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, 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, 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. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D.J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage 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. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. 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. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them 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 gave the first concert by a single artist to be broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate, just 42 years of age.

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 artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three competitive Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Elvis Country Elvis Presley 1
1987 Just Elvis 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
1989 From the Heart Elvis Presley 2
1989 Gospel 1957-1971: Known Only to Him Elvis Presley 3 2
1989 Christmas With Elvis Elvis Presley 2
1989 A Legendary Perfomer, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
1989 Christmas Classics Elvis Presley 1
1989 Elvis in Nashville Elvis Presley 2 1
1989 Great Performances Elvis Presley 1
1989 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 2
1989 That's All Right Elvis Presley 2
1989 The Best Of Elvis Presley 1
1990 The Great Performances Elvis Presley 2
1990 Elvis Presley - Live Elvis Presley 1
1990 Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley 2
1990 For the Asking (The Lost Album) Elvis Presley 1
1990 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Elvis, The King: 1954-1965 Elvis Presley 1
1991 Christmas Favorites Elvis Presley & Jim Reeves 1
1991 Collector's Gold Elvis Presley 1
1991 Elvis Forever 30 Hits Elvis Presley 1
1991 Elvis Through the Years, Volume 7: Fame and Fortune Elvis Presley 1
1991 Elvis Through the Years, Volume 08: Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley 1
1991 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Elvis Presley: 1956-1961 Elvis Presley 1
1992 Elvis Forever, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
1992 The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters Elvis Presley 4 2
1992 La voix du Rock Elvis Presley 1
1992 The Early Years White Rock 'N' Roll Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
1993 Rockin' Around Elvis Presley 1
1994 The Memphis Record Elvis Presley 1
1994 Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances Elvis Presley 1
1994 If Every Day Was Like Christmas Elvis Presley 2
1994 Double Goldies Elvis Presley 1
1994 Payin' The Dues (Songs & Interviews Of The Early Years) Elvis Presley 5 1
1994 The Romantic Elvis Presley 1
1995 Live a Little, Love a Little / Charro! / The Trouble With Girls / Change of Habit Elvis Presley 1 1
1995 The Essential Collection Elvis Presley 1
1995 Command Performances: The Essential 60's Masters II Elvis Presley 1
1995 From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters Elvis Presley 1
1995 Gold: The Very Best of the King Elvis Presley 1
1995 The Golden Collection Elvis Presley 1
1995 Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70’s Masters Elvis Presley 2
1996 Elvis 56 Elvis Presley 1
1996 Great Country Songs Elvis Presley 2
1996 A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY ROCK SERIES Elvis Presley 1
1996 Gospel Treasury Elvis Presley 2
1996 It’s Now or Never Elvis Presley 1
1996 The Original Elvis Presley Collection (50 CD Boxset) Elvis Presley 1
1997 Classic Elvis Elvis Presley 2
1997 Always on My Mind: The Ultimate Love Songs Collection Elvis Presley 1
1997 Platinum: A Life in Music Elvis Presley 1
1997 Forever in Love Elvis Presley 1
1997 24 Karat Hits! Elvis Presley 2
1997 Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits Elvis Presley 1
1997 30 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
1997 A Portrait Elvis Presley 1
1997 All the Best Elvis Presley 1
1997 Always Elvis: The Dutch Album Elvis Presley 1
1997 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley 1
1998 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
1998 I Wish You a Merry Christmas Elvis Presley 1
1998 The Early Years Elvis Presley 1
1998 The Elvis Presley Collection: The Rocker Elvis Presley 1
1998 Treasures 1953-1958 Elvis Presley 1
1998 Treasures 1960-1963 Elvis Presley 1
1999 The Country Side of Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1999 Sunrise Elvis Presley 1
1999 The Elvis Presley Collection: Treasures: 1970-1976 Elvis Presley 1
1999 Suspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology Elvis Presley 5 1
1999 Tomorrow Is a Long Time Elvis Presley 1
1999 I miti musica: Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1999 Elvis for Babies Elvis Presley 1
1999 Take My Hand: Gospel Favourites Elvis Presley 2
1999 Rock'n Roll Elvis Presley 1
1999 A Mi Manera Elvis Presley 1
1999 Artist of the Century Elvis Presley 2
1999 Complete Single Collection Elvis Presley 1
2000 Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1
2000 Elvis 48 Original Hits Elvis Presley 1
2000 The Elvis Presley Collection: Christmas Elvis Presley 1
2000 Peace in the Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings Elvis Presley 1
2000 Legendary Elvis Presley 1
2000 Most Famous Hits Elvis Presley 2
2000 The 50 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
2000 2000 - Best of the King Elvis Presley 1
2000 Elvis in Rock Elvis Presley 1
2000 The Love Collection Elvis Presley 1
2000 Too Much Monkey Business Elvis Presley 1
2000 Ultimate Collection Rockabilly Elvis Presley 1
2000 Wildcat Elvis Presley 1
2001 Best of Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1

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