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Elvis Presley - Boy From Tupelo

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Pop Culture Vault offers vintage rock posters and other rock 'n' roll art, including a wide selection of Elvis Memorabilia. Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or simply "The King", was an American singer and actor.
Presley started as a singer of rockabilly, borrowing many songs from rhythm and blues (R&B) numbers and country, which morphed into rock & roll. He was the most commercially successful singer of rock and roll, but he also sang ballads, country music and gospel. In a musical career of over two decades, Presley set records for concert attendance, television ratings, and record sales, and became one of the biggest artists in music history. Presley is a member of that exclusive club of the biggest record sellers in the world that include Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis and The Beatles.
The young Presley became an icon of modern American pop culture, sometimes held to represent the American Dream of rising from rags to riches through talent and hard work, more often representing teen sexuality with a hint of delinquency. During the 1970s, Presley reemerged as a steady performer of old and new hit songs on tour and particularly as a performer in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was known for his jump-suits and capes as well as massive attendance figures. Until the last years of his life, he continued to perform before sell-out audiences around the U.S. He died, presumably from a heart attack combined with abuse of prescription drugs, in Memphis, Tennessee. His popularity as a singer has survived his death at 42.

The top picture is entitled "It's Now Or Never" and is from the Elvis Presley Estate archives. Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.©2006 Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc./Alfred Wertheimer.