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Elvis Presley



Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley(1935年1月8日 - 1977年8月16日)是美国歌手和演员。作为20世纪最重要的文化偶像之一,他经常被称为摇滚之王或简称为国王。

普雷斯利出生在密西西比州的图珀洛,13岁时随家人搬到了田纳西州的孟菲斯。他的音乐生涯始于1954年,由制片人Sam Phillips在Sun Records录制,他希望将非裔美国音乐的声音带给更广泛的观众。在吉他手Scotty Moore和贝司手Bill Black的陪伴下,Presley是摇滚乐的先锋,是乡村音乐,节奏和布鲁斯的快节奏,反拍驱动的融合。 1955年,鼓手D. J. Fontana加入完成了普雷斯利经典四重奏的阵容,RCA Victor在由汤姆帕克上校安排的交易中获得了他的合同,他将管理他二十多年。普雷斯利的第一部RCA单曲Heartbreak Hotel于1956年1月发行,并成为美国的头号热门单曲。凭借一系列成功的网络电视节目和排行榜冠军,他成为新近流行摇滚音乐的领军人物。他对歌曲和性挑逗的表演风格充满活力的诠释,再加上在种族关系变革时代对色彩线条的强烈影响,使他极受欢迎和争议。

1956年11月,普雷斯利在Love Me Tender中首次亮相。 1958年,普雷斯利被选入军队,两年后重新开始了他的录音生涯,他的一些商业上最成功的作品。然而,他几乎没有举办过几场音乐会,并且在帕克的指导下,在20世纪60年代的大部分时间里都致力于制作好莱坞电影和配乐专辑,其中大多数都受到严厉的嘲笑。 1968年,在现场表演休息七年之后,他回到舞台上,在广受好评的电视复出特别猫王中,这导致了拉斯维加斯的居住权和一系列高利润的旅行。 1973年,普雷斯利举办了第一场由一位独奏艺术家在世界各地播出的音乐会,来自夏威夷的阿罗哈。多年的处方药滥用严重损害了他的健康,他于1977年在格雷斯兰庄园突然去世,享年42岁。


Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply the "King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held 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, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He won three competitive Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.