Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. 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, led him to both great success and initial controversy.
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-d...
|Also known as||Elvis|
|Born||8 Jan. 1935, in Tupelo|
|Died||16 Aug. 1977 (Aged: 42), in Memphis|
Linda Thompson (1972-1976)
Wanda Jackson (1955-1955)
|Parent(s)||Vernon PresleyGladys Presley|
|Children||Lisa Marie Presley|
|Role(s)||Producer (executive)Acoustic GuitarGuitarVocal|
|Label(s)||RCARCA VictorSony MusicFollow That Dream RecordsLegacyBMGSony BMG Music EntertainmentRCA CamdenMemphis Recording ServiceBMG Special Products|