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August 21, 2014

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Michael Jackson: Something in Common With Elvis?

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Following a week of questions surrounding the sudden death of Michael Jackson, many have debated the many similarities between the "King of Pop" and Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll."

In our latest round of Tale of the Tape, we match up the two legendary music icons to see if they had more in common than just their connection to Lisa Marie Presley.

(M) Full Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
(E) Full Name: Elvis Aaron Presley

(M) Alias: "The King of Pop"
(E) Alias: "The King of Rock 'n' Roll"

(M) Date of Birth: Aug. 29, 1958
(E) Date of Birth: Jan. 8, 1935

(M) Birthplace: Gary, Ind.
(E) Birthplace: Tupelo, Miss.

(M) Date of Death: June 25, 2009
(E) Date of Death: Aug. 16, 1977

(M) Grammy Awards: 13
(E) Grammy Awards: 3

(M) Worldwide Record Sales: 750 million records
(E) Worldwide Record Sales: Over 1 billion

(M) National Record Sales: 61.5 million
(E) National Record Sales: 119 million
*according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

(M) Marriages: Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (divorced after less than two years of marriage); Debbie Rowe
(E) Marriages: Priscilla Beaulieu (divorced after six years of marriage)

(M) Signature move: Moonwalk
(E) Signature move: Pelvic thrust

(M) Real Estate: Neverland
(E) Real Estate: Graceland

(M) Famous Rivalries: Prince
(E) Famous Rivalries: Little Richard

(M) Controversies: Underage kids, dangling baby out of hotel window
(E) Controversies: Marrying underage wife, making women go crazy

(M) Fun Fodder: Sleeping in a chamber
(E) Fun Fodder: Eating peanut butter and bananas

(M) Musical Influences: James Brown
(E) Musical Influences: Big Momma Thornton

(M) Monumental Moments: Breaking MTV's color barrier
(E) Monumental Moments: Giving birth to blue-eyed soul

(M) Number of children: 3
(E) Number of children: 1

(M) Notable Film Appearances: 'The Wiz,' 'Thriller,' 'Bad,' 'Ghosts'
(E) Notable Film Appearances: 'Viva Las Vegas,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Blue Hawaii,' 'G.I. Blues'

(M) Notable Albums: 'Thriller,' 'Off The Wall, 'Bad'
(E) Notable Albums: 'Elvis Presley,' 'Loving You,' 'G.I. Blues'

(M) Notable Singles: 'Thriller,' 'Rock With You,' 'Bad'
(E) Notable Singles: 'Hound Dog,' ''Don't Be Cruel,' 'Love You Tender,'

(M) Famous Quotes: "I'll always be Peter Pan in my heart."
(E) Famous Quotes: "I want to entertain people. That's my whole life. To my last breath."

(M) Famous Friends: Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor
(E) Famous Friends: The Beatles

(M) Death Theories: Apparent overdose on prescription meds
(E) Death Theories: Apparent overdose on prescription meds

Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the 'In My Name' global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O'Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O'Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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