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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner 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 the most important popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who went on to manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number-one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited

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Elvis Presley Estate All Shook Up -- Gun Company Jacked The King's Swag

Elvis Presley Estate
All Shook Up Gun Company Jacked The King's Swag

Elvis Presley loved guns, but he wasn't in the business of selling them -- so claims the King's estate, and now it's suing a famous firearm manufacturer for using Elvis's image in a giant ad… READ MORE >

Craig Sager -- I Bought Elvis’ Jailhouse Rock Jacket!!

Craig Sager
I Bought Elvis’ Jailhouse Rock Jacket!!

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- 146 days ago
Burger King Makes Offer On Elvis Presley House -- It Could Be Our Greaseland!

Burger King
Makes Offer On Elvis Presley House ... It Could Be Our Greaseland!

The home of The King .. could become the home of the Whopper ... 'cause TMZ has learned the honchos at BK have made a serious offer on Elvis Presley's former Bev Hills home. TMZ obtained a letter… READ MORE >

- 163 days ago
Michael Jackson -- Top-Earning Dead Guy In Hollywood

Michael Jackson
Top-Earning Dead Guy ... In Hollywood

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- 176 days ago
Elvis Presley -- MOVIE Could Finally Happen ... Says Daughter

Elvis Presley
MOVIE Could Finally Happen ... Says Lisa Marie

Johnny Cash got a movie. So did Ray Charles. And now it seems that Elvis Presley could finally be the next big music legend to get on the big screen ... so says his daughter. Lisa Marie Presley… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Andrew Dice Clay is "The King"

Andrew Dice Clay
IS "THE KING"

Here's the 55-year-old Brooklyn based comedian Andrew Dice Clay at a L.A. movie premiere last week (left) -- and the then 41-year-old hip gyrating Elvis Presley after a concert back in 1976… READ MORE >

- 264 days ago
Elvis Presley's Crypt -- UP FOR AUCTION!!

Elvis Presley's Crypt
UP FOR AUCTION!!

Elvis fans can die happy ... literally ... 'cause the The King's original crypt is going up for auction and will will be one lucky bidder's permanent resting ground. Darren Julien of Julien's… READ MORE >

- 689 days ago
Elvis Presley Was a Sex God ... Says Ex-Girlfriend

Elvis Presley
WAS A SEX GOD!!! ... Says Ex-Girlfriend

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- 831 days ago
Stars Who've Served!

Stars Who've Served!

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Zsa Zsa's Famous Mansion on Sale ... For $28 Million!!!!!

Zsa Zsa's Famous Mansion on Sale ... For $28 Million!!!!!

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