Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley

American singeradd

Category: Music

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (11%), (5%)

Main connections: Roy Orbison, Tennessee, Jerry Lee Lewis

Linked to: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nike, Inc., Villanova University, Cirque du Soleil

 

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Elvis Presley was born in 1935 add something


1938

In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of altering a check written by the landowner. add something


1940

Frank Sinatra - Like Presley and Dylan – the only other white male American singers since 1940 whose popularity, influence, and mythic force have been comparable – Sinatra will last indefinitely.


1941

In September 1941, Presley entered first grade at East Tupelo, Mississippi Consolidated, where his instructors regarded him as "average". add something


1944

Eddy Arnold - In 1944, Arnold signed a contract with RCA Victor, with manager Colonel Tom Parker, who later managed Elvis Presley


1946

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". add something

 

Entering a new school, Milam, for sixth grade in September 1946, Presley was regarded as a loner. add something


1948

In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee. add something


1950

In 1950, he began practicing guitar regularly under the tutelage of Jesse Lee Denson, a neighbor two-and-a-half years his senior. add something

 

Pat Boone - During his tours in the 1950s, Elvis Presley was one of his opening acts


1953

Overcoming his reticence about performing outside the Courts, he competed in Humes's Annual "Minstrel" show in April 1953. add something

 

By the time he graduated high school in June 1953, Presley had already singled out music as his future. add something

 

In August 1953, Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records. add something


1954

Though he never had any formal training, he was blessed with a remarkable memory, and his musical knowledge was already considerable by the time he made his first professional recordings in 1954 at the age of 19. add something


1955

An RB hit for Roy Hamilton in 1955 and a pop hit for blue-eyed soul singer Timi Yuro in 1961, Presley's deep soul version was picked up by country radio in 1976. add something

 

By early 1955, Presley's regular Hayride appearances, constant touring, and well-received record releases had made him a substantial regional star, from Tennessee to West Texas. add something

 

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Presley renewed Neal's management contract in August 1955, simultaneously appointing Parker as his special adviser. add something

 

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

 

Roy Orbison - Johnny Cash toured the area in 1955, playing on the same local radio show as the Teen Kings and suggested that Orbison approach Sam Phillips at Sun Records, home of rockabilly stars including Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Cash

 

Jayne Mansfield - Though Elvis Presley's Pink Cadillac came about in 1955, it was in Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee


1956

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. add something

 

On January 10, 1956, Presley made his first recordings for RCA in Nashville, Tennessee . add something

 

Presley heralded the vastly expanded reach of celebrity in the era of mass communication: at the age of 21, within a year of his first appearance on American network television, he was one of the most famous people in the world. add something

 

Presley's rise to national attention in 1956 transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture. add something

 

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

 

Marco Lopez (actor) - His first Hollywood job was as a stand-in for Elvis Presley in the 1956 movie "Love Me Tender"

 

Dennis Hopper - In his book Last Train to Memphis, American popular music historian Peter Guralnick says that in 1956, when Elvis Presley was making his first film in Hollywood, Hopper was roommates with fellow actor Nick Adams and the three became friends and socialized together.

 

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

 

Johnny Cash - On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley dropped in on Phillips while Carl Perkins was in the studio cutting new tracks, with Jerry Lee Lewis backing him on piano. Cash was in the studio and the four started an impromptu jam session


1957

Each of the three Presley singles released in the first half of 1957 went to number one: "Too Much", "All Shook Up", and "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear". add something

 

In 1957, Robert Mitchum asked Presley to costar with him in Thunder Road, on which Mitchum was writer and producer. add something

 

In 1957, his first gospel record was released, the four-song EP Peace in the Valley. add something

 

Throughout his entire career, Presley performed in only three venues outside the United States—all of them in Canada, during brief tours there in 1957. add something

 

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

 

Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix saw Presley perform in Seattle in 1957

 

