Legal name: Elvis Aaron Presley

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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, 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 him 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 during a transformative era in race relations, 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 films 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 television 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 solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate 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, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. 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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2013 1000 Klassiekers - De Absolute Top Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
2013 A Groovy Kind of Love Various Artists 1
2013 American Heartbeat: 1959 Various Artists 1
2013 American Heartbeat: 1960 Various Artists 1
2013 Anyone Who Had a Heart - The Best of Burt Bacharach Various Artists 1
2013 Autour de minuit - Christmas Various Artists 1
2013 Christmas Swing Various Artists 1
2013 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
2013 Die Neuen Weihnachtshits, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2013 Dreamboats and Petticoats Seven Various Artists 1
2013 Forever Friends: Someone Special Various Artists 1
2013 Het Beste Uit 2500 X Top 40 Various Artists 1
2013 I Just Love: A 50s Summer Party! Various Artists 1
2013 It's Christmas! Various Artists 1
2013 Jukebox Souvenirs 2 Various Artists 1
2013 Lemon Popsicles and Strawberry Milkshakes: Love Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2013 Les Trésors du Rock de Philippe Manœuvre Philippe Manœuvre 2 1
2013 Mit Vollgas in die 60er Various Artists 1
2013 No. 1 Hits of the '50s Various Artists 1
2013 Oxford American: Southern Music CD #15 - Tennessee Various Artists 1
2013 Rock‐A‐Billy Dynamite Various Artists 1
2013 The Big 5: Slow Classics Various Artists 1
2013 Top 40 Classics Various Artists 1
2013 Top 2000 Editie 2013 Various Artists 1
2013 ZDF: Die Schönsten Weihnachts Hits Aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2014 Roots of Rock n Roll 2 Various Artists 1
2014 Now That’s What I Call Running 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Without the Beatles: 50 Original Rock and Soul Classics Covered by the Fab Four Various Artists 1
2014 Les Hits 1961 : Salut les copains Various Artists 1
2014 Discobaar A Moeder: Volle gas Various Artists 1
2014 Rhythm Is Gonna Get You: Summer Party Fever Various Artists 1
2014 Eldorado 6 Various Artists 1
2014 60 Top Hits: American Dreams Various Artists 1
2014 More Summer 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 60 Jahre Rock - Pop Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
2014 101 Dance Hits Various Artists 1
2014 Pure… 2000s Party Various Artists 1
2014 Pure...American Anthems Various Artists 1
2014 Fetenkult: Oktoberfest 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels - The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Volume 2: 1969 Various Artists 1
2014 Essentials noël Various Artists 1
2014 RTL Presenteert Wereldsterren Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call a Million Various Artists 1
2014 VOX: Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2014 1000 Klassiekers - De Absolute Top Vol. 6 Various Artists 1
2014 Sky Radio Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
2014 Now That’s What I Call Legends Various Artists 1
2014 Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2014 100 Big Hits of the ’60s Various Artists 1
2014 A Night at the Movies Various Artists 1
2014 American Heartbeat: 1956 Various Artists 1
2014 American Heartbeat: 1957 Various Artists 1
2014 American Heartbeat: 1958 Various Artists 1
2014 Borrowed by Bublé Various Artists 1
2014 Christmas Hits! Various Artists 1
2014 Christmas Swing Various Artists 1
2014 Decade of Hits: the 50's Various Artists 1
2014 Decade of Hits: The 60's Various Artists 1
2014 Die 70s Edition Various Artists 1
2014 Electric Guitar Story 1935-1962 Various Artists 1
2014 Fussball WM - Die Party Hits 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Gentlemen of Swing 2 Various Artists 1
2014 Gentlemen of Swing Nr.2 Various Artists 1
2014 Gospel - The Very Best Of Various Artists 1
2014 Halfway to Paradise Various Artists 1
2014 Happy Days Various Artists 1
2014 I Just Love Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists 1
2014 It Had to Be Y♥u: The Ultimate Love Songs Various Artists 1
2014 Les Plus Grands Tubes Noël Various Artists 1
2014 Love Christmas Various Artists 1
2014 Love Songs Various Artists 1
2014 Mastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 143: Swingin’ 60s Various Artists 1
2014 Number 1 Hits of the ’60s Various Artists 1
2014 Pottþétt jól Various Artists 1
2014 Pure… Acoustic Various Artists 1
2014 Songs For Mum Various Artists 1
2014 The Best Rock 'n' Roll Album In The World...Ever! Various Artists 1
2015 Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker (Recordings 1978-2010) Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker 1
2015 smoothfm: All Time Top 50, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2015 The Nation’s Favourite 70s Number Ones Various Artists 1
2015 Forever Friends: Always and Forever Various Artists 1
2015 Legendes Van Gister Tot Nou Various Artists 1
2015 Silver Linings: Songs of a Lifetime Various Artists 1
2015 Fühl’s noch mal! 3 Various Artists 1
2015 Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists 1
2015 Het beste uit radio1 classics 100 volume 2 Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate Country Various Artists 2
2015 Ultimate 70s Various Artists 1
2015 Romancing the 60s Various Artists 1
2015 30 Stars: 00s Various Artists 5 1
2015 30 Stars: 70s Various Artists 5 1
2015 30 Stars: Movies Various Artists 5 1
2015 Les plus belles chansons d'amour des années 50 Various Artists 1
2015 Roots of Funk 1947-1962 Various Artists 1
2015 21 Classic #1 Hits Various Artists 1
2015 No.1 70s ORICON HITS Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate Love Various Artists 1
2015 All About Revolution: History of Rebel Rock Various Artists 1
2015 Now! That’s What I Call a Singer Various Artists 2
2015 Rock ’n’ Roll Party Various Artists 1

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