sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

Elvis Presley's Life A Tribute In Photos




                           Elvis Presley's Life: A Tribute In Photos

It was 75 years ago today (Jan. 8) that Elvis Presley came into the world.  In celebration, we're taking a look back at the King's greatest moments in photos and Billboard chart feats

Two year old Elvis poses for a family portrait with his parents Vernon Presley and Gladys Presley in 1937 in Tupelo, Mississippi

A portrait of Elvis taken around 1953, during his teenage years.

Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in 1954.

Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis Presley jams with Scotty Moore (left) and Bill Black on a weekly broadcast of "Lousiana Hayride" at the Shreveport Auditorium just three months after Elvis left home for the first time on October 16, 1954 in Shreveport, Lousiana.

Elvis Presley performs on stage with his brand new Martin D-28 acoustic guitar on July 31, 1955 at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida.

Elvis, along with his band members Bill Black and Scotty Moore and and record producer Sam Philips, who is credited with discovering Elvis, at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennesse.

Elvis recording in an RCA Victor studio in 1956.

The cover of Elvis' first album, released in 1956 by RCA.

Elvis makes his television debut on 'Stage Show,' produced by Jackie Gleason and hosted by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey (aka the Dorsey Brothers), in CBS Studios in 1956 in New York City, New York.

Elvis on the set of "Love Me Tender in August 1956. Elvis would go on to film 31 movies throughout his career.

Elvis rehearsing in 1956.

Elvis rehearsing in 1956.

Elvis Performs on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in New York, New York, October 28, 1956.

Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., which he purchased for $100,000 in 1957

Elvis Presley in a promotional portrait for director Richard Thorpe's 1957 film, 'Jailhouse Rock.'

At the height of his career, Elvis became a GI and served a tour of duty in Germany in 1959.

Elvis Presley on the set of his 1961 film "Blue Hawaii" in April, 1961 in Los Angeles, California.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley on their wedding day: May 01,1967

Elvis, wife Priscilla and their 4-day-old daughter Lisa Marie Presley on February 5, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968.

Elvis Presley visits President Richard Nixon on December 21, 1970 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Elvis and Priscilla leave the courthouse hand in hand following a short divorce hearing on October 9, 1973 in Santa Monica, California

Elvis performs on stage in Las Vegas in 1974.

Headlines announcing Elvis' death plastered newspapers across the world on August 17, 1977.

Elvis Presley's funeral cortege in Memphis, Tennessee on August 18, 1977.

Flowers surround Elvis Presley's gravestone in the "Meditation Gardens" area of Graceland during Elvis Week on August 12, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. Graceland is the second-most visited home in America behind the White House.

Each year, Elvis fans flock to Memphis for a candle vigil at Graceland Mansion on the anniversary of Elvis' death.

In 1992, Americans selected this painting by artist Mark Stulzman to be used as the image for the Elvis stamp.

Elvis impersonators continue to keep the King's legacy alive.
Long live the King!



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