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Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock
Born Elvis Aaron Presley
January 8, 1935
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
Died August 16, 1977 (aged 42)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of death Heart disease
Resting place Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Education Humes High School
Spouse(s) Priscilla Beaulieu
(m. 1967; div. 1973)
Children Lisa Marie Presley
Relatives Riley Keough (granddaughter)
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumously; 2018)
Rock and rollpoprockabillycountrygospelR&Bblues
Years active 1953–1977
SunRCA VictorHMVAllied Artists Music Group
The Blue Moon BoysThe JordanairesTCB BandThe ImperialsMillion Dollar QuartetJohnny CashJerry Lee LewisCarl PerkinsThe Sweet InspirationsFrank SinatraHank SnowJerry Reed
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1958–1960
Unit Headquarters Company, 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor Regiment, 3d Armored Division Awards Good Conduct Medal
Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. 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 both 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 Victor single, “Heartbreak Hotel”, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. Within a year, RCA would sell ten million Presley singles. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, Presley became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll.