Elvis Presley was one of first huge Rock & Roll stars and a loved legend of the music industry. With music from different genres like Rock & Roll, Pop, Rockabilly, Pop Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul & Christmas Music.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. The young Elvis was signed by Sun Records in 1954 and in 1955 his contract was sold to RCA.
The following year (1956) He had four Nr. 1 singles: “Heartbreak Hotel”, “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”, “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel” he also made his acting debut in the same year in the film “Love Me Tender”. He would go on to star in more movies and record more No. 1 singles for two more years before being inducted into the United States Army in 1958.
In 1960 He returned from service, but he did not go back to performing live music, instead Presley used movies to promote his music, and vice versa. The next few years would see Elvis star in multiple films per year, with several soundtrack singles accompanying them, and by 1964, The Beatles had taken the lead in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
On May 1st, 1967 Elvis and Priscilla tied the knot in court with only 14 people attending, thereafter followed the large ceremony where the press and other guests were invited.
In 1969 “The King” returned to performing live, and he continued to tour during what turned out to be the final years of his life, also frequently releasing new material.
He had a very active professional career while his personal life was largely inactive. He became reclusive, rarely leaving his Memphis mansion, Graceland, and becoming addicted to numerous prescription drugs. His marriage to his longtime wife, Priscilla, fell apart.
On August 16, 1977, Presley was found dead at his home at the age of 42. The cause of death remains a bit of a mystery, though most believe his drug addictions played a major role. Presley has had an enormous and dedicated fan following, and his name and voice continue to make a fortune from compilations and merchandise.