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  Elvis Presley
Presley performed this music with a natural hip swiveling sexuality that made him a teen idol and a role model for generations of cool rebels.
Presley was repeatedly dismissed as vulgar, incompetent and a bad influence.
Born January 8, 1935, in East Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was the son of Gladys and Vernon Presley, a sewing machine operator and a truck driver.
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 Elvis Presley - hotshotdigital.com
Elvis recorded five singles at Sun, and before long he had become the teen idol of the century, playing concerts for rioting hordes of screaming teenage girls.
Elvis was known for his explosive stage presence and his controversially suggestive hip movements.
Many Elvis historians have speculated that there was an ulterior motive for this peacetime draft, one theory being that it was a conservative political move to protect the country from the corrupting influence of his music.
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 Elvis Presley
Presley’s standing as a rock and roller was rekindled with an electrifying TV special, simply titled Elvis and broadcast on December 3, 1968.
January 8, 1935: Elvis Aron Presley is born to Gladys and Vernon Presley in a two-room cabin on North Saltillo Road in East Tupelo, Mississippi.
November 20, 1955: Elvis Presley’s contract with Sun Records, including all previously released and recorded material, is sold to the New York-based RCA label for $35,000.
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  Three decades on, Elvis still makes a fortune - CNN.com
Elvis died at the age of 42 at his Graceland mansion on August 16, 1977
As legions of fans prepare to gather next week in Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the 30th anniversary of Presley's death on August 16, 1977, it is clear that Elvis is still taking care of business.
For a start, there is the Elvis Expo at the Memphis convention center that features sold-out appearances by members of his TCB Band and former wife Priscilla.
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  Elvis Presley Biography. Comprehensive history of Elvis Presley's dynamic life. Elvis Biography
Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on
Elvis Presley’s musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the fl RandB he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager.
Elvis' legacy of generosity continues through the work of the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which is the philanthropic branch of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and the creator of the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis.
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  Elvis Presley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Presley's star had faded slightly over the 1960s as he made his movies and America was struck by changing styles and tastes after the "British Invasion" spearheaded by the Beatles.
Presley's height was officially measured in the army twice and was stated at 5'11.5 inches in bare foot and 6'0.5 inches with shoes.
Presley was known to have attained at least a seventh-degree fl belt in the martial art.
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 Elvis Presley (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Presley and rock and roll were still untested properties in the music business, but this album proved the selling power of both.
Five songs were taken from the Elvis Presley's Sun recordings-tapes, which had moved with Elvis to RCA.
While Elvis had his first nationwide hit with Heartbreak Hotel climbing the charts since January before, this song is not present on this album since the record label thought including it would hinder the single's sales.
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 Elvis Aaron Presley 1935-54 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the fl RandB he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager.
Elvis Presley starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas.
Elvis and his parents pack their belongings in a trunk strapped to the roof of their 1939 Plymouth and move to Memphis, Tennessee in search of a better life economically.
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 VH1.com : Elvis Presley : Biography - Urge Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elvis was certainly the first, however, to assertively fuse country and blues music into the style known as rockabilly.
Elvis' (and Colonel Parker's) aspirations were too big to be limited to records and live appearances.
The 1968 album Elvis in Memphis was the first LP in nearly a decade in which Presley seemed cognizant of current trends, as he updated his sounds with contemporary compositions and touches of soul to create some reasonably gutsy late-'60s pop/rock.
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 hip online: artists: elvis presley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Presley was not the very first White man to sing rhythm and blues; Bill Haley predated him in that regard, and there may have been others as well.
Claiming that Elvis made blues acceptable for the White market is not the whole picture; the singles usually teamed blues covers with country and pop ones, all made into rock and roll (at this point a term that barely existed) with the pulsing beat, slap-back echo, and Elvis' soaring, frenetic vocals.
The 1968 album Elvis In Memphis was the first LP in nearly a decade in which Presley seemed cognizant of current trends, as he updated his sounds with contemporary compositions and touches of soul to create some reasonably gutsy late '60s pop-rock.
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 Elvis Presley - Elvis Biography - Biography on Elvis Presley
Elvis himself recognized his inherent gifts when he announced, upon his arrival at Sun studios "I don't sing like nobody" to Marion Keisker who was working the front desk while owner Sam Phillips was away for the day.
Elvis represented the convergence in one small-town boy, born at the right time, in the right place, in the right environment and under the right circumstances, of all the musical currents of America's subcultures: fl and white gospel, country and Western, and rhythm and blues.
Elvis was a social revolution he changed everything, from music to language to fashion.
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 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - Elvis Presley
Growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley was exposed to blues and gospel along with the hillbilly and pop he heard regularly.
An American music giant of the 20th century who singlehandedly changed the course of music and culture in the mid-1950s, Presley used his knowledge of fl music to develop a style that was sexy yet innocent, wild yet warm.
Presley would continue to be influenced by the blues throughout his career, always recalling the delicate balance of fl and white music that made rock & roll the greatest and most democratic of all American pop forms.
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 Elvis Presley: The Early Years
Elvis is second only to the Beatles in total of #1 hits.
Presley choose to record two Ink Spots tunes, "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin." What's interesting about the choices is that Sam Phillips, the owner, also owned Sun Records, an independent record label, and was known to be looking for a white man who could sing in a fl RandB style.
