( 2015...2016 IN MEMORY OF ★ † ELVIS PRESLEY " ♪♫♪♪ Rock & roll / pop / rockabilly / country / blues / gospel / rhythm & blues" ) ★ † ♪♫♪♪ Elvis Aaron Presley - Tuesday, January 08, 1935 - 5' 11¾" - Tupelo, Mississippi, USA. Died; Tuesday, August 16, 1977 (aged of 42) Resting place Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Cause of death: (cardiac arrhythmia).
Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel" . Elvis was a fans of Mahalia Jackson , and we can see them on a 1969 picture here on the movie set of Elvis last movie ( Change of habit ) . She died in Chicago on January 27, 1972 at 60 years old.
Della Reese began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old. As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas.