For the True fan of ELVIS!!! This is an ORIGINAL Huge PROMOTIONAL POSTER measuring 27" x 35" ROLLED never hung or used, promoting Elvil Presley the GOLD COLLECTION by RCA.
Released in 1985, this poster is ALMOST 25 years old, It was then put out to pay tribute to the King Of ROCK AND ROLL for his 50th birthdate.
Great old Elvis Poster!!!
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More Elvis Info: Elvis Presley's family moved to Memphis when he was 13. After working as a movie theater usher and a truck driver, he began singing locally as "The Hillbilly Cat", then signed with a local recording company, then in 1955 with RCA. He did much to establish early rock and roll music, bringing black blues singing into the white, teenage mainstream. Teenage girls became hysterical over his blatantly sexual gyrations, particularly the one that got him nicknamed "Elvis the Pelvis" (TV cameras were not permitted to film below his waist). When he died he had sold over 600-million singles and albums. The first of his 33 films was Love Me Tender (1956); critics blasted most of his films, but they did very well at the box-office earning upwards of $150 million. Military service in the late 1950s and the "British invasion" of the 1960s reduced his concerts, though not his movie/recording income. He made a comeback in the 1970s, but his increasing weight and dependence upon stimulants and depressants took their toll. Since his death his Memphis home Graceland has become a shrine for followers. Elvis impersonators and purported sightings have become stock subjects for humorists. Twin brother Jesse Garon Presley died at birth (Elvis was delivered 35 minutes later). Earned a black belt in karate.  Won three Grammy Awards, all for his Gospel music. His hair colour was blonde until his early teens. As he got older his hair became darker. By the time he had his hair cut for the army at age 22 its natural color was dark chestnut (according to Charlie Hodge, who served with him in the army). Was originally considered for the Kris Kristofferson role in A Star Is Born (1976) but Elvis turned it down because manager Colonel Tom Parker refused him permission to act in a movie where he wouldn't have top billing. Also, he didn't like the fact that the producer, Jon Peters, was completely unknown. Owned a pet chimpanzee called "Scatter". Has more multiplatinum album sales than any other performer, with twelve albums selling over 2 million copies. Father of Lisa Marie Presley (b. 2/1/1968) Interred at Graceland Estate, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. His autopsy detected ten different drugs in his bloodstream. Is a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln's great-great grandfather, Isaiah Harrison. Had 18 Billboard #1 Songs, the first "Heartbreak Hotel" in March, 1956; the last "Suspicious Minds" in Sept. 1969. Has sold over 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) albums worldwide; more than any other musical artist/group in the world, including The Beatles When The Beatles came to America in 1965 there was only one person they wanted to meet - Elvis, and on August 27, 1965 they got their wish and according to John Lennon spent an entirely enjoyable evening at the Presley home in Bel Aire, California, talking, singing and laughing with each other. Bought Graceland mansion on 19 March 1957 from Mrs. Ruth Brown Moore for $102,500. The mansion, built of tan Tennessee limestone, consists of 23 rooms and 13.7 surrounding acres. The Music Gates were installed in April of 1957. His television debut was on the regionally telecast "Louisiana Hayride", 5 March 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana. In September of 1955, "Country Song Roundup" magazine was the first to feature and article on Elvis, calling him a "folk music fireball." In April of 1955 Elvis auditioned for a spot on Arthur Godfrey's _Talent Scouts (1948)_ and was turned down. Elvis' body was placed in a family crypt in Memphis on 18 August 1977. On 29 August 1977, however, an attempt was made to steal the body but the plan failed and three men were charged with trespassing and released on bond. Because of this incident, Vernon Presley, received approval from the Memphis Adjustment Board to allow reinterment of the bodies of Elvis and his mother Gladys Presley to the Meditation Garden behind Graceland, which took place on 2 October 1977. The book he was reading at the time of his death was "The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus" by Frank O. Adams, (Psychical Aid Foundation, USA, 1972). From the time they met up until his death, Elvis always sent a roomful of flowers to Ann-Margret whenever she opened up a show in Las Vegas. Was one of the performers featured on a set of stamps of rock and blues legends issued by the U.S. Postal Service in June 1993. Mother Gladys bought him his first guitar at age 12 (1947) 1953 graduate of Humes High School, Memphis, TN. Was one of the first people in the U.S. to own a "Betamax" system VCR Honorary Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. After seeing him in concert, Liberace suggested adding flashy costumes into his act. Elvis took his advice, and became famous for his gold lame jackets and jeweled white jumpsuits. He later reserved a seat for Liberace at many of his concerts. One of only a handful of artists inducted into both The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and The Country Music Hall of Fame. Others include Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Died with about $5 million in his bank account. Elvis did not like confrontation. He wanted to fire his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, many times. He would tell his friends "Tell Parker he's fired." His friends would go tell him, then Parker would say "Tell Elvis to tell me personally". Elvis never would. "Heartbreak Hotel," which spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart (and 10 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100) was the No. 1 country song of the year 1956. