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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. 

Elvis’ musical influences were the pop and country music of the time. In 1954, he began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. 


His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.  (c)www.elvis.com

 
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CTV NewsElvis Presley superfan turns grief into unique song honouring The KingCTV NewsAn Elvis Presley superfan from Sydney has turned her grief into music, using The King's song titles as inspiration for her lyrics. “I cried and cried and cried,” says Lucy Bersuk, recalling the day Presley died...
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XXLMAG.COMToday in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Breaks Elvis Presley's Billboard Hot 100 RecordXXLMAG.COM2012: Lil Wayne officially surpassed Elvis Presley's all-time Billboard Hot 100 mark on Sept. 27, 2012. Not a bad birthday present at all. Weezy topped the King of Rock & Roll with the most Hot...
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TV Series FinaleElvis TV Series Being Developed by Priscilla Presley and Harvey WeinsteinTV Series Finale“I'm a big fan of Harvey Weinstein's independent films,” says Priscilla Presley. “I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis ch...
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nwitimes.comElvis FANtasy Fest returns Oct. 7 to 9 to Portagenwitimes.comElvis Presley tribute artist Ryan Pelton, of Columbus, Ohio, won the Elvis Fantasy Fest contest last year and will appear again this year at the event, Oct. 7-9 at Portage's Woodland Park. The event, which has had participa...
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Official Charts CompanyCan Robbie Williams match Elvis Presley's Official Chart record with his new album Heavy Entertainment Show?Official Charts CompanyRobbie Williams has announced details of his new album - and it could equal an Official Chart record currently held by Elvis Presley. The star...
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BBC NewsPorthcawl Elvis Festival 2016 in picturesBBC NewsA south Wales seaside town has been a sea of quiffs and blue suede shoes as thousands of Elvis Presley fans descended for an annual celebration of The King. The Porthcawl Elvis Festival features 50 tribute acts performing more than 100 shows a...
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Flickering Myth (blog)The Weinstein Company to explore the life of Elvis Presley with TV biopicFlickering Myth (blog)The Weinstein Company is set to explore the life of the King of Rock n Roll with an Elvis Presley biopic which is being produced in full partnership with the Presley Estate, and Prisc...
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FlavorwirePriscilla Presley Partnering with the Weinstein Company on an Elvis ...FlavorwireElvis Presley was an explorer of vast new landscapes of dream and illusion," writes Dave Marsh in his book Elvis. The text is the basis for a new TV biopic that is ...Elvis Presley event TV series in...

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