( 1935–77), US singer; known as the King of Rock and Roll; full name Elvis Aaron Presley. He was the dominant personality of early rock and roll with songs such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Do n’t Be Cruel,” and “Hound Dog” and was noted for the frank sexuality of his performances. He also made numerous movies, including King Creole (1958), and became a cult figure after his death.
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