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Elvis Presley

8th January 1935 - 16th August 1977

Elvis Presley became a megastar in the 1950s, beginning his conquest in Memphis, Tennessee but eventually becoming popular the world over. He became known as "The King of Rock n' Roll" and was famed for his movements and attire onstage as much as for his singing voice and musical talent. Girls became obsessed with the young Elvis' good looks, whilst young men wanted to look like him. Elvis' career path was in large part under the control of his manager Colonel Tom Parker, also known as "The Colonel", a man who knew what strings to pull to help Elvis get to the top.

During the height of his career, Elvis was drafted into the US army. To the admiration of many, Elvis did not seek to escape his military duty and spent a couple of years in Germany. The stint also helped to reinforce his image as a good American amid criticism that he played "Devil music" and was a bad influence on America's youth.

Elvis struggled to regain his previous level of success after returning from his time in the military, competing now against the likes of The Beatles, though he did eventually make a come-back. As time progressed he became increasingly addicted to prescription drugs. He died at the age of 42 in his Memphis mansion, Graceland, in 1977, officially of a heart attack. There is a widespread theory, however, that Elvis never died and in fact staged his death to be able to lead a more peaceful life.

Discography

Elvis Presley 1956
Elvis 1956
Loving You 1957
Elvis' Christmas Album 1957
King Creole 1958
For LP Fans Only 1959
A Date With Elvis 1959
Elvis Is Back 1960
G I Blues 1960
His Hand in Mine 1960
Something for Everybody 1961
Blue Hawaii 1961
Pot Luck With Elvis 1962
It Happened at the World's Fair 1963
Fun in Acapulco 1963
Girls! Girls! Girls! 1963
Kissin' Cousins 1964
Roustabout 1964
Girl Happy 1965
Elvis for Everyone 1965
Harum Scarum 1965
Frankie & Johnny 1966
Paradise, Hawaiian Style 1966
Spinout 1966
How Great Thou Art 1967
Double Trouble 1967
Clambake 1967
Special Christmas Programming 1967
Speedway 1968
From Elvis in Memphis 1969
From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis 1969
Almost in Love 1970
Back in Memphis 1970
Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) 1971
You'll Never Walk Alone 1971
Love Letters from Elvis 1971
Elvis Sings "The Wonderful World of... 1971
Elvis Now 1972
He Touched Me 1972
Elvis 1973
Raised on Rock/For Ol' Times Sake 1973
Good Times 1974
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis 1974
U.S. Male 1974
Promised Land 1975
Today 1975
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis,... 1976
Welcome to My World 1977
Moody Blue 1977
Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too! 1978
Mahalo from Elvis 1978
Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits 2002

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