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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977, middle name sometimes written Aron)a was an American singer, musician and actor.A cultural icon, he is commonly referred to as the "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".To date, he has been inducted into four music halls of fame.In the 1960s, Presley made the majority of his thirty-one movies—mainly poorly reviewed, but financially successful, musicals.He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style.Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop.Klaus Badelt (born 1968) is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. He started his musical career composing for many successful movies and commercials in his homeland.In 1998, Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer invited Badelt to work at Media Ventures in Santa Monica, his studio co-owned by Jay Rifkin.
Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème.
In 1954, Presley began his career as the first performer of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat.
His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances.
Rent has been successful on Broadway, where it had critical acclaim and word-of-mouth popularity.
The Broadway production of Rent closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12 year run and 5,124 performances, making it the seventh-longest-running Broadway show. At the time of its closing, it was the second-longest-running musical currently on Broadway, eight years behind The Phantom of the Opera.