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                                                        Elvis Phương   February 1, 1945 -

Elvis Phuong, real name Pham Ngoc Phuong, was born on February 1, 1945 in Thu Dau Mot town, Binh Duong. His career spans over 50 years, singing many types of music. He attended a French Catholic school in Saigon, and started his career singing foreign songs, with Elvis Presley being his hero. He first performed in public in 1962 at Regina Pacis High School Auditorium. He was in several famous young bands like The Rebels, The Rockin ’Stars, The Vampires, The Shotgun, No Name, and Phuong Hoang.
He has sung with many female singers on stage, most notably Ai Van and Thanh Lan. He is highly regarded for his French language singing. He left Vietnam in 1975, initially settling in France, then in the United States. Elvis Phuong's first wife died in a traffic accident in 1970. In the 1980s, he was in a long term relationship with film actress Cat Phuong. He eventually married his current wife, Phan Le Hoa. Elvis Phuong left Vietnam in 1975, initially in France, then in the United States. Currently, he resides in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. During the 1980s, Elvis Phuong produced a series of successful albums, and co-produced a highly successful duet album together with singer Khanh Ly in 1985, Niem Khuc Cuoi.

In the early 1990s, Elvis Phuong gained a new following of fans with his duets recorded with Ai Van of Vietnamese folk music for Thuy Nga Paris. After open heart surgery in 1998, he and his wife returned to her home in Nha Trang. Currently, he resides in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. On May 10, 2014, he celebrated his 54th year in show business in a sold out live concert show held at Lan Anh Music Venue in Ho Chi Minh City.