What is Presley?

  • (noun): United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977).
    Synonyms: Elvis Presley, Elvis Aron Presley

Presley

The surname Presley and variants Pressley and Pressly are thought to be ultimately of English origin. Later, if not found in some form originating also in Scotland, the name made its way across the border to that country, then on to Ireland and to the United States. The surname came to prominence in the person of Elvis Presley, the American music icon, but the surname appertaining to him is documentable not to be a British Presley/Pressley/Pressly of any similar spelling, but rather a Preslar/Presler, from what is now present-day Germany. The name transformed into the Anglicized "Presley" in the first or second American generation.

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Lisa Marie Presley - Music Career
... On April 8, 2003, Presley released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern ... Presley wrote all the lyrics (except "The Road Between", which was co-written with Gus Black) and co-wrote every melody ... Presley collaborated with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins for a co-written track called "Savior", which was included as the B-side ...
Lisa Marie Presley
... Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter ... She is the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley ... As sole heir to Elvis' estate, Presley is the owner of Graceland, the Memphis mansion where her father lived, now a major tourist attraction ...
Lisa Marie Presley - Awards and Honors
... On January 5, 2002, Presley received the Humanitarian Award from the World Literacy Crusade for her efforts to help children across America learn valuable skills ... Lisa Marie Presley received her award from Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan and Yolanda King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr ... On June 12, 2005, Presley received recognition as the Favorite Female rock Vocalist from ASYM, the Association of Songwriters and Young Musicians ...
Lisa Marie Presley - Elvis Presley Estate
... Elvis' death at Graceland on 16 August 1977, his will appointed his father, Vernon Presley, executor and trustee ... Vernon, Elvis' grandmother Minnie Mae Presley, and his nine-year-old daughter Lisa Marie Presley, whose inheritance was to be held in trust until her twenty ... Vernon's death in 1979, Elvis' ex-wife Priscilla Presley was named as one of three trustees in his will the others being the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, and Joseph Hanks, who had been ...
Presley
... The surname Presley and variants Pressley and Pressly are thought to be ultimately of English origin ... The surname came to prominence in the person of Elvis Presley, the American music icon, but the surname appertaining to him is documentable not to be a British Presley/Pressley/Pressly of any similar spelling ... The name transformed into the Anglicized "Presley" in the first or second American generation ...

Famous quotes containing the word presley:

    I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large, and I will help best by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and Foremost I am an entertainer but all I need is the Federal Credentials.
    —Elvis Presley (1935–1977)