Elvis Presley

Born: January 8, 1935
Tupelo, MS, USA
Died: August 16, 1977

Elvis Presley is considered the King of Rock and Roll. He was the first white man to do many things, including shaking his hips in a risque manner that drove the ladies into screaming frenzies. From his upbringing in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his superstardom, he was portrayed as a bashful Southerner. At his best, he was a talented, vibrant performer, who was capable of singing and dancing his way through records, concerts and movies. At his worst, he was a flamboyant extremist, in his expenditures and in his lifestyle. Although Elvis was an avid anti-drug spokesperson, he was addicted to many prescription pills. His death was caused by misuse of prescription medicine.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Early Rock American Standard Rock Rockabilly Country-Rock Gospel

Elvis Presley Has Worked With:
James Burton Floyd Cramer Colonel Tom Parker Slim Whitman Doc Pomus Scotty Moore Bill Black D.J. Fontana Billy Sanford Bobby Ogdin Carol Kaye

Elvis Presley Was Influenced By:
Eddy Arnold James Kokomo Arnold Chuck Berry Ray Brown Bill Monroe Little Richard Jimmie Rodgers Frank Sinatra Hank Snow Big Mama Thornton Hank Williams Sr.

Artists That Were Influenced By Elvis Presley:
Orion Dave Alvin Lane Brody Johnny Burnette Joe Cerisano Mac Davis Ronnie Dove Marty Friedman David Gilmour Sammy Hagar Jerry Lee Lewis Paul McCartney Eddie Money Buck Owens Jimmy Page Johnny Reno Keith Richards
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