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Elvis Presley

Solo rock stars more likely to die young, study says

Solo rock stars are twice as likely to die prematurely as those who perform in groups. British researchers examined the fate of 1,489 rock and pop stars who rose to fame in a period spanning half a century, from Elvis Presley in 1956 to the Arctic Monkeys in 2006.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 3:53am

Six degrees

Elvis Presley (right) fans will congregate on Saturday at the United Services Recreation Club in Jordan to mark the 35th anniversary of "The King's" death.

31 Aug 2012 - 6:06pm

Hong Kong fans to pay tribute to Elvis Presley on night of nostalgia

It's been 35 years since "King of Rock 'n' Roll" Elvis Presley left the building, but he still commands a loyal following and is still winning over new fans.

To commemorate the anniversary of his death, the International Elvis Presley Fan Club (Hong Kong) is holding a "Viva Elvis" night at the United Services Recreation Club on August 25.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Shenzhou-9 crew on a mission closer to home

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Style Notes

Elton John

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

They loved him slender, but Elvis was a slave to his appetites

Elvis Aaron Presley's appetite is almost as legendary as his songs. It isn't just the amount Presley ate that raises eyebrows, it's the food itself. 'After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake,' he said of his military service.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

(What's so funny 'bout) seeing Elvis Costello?

Elvis Costello Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Elvis lives. In a remarkable solo performance in the Cultural Centre last night, Elvis - Elvis Costello that is - showed his songs are just as sharp, his lyrics as biting and his voice as powerful as they were when the British singer-songwriter burst onto the scene as the angry young man of pop more than three decades ago.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Syd Barrett's love letters to a childhood sweetheart will soon be put on show in London. The Pink Floyd bad boy (above), who died in 2006, had three productive years with the ground-breaking band, during which time his unique talent blossomed along with his erratic, drug-addled behaviour.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

'If you want a serious tribute, don't book me,' says Chinese Elvis. 'If you want some good singing, lots of laughs and to rock out to some good music, I am your man.' It is an ethos that has served him well.

Paul Hyu was born in London to an English mother and a Chinese father, who had arrived in Britain from the West Indies.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Isao Sasaki (concert)

Hong Kong anisong otaku had a once-in-a-lifetime treat earlier this month when legendary singer Isao Sasaki held a concert at the Hitec Rotunda. The singer of anime theme songs such as Getter Robo and Galaxy Express 999 celebrates his 50th year in showbiz this year.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am