Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.   - Elvis Presley -

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Elvis Presley

Swiss Elvis Tribute Artist

Biography


The incredible Elvis Presley life story began when Elvis Aaron Presley 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, Elvis 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.

Here are a few Elvis Presley facts: 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. Among his manyachievementswere 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, Elvis honourably served his country in the U.S. Army.

His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humour 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. 

He was 42.


Courtesy by www.Graceland.com

Elvis in the Movies


1 Love Me Tender (1956)

2 Loving You (1957)

3 Jailhouse Rock (1957)

4 King Creole (1958)

5 G.I. Blues (1960)

6 Flaming Star (1960)

7 Wild in the Country (1961)

8 Blue Hawaii (1961)

9 Follow That Dream (1962)

10 Kid Galahad (1962)

11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

12 It Happened At the World’s Fair (1963)

13 Fun in Acapulco (1963)

14 Kissin’ Cousins (1964)

15 Viva Las Vegas (1964)

16 Roustabout (1964)

17 Girl Happy (1965)

18 Tickle Me (1965)

19 Harum Scarum (1965)

20 Frankie & Johnny (1966)

21 Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

22 Spinout (1966)

23 Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

24 Double Trouble (1967)

25 Clambake (1967)

26 Stay Away, Joe (1968)

27 Speedway (1968)

28 Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

29 Charro! (1969)

30 The Trouble With Girls (1969)

31 Change of Habit (1969)

32 That’s The Way It Is (1970)

33 Elvis On Tour (1972)

Elvis Discography (A selection)


Elvis Presley (1956)

Elvis (1956)

Loving You (1957)

Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957)

Elvis’ Golden Records (1958)

For LP Fans Only (1958)

A Date With Elvis (1959)

Elvis Is Back! (1960)

His Hand In Mine (1960)

G.I. Blues (1960)

Something For Everybody (1961)

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

Fun In Acapulco (1963)

Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 3 (1963)

Kissin’ Cousins (1964)

Roustabout (1964)

Harum Scarum (1965)

How Great Thou Art (1966)

Double Trouble (1967)

Elvis - The NBC TV-Special (1968)

Flaming Star (1968)

From Elvis In Memphis (1969)

On Stage - February 1970 (1970)

That’s The Way It Is (1970)

Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (1972)

He Touched Me (1972)

Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite (1973)

Good Times (1974)

Promised Land (1974)

Today! (1975)

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976)

 Moody Blue (1977)

Elvis In Concert (1977)

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