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Elvis Presley

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Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Tupelo, MS
Death Date
Aug 16, 1977 (42)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Tupelo, MS
Death Date
Aug 16, 1977 (42)

About

Known as "The King of Rock n' Roll," he rose to prominence in the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in cultural history and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. He released such #1 singles as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Stuck on You."

Before Fame

His identical twin brother Jessie Garon Presley was delivered stillborn shortly before Elvis's birth. He was a loner as a child and brought a guitar to school with him everyday.

Trivia

He appeared in over 30 movies, with his big screen debut coming in the 1956 film Love Me Tender, named after one of his songs.

Family Life

He married Priscilla Presley on May 1, 1967 and they divorced on October 9, 1973. His daughter Lisa Marie Presley also became a singer.

Associated With

He was joined by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black in The Blue Moon Boys from 1954 to 1968. He was a contemporary of country icon Johnny Cash and fellow rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

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