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Elvis Presley
January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Elvis Presley was one not only one of the most famous singers of the 20th Century, but also a cultural icon.

From very humble beginnings, Elvis Presley grew up to become one of the biggest names in rock and roll. By the mid-1950s he appeared on the radio, television, and on screen.

In 1977 he died of heart failure related to his drug addiction.

He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.



Origin Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Genres Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, R&B
Years active 1953-1977
Best Known Songs "Can't Help Falling in Love with You", "My Baby left me", "Don't be Cruel", "Love me Tender", "Are You Lonesome Tonight", "My Way"....
Website elvis.com

"When we kiss my heart's on fire
Burning with a strange desire
And I know, each time I kiss you
That your heart's on fire too.."

from "Surrender" by Elvis Presley
It hit number one in the US and UK in 1961 and became one of the best selling singles of all time.

"Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so..."

from "Love me tender" by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley performed it on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, shortly before the single's release and about a month before the movie, "Love Me Tender", was released, for which the song was originally recorded.

"If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true
Oh why..."

from "If I Can Dream" by Elvis Presley
This song was written by Walter Earl Brown and notable for its direct quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr.
It was recorded by Presley in June 1968, two months after Martin Luther King's assassination.

"Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I say Would it be a sin?
If I can’t help falling in love with you..."

from "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley
It was featured in Elvis Presley's 1961 film "Blue Hawaii"

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