Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Place of Death
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Rock and Roll Icon
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop
Carefree, Exuberant, Confident, Energetic, Dramatic, Exciting, Summery, Cheerful, Joyous, Rollicking, Sweet, Playful, Freewheeling, Romantic, Fun, Rambunctious, Raucous, Bright, Lively, Warm, Light
Vocals, Guitar, Classical Music Entry
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Producer
Has Detailed Data (New)
Profile Bio Text
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi. In September 1948 when Elvis was 13, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Humes High School in Memphis, Elvis took odd jobs working as a movie theater usher and a truck driver for Crown Electric Company. He began singing locally as "The Hillbilly Cat", then signed with a local recording company, then in 1955 with RCA. He did much to establish early rock and roll music, bringing black blues singing into the white, teenage mainstream. Teenage girls became hysterical over his blatantly sexual gyrations, particularly the one that got him nicknamed "Elvis the Pelvis" (TV cameras were not permitted to film below his waist). At the time of his death, he had sold over 600-million singles and albums.
In 1955, Elvis was cast in his first acting role in a supporting part in Love Me Tender (1956), the first of 33 movies he starred in. Critics blasted most of his films, but they did very well at the box-office earning upwards of $150 million total. Elvis`s military service in the late 1950s and the "British invasion" of the 1960s reduced his concerts, though not his movie/recording income. Through the 1960s, Elvis settled in Hollywood where he starred in over 20 movies, acting alongside some of the most well known character actors in Hollywood.
Elvis made a comeback in the 1970s with live concert appearances starting in early 1970 in Las Vegas with over 57 sold-out shows. Elvis toured throughout the USA appearing on-stage in over 500 live appearances, many of them sold out shows. But the stress of constantly traveling as well as his increasing weight gain and dependence upon stimulants and depressants took their toll. Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 at his mansion in Graceland, near Memphis at age 42. Since his death, his Memphis home Graceland has become a shrine for millions of followers worldwide. Elvis impersonators and purported sightings have become stock subjects for humorists.
Elvis Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an up-tempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing `black` and `white` sounds, made him popular - and controversial - as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hound Dog" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he is the only performer to have been inducted into three separate music `Halls of Fame`.
In the 1960s, Presley made the majority of his thirty-three movies - mainly poorly reviewed musicals. 1970 saw a critically-acclaimed return to live music, followed by performances in Las Vegas and across the U.S. Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music. His death, at the age of 42, shocked his fans worldwide.
Couple Profile Source
L.C. Humes High School, Memphis, TN (1953)
Full Name at Birth
Elvis Aaron Presley
Page Display = 2 (Legacy)
Vernon Presley (April 10, 1916 – June 26, 1979)
Gladys Presley (April 25, 1912 – August 14, 1958),
King Creole , Rebel Without A Cause , A Streetcar Named Desire , Dirty Harry 
Has Detailed Data (Music)
Singer, Actor, Musician
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".
Black, White, Golden, Red
Tupelo, Memphis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City
Green, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Brown
Sunglasses, Hats, Jewellery, Scarfs
Has Detailed Data (105)
Has Detailed Data (76)
Music Profile Complete
Dee Presley (stepmother)
Lisa Marie Presley (daughter)
Hamburgers, Southern Food
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
William Morris Agency
(11/6/54) Radio commercial: The only commercial Elvis ever made for anyone besides RCA Victor, the label for whom he recorded, was for Southern Made Doughnuts. He sang the jingle "You can get 'em piping hot after four PM, you can get 'em piping hot. South, (2006) TV commercial: Tennessee Department of Tourism. The "Tennessee Roadtrip" campaign features Dolly Parton inserted digitally into film footage featuring Elvis. This marks the first time another celebrity has "interacted" with Elvis through technological means. He and Parton spotlight all of the sights and sounds Tennessee has to offer visitors., (2002) TV commercial: Nike (Scorpion Knockout), using the song "A Little Less Conversation (Remix)" (credited as Elvis Presley vs. JXL)., (1957) TV commercial: Appeared in a PSA for the March Of Dimes, to help cure polio., (2010) TV commercial: "National Lottery - Making Magic Happen" (background song "Pocketful of Rainbows" from G.I. Blues (1960)) (UK)., (2010) TV commercial: Nissan Altima (song used: "Devil in Disguise"), (2012) TV commercial: AXE body wash (song used: "Can't Help Falling in Love"), (10/66) Elvis recorded two 50-second radio commercials for RCA's Victrolas, as well as for the bonus SPD-22 and SPD-23 Extended Play records. Sent to radio stations on a 12-inch, single-sided disc, Elvis is the announcer on both spots, which also include excerpts of songs from his both Extended Plays. The LP itself is incredibly rare, as it was issued only to those radio stations running the spots., (2013) TV commercial: Old Navy clothing stores (song used: "Viva Las Vegas").
Voice, Hair, Eyes, Height
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Billy Smith (Cousin), Gene Smith (Cousin), Patsy Presley (Cousin), Riley Keough (Granddaughter), Benjamin Keough (Grandson), Harper Vivienne Ann (Granddaughter), Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (Grandson)
Music Genre (Text)
Rock and roll, Pop, Rockabilly, Country, Blues, Gospel, Soul, Rhythm And Blues
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Sun, RCA (Victor), Hmv
The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
Music Genre (Text)
pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues, adult contemporary