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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 Was a Sex God ... Says Ex-Girlfriend

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

Elvis Presley was The King ... IN THE SACK ... this according to his longtime girlfriend Linda Thompson. Linda -- who dated Elvis for four years after he split from his wife Priscilla in 1972 --… READ MORE >

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Stars Who've Served!

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

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Controversy Rages Over New 'Elvis' Recordings

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Stars Who've Served

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- 2193 days ago
Lisa Marie Presley -- Nanny Suit Is History

Lisa Marie Presley
Nanny Suit Is History

Lisa Marie Presley's former nanny has dropped her lawsuit against Elvis' daughter, but Lisa Marie is still really pissed at her.The nanny, Christine White, sued Presley back in August, claiming… READ MORE >

- 2331 days ago
Hunka Hunka Elvis' Hair Sells for $18k

Hunka Hunka Elvis' Hair Sells for $18k

The King's crown is still pulling in some serious dough -- a clump of Elvis Presley's hair just sold for $18,300!!!!!!The 51-year-old hair sample went on the auction block in Chicago this weekend… READ MORE >

- 2417 days ago
Elvis' Weave for Sale

Elvis' Weave for Sale

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- 2429 days ago
Rod Blagojevich Is The King

Rod Blagojevich
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