Elvis Presley

Birthday:

01/08/1935

Place of birth:

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA:

Biography:

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elvis Presley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Die sieben Leben des Elvis Presley (2018)
as Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis: The Rebirth of the King (2017)
as Performance
The Seven Ages of Elvis (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis und das Mädchen aus Wien (2017)
as himself
Free to Rock (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me (2015)
as (Archive Footage)
Elvis: A Generous Heart-Collectors Edition Vol. II (2015)
as Himself
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015)
as Dr. John Carpenter / Change of Habit (archive footage)
Elvis: Summer of '56 (2011)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis Presley: Gladiators (2010)
as Himself
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Vol. II (2008)
as Himself
Elvis: Return To Tupelo (2008)
as As himself
Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show (2008)
as
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More (2007)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (2007)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis: Destination Vegas (2007)
as Himself
Impact! Songs That Changed the World: Elvis Presley-Heartbreak Hotel (2007)
as Himself
Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers (2007)
as Himself
Elvis Through the Years (2007)
as Himself
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley (2007)
as Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis (2007)
as Himself
Elvis: Love Me Tender-The Love Songs (2007)
as Himself
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis (2007)
as Himself
Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (2006)
as Himself
Louisiana Hayride: Cradle To The Stars (2005)
as Himself
Why Elvis? (2005)
as
Elvis by the Presleys (2005)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis: The Last 24 Hours (2004)
as Himself
Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll (2004)
as Himself
Elvis '68 Comeback-Special Deluxe Edition (2004)
as Himself
Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2004)
as Himself
Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2004)
as Himself
Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die (2004)
as Himself
Elvis '68 Comeback Special Edition (2004)
as Elvis Presley
Frank Sinatra Show: Welcome Home Elvis (2004)
as Himself
Elvis The Man The Music The Legend (2004)
as Himself
Elvis: 200 Cadillacs (2004)
as Himself
Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody (2004)
as Himself
Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2 (2003)
as Chanteur
Elvis: Rare Moments with the King (2003)
as Himself
Elvis: The Journey (2003)
as Himself
Elvis & June: A Love Story (2002)
as Himself
Elvis: The Great Performances (2002)
as Himself
Elvis At The Movies (2002)
as Himself
Early Elvis: From Country Boy to King of Rock & Roll (2002)
as Himself
Elvis the Great Performances Vol 1 Center Stage (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years (2002)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel (2002)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years (2002)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 5 The Many Loves Of Elvis & The Intimate Loves Of Elvis (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 1 The Memphis Years & The Television Years (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 2 The Hollywood Years Pt. I 1956-1961 & Pt. II 1962-1969 (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 3 The Army Years & The Memphis Mafia (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 4 Elvis & Priscilla & Elvis & The Colonel (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 6 The Comeback & The Vegas Years (2002)
as
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 7 A Man And His Music & The Spiritual Soul Of Elvis (2002)
as Himself
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 8 The Day The Music Died & All The Kings Disciples-The Fans (2002)
as Himself
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances (2002)
as Himself
Remembering Elvis: A Documentary (2001)
as Himself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (2001)
as Himself (archive footage)
He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley (2000)
as Himself
One Night With You (2000)
as lui meme
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
as
La classe américaine (1993)
as Le Putain D'énergumène (Archive Footage)
Private Elvis (1993)
as
Elvis Presley: Elvis in Hollywood (1993)
as Himself
Elvis: The Lost Performances (1992)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Story of Elvis Presley (1990)
as
The Story of Elvis Presley: A Documented Legend (1990)
as Himself
Elvis '56 (1988)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis Plesley - One Night With You (1985)
as Singer, Player
Mondo Elvis (1984)
as Himself (archive footage)
When the Music's Over (1982)
as
This Is Elvis (1981)
as Himself (archive footage)
Elvis in Concert (1977)
as Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano)
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973)
as Himself
Elvis on Tour (1972)
as
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
as Himself
The Trouble with Girls (1969)
as Walter Hale
Charro! (1969)
as Jess Wade
Change of Habit (1969)
as Dr. John Carpenter
Elvis Presley – ‘68 Comeback (1968)
as Himself
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
as Greg Nolan
Stay Away, Joe (1968)
as Joe Lightcloud
Speedway (1968)
as Steve Grayson
Double Trouble (1967)
as Guy Lambert
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
as Ted Jackson
Clambake (1967)
as Scott Hayward / Tom Wilson
Spinout (1966)
as Mike McCoy
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
as Rick Richards
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
as Johnny
Harum Scarum (1965)
as Johnny Tyronne
Tickle Me (1965)
as Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid
Girl Happy (1965)
as Rusty Wells
Roustabout (1964)
as Charlie Rogers
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
as Lucky Jackson
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
as Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
as Mike Edwards
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
as Mike Windgren
Kid Galahad (1962)
as Walter Gulick
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
as Ross Carpenter
Follow That Dream (1962)
as Toby Kwimper
Blue Hawaii (1961)
as Chad Gates
Wild in the Country (1961)
as Glenn Tyler
Flaming Star (1960)
as Pacer Burton
G.I. Blues (1960)
as Tulsa McLean
King Creole (1958)
as Danny Fisher
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
as Vince Everett
Loving You (1957)
as Jimmy Tompkins
Love Me Tender (1956)
as Clint Reno
Atlètic Club Banyoles (2007)
Music
Théâtre de l'Espérance (1987)
Music
Touched by Love (1980)
Thanks
GOOD-BY ELVIS and USA (1971)
Original Music Composer
Roustabout (1964)
Original Music Composer
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Original Music Composer