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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley


Famous as :

Rock and roll singer, actor

Birth Name :

Elvis Aaron Presley

Birth Date :

January 08, 1935

Birth Place :

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Spouse :

Priscilla Ann Beaulieu (1-May-67 - 9-Oct-73)

Claim to fame :

Single "Hard Headed Women" (1958)


Elvis Aaron Presley was born to be a legend. He had all the formulas he needed; the good looks, talent, success and generosity.

He and his stillborn identical twin Jesse were born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. Born to Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith, Elvis has shown his musical talent since he was just a little boy as he once participated in a youth talent contest at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo. Ever since, he sang with his guitar that his mother bought for him. Later on in the late 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where in 1953, he graduated from Humes High School before previously attended at Milam Junior High in Tupelo. He soon worked at Parker Machinists Shop after graduation. One day, during his hectic activities, Elvis wondered what was it like to have his voice recorded. Thus, he went to Memphis Recording Service, later renamed to Sun Studio, to record a demo entitled "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" for about $4.00 and gave it to his mother. He moved from his old job and worked at Precision Tool Company. He also went to a night school, where he studied to be an electrician and eventually landed on another job at Crown Electric Company.

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Miley Cyrus Says She Wants to Marry Late Singer Elvis Presley

August 29, 2015 04:05:05 GMT

revealed trivia of herself in a Tumblr "Answer Time" interview on Friday, August 28. The host of the 2015 MTV VMAs didn't hold back when talking about late rocker as saying that she wanted to marry him.

Video: U2 Brings Out Elvis Impersonator Onstage at Concert After Technical Malfunction

June 05, 2015 06:42:46 GMT

knows how to deal with technical problem at a live concert. When the band was forced to pause their performance at L.A.'s Forum earlier this week after a piano used during "Every Breaking Wave" malfunctioned, frontman spent some time interacting with the crowd before bringing up onstage an impersonator while technicians were figuring out what's wrong.

Elvis Presley's First Record 'My Happiness' Sell for $300,000

January 10, 2015 20:29:08 GMT

's first record "My Happiness" which cost the late King of Rock N Roll $4 has been bought by an anonymous buyer for $300,000. The one of a kind memorabilia was put on the auction block on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday at his former home Graceland.

Pricilla and Lisa Marie Presley Celebrate Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday at Graceland

January 09, 2015 04:56:36 GMT

's former wife Priscilla Presley and their only daughter celebrated what would have been the 80th birthday of the late legend on Thursday, January 8. Hundreds of fans joined the celebration at Elvis' famed estate Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis Presley's First Record 'My Happiness' Up for Auction on His 80th Birthday

January 08, 2015 17:43:47 GMT

memorabilia are put on auction at Graceland on what would have been his 80th birthday. One of the items being sold is his first record "My Happiness" which he recorded at Sun Records in Memphis in 1953 when he was 18.

Elvis Presley's Private Jets Up for Auction

January 02, 2015 20:49:44 GMT

's two private planes are put on the market. Both are not operable, but have been on display at Graceland for more than 30 years. They are being sold as one lot, and bidders will have the option to buy land next to Graceland and open their own exhibit of the jets.

Andy Warhol's Works of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando Sold at $151.5 Million

November 13, 2014 08:57:08 GMT

Two Andy Warhol images of and Marlon Brando fetched in $151.5 Million at a Christie's auction on Wednesday, November 12 in Manhattan. Warhol's work of the "My Way" singer, called "Triple Elvis", shows the singer posing with a gun. The 1963 image was previously estimated to fetch $60 million, but it eventually went to a buyer at $82 million.

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey Tapped for 'Elvis and Nixon'

November 06, 2014 04:27:03 GMT

"" has found two of its leading actors. ("") is set to play the late King of Rock & Roll , while ("") is booked to portray former President of the United States, Richard Nixon.

Elvis Presley Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies at 85

October 22, 2014 08:55:03 GMT

Photographer Alfred Wertheimer, who documented 's earlier days as a singer, has passed away. According to the Associated Press, Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator Chris Murray said the famed photographer died from natural causes at his New York apartment. He was 85.

Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic for Warner Bros.

May 01, 2014 04:49:42 GMT

Fresh off his directing gig in the critically-acclaimed "", Baz Luhrmann is in negotiations to helm an . According to a scoop from The Wrap, the "Moulin Rouge!" director will shepherd the project for Warner Bros.

Elvis Presley Items Displayed at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

November 30, 2013 04:44:25 GMT

's fans now have another reason to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. On Friday, November 29, more than 40 items of the late singer were added to the museum located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kevin MacDonald Set to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic for Mick Jagger

September 04, 2013 03:47:00 GMT

has found the best man to serve behind the lens for a new project he works on with 20th Century Fox. Variety learns that Kevin MacDonald, who directed "", has been tapped to helm an biopic entitled "".

Videos of Elvis Presley's Last Performances Up for Auction

July 20, 2013 03:36:51 GMT

Tapes of 's last performances in Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, are set to be auctioned. The tapes will be part of the inaugural Mecum Celebrity Items Auction that will be taking place on July 26 and 27 at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar.

Candidates for 2013 Miss U.S.A. Revealed

June 11, 2013 06:15:59 GMT

An aspiring U.S. ambassador and secretary of state, an "" season ten top 100 qualifier, and an NFL cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints are among the fifty-one candidates vying for the title of this year's Miss U.S.A. The annual beauty pageant will choose among the contestants representing each of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia as to who will wear the crown going into the next Miss Universe beauty pageant.

