Elvis Presley directory
Elvis Aaron (or Aron) Presley, popularly known by his first name name Elvis, (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was a musician, actor and performer. Presley became an essential figure of rock and roll and sang rock music, rockabilly, country, blues, and gospel. He has become an American cultural icon and a major figure in American popular culture. Presley is known as "The King of Rock n' Roll" or simply "The King".
Presley died on August 16, 1977 of complications due to prescription drug abuse and poor eating and health habits; he died in his home, Graceland, from cardiac arrest, a day before he was scheduled to go back on tour.
Presley has been inducted into four music halls of fame, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1971, and was nominated for fourteen Grammy Awards, winning three, all for gospel songs. He has also earned more than thirty number one hits, including the posthumous remix of "A Little Less Conversation". He also had ten #1 albums, tying him with Bruce Springsteen for number of #1 albums; only the Beatles (19) and Jay-Z (12) have more.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935- August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American musicians of all time. He revolutionized the rock n' roll scene, and though he did not invent the genre, he made it what it was. Many musicians such as Bob Seger, The Beatles, and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin say Presley was an influence on their careers.
The Elvis Presley phenomenon refers to the social and cultural impact of American musician Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935- August 16, 1977). Presley has a large and consistent fanbase throughout the world, and has fanbases in almost every state in the United States, and in many countries around the world. His albums and films still sell relatively well, and he has become one of America's most important cultural icons as well as an extremely important influence in the musical world.
For information on individual movies, please refer to their articles listed on Template:Elvis Presley at the end of this page. Presley starred in thirty-three films that were panned by critics, but were well-received by fans.
Aloha from Hawaii was a concert performed by American musician Elvis Presley that was originally broadcasted live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The amount of people who viewed the concert is debatable. Several sources, including Elvis Presley Enterprises, say that over a billion people watched the concert worldwide, and it is the most watched broadcast starring an individual entertainer. Some other sources claim that this figure was created by Colonel Tom Parker, and that only several hundred million viewed the concert. The concert was shot at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The concert did not air in the United States until April 4, 1973 (the same day as the Super Bowl). This was the most expensive entertainment show at that time, costing over $2.5 million.
Although Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 in his home Graceland, some people believe he is still alive. Headlines often appear in supermarket tabloids saying "Elvis is Alive", with no reasonable evidence to support their claims
An Elvis impersonator (also known as an Elvis Tribute Artist; people who perform professionally usually prefer this label over Elvis impersonator) is a musician who makes a career out of emulating, in looks, voice, or both, American musician Elvis Presley. They are extremely popular in Las Vegas, in Pigeon Ford, and in many other areas in the United States and other countries. There are impersonators who specialize in performing as the early Presley, the Las Vegas late 1960s Presley, and the late 1970s gospel Presley.