Elvis Presley

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Elvis Aron Presley
  • Birth Place: Tupelo, MS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/08/1935, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 08/16/1977
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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Elvis Presley Fast Facts:
  • Had an identical twin, Jesse, who was stillborn.
  • Worked as a truck driver after high school, making $35 a week.
  • Spent $4 to make an amateur recording at Sun Studios in 1953 as a belated birthday present for his mother. Sun's secretary later played the songs for Sam Phillips, who signed Elvis to a contract in 1954.
  • Contract was sold to RCA Victor in 1955. His first RCA hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," shot to No. 1 on the charts and stayed there for eight weeks.
  • Popularly known as one of the pioneers of rockabilly, an up-tempo style of music blending country and blues.
  • Was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958 and served for two years; earned the rank of sergeant.
  • Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • Holds Billboard records for most Top 40 hits and most cumulative weeks at No. 1.
  • Elvis Presley Relationships:
  • Anita Wood - Ex-significant Other
  • Vernon Elvis Presley - Father
  • Bill Stanley - Stepbrother
  • Gladys Love Presley - Mother
  • Lisa Marie Presley - Daughter
  • Jesse Garon Presley - Brother
  • Priscilla Presley - Ex-wife
  • Davada Stanley Presley - Stepmother
  • Linda Thompson - Ex-significant Other
  • Elvis Presley Awards:
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical) - Winner
  • 1972 Grammy: Best Inspirational Performance - Winner
  • 1967 Grammy: Best Sacred Performance - Winner

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