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


1958

Between his induction and discharge, Presley had ten top 40 hits, including "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", the best-selling "Hard Headed Woman", and "One Night" in 1958, and "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" and the number one "A Big Hunk o' Love" in 1959. add something

 

Parker effectively ended the relationship, deliberately or not, with the new contract he sent Leiber in early 1958. add something

 

Carolyn Jones - In 1958, she shared a Golden Globe *award for "Most Promising Newcomer" with Sandra Dee and Diane Varsi, and appeared with Elvis Presley in "King Creole"

 

Amanda Lear - Lear's debut single "Trouble", a pop-rock cover of Elvis Presley's 1958 classic from the "King Creole" soundtrack, was released unsuccessfully by minor label Creole Records in the United Kingdom


1959

In 1959, Sight and Sound's Peter John Dyer described his onscreen persona as "aggressively bisexual in appeal". add something


1960

Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in 1960. add something

 

The singer's output during most of the 1960s emphasized pop music, often in the form of ballads such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", a number one in 1960. add something

 

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

 

Mark Knopfler - During the 1960s, he formed and joined schoolboy bands and listened to singers like Elvis Presley and guitarists Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, B.B King, Django Reinhardt, Hank Marvin, and James Burton

 

Jim Reeves - During the early 1960s, Reeves was more popular than Elvis Presley in South Africa and recorded several albums in the Afrikaans language

 

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"

 

Norman Taurog - In 1960, Taurog directed his first Elvis Presley film, "G.I. Blues"

 

Gregory Gaye - In 1960, he played a casino owner named Freeman in "Ocean's Eleven" starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The following year, he played Joan Blackman's father, Elvis Presley's co-star in "Blue Hawaii"

 

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

 

Juliet Prowse - Prowse co-starred in 1960 alongside Elvis Presley in "G.I. Blues"

 

Torben Meyer - The following year, he had the role of Hugo in "The Earth is Mine" starring Rock Hudson and Claude Rains, and in 1960 he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues"

 

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


1961

Later known as the '68 Comeback Special, the show featured lavishly staged studio productions as well as songs performed with a band in front of a small audience—Presley's first live performances since 1961. add something

 

In February 1961, Presley performed two shows for a benefit event in Memphis, Tennessee, on behalf of 24 local charities. add something

 

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

 

Camryn Manheim - "'Camryn Manheim"' is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's "The Practice", Delia Banks on CBS's "Ghost Whisperer" and as Elvis's mother, Gladys Presley in the 2005 mini-series "Elvis"


1962

As for non-movie albums, between the June 1962 release of Pot Luck and the November 1968 release of the soundtrack to the television special that signaled his comeback, only one LP of new material by Presley was issued: the gospel album How Great Thou Art. add something

 

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"

 

Joanna Moore - In 1962, Moore appeared as Miss Precious in "Walk on the Wild Side" with Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck and Capucine, followed by the musical, "Follow That Dream" with Elvis Presley


1963

Ursula Andress - Andress co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 musical film, "Fun in Acapulco", with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in "4 for Texas" , opposite Marcello Mastroianni in "The 10th Victim" , alongside John Richardson in "She" , and as the countess in "The Blue Max"


1964

During a five-year span—1964 through 1968—Presley had only one top ten hit: "Crying in the Chapel", a gospel number recorded back in 1960. add something

 

Larry Geller became Presley's hairdresser in 1964. add something


1965

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

 

Julie Adams - She appeared in the musical comedy "Tickle Me" starring Elvis Presley in 1965

 

Sanford Clark - The Fool has been recorded by Chris Farlowe , Elvis Presley for "Elvis Country " , The Animals for "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted" and by Richard Thompson on "1000 Years of Popular Music" among many others

 

Brian Epstein - On 27 August 1965, The Beatles and Epstein visited Elvis Presley at his house in Perugia Way in Los Angeles, where Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, set up a roulette wheel and several packs of playing cards


1966

In 1966, Presley expressed the desire to his father that the more traditional biblical rendering, Aaron, be used henceforth, "especially on legal documents. add something

