Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer, musician, and actor. 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,
Elvis is one of the most celebrated musicians of 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.
He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.
He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Elvis Aaron Presley
January 8, 1935
in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
August 16, 1977 (age of 42)
in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of Death
Vernon E. Presley
Gladys Love Presley
Minnie Mae Presley
Priscilla Ann Beaulieu
(actress; married on May 1st, 1967; at Alladin Hotel in Las Vegas; divorced on October 9th, 1973)
Lisa Marie Presley
(mother: Priscilla Presley; born: February 1st, 1968)
Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, R&B
Vocals, guitar, piano
Sun, RCA Victor
The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
Did You Know:
He met Prisilla when he was in the army.
He had a twin brother, named Jesse Garon Presley, who was stillborn.
Elvis Presley Quotes
"I wouldn't call girls a hobby. It's a pastime."
"I don't like to be called Elvis the Pelvis. It's one of the most childish expressions I've ever heard coming from an adult. But if they wanna call me that, there's nothin' I can do about it, so I just have to accept it."
"When I started singing, I weighed 153 pounds. I weigh 184 now. I haven't gotten any taller, but I'm putting on a little more weight."
"I like pork chops and country ham, creamed potatoes, stuff like that. Redeye gravy. It comes from ham, bacon, stuff like that. It's the grease that you fry it in. I eat a lot of Jell-O. Fruit Jell-O."
"In public, I like real conservative clothes, something that's not too flashy. But onstage, I like 'em as flashy as you can get 'em."
"The only exercise I get is on the stage. If I didn't get that, I'd get a little round around the tummy, as much as I eat."
"The only kind of trouble I've ever been in is when I was stealing eggs when I was little. I think I know right from wrong."
"The first car I bought was the most beautiful car I've ever seen. It was secondhand, but I parked it outside of my hotel the day I got it. I sat up all night, just lookin' at it."
"The thing I like about success is to know that you've got so many friends. A lot of real close friends that I've made since I've been in the business."
"I've had a pretty good lesson in human nature. It's more important to try to surround yourself with people who can give you a little happiness, because you can only pass through this life once, Jack. You don't come back for an encore."
Elvis Presley Filmography
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000)
Century of Country (1999)
Cold War (1998)
History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1, The (1995)
Why Elvis? (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties (1989)
Heavy Petting (1988)
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll (1987)
Cool Cats - Twenty-five Years of Rock 'N' Roll Style (1983)
Compleat Beatles, The (1982)
This Is Elvis (1981)
Heroes of Rock and Roll, The (1979)
Elvis in Concert (1977)
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973)
Elvis On Tour (1972)
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
Change of Habit (1969)
Trouble with Girls, The (1969)
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
Stay Away, Joe (1968)
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
Double Trouble (1967)
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Harum Scarum (1965)
Tickle Me (1965)
Girl Happy (1965)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Kid Galahad (1962)
Follow That Dream (1962)
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Wild in the Country (1961)
Flaming Star (1960)
G.I. Blues (1960)
King Creole (1958)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Loving You (1957)
Love Me Tender (1956)
Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey, The (1955)