Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977) was a rock and roll pioneer, with fans worldwide that refuse to forget him. His unique sound was influenced by country music, gospel singing, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Find out why he’s still the King of Rock and Roll at the following sites.

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Elvis.com: The Official Site5 stars

"Welcome to Elvis Presley's official web site, home of the undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll and his beloved Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee!" Although much of the site deals with visiting Graceland, there are great clicks for virtual visitors in About the King. They include a bio, filmography, quotes, Elvis timeline and FAQ. For Learning with Elvis printables (trivia, math and English), look for the Education section.

Elvis Australia: Elvis Presley Biography4 stars

This huge Australian fan club site includes a biography, photo gallery, videos, MP3 audio and news items. It also sells memorabilia, books, and music. "Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child."

Last.FM: Elvis Presley and Similar Artists5 stars

What would an Elvis review be without some some rock and roll music? For easy, online listening in a browser, Last.FM streams a 24/7 radio station of Elvis and his contemporaries. Tune in and you might hear hits from Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, and of course, Elvis Presley. Last.FM is free and does not require registration, but registering gives you custom music recommendations based on your listening history.

National Archives: When Nixon Met Presley5 stars

"Elvis Presley met President Richard M. Nixon in the Oval Office in December 1970. A photograph of that meeting is one of the most famous in the holdings of the National Archives. Through the original letters and memorandums written by Presley and the White House staff, this exhibit tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the meeting was arranged." This is a great story, and the National Archives does a great job telling it. The only thing missing is a picture of the badge that Nixon's staff gave Elvis. What badge? You'll have to visit the exhibit to find out.

Thinkexist.com: Elvis Presley Quotes4 stars

"When things go wrong, don't go with them." "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." "Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine." Thinkexist.com provides fifty-one Elvis Presley quotations that reveal a little bit of the man behind the icon. Each is rated by users, and organized by topic. Registration is free, and unregistered users will hit a roadblock after viewing a few pages of quotes.

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Biography.com: Elvis Presley Biography

CBS.com: Elvis

New York Times: Elvis Presley

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Elvis Presley

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