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Elvis Presley


In 2004,  Rolling Stone ranked Elvis Presley #3 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time.
  U.S. rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)
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Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. He rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. In the words of the historical marker that stands outside the house where he was born: "Presley’s career as a singer and entertainer redefined popular music."

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  • In 2004,  Rolling Stone ranked Elvis Presley #3 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time.
  • Above two vending machines hung a portrait of Elvis Presley that had been painted on velvet.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He had reddish hair, semi-decent features, and wide sideburns that ran to the bottom of his ear lobes, a la Elvis Presley.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • They have Elvis Presley zucchini molds now: you clamp them around your zucchini while it’s young, and as it grows it’s deformed into the shape of Elvis Presley’s head.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • He had thick black hair, and it was slicked back like Elvis Presley’s.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Because of Winn-Dixie
  • I assure you, in no time you’ll have your lifeboat rocking and rolling like Elvis Presley.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • That Elvis Presley was just elected Pope?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Elvis Presley.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • One of the signs showed Elvis Presley with a guitar on his hip and a cartoon balloon with the words HEARTBREAK HOTEL.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • They liked the Beatles and thought Elvis Presley was out, and we thought the Beatles were rank and that Elvis was tuff, but that seemed the only difference to me.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders

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  • Every time we hit a bump, Bedouin trinkets jangled on the rearview mirror—a metal disk etched with Arabic calligraphy, a Christmas-tree–shaped pine air freshener, some animal teeth on a leather strap, and a little icon of Elvis Presley for reasons I didn’t understand.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • In addition to CDs, there were actual vinyl record albums—thousands of them, some of them most likely collector’s items, including an unopened copy of Abbey Road and a slew of old 45s simply hanging on the wall with signatures of people like Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, and Ritchie Valens.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • He was an Elvis impersonator, and when I asked him his name he replied without hesitation, "Elvis Presley."
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • It was the type of house they called a "rambling bungalow" (the term reminded me somehow of Elvis Presley movies), with wainscoting and steam radiators and about fifty coats of paint on the door frames, so that you could use your thumbnail to scrape out a history of all the house’s tenants as far back as the sixties, when people were fond of painting their woodwork apple green and royal blue.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Like Elvis Presley when he sang certain songs.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • He’d been having trouble, he said, establishing an Elvis Presley power base in the department of American environments.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • His first album alone has already sold more than the Beatles and Elvis Presley did in their entire careers combined, and the televised concert is expected to have the largest viewing audience in history.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • On her wall, she thumbtacked magazine photos of her two dream stars, Elvis Presley and Smokey Robinson, surrounding them with a rainbow of paper colors.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • "Elvis Presley," Baby Kochamma said for revenge.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Mrs. Penberthy once met Elvis Presley.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Neptune himself (avoid the groin) was throwing his hip to one side in an Elvis Presley move.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • "I don’t care if you’re with Elvis Presley, clear my field!" demanded Gair.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • And if you want to believe the dog is Fate, or the Ghost of Sins Remembered, or even the reincarnation of Elvis Presley, then believe it.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • On the radio, Chubby Checker is exhorting young Americans to do the Twist, while Elvis Presley is asking women every where if they’re lonesome tonight.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The towns not to be left behind proudly announce their celebrated sons, so the traveler is informed by signs and banners—Birthplace of Elvis Presley, of Cole Porter, of Alan P. Huggins.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Mrs. Rhodes grabbed me by the hand and then pulled both of us through the coolness of the carport, past the mannequin and rocks, and into the box-cluttered kitchen, where she poured glasses of Coca-Cola and put on an Elvis Presley record.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • She said that Clara had two more miscarriages after the war and talked about Tuck building the garage before gradually beginning to restore cars in the early 1950s, including a Cadillac owned by an up-and-coming singer named Elvis Presley.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • " After the commercial, he do something on Elvis Presley’s jungle room.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • And I’ll say, "If Elvis Presley was still alive and you saw him last winter, would you remember seeing him?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • "Do you like Elvis Presley?" he asked, his face so dose she could smell his breath, faintly acid.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • The ghost of Elvis Presley will be seen taking lonely walks at dawn around Graceland, his musical mansion.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The Elvis Presley power struggle?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Yes, I like Elvis Presley.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • "I didn’t expect you even knew about Elvis Presley," ’ she said.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Elvis Presley.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Elvis Presley.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • They never did look much like each other, Estha and Rahel, and even when they were thin-armed children, flat-chested, wormridden and Elvis Presley—puffed, there was none of the usual "Who is who?" and "Which is which?" from oversmiling relatives or the Syrian Orthodox bishops who frequently visited the Ayemenem House for donations.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • They have Elvis Presley zucchini molds now: you clamp them around your zucchini while it’s young, and as it grows it’s deformed into the shape of Elvis Presley’s head.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Thank you, Antibbe, he whispered to himself in the same way he sometimes sang Elvis Presley’s songs with no one else to hear.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Even more startling is the case of five-year-old Patti Weaver who has made convincing claims to Dr. Chatterjee that in her previous-life experience she was the secret KGB assassin responsible for the unsolved murders of famed personalities Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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