Knowledge Identifier: +Elvis_Presley
In September 1941, Presley entered first grade at East Tupelo, Mississippi Consolidated, where his instructors regarded him as "average".
Eddy Arnold - In 1944, Arnold signed a contract with RCA Victor, with manager Colonel Tom Parker, who later managed Elvis Presley
As they were about to give up and go home, Presley took his guitar and launched into a 1946 blues number, Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right".
Jim Reeves - Earlier in 1955, he was signed to a 10-year recording contract with RCA Victor by Steve Sholes, who produced some of Reeves' first recordings at RCA and signed Elvis Presley for the company that same year
His mother recalled that from the age of two, at the Assembly of God church in Tupelo, Mississippi attended by the family, "he would slide down off my lap, run into the aisle and scramble up to the platform.
David Weisbart - He joined 20th Century Fox in the middle of 1956 and the following year produced "Love Me Tender", the first Elvis Presley film
Nick Adams (actor) - Nick Adams' widely publicized friendship with Elvis Presley began in 1956 on the set of Presley's film "Love Me Tender" during the second day of shooting
Elton John - The Dwights were keen record buyers, exposing John to the popular singers and musicians of the day, and John remembers being immediately hooked on rock and roll when his mother brought home records by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets in 1956
Townes Van Zandt - He would later tell an interviewer that, "watching Elvis Presley's October 28, 1956, performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was the starting point for me becoming a guitar player
Pat Boone - According to an opinion poll of high school students in 1957, the singer was nearly the "two-to-one favorite over Elvis Presley among boys and preferred almost three-to-one by girls
Lizabeth Scott - After completing "Loving You" in 1957, Elvis Presley's second film, Scott retired from the screen
Lee Gordon (promoter) - Remarkably, Gordon is reported to have been involved in several short U.S. tours by Elvis Presley during 1957
Russ Tamblyn - Though uncredited, he served as a choreographer for Elvis Presley in 1957's "Jailhouse Rock"
Dick Clark - "Bandstand" was picked up by the ABC television network, renamed "American Bandstand", and debuted nationally on August 5, 1957 with a Clark interview of Elvis Presley
Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in 1960.
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Davis had a friendship with Elvis Presley in the late 1960s, as they both were top draw acts in Vegas at the same time
Arnold Laven - During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Levy-Gardner-Laven team remained active as producers on such films as "Clambake", a 1967 Elvis Presley musical co-starring Shelley Fabares, "The Scalphunters", an 1968 western directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas, and "Kansas City Bomber", a 1972 drama starring Raquel Welch as a roller derby athlete
Ral Donner - He scored several pop hits in the US in the early 1960s, and had a voice similar to Elvis Presley's
Bob Newhart - His 1960 comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart", went straight to number one on the charts, beating Elvis Presley and the cast album of "The Sound of Music"
Eddie Rabbitt - His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974
Ludwig Stossel - His last film was in 1960, where he had a small role in the Elvis Presley movie, "G.I. Blues"
Paul Lukas - Lukas' film career picked up momentum in the 1960s with six films, including Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley in 1963 and Lord Jim with Peter O'Toole in 1965
Shakin' Stevens - Three actors were to portray Elvis's life during the course of the show and Shaky landed one of the lead roles, playing Elvis in his prime charting, army and movie star years, with young actor Tim Whitnall covering the earlier formative years and veteran 1960s singer P J Proby taking over the part for Elvis's 'Las Vegas' years
Tuesday Weld - In 1961, when Weld was 18, she had an off-screen romance with Elvis Presley, her costar in "Wild in the Country"
Hope Lange - Lange appeared as Elvis Presley's older psychologist love interest in "Wild in the Country" in 1961, despite being only 26 at the time
Jean Paul Egide Martini - Sometimes known as "'Martini Il Tedesco"', he is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'Amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based
Patsy Cline - According to Nassour, Patsy Cline met Elvis Presley in 1962 at a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and they even exchanged phone numbers.
Lola Albright - Albright's popularity led to several major film roles, including Elvis Presley's 1962 film, "Kid Galahad"; the 1964 French film "Les Felins" by director René_Clément; and the epic western "The Way West"
Anne Helm - Helm drew national recognition as the love interest of Elvis Presley in his 1962 film, "Follow That Dream"
Jackie Coogan - He appeared as a police officer in the Elvis Presley comedy "Girl Happy" in 1965
Tony Barrow - In 1965 and 1966 Tony Barrow travelled around the globe with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr on The Beatles' biggest, most lucrative and most dangerous international concert tours, conducting their massive daily press conferences wherever they were on the road, accompanying them on their very private "summit of the giants" meeting with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel Air, California, and setting up The Fab Four's media interviews and photo shoots when they returned home
Dave Willock - In 1966, he had an uncredited role as the bartender in the Elvis Presley vehicle Frankie and Johnny
Irwin Winkler - He is the producer or director of 50 major motion pictures, dating back to 1967's "Double Trouble", starring Elvis Presley
Recorded in late June in Burbank, California, the special, called simply Elvis, aired on December 3, 1968.
