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 singer-songwriter 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, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. 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, Presley 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 featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. On August 16, 1977, he sustained a heart attack in the bathroom of his Graceland estate, and died as a result. His death came in the wake of many years of prescription drug abuse which lead to his poor health and death.

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 one of the best-selling solo artists 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 Artist RatingReleases
1956 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 4.35 10
1956 Elvis Elvis Presley 4 7
1957 Elvis’ Christmas Album Elvis Presley 5 8
1959 For LP Fans Only Elvis Presley 3
1959 A Date With Elvis Elvis Presley 4 3
1960 Elvis Is Back! Elvis Presley 4 10
1960 His Hand in Mine Elvis Presley 5 4
1961 Something for Everybody Elvis Presley 1 5
1962 Pot Luck Elvis Presley 5 5
1967 How Great Thou Art Elvis Presley 5
1969 From Elvis in Memphis Elvis Presley 9
1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is Elvis Presley 5 5
1970 Back in Memphis Elvis Presley 3
1971 Elvis Country: I'm 10,000 Years Old Elvis Presley 3 5
1971 Love Letters From Elvis Elvis Presley 1 2
1971 Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas Elvis 1 5
1972 Elvis Now Elvis Presley 2 3
1972 He Touched Me Elvis Presley 4
1973 Raised on Rock Elvis Presley 2 2
1973 Elvis (1973 album aka "The Fool") Elvis Presley 3.5 4
1974 Good Times Elvis Presley 4 3
1975 Promised Land Elvis Presley 4 3
1975 Today Elvis Presley 2 2
1976 From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee Elvis Presley 1 2
1977 Moody Blue Elvis Presley 4 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Rock 'N' Roll Elvis Presley 1
1957 The Best of Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1958 Elvis’ Golden Records Elvis Presley 4
1959 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 6
1963 Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 4
1965 Elvis for Everyone Elvis Presley 1
1968 Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4 Elvis Presley 4
1969 Elvis Sings Flaming Star Elvis Presley 4
1970 Let's Be Friends Elvis Presley 3 1
1970 50 Worldwide Gold Hits, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 5 2
1970 Almost in Love Elvis Presley 2
1970 From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis Elvis Presley 4 1
1970 Please Don't Stop Loving Me Elvis Presley 3 1
1971 The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 2
1971 C’mon Everybody Elvis Presley 5 1
1971 I Got Lucky Elvis Presley 1
1971 You'll Never Walk Alone Elvis Presley 1 3
1972 Burning Love and Hits From His Movies Elvis Presley 3 1
1972 Sings Hits From His Movies Elvis Presley 1
1973 Separate Ways Elvis Presley 3
1973 A Portrait in Music Elvis Presley 4 1
1973 Rock 'N' On - 24 Legendary Hits Elvis Presley 1
1974 A Legendary Performer, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 2
1975 Rock 'n' On, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 3 1
1975 40 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
1975 Solid Rocks (C’mon Everybody / I Got Lucky) Elvis Presley 1
1976 A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
1976 Blue Christmas Elvis Presley 2 4
1976 Disque D'or / "Pure Gold" Elvis Presley 1
1976 Les 40 Plus Grands Succes Originaux Elvis Presley 1
1976 The Sun Sessions Elvis Presley 4 2
1977 Welcome to My World Elvis Presley 2
1977 C’mon Everybody Elvis Presley 1
1977 Double Dynamite Elvis Presley 4 2
1978 From Elvis With Love Elvis Presley 1
1979 The King...Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1981 Elvis Elvis Elvis - 100 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
1981 The History of Rock, Volume 1: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
1982 By Request Elvis Presley 1
1982 Historia de la música rock - 26 Elvis Presley 3 1
1983 Elvis Forever: 32 Hits Elvis Presley 2
1983 Elvis Sings Inspirational Favorites Elvis Presley 1
1984 32 Film-Hits Vol 1 Elvis Presley 1
1984 Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 Elvis Presley 2
1984 I Can Help Elvis Presley 1
1984 Merry Christmas Elvis Presley 2
1984 Rocker Elvis Presley 2
1984 The Collection, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Four Elvis Presley 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Three Elvis Presley 1
1984 The Collection, Volume Two Elvis Presley 1
1985 32 Film-Hits Vol 2 Elvis Presley 2
1985 A Valentine Gift for You Elvis Presley 1
1985 Classic Love Ballads Elvis Presley 2
1985 Reconsider Baby Elvis Presley 2
1986 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1
1986 Essential Elvis Presley 1
1986 Hound Dog & Other Hits Elvis Presley 2
1986 Return of the Rocker Elvis Presley 3 2
1987 The Definitive Country Album Elvis Presley 1
1987 18 Greatest Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
1987 18 Greatest Rock'n Roll Hits Elvis Presley 1
1987 Elvis Country Elvis Presley 1
1987 Just Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1987 Memories of Christmas Elvis Presley 1
1987 The All Time Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 2
1987 The Definitive Film Album Elvis Presley 1
1987 The Legend Lives On Elvis Presley 1
1987 The Number One Hits Elvis Presley 4
1987 The Top Ten Hits Elvis Presley 2
1988 A Touch of Platinum: A Life in Music (Volume 1) Elvis Presley 1
1988 A Touch of Platinum: A Life in Music - Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
1988 Remembering Elvis Presley 1
1988 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Elvis Presley: 1954-1961 Elvis Presley 1
1989 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1

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