Born In: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Elvis Aaron Presley was a noted American singer and actor. He is most acknowledged for his contribution to the Rock and Roll genre of Western music. Also known as ‘The king of Rock and Roll’, Presley popularized rockabilly, which was a blend of rhythm and blues and Country music. His performance style was a combination of energy and erotic sensuousness. He was greatly influenced by the African-American singers like Arthur Crudup and his music cut across racial prejudices. This made him quite a controversial figure. His gorgeous looks and scintillating stage performances brought Hollywood to his threshold. He acted in several movies and even composed music for movie soundtrack albums. After a seven year long break from live performances, Presley returned to the small screen with ‘Elvis’, a show that became an instant hit. He was the first performer whose concert was broadcast via satellite. He received numerous music awards and was included in several music halls of fame. He is also the best selling solo artist in the history of music. One of the most celebrated music and cultural icons of the twentieth century, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 due to drug overdose.
Nick Name: The King of Rock and Roll, The King
Also Known As: Elvis Aaron Presley
Died At Age: 42
Spouse/Ex-: Priscilla Presley (m. 1967–1973)
father: Vernon Presley
mother: Gladys Presley
siblings: Jesse Garon Presley
children: Lisa Marie Presley
Born Country: United States
place of death: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Ancestry: German American, French American
Grouping of People: Twins
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrhythmia
U.S. State: Mississippi
On May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulie at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. They divorced in January 1973.
Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968. She, too, went on to become a singer.
His drug addiction worsened after the divorce. On the morning of August 16, 1977, Elvis was found on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland. The doctors said that the immediate cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was only 42.
|1975||Best Inspirational Performance (non-classical)||Winner|
|1973||Best Inspirational Performance||Winner|
|1972||Best Inspirational Performance||Winner|
|1971||Lifetime Achievement Award||Winner|
|1971||Bing Crosby Award||Winner|
|1968||Best Sacred Performance||Winner|
|1967||Best Sacred Performance||Winner|
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