Lonnie Mack - A 1968 feature article in "Rolling Stone" magazine rated Mack a better gospel singer than Elvis Presley, who earned all of his Grammys as a gospel singer
Mac Davis - One of the songs he wrote in 1968, called "A Little Less Conversation" was recorded by Elvis Presley
Poncie Ponce - The show led to parts in a handful of films, most notably as part of a stock car racing pit crew on Elvis Presley's team in the 1968 "Speedway"
Lonnie Mack - A feature article in the November 1968 issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine rated Mack "in a class by himself" as a rock guitarist, and compared his R&B vocals favorably with Elvis Presley's best gospel efforts
Patsy Garrett - A small part as the mayor's wife in a 1969 Elvis Presley movie, "The Trouble with Girls", reportedly led to a lifelong friendship with the singer
Eddie Rabbitt - Rabbitt became successful as a songwriter in 1969 when Elvis Presley recorded his song "Kentucky Rain"
Rob Brydon - Brydon revealed himself to be a fairly devoted fan of Elvis Presley on the "XL" version of the sixteenth episode of "QI " by going on at length about several facets of Presley's life and career, including the exact date of his death and the fact that Sam Phillips had attended the first of Presley's Las Vegas shows in July 1969
Mac Davis - His early work writing for Elvis Presley produced multiple number-one hits , and a subsequent solo career in the 1970s made him a well-known name in pop music
Ralph Carmichael - One of Carmichael's contemporary hymns, "Reach Out to Jesus", was recorded by Elvis Presley, on the singer's 1972 Grammy *award-winning album of sacred songs, "He Touched Me"
Linda Thompson (actress) - From July 1972 to November 1976, Thompson had a relationship with the recently separated Elvis Presley
Presley in Aloha From Hawaii, broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973.
For instance, in 1974, Elvis' 40 Greatest, a compilation on the budget Arcade label, was the fourth highest selling album of the year in the United Kingdom; at the time, the main British chart did not rank such compilations, relegating them to a chart for midpriced and TV-advertised albums, which Elvis' 40 Greatest topped for 15 weeks.
Hugh O'Brian - While on stage, Elvis Presley introduced O'Brian from the audience at the singer's April 1, 1975 performance at the Las Vegas Hilton, as captured in the imported live CD release "April Fool's Dinner"
Johnny Ace - Elvis Presley covered "Pledging My Love" on his last studio session in 1976
Tony Sheridan - In 1978, the Star Club was reopened, and Sheridan performed there along with Elvis Presley's TCB Band
Priscilla Presley - Priscilla was chairwoman of the board of Elvis Presley Enterprises from 1982 to 1998, helping to turn Graceland into a multi-million dollar tourist attraction
John Mellencamp - On the 1984 Uh-Huh Tour, Mellencamp opened his shows with cover versions of songs he admired growing up, including Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," the Animals' "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya" and the Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina
Roy Orbison - In January 1989, Orbison became the first musician since Elvis Presley to have two albums in the Top Five at the same time
It was permanently revoked in the 1990s after the Tennessee Medical Board brought new charges of over-prescription
Vanilla Ice - In 1991, 3rd Bass released a single called "Pop Goes the Weasel", and in the lyrics comparing Van Winkle unfavorably to Elvis Presley
Linda Thompson (actress) - She has appeared as herself in a workout video by then-husband Bruce Jenner, four documentaries about Elvis Presley between 1997 and 2004, and in the short-lived "Princes of Malibu", a reality show about then-husband David Foster's efforts to improve her two sons and herself
Lisa Marie Presley - In 1998, Lisa became more closely involved with the management team of The Elvis Presley Trust and its business entity, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
In 2003, a remix of "Rubberneckin'", a 1969 recording of Presley's, topped the U.S. sales chart, as did a 50th-anniversary re-release of "That's All Right" the following year
In 2005, another three reissued singles, "Jailhouse Rock", "One Night"/"I Got Stung", and "It's Now or Never", went to number one in the United Kingdom
Laurel Goodwin - Although she had attended a few Elvis Presley conventions over the years, it was not until 2005 that she attended her first "Star Trek" convention
Cheyenne Jackson - In 2005, he originated his first Broadway leading role in the musical "All Shook Up", a tribute to Elvis Presley
Jenny McCarthy - She appeared on the cover of the magazine's January 2005 issue wearing a leopard skin version of the company's iconic "bunny suit" and was featured in a pictorial shot at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in that same issue
Kurt Cobain - In 2006, Cobain took the place of Elvis Presley as the top-earning deceased celebrity, after the sale of the Nirvana song catalogue
Kim Jong-il - In a 2011 news story, "The Sun" reported, "Kim Jong-il was obsessed with Elvis Presley
In 2016 the album "The Wonder of You", which sets Presley's vocals against music by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was released and reached No. 1 in the UK in October