 

Shortly before Christmas 1966, more than seven years since they first met, Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu. add something

 

Howie Smith - As a freelance musician Smith composed and produced commercial jingles for radio and television between 1966 and 1972, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s toured with Elvis Presley, Glen_Campbell, Bob Crosby, Warren Covington and Les Elgart, among others

 

Dave Willock - In 1966, he had an uncredited role as the bartender in the Elvis Presley vehicle Frankie and Johnny


1967

Irwin Winkler - He is the producer or director of 50 major motion pictures, dating back to 1967's "Double Trouble", starring Elvis Presley

 

Pat Harrington, Jr. - In 1967, he appeared in the Elvis Presley film "Easy Come, Easy Go"


1968

Recorded in late June in Burbank, California, the special, called simply Elvis, aired on December 3, 1968. add something

 

Taken on June 29, 1968, it was adapted for the cover of Rolling Stone in July 1969. add something

 

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


1969

Lacker was instrumental in convincing Presley to record with Memphis, Tennessee producer Chips Moman and his handpicked musicians at American Sound Studio in early 1969. add something

 

By January 1969, the single "If I Can Dream", written for the special, reached number 12. add something

 

Released in June 1969, it was his first secular, non-soundtrack album from a dedicated period in the studio in eight years. add something

 

Lisa Marie Presley - Elvis Presley had originally released the single in 1969

 

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

 

Mary Tyler Moore - In 1969, she starred opposite Elvis Presley as a nun in Change of Habit.

 

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


1970

Presley returned to the International early in 1970 for the first of the year's two month-long engagements, performing two shows a night. add something

 

Bruce Jackson (audio engineer) - Audio engineer - He joined American touring audio engineer Roy Clair and mixed concert stage monitors for Elvis Presley in the 1970s

 

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


1971

In 1971, an affair he had with Joyce Bova resulted—unbeknownst to him—in her pregnancy and an abortion. add something

 

Junior Chamber of Commerce named Presley one of its annual Ten Most Outstanding Young Men of the Nation on January 16, 1971. add something

 

Three new, non-movie Presley studio albums were released in 1971, as many as had come out over the previous eight years. add something


1972

MGM again filmed Presley in April 1972, this time for Elvis on Tour, which went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Film that year. add something

 

Dennis Linde - He is best known for writing the 1972 Elvis Presley hit, "Burning Love"

 

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


1973

Presley in Aloha From Hawaii, broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. add something

 

Toward the end of 1973, he was hospitalized, semicomatose from the effects of Demerol addiction. add something

 

In January 1973, Presley performed two benefit concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in connection with a groundbreaking TV special, Aloha from Hawaii. add something

 

After a December 1973 session that produced 18 songs, enough for almost two albums, he did not enter the studio in 1974. add something


1974

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. add something

 

In 1974, Barbra Streisand approached Presley to star with her in the remake of $A_Star_is_Born (A_Star_Is_Born_(1976_film)). add something

 

Zsa Zsa Gabor - In 1974, she purchased a home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California which once belonged to Elvis Presley


1975

The policy was altered in 1975, allowing the album to hit number one on the main chart in 1977, following Presley's death. add something

 

Presley returned to the studio in Hollywood in March 1975, but Parker's attempts to arrange another session toward the end of the year were unsuccessful. add something

 

Little David Wilkins - He was the inspiration behind Elvis Presley's 1975 single "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"

 

Michael Jackson - They had first met in 1975, when a seven-year-old Presley attended one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and were reconnected through a mutual friend.

