Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, and became a famous American singer.

Presley was born in Missisippi, and moved to Memphis at the age of 13. In 1954, he started recording at Sun Records, playing rhythm acoustic guitar, and helped to pioneer rockabilly, a compbination of country music and rhythm and blues. Colonel Tom Parker became his manager over the next two decades. His first hit single, “Heartbreak Hotel” came out in 1956 and was a number-one hit in the United States.

November 1956 saw Presley become an actor in his film debut with Love Me Tender. He was later drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work.He stopped performing for a while, and focused on films. However, in 1968, he returned to the stage in a television special called Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. He kpet touring in Vegas for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, years of prescription drug abuse and unhealthy eating habits led to his death in 1977 at the age of 42.