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Sunday, August 16, 2020

RIP Elvis Presley: August 16, 1977



Elvis Presley, the American singer and actor, died suddenly August 16, 1977 at his 'Graceland' estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42:


"...the best-selling solo music artist of all time, Elvis was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, R&B, adult contemporary and gospel. 


"He won three 'Grammy Awards', received the 'Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award' at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. 


"Presley holds several records including the most 'RIAA' certified gold and platinum albums, the most albums charted on the 'Billboard 200', and the most number-one albums and number-one singles on the 'UK Albums Chart' and 'UK Singles Chart'. In 2018, Presley was posthumously awarded the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom'..."


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