Elvis joined Sun Records and what would come to be called Sun's "Million Dollar Quartet" - the foursome of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Presley.
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 Graceland anoints first king of Elvis pretenders | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Presley died at Graceland, his former Memphis residence, on Aug. 16, 1977, and the finals of the tribute artist contest were part of a weeklong string of concerts, dances and memorials focused on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The contest is a big change for Graceland managers who have had little to do with Elvis impersonators over the years, generally regarding them with a mixture of resigned bemusement and outright disgust.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs the $40-million-a-year worldwide business in all things Elvis, opened Presley's Graceland to public tours in 1982 and the famous white-columned house now draws almost 600,000 visitors a year.
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 Elvis PRESLEY : Biographie d'Elvis PRESLEY - JeSuisMort.com
Elvis Aron Presley, est né le 8 janvier 1935, à; Tupelo dans le Mississippi.
Elvis obtient son bac au collège Humes en 1953.
Elvis fait du cinéma et enregistre de (1962 à 1969), 23 bandes sonores de ses films; à raison de deux ou trois par année.
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 Elvis Presley 1935-1977   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1958: Elvis is drafted and assigned to the Second Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas.
Gladys Presley dies of acute hepatitis on Aug. 14.
1960: Elvis is discharged from the Army, having reached the rank of sergeant.
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 Transcript: Elvis Presley 8/11/98
It is likely that had Elvis lived at a different and later historical time that his health destruction would not have been inevitable and that Elvis could have sough professional help and perhaps have overcome all of the factors which contributed to his demise.
Elvis was in no shape to correct his chronic problems and, in fact, the publication of this book most likely hastened his demise.
I believe that Elvis Presley, the individual and the symbol, will be inseparable from American cultural history so long as we have the courage to tell the truth about ourselves and the age in which we live.
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CBS is proud to present ELVIS, the new fact-based drama about the life of Elvis Presley, one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
With the full cooperation and participation of the Elvis Presley Estate, his electrifying yet tumultuous story, from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame, will be told.
Presley's master recordings will be heard for the first time in a biographical film.
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 Elvis Presley
The Presley family was not a wealthy one; Elvis was born in a two-room shack in a not-particularly good neighbourhood of Memphis.
Elvis' music is important for the musical content: he was the first white to incorporate the spirits, as well as the notes, of blues, r&b, and country together.
Elvis Aaron Presley is important because of the role he played in inventing rock'n'roll, which in turn played a pivotal role in liberating America from the conformity and divisions that prevailed in the 1950s.
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 Elvis Presley biography
The remix of Elvis' A Little Less Conversation by Dutch DJ JXL for the Nike FIFA World Cup 2002 commercial became Elvis' 18th number one hit in the UK; he is now one #1 hit ahead of The Beatles.
Elvis Aaron Presley and his twin brother Jesse Garon were born in East Tupelo, rural Mississippi, on January 8, 1935.
Elvis was drafted and had to join the army on March 24, 1958.
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 Amazon.com: Elvis Presley: Music: Elvis Presley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elvis envisioned himself as a Pop ballad singer (a la Dean Martin) but this was the new style and sound that Sam Phillips, who originally produced and recorded fl R&B talent at Sun Records, convinced him would make him stand out and be noticed.
This, now, is the point where Elvis and his new sound is moving from being a regional phenomenon (via the regional Sun singles recordings, live stage performances and local radio play) to a becoming a national sensation (via a big-time record label, along with its publicity machine, and national television appearances).
Elvis came to form in a truly unique period in American music history and his style and tastes were formulated from many musical sources available to him in the early- to mid-1950s Memphis, Tennessee region: Gospel, fl Rhythm & Blues/Rock'n'Roll, Pop, Country and Hillbilly (from which he helped develop Rockabilly).
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 Shawn Klush wins Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Managers of Presley's home in Memphis anointed their first-ever official Elvis "tribute artist" Friday night, as they wrapped up a week of events commemorating the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death.
Unofficial Elvis impersonator contests, with performers ranging from the ridiculous to the reverential, are held around the globe, drawing participants of all sizes, shapes, ethnicities and ages.
The finalists for Graceland's contest are all, like Presley, white men in their 20s to 40s, but marketing manager Jankowski said preliminary contests, which must be approved by Graceland, are under no orders to restrict contestants by age, race or ethnicity.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2007-08-13-elvis-contest_N.htm?csp=34   (1182 words)

 Elvis Presley Biography
Irish-descended Elvis Aaron Presley, son of Vernon and Gladys Presley of Tupelo, Mississippi, was born (or, as some maintain, arrived) on January 8, 1935.
Elvis got stoned, got fat, got philosophical, and occasionally practiced karate, a hobby he also picked up during his stint in the military.
On August 16, 1977, at 2:30 p.m., Elvis Presley was discovered passed-out on the seat of a Graceland toilet and was pronounced dead an hour later at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
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 ElvisNews.com: Elvis Presley E-zine - By Fans For Fans
Elvis kept calling Georg over and over again to hear the song again.
This much to annoyance of Red West, because he brought the song to Elvis attention the year before and was told it was too country for Elvis.
Most fans know Elvis was a person who shared his wealth with strangers on the street giving away cars and houses, but also to people in need without anybody knowing about it.
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