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Elvis Presley

1935- 1977

Entertainer

One of the entertainment giants of the 20th century, Elvis Presley epitomized the era of rock and roll. His many recordings, including songs such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were instant hits, soaring to the top of the pop charts.

Presley also appeared in a series of successful films and television specials. With the appearance on the music scene of groups such as The Beatles, Presley's dominance over the rock world began to diminish somewhat, although he continued to enjoy great popularity until his untimely death at age 42.