string o profitable tours. In 1973 Presley stagit the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Prescription drug abuis severely compromisit his health, an he dee'd suddenly in 1977 at the age o 42.
Presley is regardit as ane o the maist important figurs o 20t-century popular cultur. He haed a versatile voice an unuisually wide success encompassin mony genres, includin country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo airtist in the history o popular muisic. Nominatit for 14 competitive Grammys, he wan three, an receivit the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He haes been inducted intae multiple muisic haws o fame.
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