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OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man admitted Friday he sent letters containing toxic ricin to President Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a Mississippi judge.

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Priscilla Presley ending Graceland trophy for Tennessee walking horses

NASHVILLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley, says she no longer wants to support a trophy for Tennessee Walking Horses.
Ginger Alden, Elvis's last love, unveils memoir cover

Ginger Alden, Elvis's last love, unveils memoir cover

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Ginger Alden, Elvis Presley's fiancee at the time of his death in 1977, has unveiled the cover of her forthcoming memoir, "Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story."
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Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.

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Presley's friend talks to Texas crowd

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- A crowd of people said they packed into a Texas hall to listen to Elvis Presley's best friend, George Klein, who talked about the singer's career and love life.

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Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 â€“ August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

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