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. His 1977 country hit, "Way Down," was the No. 1 song on Billboard magazine's country singles chart the week of Elvis' death. Nine other songs would go to No. 1 on Billboard's country charts between 1956 and 1981 and include: "I Forgot to Remember to Forget," "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," and the two-sided No. 1 hit "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" (all 1956); "All Shook Up," "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" and "Jailhouse Rock" (all 1957); "Moody Blue" (1977); and "Guitar Man" (1981, a remixed version released more than three years after his death). Most of his 1950s No. 1 country hits were also No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well. In Sam Lovullo's book "Life in the Kornfield" (which recalled his years as producer of the country music TV series "Hee Haw" (1969)), he remarked that Elvis was a big fan of "Hee Haw" (1969) and had always wanted to perform on the show. However, according to Sam Lovullo, Elvis remarked they'd have to tape his spots in the middle of the night, knowing that if manager Colonel Tom Parker found out, he'd never clear his appearance. Several months after Elvis' death, his father, Vernon Presley, appeared on "Hee Haw" (1969) and spoke about how the world would always love him and remember his music. Hysteria over "Elvis sightings" after his death were lampooned in the Mojo Nixon song "Elvis Is Everywhere", and "Elvis Is Dead" by Living Colour. His personal entourage were known as the "Memphis Mafia", and were given matching rings by Elvis. The diamond and gold rings sported a thunderbolt and the letters "TCB" (reportedly standing for "Take Care of Business"). Elvis was buried wearing one of the rings. Pictured on a 29¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued 8 January 1993, the 58th anniversary of his birth. This was the inaugural issue in the Legends of American Music series. In 2002, a re-mixed version of one his more obscure recordings, "A Little Less Conversation", became a dance club hit, and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. The lightest Elvis ever weighed, as an adult, was 170 lbs in 1960 following his discharge from the U.S. Army. The heaviest was at the time of his death, which was 260 lbs. Was always known to be generous to a fault with family, friends and even total strangers. Anyone who admired any posession of his, from one of his many Cadillacs to any bit of bric-a-brac in his home, often found themselves the new owners of that posession. He fell in love with Elizabeth Montgomery on the set of Kid Galahad (1962), she visited his house on two occasions. Nothing came of it as she was married to Gig Young at the time, but they remained good friends until he died. Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (sponsored by the Gospel Music Association) in 2001. Made the first ever musical video of all time: Jailhouse Rock (1957). When Ed Sullivan finally allowed him to appear on "Toast of the Town" (1948), he was filmed from the waist upwards. His 1960 single "It's Now Or Never" is one of the best selling singles of all times (if not 'the' best selling single) with sales which are estimated between 25 and 30 million copies. He is responsible for the best selling single of the 1950s ("Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel", 1956) and that of the 1960s ("It's Now Or Never", 1960). His 29¢ commemorative postage stamp issued in 1993, sold more copies than any other postage stamp in U.S. Postal Service history. A remix of his song "A Little Less Conversation" which was featured on the soundtrack to the film Ocean's Eleven (2001) became a Billboard #1 hit single over twenty years after Presley's death. The Beatles were admirers of his work and although John Lennon said they enjoyed his company very much, Elvis himself, ironically, thought that the Beatles were a bad influence on America's youth. Was extremely proud of his Cherokee roots. Wanted to be more open about it but was advised against it, according to some sources by Colonel Tom Parker, since this was around the time that there were still racial tensions in the US. Sometimes the audiences were "deceived with the truth" like in G.I. Blues (1960) when his character tells about his Cherokee background. In real life his Cherokee roots started with his maternal great-great-great grandmother Morning Dove White and it was even rumored in Memphis that he had Cherokee blood from his father's side of the family as well, though never confirmed. He was allegedly offered roles in The Rainmaker (1956), _Defiant Ones (1958)_ , _Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)_ , West Side Story (1961), _Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)_ , _Fastest Guitar In The West, The (1967)_ , 'Midnight Cowboy (1969)_ , 'True Grit (1969)_ , _Willy Wonka & The Choclate Factory (1971)_ , A Star Is Born (1976) and Grease (1978). He said his favorite of his films was King Creole (1958). Angered Ed Sullivan by singing the gospel song, Peace In The Valley on his show, after Sullivan asked him not to. He was a distant cousin of President Jimmy Carter. Was a Deputy Sheriff in Shelby County, Tennessee. Hal B. Wallis, producer of 8 Elvis films, dreamed of making a western starring John Wayne and Elvis. In 1973, met with Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in Los Angeles. An idol to the members of Led Zeppelin, Elvis wanted to meet "who was outselling him" at concerts (Zeppelin was in the midst of a record-breaking tour that year). A meeting was arranged with two of the four band members (Plant and Jones). Robert Plant was so awestruck at meeting his idol in person, that he could barely speak to him. John Paul Jones, nearly as awe-struck and Plant, made small talk with the "King," and mentioned what a beautiful watch Elvis wore. Elvis, always the generous one, instantly traded his $5,000 gold and diamond watch for Jones' $10 Mickey Mouse watch.
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