Elvis Presley

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Legal name: Elvis Aaron Presley

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American musician 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, as a twinless twin- his brother was stillborn. When he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer 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. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1956 Elvis Presley 4.35 10
1956 Elvis 4 6
1956 Rock 'N' Roll 1
1957 Elvis’ Christmas Album 5 8
1957 No.2 1
1959 For LP Fans Only 3
1959 A Date With Elvis 4 3
1960 Elvis Is Back! 4 10
1960 His Hand in Mine 5 4
1961 Something for Everybody 1 5
1962 Pot Luck 5 5
1967 How Great Thou Art 4
1969 Elvis Sings Flaming Star 4
1969 From Elvis in Memphis 7
1970 Let's Be Friends 3 1
1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is 5 5
1970 Back in Memphis 2
1970 Please Don't Stop Loving Me 3 1
1971 Elvis Country: I'm 10,000 Years Old 3 5
1971 Love Letters From Elvis 1 2
1971 Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas 1 4
1971 C'mon Everybody 5 1
1971 You'll Never Walk Alone 1 2
1972 Elvis Now 2 3
1972 Burning Love and Hits From His Movies 3 1
1972 He Touched Me 3
1973 Raised on Rock 2 2
1973 Elvis (1973 album aka "The Fool") 3 3
1974 Good Times 4 3
1975 Promised Land 4 3
1975 Today 2 2
1976 Blue Christmas 2 4
1976 From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 1 2
1977 Moody Blue 4 5
2000 Too Much Monkey Business 1
2001 Silver Screen Stereo 1
2002 It's Midnight 1
2006 Made in Memphis 3 1
2008 True Love 4 1
2008 Christmas Duets 2
2014 Christmas Classics With Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: Ultimate Gospel 1
Hits and More, Volume 4 1
Lead Me, Guide Me 1
One Night With The King 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1957 The Best Of Elvis (His Master's Voice DLP1159 (10" Vinyl LP, Compilation)) 1
1958 Elvis' Golden Records 4
1959 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2 5
1963 Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 3 3
1968 Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 4 3
1970 50 Worldwide Gold Hits, Volume 1 5 2
1970 Almost in Love 2
1970 From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis 1
1971 The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 2
1971 I Got Lucky 1
1972 Elvis for Everyone 1
1973 Separate Ways 3
1973 A Portrait in Music 1
1974 A Legendary Performer, Volume 1 2
1975 Rock 'n' On, Volume 2 3 1
1975 40 Greatest Hits 1
1976 A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 1
1976 Disque D'or / "Pure Gold" 1
1976 Les 40 Plus Grands Succes Originaux 1
1976 The Sun Sessions 4 2
1977 Welcome to My World 2
1977 C'mon Everybody 1
1978 From Elvis With Love 1
1979 The King...Elvis 1
1980 Double Dynamite Vol. 2 1
1981 Elvis Elvis Elvis - 100 Greatest Hits 1
1981 The History of Rock, Volume 1: Elvis Presley 1
1982 By Request 1
1982 Historia de la música rock - 26 3 1
1983 Elvis Sings Inspirational Favorites 1
1984 I Can Help 1
1984 Merry Christmas 2
1984 Rocker 2
1984 The Collection, Volume 1 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Four 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Three 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Two 1
1985 32 Film-Hits Vol 2 1
1985 A Valentine Gift for You 1
1985 Reconsider Baby 2
1986 Don't Be Cruel 1
1986 Essential 1
1986 Hound Dog & Other Hits 2
1986 Return of the Rocker 3 2
1987 The Definitive Country Album 1
1987 18 Greatest Rock'n Roll Hits 1
1987 Elvis Country 1
1987 Just Elvis 1
1987 Memories of Christmas 1
1987 The All Time Greatest Hits 2
1987 The Definitive Film Album 1
1987 The Legend Lives On 1
1987 The Number One Hits 3
1987 The Top Ten Hits 2
1988 A Touch of Platinum: A Life in Music 1

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