Elvis Aaron Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 - 1977)

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Elvis Aaron "The King, Elvis the Pelvis, The king of rock and roll," Presley
Born in Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Categories: Notables | Famous Entertainers of the 20th Century | Recording Artists | Actors | This Day In History January 08 | This Day In History August 16 | Memphis, Tennessee | Tupelo, Mississippi | L. C. Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee | Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards | Fort Hood, Texas | 3rd Armored Division, United States Army | 32nd Armor Regiment, United States Army | Tupelo–Gainesville tornadoes 1936 | Graceland's Meditation Garden, Graceland, Tennessee | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Country Music Hall of Fame | Gospel Music Hall of Fame | Rockabilly Hall of Fame | Memphis Music Hall of Fame | W. C. Handy Award | Golden Hat Award | Kentucky Colonel | American Music Award of Merit | Tornadoes.

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Biography

Family

Elvis was born on 8 Jan 1935 in Mississippi and died on August of 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. [1] He was the son of Vernon Presley and Gladys Smith. [2]
He married Priscilla Beaulieu, but they divorced in August 1972 in Los Angeles, California.[3] They had one daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

Career

Elvis entered the music scene in 1956 with his single, "Heartbreak Hotel," which reached number one. He became popular with teen girls for his good looks and unique dance moves. Elvis starred in a number of movie musicals that only helped his popularity. He became known as the "King of Rock and Roll" and helped rock music become mainstream. [4]

Highlights

Elvis's biography on elvis.com
Alma mater Humes High School
Occupation Singer, musician, actor
Home town Memphis, Tennessee
Religion Christianity (Pentecostal)
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1958–1960
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company A, 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division
The Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak
He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials,
14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
One billion worldwide record sales.
1984, he received the W. C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation
1984, the Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award
1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986),
1987, he received the American Music Awards' Award of Merit.
1998, the Country Music Hall of Fame (1998),
2001, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2001),
2007, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (2007),
2012, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2012).

Sources

  1. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JR51-ZZD : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Presley, August 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBS4-F4R : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Pressley in household of Vernon Pressley, Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-20, sheet 21B, family 384, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2042.
  3. "California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPB5-NDM : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Priscill A Beaulieu and Elvis A Presley, 1972.
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley


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Memories: 5

On 24 Mar 2017 Melissa (Toms) Minotti wrote:

Loved Elvis when I was a kid - and no wonder, he's my 9th cousin!  :)


On 3 Dec 2016 Cynthia (Edgemon) Rushing wrote:

Elvis and I are 18th cousins, twice removed with Randof Pigot as our common ancestor. Randolf is Elvis'S 17th great grandfather and my 19th.


On 17 Sep 2015 Douglas Coldwell BA, BEd wrote:

According to Wikitree, Elvis Presley is my 16th cousin once removed. I always suspected that we are related. If anyone still doubts that Elvis faked his death, they should watch the DVD, Elvis Found Alive. It is available online. Douglas Wayne Coldwell [ Coldwell-1]


On 12 May 2015 McGroarty (Kelly) McGroarty wrote:

May 28, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA at the Spectrum I would finally get to see Elvis for the 1st time. Little did I know then it would also be the last time as just 3 months later he was gone. I'll always cherish that memory of my 16th cousin 3 times removed.


On 21 Feb 2014 L. (Franklin) Anonymous wrote:

In Feb of 1970 I was fortunate enough to see Elvis at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It was spectacular !!!! Thank you for a great performance! Linda Franklin McClain



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On 18 Jul 2017 at 23:29 GMT April Smith wrote:

My mama told me that she and her older sister grew up in the house that was behind Graceland, they used to play there all of the time.

On 19 May 2017 at 03:52 GMT Yvonne (Williams) Doñate wrote:

Loved my 12th cousin , even b4 I knew he was my cousin.

On 5 Apr 2017 at 04:56 GMT Kathy (Anderson) Griffin wrote:

My 15th cousin twice removed  :)

On 1 Mar 2017 at 02:30 GMT Jennifer (Alley) Devlin wrote:

Elvis and I are 19th Cousins!

On 29 May 2016 at 22:05 GMT Barbara Sweeney wrote:

Presley-155 and Presley-665 appear to represent the same person because: This is obviously the same person and should have only one profile.



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