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54 Years Ago: Elvis Discharged from the Army

Today (March 5) marks the 54th anniversary of Sergeant Elvis Presley's official discharge from the Army. In interviews, 'The King of Rock and Roll' spoke quietly about his experiences both good and bad while in the military.

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Watch a 16-Year Old’s Amazing Elvis Presley ‘Blue Christmas’ Cover

Ever since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, impersonating the King has become a cottage industry. But we can't recall the last time we've seen a teenage Canadian do it this well.

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Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Special
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45 Years Ago: Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special Airs

We've seen everything from Elvis Presley Christmas ornaments to commemorative Barbie dolls in the 36 years since the icon's death. But in late 1968, Presley's career was in decline after several years of corny movies and a slow drift from his rock 'n' roll roots.

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YouTube / Sachs Media Group

See What Your Favorite Dead Rock Stars Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive

Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.

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Lots of Elvis for the 60th Anniversary of “That’s All Right”

Elvis Presley's estate is planning a yearlong series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the recording of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll's first official single, "That's All Right."  On July 5, 1954, Elvis entered Memphis' famed Sun Studio with his band mates -- guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black -- and cut an energetic version of the Arthur Crudup-penned tune, an event that many consider to signal the birth of the rock 'n' roll genre.

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Elvis Presley Albums Remastered for iTunes

The "King of Rock-n-Roll" goes digital this week as several of Elvis Presley's early albums have been remastered and are now available on iTunes to coincide with the 36th anniversary of Elvis death (Aug 16).

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Is Kanye West Trying to Buy Elvis Presley’s Graceland?

In today's hunka hunka burnin' rumors, rapper Kanye West may or may not be in talks to buy Graceland, the Memphis home of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. (Even though Presley recorded a generation or so earlier than most of the artists we cover at Ultimate Classic Rock, his influence on many of these artists we cover is undeniable.)

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

This Week In History 1982: Elvis Presley’s Graceland Opens To The Public

In June 1982, just a few months prior to the 5th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, Graceland Mansion, his Memphis home was opened to the public. It is still one of the most visited homes in America with over one-half million people seeing it every year.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

February 21, 1956: Elvis ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Debuts [Rare Live Video]

 

February 21 marks an important date in the career of Elvis Presley. It was on this date in 1956 that Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" debuted on the charts. The song became his first chart hit and spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Pop charts.

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Celebrating Elvis’ Birthday with “Jailhouse Rock”

Today marks the 78th  anniversary of the birthday of Elvis Presley. While we have been featuring Elvis classics throughout the day on KOOL 107.9, I wanted to share  one with you here....one of his 18 #1 hits

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