Elvis Presley

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Legal name: Elvis Aaron Presley


Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer 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. 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 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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Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
Pure Diamonds, Volume 3: Gospel Greats and Stax 1
Pure Gold 5 1
Sunrise 1
Swedish Hit Collection 1
Sweet Songs 1
Teddy Bear 1
The * Collection 1
The Christmas Collection 1
The Collection 1
The Collection: From the Heart 1
The Complete Bonus Songs 1
The Complete Burbank Sessions, Volume 1 1
The Complete Burbank Sessions, Volume 2 1
The Complete Burbank Sessions, Volume 3 1
The Definitive Gospel 1
The Definitive Love Album 1
The Definitive Rock & Roll Album 1
The Elvis Presley Collection Rhythm & Blues 1
The Elvis Presley Collection: Country 1
The Elvis Presley Collection: From the Heart 1
The Elvis Presley Collection: Love Songs 1
The Elvis Presley Collection: Rock 'n' Roll 1
The Elvis Presley Collection: The Romantic 1
The Essential 70's Masters 1
The Essential Collection 1
The Gold Collection 1
The Golden Years, Volume 2 1
The Greatest Hits: Can't Help Falling in Love 1
The Home Recordings 1
The Impossible Dream 1
The Legendary Elvis Presley 1
The Love Songs 1
The Memphis Flash 1
The Movie Songs 1
The Number One Collection (17 Original Number 1 Hits) 1
The Request Box Shows 1
The Rockin' Years 1
The Sun Sessions 1
The Very Best of Love 1
Walk a Mile in My Shoes 1
World Hits 1
World Hits 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2013 Elvis at Stax 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1968 NBC-TV Special 5
1970 On Stage 5
1970 Elvis in Person at the International Hotel 2
1972 As Recorded at Madison Square Garden 4
1973 Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite 3 4
1974 Having Fun With Elvis on Stage 1
1974 Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 1
1976 Live in Las Vegas 1
1977 Elvis in Concert 3
1986 Aloha Rehearsal Show: Kui Lee Cancer Benefit 1
1988 The Alternate Aloha 2
1994 Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis 1
1995 Elvis Meets The Beatles 1
1995 Moody Blue & Other Great Performances 1
1996 Desert Storm 1
1997 An Afternoon in the Garden 1
1997 Good Rockin' Live in '55 1
1998 A Golden Celebration 1
1998 Memories: The '68 Comeback Special 1
1998 Tiger Man 1
1999 Elvis Presley '55: Recorded Live at the Louisiana Hayride 1
2000 Live 1
2001 ELVIS as Recorded at Madison Square Garden 5 1
2002 On Air: The Elvis Broadcasts 1954-1956: Collector's Edition 1
2002 1970-08-26: Caught in the Act: Hilton, Las Vegas, NV, USA 1
2002 Roots Revolution: The Louisiana Hayride Recordings 1
2003 Elvis at the International 5 1
2004 Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis 2
2005 Big Boss Man 1
2005 Elvis Live From Las Vegas 1
2006 Southern Nights 2
2007 Viva Las Vegas 1
2008 The Complete '68 Comeback Special 2
2009 The Final Homecoming 1
2012 With a Humble Heart 1
1972-08-11: Las Vegas, NV: Elvis at Full Blast 1
An American Trilogy 1
Burbank 68 1
Dinner at Eight 1
Dixieland Rocks 1
Electrifying 1
Elvis Live: 1955 Hayride Shows 1
Elvis Presley Live 1
Goodbye Memphis 1
If You Talk In Your Sleep 1
Jailhouse Rock Man in Concert 1
Kansas City Blues 1
Kicking and Rolling 1
Live in Dallas 1
Old Times They Are Not Forgotten 1
One Night in Vegas 1
Raw Live 1
Spanish Eyes 1
Spring Tours 77 1
The 8th Wonder Of The World 1
The Bicentennial Elvis Experience 1
The Brightest Star On Sunset Boulevard 1 1

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