Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer, musician and actor. He is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to great success—and initial controversy.

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts, however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.

With his rise from poverty to significant fame, Presley's success seemed to epitomize the American Dream. He is the best-selling solo music artist of all time, and was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, R&B, adult contemporary, and gospel. He won three Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley holds several records; the most RIAA certified gold and platinum albums, the most albums charted on the Billboard 200, and the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the UK Albums Chart and the most number-one singles by any act on the UK Singles Chart. In 2018, Presley was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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referencedIn Flogge, Albert J.,. Memorabilia collection, 1920-1990, bulk 1940-1970. Kent State University
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referencedIn Matte, Jacqueline Anderson, 1935-. Papers, 1811-2006. University of South Alabama, Marx Library
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referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974 Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File for Elvis Aron Presley. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Transmittal and Certificate of Achievement awarded to Sergeant Elvis A. Presley ..."in recognition of faithful and efficient performance of duty and for outstanding service to the United States Army." National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office Assistant Egil Krogh Stands Nearby , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
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referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Letter from Lt Colonel Verne L. Bowers to the Honorable Frank Kowalski, Member of Congress, explaining that Elvis Presley will not be given an early release for "good behavior". National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Newspaper clipping (newspaper and date not shown - presumably late 1959) indicating that Elvis Presley will receive a "good behavior" discharge around Christmas. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 2003. Files of the Design and Operations Section, 1964 - 1968. E-1: Guitar Exhibit - Mr. Elvis Presley. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration), 1953 - 1961. President's Personal Files, 1953 - 1961. PPF 1-Y Honorary Memberships, E. Letter from Carol Vandergrift and Modean Seigrist to President Dwight D. Eisenhower Regarding Elvis Presley. Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Photograph of Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office Assistant Egil Krogh Stands Nearby , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Acknowledgement of service obligation signed by Elvis Presley on March 24, 1958, to indicate that he understands that his total service obligation (both active and reserve) is 6 years. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office, Assistant Egil Krogh Stands Nearby, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the National Park Service, 1785 - 2006. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 - 2017. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records: Tennessee. Tennessee NHL Graceland (Home of Elvis Presley). National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration), 1953 - 1961. President's Personal Files, 1953 - 1961. PPF 1-Y Honorary Memberships, E. Membership Card from the Elvis Presley Fan Club. Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
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referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Special Order 63, Headquarters, U.S. Army Personnel Center Fort Dix, releasing many enlisted men, including Sergeant Elvis Presley, from active duty. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs. 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard M. Nixon Meeting Elvis Presley And Two of His Associates Jerry Schilling And Sonny West Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826 - 2009. Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites, 2001 - 2006. Events marking the designation of Graceland Mansion, home of Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee, as a National Historic Landmark, 3/27/2006. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Federal Highway Administration, 1956 - 2008. Digital Photographs Relating to America's Byways, ca. 1995 - ca. 2013. Natchez Trace Parkway - Elvis Presley's Birthplace in Tupelo. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826 - 2009. Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites, 2001 - 2006. Events marking designation of Graceland Mansion, home of Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee, as National Historic Landmark, with appearance by actress Priscilla Presley, 3/26/2006 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974Series: Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office Assistant Egil Krogh Stands Nearby , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shaking Hands with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. Message from U.S. Army, Public Information Division, releasing information about Private Elvis Presley's basic and advanced training, with approximate date of assignment to 3rd Armored Division in Germany.. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the National Park Service, 1785 - 2006. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 - 2017. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records: Tennessee. Tennessee MPS Presley, Elvis, House. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Nixon Meeting with Elvis Presley, Delbert "Sonny" West, and Jerry Schilling during the President's Oval Office Open Hour, 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Elvis A. Presley. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Nixon White House Photographs, 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President Richard Nixon Shakes Hands with Elvis Presley during Open Hour in the White House Oval Office , 12/21/1970. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn White House Central Files (Eisenhower Administration). 1953 - 1961. Alphabetical Files. 1953 - 1961. President (2). 1953 - 1961. Letter from Linda Kelly, Sherry Bane, and Mickie Mattson to President Dwight D. Eisenhower Regarding Elvis Presley Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 person
associatedWith Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tupelo MS US
Memphis TN US
Subject
Male singers
Rockabilly music
Rock music
Popular music--1961-1970
Elvis Presley impersonators
Motion picture actors and actresses
Singers
Gospel music
Rock musicians
Male actors
Occupation
Musicians--United States
Musician and Singer
Musicians
Performer
Singers
Actor
Actors, American
Activity

Person

Birth 1935-01-08

Death 1977-08-16

Male

Americans

English

Information

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