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10 Great Classic Rock Elvis Presley Covers

Singer Elvis Presley

As these great classic rock Elvis Presley covers attest, "the King" wrote very few of his most familiar hits -- but that hasn't stopped them from becoming forever associated with him -- crazy sideburns, jumpsuits, and all.

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

David Thibault YouTube

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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Filed Under: Category: Christmas, News, Videos

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

Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Special
Legacy Recordings

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

YouTube / Sachs Media Group
YouTube / Sachs Media Group

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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36 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Dies

Singer Elvis Presley

One of the most shocking events in the history of 20th-century popular music occurred on Aug. 16, 1977, when Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, was found dead at his Memphis home Graceland. He was 42.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, News

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

Kanye West Elvis Presley
Jamie McCarthy / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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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John Lennon, George Harrison and Elvis Presley on List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

Elvis Presley John Lennon George Harrison
Harry Thompson / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It's often been said that death can be the ultimate career move. But for our most iconic celebrities, the money can keep rolling into their estate long after they've gone. A new list from Forbes tracks the top-earning dead celebrities, with some classic rockers placing high on the list.

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Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, + ZZ Top Earn Induction Into Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and ZZ Top
Hulton Archive / Anna Webber, Getty Images

It's one of the most storied cities in American music, and next month, Memphis will open a hall of fame dedicated to some of the many artists who have helped define its sound -- with an inaugural class that includes Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and ZZ Top.

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Elvis Presley’s Crypt Pulled from Auction

Elvis Presley
Getty Images Entertainment, Getty Images

One of the creepier stories to pass through our desks recently was the news that the crypt that briefly housed Elvis Presley after his death was going to be auctioned off. However, Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, which was slated to sell the crypt on Sunday (June 24) as part of their "Music Icons" collection, has decided to pull the item.

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Filed Under: Category: News, Rock Memorabilia

Elvis, Jim Morrison + Jimi Hendrix Holograms Under Consideration

Elvis Presely, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix
Hulton Archive (3), Getty Images

It's looks as though Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg started something big at Coachella this year with the debut of the Tupac Shakur hologram that was part of their set. Now numerous music and entertainment icons may get a chance to live on after death thanks to the hologram technology.

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