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Elvis Presley-If I Can Dream

4 February 2012


Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973 Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. He must truly be the greatest performer in the history of music. This performance at his 68 comeback special with this song may be his best. it may be one of the best performances by any musician

Birth nameElvis Aaron Presley
BornJanuary 8, 1935
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedAugust 16, 1977 (aged 42)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresRock and rollpoprockabilly,countrybluesgospelR&B
OccupationsMusician, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1953–77
LabelsSunRCA Victor
Associated actsThe Blue Moon BoysThe JordanairesThe Imperials
Websiteelvis.com
 

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