First Poster and Trailer for 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Feature Brendan Fraser as Elvis Look-Alike

June 11, 2013 04:36:43 GMT

Wayne Kramer's new creation "" has finally debuted its poster as well as its trailer via ET. Among impressive male cast members featured in both promo mediums, one actor steals attention with his look. is seen bearing a striking resemblance to the King of Rock and Roll, .

Paul McCartney Leaves Guitar Pick on Graceland 'so Elvis Presley Can Play in Heaven'

May 28, 2013 03:43:22 GMT

paid a tribute to on Sunday, May 26, and left a guitar pick on his final resting place. According to Associated Press, a post on his official Twitter account, which is no longer available, read "so Elvis can play in heaven."

Elizabeth Taylor Is Highest-Earning Dead Celebrity 2012

October 25, 2012 18:06:33 GMT

Turns out, is not the highest-earning dead celebrity this year according to Forbes. "Cleopatra" star and Jackson's close friend , who died of heart failure last March, has earned $210 million in the past 12 months, beating Jackson who earned $145 million this year.

Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley as Artist With Most Charting Hits

September 27, 2012 18:57:40 GMT

dethrones the King of Rock and Roll, , from his title of the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits. The rapper has just entered his 109th single on the chart as the featured guest on 's "Celebration".

Elvis Presley's Wife and Daughter Attend 35th Anniversary of His Death

August 16, 2012 08:58:19 GMT

was remembered by his loyal devotees in a candlelight vigil for the 35th anniversary of his death. His ex-wife Priscilla surprised the crowd gathering at Graceland when she showed up with daughter . It marked the first time the mother-daughter duo attended the memorial event together.

Elvis Presley's Tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery Removed From Auction Block

June 23, 2012 02:43:50 GMT

The crypt, where was temporarily buried before being laid in his final resting place at Graceland, has been pulled from auction block. It was supposed to be sold during Julien's Auctions "Music Icons" memorabilia sale, but fans worldwide requested that it's yanked off the block.

Elvis Presley to Get Hologram Resurrection a la Tupac Shakur

June 07, 2012 04:01:07 GMT

will be brought to the stage in a hologram image by Digital production company, who previously stunned Coachella crowd with its resurrection. They will create the virtual King of Rock 'n' Roll for a range of entertainment projects including live shows and appearances for TV and movie.

Elvis Presley's Original Tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery Up for Sale

May 29, 2012 05:04:12 GMT

The crypt, where was temporarily buried before being laid in his final resting place at Graceland, is being auctioned off. It will be sold during Julien's Auctions on the first day of a two-day "Music Icons" auction that will run June 23 and 24.

Elvis Presley Has Been Awarded Budapest Honorary Citizen

March 07, 2011 08:51:08 GMT

has been made a citizen of Budapest in Hungary. The late King of Rock 'n' Roll has had posthumous residency rights conferred upon him by Hungarian officials in recognition of Presley's connection to the country's unsuccessful 1956 uprising.

Swizz Beatz's Twitter Hacker Bashed Ex-Wife

January 25, 2011 03:36:28 GMT

' producer husband has fallen victim to hackers who broke into his Twitter.com account and sent rude messages to his famous friends. The music-maker's page on the social networking website was hijacked on Sunday, January 23, and the prankster sent out a number of nasty posts about his current partner, his ex-wife Mashonda, and celebrity pal .

'Glee' Smashed Elvis Presley's Record in U.K.

January 24, 2011 09:21:49 GMT

The cast of "" has smashed 's U.K. pop chart record by becoming the fastest act to score 20 top 40 hits. The all-singing, all-dancing TV show, starring and , has wowed viewers since it debuted in 2009 and fans have flocked to buy songs performed on the series.

Rihanna Sets U.K. Record That Equals Elvis Presley's

January 10, 2011 04:26:43 GMT

has equaled a chart record set by after hitting the top of the U.K. pop charts again. The pop pair becomes the only double act to land number one singles in five consecutive years.

'Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody' to Be Released on His 76th Birthday

January 06, 2011 07:06:15 GMT

The bosses of top porn company Vivid Entertainment are planning to give a naughty 76th birthday present on Saturday, January 8 - by releasing an adult film parody of the late rock 'n' roller's life. "Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody" is top X-rated filmmaker Axel Braun's latest movie, ahead of his induction to the Adult Video Film Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

Elvis Presley's Will Found in Bin Is Up for Sale

November 12, 2010 09:13:44 GMT

A copy of 's will, which was discovered in a trash can, is expected to fetch up to $1,500 when it goes under the hammer this weekend. A law firm employee kept the document after finding it in an office garbage bin during a clear-out in 1987, a decade after the "Jailhouse Rock" hitmaker died.

Charming Edison Pena Broke Into Elvis' Song During 'Letterman'

November 05, 2010 08:07:09 GMT

Edison Pena, one of Chilean miners who was trapped more than 2000 feet underground and rescued last month, brought laughters and excitement to "" on Thursday, November 4 night. He broke into an impromptu performance and made want to hug him.

Elvis Presley's Autopsy Instruments Removed From Auction

July 24, 2010 04:47:07 GMT

Surgical instruments allegedly used to conduct 's autopsy have been removed from an upcoming auction amid doubts about the macabre items' authenticity. The controversial auction was due to feature forceps, needle injectors, aneurysm hooks, an arterial tube, and lip brushes said to have been used to prepare The King's body for burial following his death in 1977.

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