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News |  07 Aug 2015 18:22 |  By RnMTeam

Elvis PresleyÆs statue to join MJ & Whitney at Madame Tussauds, NY

MUMBAI: Elvis Presley has left the building! And this time round he’s moving from the Las Vegas Madam Tussauds to the museum’s New York premises. Elvis Presley fans in New York will have more reason to celebrate, as Madame Tussauds, NY, plans for a week-long celebration on the life and legacy of the late ‘King.’ The main attraction of this celebration will be Presley’s wax figure.

Madame Tussauds’ studio artists in London recreated one of Presley’s signature looks for this figure, where he is depicted as kneeling and mid-performance ready to woo his audience. He is styled in a black satin, studded jumpsuit ensemble, complete with black leather boots, flashy accessories and a 70s era microphone.

‘Elvis Week’ will be a treat for all the fans who had been requesting for his statue in New York for a while now. The statue will be on display in New York just in time to honour Graceland's annual Elvis Week from 8 to 16 August, 2015.

During the figure's stay in New York, Presley will join fellow music legends including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and The Beatles, in the Madame Tussauds’ ‘Pop Culture’ space. However, Presley’s figure will be on display in New York only for a limited time before returning to Las Vegas.

Presley’s musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel songs, as well as the R&B that he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager.

He began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis in 1954. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor and by 1956, he was an international sensation.

Presley had a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences. This blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time. Thus, he created a whole new era of American music and popular culture.