Elvis Presley Biography

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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. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.

Elvis’ 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 black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. 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.

He 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. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 131 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and his being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special privileges his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

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.


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Elvis Presley | Reviewer: Alice Medina | 12/3/13

I really liked him. When he was in the Army at that time I was in
High School. I loved to hear him sing. My favorites songs were "Love Me Tender," "The Hawaian Wedding Song."
He was so handsome.

" Judge Not, Less You Be Judged Yourself" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/13/13

Today,06/13/2013 or 13613 or 13June13 is an auspicious date given to some people.
Such, is the TALENTS that GOD GAVE TO ELVIS PRESLEY. His 'Unique Voice' that none could ever mastered...Many had been touched n inspired by his gospel songs. God only knows how many people had been helped through him. V salute U,Elvis! Rest In Peace In The LORD JESUS!...PEACE FOREVERMORE!...

eta's | Reviewer: sandra jones | 10/23/12

i wanted people to know how elvis touched so many lives and made jobs for an awful lot of people (ETA'S) elvis tribute acts and they never let his memory fade by singing his music for us all to enjoy, well done boys

Elvis.. Lover of Jesus Christ. | Reviewer: Avenel. | 6/9/12


Elvis Loved Jesus ... he had a God given talent, and used it to the full.
We will never know how many people he touched, and helped them find Jesus themselves. Jesus said.. " If ye do it unto the least of these, you do it unto Me." Elvis did ... to many.
He has my love , and there has been no voice before or since like Elvis had.

The Name, It is What it is. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/8/12

The name "Elvis Presley" speaks for itself in music lore. Once you've heard it, you only need to hear the name "Elvis" to know whom the speaker is talking.

That my friends, is what makes a legend.

gold strike it rich! Uh noh, rags, rags and more rags! | Reviewer: Raving Ant, Dirty Rat | 5/17/10

Elvis, all so early, was overly endorphoned, hormoned shot up, like an old man animal, sold and running right from the start. The whole church and science, constant sex assignments was only a general public experiment botch up, not really anything for him, like he-dodah she thinks,
not enough about knifings and reprucussions.
i been knifed mure than 1x it hurts, long years aftur the nike job. peopleaint be talking nicely abut prissillia. ididn't know she a bitch, the kind dog yu don't want to bring home, but wasn't
elvi levi livin' in god dog hume any way?

Bless yur sourl and heard of hair of elvi s, cuz yur voic e sur is butiful.

from the raving ant, dirty rat. chow, chow and mur chow
in my opinion all wroing for him.

music | Reviewer: Richie | 3/24/10

i am very much a fan of Elvis's music, and performances.the rumors, and some bias plubisity i never payed no attention to.elvis could sing a dinner menue and make it gold.i want people who read this,to know Elvis you merley need to get his music,and listen.he does talk to you.

Fan of Elvis | Reviewer: Stacey Tighe | 3/19/10

Really who cares about his persoanl life when he was alive. No one really knows except who lived it. Elvis was not out there judging other people and how they lived their lives. Elvis Presley changed Music and was a great singer and a great performer and a one of a kind and that is all that is important. He loved Priscilla and i am sure if he was still around he would not like people judging her.

music | Reviewer: michael | 1/12/10

elvis is the most stunning young king in the world with hes out standing performer and hes music will never dide the worlds gretates and the worlds gretates that we will never will see a gain with hes goldin suit to hes goldin voice with hes out standing suits thats wy the world love the worlds gretates elvis the one and only elvis and theres know one will come clouser to the king love you very much elvis thank you for the wonderful music you gave to the world

elvis and me perspective | Reviewer: BLUEJAY | 8/25/09

I spent quite a few years with elvis and what you saw in the movie, "Elvis and Me" is pure fantasy. Priscilla was the wicked with of the east and west. You have to remember that Elvis grew up poor in the south and those values never change. Priscilla on the other hand was an Air Force "BRAT" who got away with everything. She is the one who made life miserable for him. And the only drugs elvis was on was cancer drugs and pain medication to help him sleep. My great great grandfather once said, opinions are like a*******, everybody has got one and you know what it's full of but if you listen to it you get what you deserve. Don't look for the bad in people. Look to the good.

i love rock'n roll | Reviewer: faryar | 9/8/08

i have good ears for music my favorit siger is amy lee(evenecense). now i know who is made a rock'n roll track . my big boss man is ELVIS PRESLEY, i have many picture of him in my room,my computer and my mobile.
i from iran...
in persian: man behet vafadaram elvis,asheghe rock'n roll hastam va lezat mibaram az in sabk,
rohet shad.

When I First Heard About Elvis Presley | Reviewer: Stephanie Reedy | 4/16/08

hi my name is stephanie reedy and i'm 17 years old when i first heard the name Elvis and show his pictures they were great.. i love his movies and songs i like everything about him i just wished that i would mat him before he died but i wasnt born yet thats the thing, but if i was i wish i was his wife the had Lisa Marie Presley./ thats the only thing i got for you thinks....

TRUE OR NOT IS ELVIS MEAN OR NOT | Reviewer: MICHAEL | 8/11/07

I SAW A T.V PROGRAM CALLED ELVIS AND ME BY ELVIS PRESLEY'S WIFE AND SHE DIDN'T REALLY TELL THE HOLE TRUTH ABOUT ELVIS LIKE WHEN ELVIS RAPED HER WELL IN THE MOVIE THE ACTOR THAT PLAYED ELVIS'S WIFE SHE WAS THE ONE THAT TOLD ELVIS TO MAKELOVE TO HER AND NOT SAY THAT THEY WHERE OUTSIDE ATLEAST THE GUY THAT PLAYED ELVIS WANTED TO GO INSIDE SHE WANTED TO DO IT IN THE SNOW OUTSIDE AND YA ELVIS WAS HOOKED ON DRUGS AND THAT WAS BAD BUT I JUST DON'T THINK THAT ELVIS WAS THAT MEAN BUT THEN AGAIN I DIND'T KNOW ELVIS EXCEPT WHEN I WOULD WATCH ELVIS'S SHOWS ON T.V AS A VERY SMART MAN SEAD BEFORE YOU CAN BE A GENTLEMAN YOU MUST BE A MAN FIRST AND ELVIS HIT THE BULLSEYE ON BOTH COUNTS I THINK THAT ELVIS WAS AND STILL IS A GREAT PERSON MENTALLY AND PHYSICLLY.


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