Person:Elvis Presley (1)

  1. Elvis Aaron Presley1935 - 1977
m. 1 May 1967
  1. Lisa Marie Presley1968 -
Facts and Events
Name Elvis Aaron Presley
Alt Name Elvis Aron Presley
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Jan 1935 Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States
Marriage 1 May 1967 Clark, Nevada, United Statesto Priscilla Ann Wagner
Death[1] 16 Aug 1977 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Soc Sec No[1] Tennessee409-52-2002
Reference Number? Q303?

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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".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and when he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer 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. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service: He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 competitive Grammys and won three, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Forbes named Elvis Presley as the 2nd top earning dead celebrity with $55 million as of 2011.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).
  2.   Elvis Presley, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3.   Dayton Daily News. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States), 28 Oct 1976.

    ti: King Wiggles; Crowd Storms Stage
    au: Vince Stanten
    venue: University of Dayton Arena
    concert: 26 October 1976
    This was his last Dayton area concert. He performed two concerts 2:30 and 8:30 on 26 October 1976 . He had previously performed in Dayton on 27 May 1956 (University of Dayton Fieldhouse) and on 7 April 1972, also at the University of Dayton arena.

    In addition, in the greater Dayton area, he performed 24 November 1956 at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio.

  4.   Dayton Daily News. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States), 25 Oct 2016.

    ti: Elvis' last Dayton concert brought this couple together
    au: Connie Post
    Article mentions that Elvis' last Dayton performance was 40 years ago.