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Elvis Presley Biography – The King of Rock and Roll

Having had a high profile career in Hollywood, Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, still remains evergreen and continues to inspire his fans, with his charisma, unique smoky voice, hip swinging and distinctive style.

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Elvis Presley Biography

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi. Born with the gift of singing, Elvis used to sing at the Church choir and camp meetings. He graduated from Humes High School, Memphis, following which he worked as a truck driver for Crown Electric Company, and took up evening classes to become an electrician. He drifted his attention to singing and later became a popular singer and actor, with thirty-three commercially successful movies to his credit. He did 500 live concerts in the United States and three in Canada. He brought back blues and, rock and roll into the music world and still has a huge fan following. He was an exquisitely polite and media-friendly celebrity and had high regards for African American musicians. Elvis married his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu on May 1, 1967 and got divorced on October 9, 1973. Their daughter is Lisa Marie Presley.

Elvis Presley Quotes - Respectlful and Religious

Elvis Presley quotes are as famous as Elvis himself. Majority of his quotes are on his life, music, movies, and his innermost thoughts. Some quotes were his answer to the criticisms from others and shows the humility and respect he had for others. His quotes imply that he was a religious person and was emotionally attached to his mother. Elvis Presley quotes could spruce up the spirit of any ardent fan of his.

Elvis Presley Graceland - His Mansion and Graveyard

Graceland is what Elvis named the huge mansion he bought in 1957 for approximately $100,000. Elvis moved in with his parents and his fiancee Priscilla Beaulieu. Elvis Presley Graceland is a huge white mansion located inside a 13.8 acre estate, with twenty-three rooms, including eight bedrooms and bathrooms. After moving in, Elvis added stone walls, a music-themed gate, a swimming pool, and the Jungle Room, which Elvis used as a recording studio. Later the Meditation Garden was added, where Elvis, his parents and grandmother are buried. Elvis Presley Graceland was opened for public visit on June 7, 1982 and was declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006.Picture Source: flickr.com / thomashawk

Written by Lucy King

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