 

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"


1976

Johnny Ace - Elvis Presley covered "Pledging My Love" on his last studio session in 1976

 

Faith Hill - In 1976, a few days before her 9th birthday, she attended a concert by Elvis Presley at the State Fair Coliseum, in Jackson, Mississippi , which impressed her deeply


1977

Between 1977 and 1981, six posthumously released singles by Presley were top ten country hits. add something

 

Elvis Presley died in 1977 add something

 

Journalist Tony Scherman writes that by early 1977, "Elvis Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self. add something

 

Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour add something

 

Ann-Margret - On August 17, 1977, Ann-Margret and Roger Smith traveled to Memphis to attend Elvis Presley's funeral


1978

Tony Sheridan - In 1978, the Star Club was reopened, and Sheridan performed there along with Elvis Presley's TCB Band


1980

Slim Whitman - "Just For You" , followed in 1980, with a commercial that claimed Whitman "was number one in England longer than Elvis and The Beatles


1982

Graceland was opened to the public in 1982 add something

 

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


 

In 1984, he received the W. C. Handy award from the Blues Foundation and the Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat award add something

 

Will Tura - In 1984 he made a tribute album to Elvis Presley, together with Elvis' band

 

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


 

In 1987, he received the American Music awards' award of Merit add something


1988

Bob Dylan - Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1988, with Bruce Springsteen's introductory speech declaring, "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body


1989

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


1990

It was permanently revoked in the 1990s after the Tennessee Medical Board brought new charges of over-prescription add something


1991

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


1992

Shelley Niro - Her 1992 photographic series, "This Land Is Mime Land" and "500 Year Itch" employ humorous pop culture references, such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe


1993

Michael Jackson - Jackson proposed to Presley over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?" They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy, denying it for nearly two months afterwards.


1994

Amidst mounting pressure in 1994, the Presley autopsy was reopened add something

 

Michael Jackson - Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, in 1994.


1997

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


1998

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.


2003

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 add something


2005

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 add something

 

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

 

Kokomo Arnold - Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues" was covered by Elvis Presley at the Sun Studios produced by Sam Phillips and was issued as one of his early singles, it was later performed by Tyler Hilton who played Elvis in the 2005 film "Walk the Line"

 

Cheyenne Jackson - In 2005, he originated his first Broadway leading role in the musical "All Shook Up", a tribute to Elvis Presley

 

Ann-Margret - In the 2005 CBS miniseries, "Elvis", she is portrayed by Rose McGowan, in which her affair with Elvis Presley is depicted during the filming of "Viva Las Vegas"

 

Eva Cassidy - This point was further affirmed when in 2005, Amazon.com released a list of its top 25 best-selling musicians, which placed Cassidy in fifth position, behind The Beatles, U2, Norah Jones and Diana Krall, and far ahead of Elvis Presley and several other well-known stars

 

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


2006

He placed second in 2006, returned to the top spot the next two years, and ranked fourth in 2009 add something

 

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006 add something

 

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


2007

Garth Brooks - On November 5, 2007, Brooks was again named the best selling solo artist in US history, surpassing Presley after audited sales of 123 million were announced


2008

John Bonham - In September 2008, Bonham topped the "Blabbermouth.net"'s list of "Rockers fans want brought back to life", ahead of Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury


2010

Johnny Cash - "Million Dollar Quartet", a musical portraying the early Sun recording sessions involving Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry_Lee_Lewis, and Carl Perkins, debuted on Broadway on April 11, 2010

 

Garth Brooks - In December 2010, several more of Presley's albums received certifications from the RIAA. As a result, Elvis again surpassed Brooks


2011

Kim Jong-il - In a 2011 news story, "The Sun" reported, "Kim Jong-il was obsessed with Elvis Presley


2012

Garth Brooks - As of June 2012, the RIAA lists Presley's total sales at 134,5 million and Brooks's at 128 million


2014

Genetic analysis of a hair sample in 2014 found evidence of genetic variants that could have caused his glaucoma, migraines and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy add something


2016

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 add something


2018

As of 2018, the Recording Industry Association of America credits Presley with 136 million certified album sales in the U.S., third all time behind the Beatles and Garth Brooks add something

 

In 2018 The White House announced that President Donald Trump will award Elvis Presley the Presidential Medal Of Freedom on the 16 of November 2018 add something