Elvis Presley

Solo rock stars more likely to die young, study says

Elvis Presley. Photo: AP

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. Photo: Reuters

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

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

Q&A: Richie Jen

Last month Taiwanese star Richie Jen Hsien-chi walked away with the best actor title at the Puchon International Film Festival for his role as an inspector in the thriller Fire of Conscience - his first ever acting award. The singer-turned-actor had switched to action movies such as Dante Lam's Sniper after first establishing his screen presence in a slew of romantic comedies.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Next, Jay Chou sings the blues

Under fire for repeating himself on his past few albums, Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou Jie-lun says he tried to make a breakthrough by adding blues to his latest CD, The Era.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Mystery surrounds Elvis' end

There was a lot that was weird about the death of Elvis Presley. Many fans are not very sure Elvis really has left the building and here is why.

Elvis launched his career in 1953 by recording two songs at the age of 18. The next year, he had his first hit: That's All Right (Mama).

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Show goes on to help friend with cancer

Illustration artist Lun Wong (aka 1KStyles) was supposed to launch his first exhibition, Pop Attack!, a week ago at Club M1NT. However, he was under another kind of attack. 'I came down with swine flu. I just thought I had the regular flu. I was working my butt off and went to the hospital one day because I just felt really tired.

29 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Alisa Alisa Galper (CD)

American-Taiwanese singer Alisa Galper has just released her self-titled debut album after 17 months of hard work. She made a name for herself after taking part in One Million Star, a Taiwanese TV singing competition, in 2007.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am