Elvis Presley Biography

Elvis Aaron Presley 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".

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he started to work with Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who was to manage the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number-one hit in the US. He became the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Elvis Presley
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Actor, Musician, Soldier
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American, Romani peo
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1935
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
August 16, 1977
Age at Death:
42
Marriages
  • 1967-05-01
    King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Elvis Presley Timeline
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