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Elvis Presley: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation: singer, actor
  • Real name: Elvis Aaron Presley
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Tuesday, January 08, 1935 (age: 42 years old)
  • Date of Death: Tuesday, August 16, 1977
  • Country: United States

Elvis Presley (1935-1977) remains, more than thirty years after his death, the mythical singer of the beginnings of rock’n’roll. Born in Tupelo (Mississippi), he leaves at 13 years old, with his parents, for Memphis, city where he will begin, like other greats such as Johnny Cash, B.B. King or Jerry Lee Lewis. In 1953, at 18 years old, he records his first record and gives his first concert in Memphis. In 1956, he sang “I got a woman” on television. Success smiled on him from then on: with the song “Love me tender”, he signed his greatest success, and performed in Las Vegas. In 1958, America became passionate about the military service of Elvis, posted for two years in Germany. It is there that he meets the woman who will become his wife, Priscilla Beaulieu, only 14 years old. His music, but also his suggestive wiggle of the hips, earned him the disapproval of the rigorists and the adoration of youth. In 1967, he got married and became the father of a little girl, Lisa-Marie. A regular on the Las Vegas shows, he was even invited by President Nixon to the White House in December 1968. The “King” is at the height of his career. He divorced in October 1973. On August 16, 1977 Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 from a cardiac arrest at “Graceland”, his luxurious villa in Memphis, which later became one of the most visited tourist sites in the United States!

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