Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16: Elvis Aaron Presley - the "King of Rock and Roll" - died on this day 33 years ago at 44.

The 50 Greatest Love SongsElvis Presley - Elvis Lives T-ShirtBorn in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13.

"The King" is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. He garnered wide success in a multitude of musical genres - besides Rock and Roll - including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues.

Elvis was nominated for 14 competitive Grammys - winning three - and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award when he was 36.

Elvis has been inducted into FOUR music halls of fame.

Press links below to view You Tube videos:

-- "Blue Suede Shoes"
-- "King Creole"
-- "Jailhouse Rock"
-- Elvis and Ann Margaret ("Viva Las Vegas")
-- "Teddy Bear"
-- "Suspicious Minds"
-- "In the Ghetto"
-- Medley of "Dixie," "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic" and "All My Trials."

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