Elvis Presley - Sondz

Overview

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...

Facts

Also known asElvis
Born8 Jan. 1935, in Tupelo
Died16 Aug. 1977 (Aged: 42), in Memphis
AreaUnited States
Years active23
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married to

Priscilla Presley

Involved with

Linda Thompson (1972-1976)

Wanda Jackson (1955-1955)

Ann-Margret

Jana Lund

Parent(s)Vernon PresleyGladys Presley
ChildrenLisa Marie Presley
Role(s)Producer (executive)Acoustic GuitarGuitarVocal
Label(s)RCARCA VictorSony MusicFollow That Dream RecordsLegacyBMGSony BMG Music EntertainmentRCA CamdenMemphis Recording ServiceBMG Special Products

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
The Jordanaires
The JordanairesBackground vocalsPerformer (additional)Choir vocalsVocalCreditAdditional
Scotty Moore
Scotty MooreCreditElectric guitarGuitarVideo appearanceInstrumentVocal
D.J. Fontana
D.J. FontanaDrums (drum set)PercussionMembranophoneVideo appearanceInstrumentVocal
Bill Black
Bill BlackCreditDouble bassBassVideo appearanceElectric bass guitarVocalBass guitar
Floyd Cramer
Floyd CramerPianoOrgan
Dudley Brooks
Dudley BrooksPianoCelestaOrgan
Bob Moore
Bob MooreBassDouble bass
Boots Randolph
Boots RandolphSaxophoneClarinetShakersVibraphoneClaves
Buddy Harman
Buddy HarmanDrums (drum set)Timpani
Millie Kirkham
Millie KirkhamBackground vocalsVocal