Orion

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s

Biography

Jimmy Ellis, 1945, Orrville, Alabama, USA, d. 12 December 1998, Selma, Alabama, USA. Orion was an Elvis Presley soundalike and lookalike who gained recognition following the death of the rock ‘n’ roll ‘king’. In fact, Orion’s following was largely the result of many Presley fans believing that he actually was Elvis Presley hiding behind a Lone Ranger-type mask.

Ellis began singing in 1963, influenced by country singers Marty Robbins, Eddy Arnold, Ray Price and Presley. After graduating from high school and winning a talent contest, he turned professional, performing at nightclubs in the south. His first recorded single was, ‘Don’t Count Your Chickens’, for the small Dradco label in 1964. He then gave up the music business until the early 70s when he signed to the revived Sun Records, which had been Presley’s first label. His first single was the same Presley had recorded, ‘That’s All...

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