Elvis Presley, an American born singer, was a legendary figure in the music industry. He was one of the pioneers of rockabilly and rock-and-roll.
On January 8, 1935, he was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died on August 16, 1977.
Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron Presley was the most famous singer in the world. He was also the first rock ‘n’ roll star and changed the course of music history.
Talent Contests & School Performances
After a series of talent contests and school performances, Elvis began recording his own material in 1953, at age 13. His first single was a cover of R&B hit “That’s All Right Mama.”
In 1956, the young singer made his network television debut on CBS’ Stage Show, a weekly variety show hosted by brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. He followed it with appearances on the Milton Berle Show and Steve Allen’s show, both of which featured him singing Hound Dog.
Despite his success, he never performed outside of the United States or Canada. His manager, Colonel Parker, was afraid that he would be arrested for performing abroad and prevented him from doing so.
Most Famous Musicians in History
One of the most famous musicians in history died on August 16, 1977. His death left a massive hole in the American music scene and in his fans’ hearts.
Elvis Presley is still remembered for his classic songs like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.” He was also known for his dynamic stage presence.
He died in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion on August 16, 1977. He was found unconscious by his fiancee, Ginger Alden.
During an autopsy, it was determined that he had heart failure caused by a faulty heart muscle. He also had a history of drug abuse and had been taking prescription barbiturates for years.
In spite of these facts, conspiracy theorists continued to speculate that Elvis had faked his death. Many people even believe that he was killed by his bodyguards.
Daughter of Famous Music Icon
As the daughter of a famous music icon, Lisa Marie Presley’s life was always in the spotlight. She was born nine months after her parents’ wedding and grew up with a strong musical background.
She remained close to her dad throughout her childhood, and even visited Graceland often. But as she grew up, she would also go on to make her own mark in the world of entertainment.
Whom It May Concern
Her first album, To Whom It May Concern, was released in 2003 and reached number five on the Billboard 200. Her second, Now What, came out in 2005.
Today, she is the sole heir to Elvis’ estate and maintains ownership of his home, Graceland. She still regularly visits the mansion and sits next to it at museums honoring her father’s career.
But she is not without controversy. She has struggled with drugs and was married four times. Her children include actress Riley Keough, twins Finley and Harper Lockwood and her son Benjamin. In 2020, Benjamin died by suicide and she has been very open about the loss ever since.
In September 1959, Elvis Aron Presley met 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu during a party in Germany. Her stepfather, Air Force officer Paul Beaulieu, was stationed in Europe because of his military job.
They bonded instantly, and they spent most of their time together. Priscilla was in high school and her parents weren’t too happy with her new boyfriend.
Nevertheless, she tried to convince them that they were in love with each other. She also wanted to finish school in Memphis and move in with Elvis.
She had a difficult time dealing with her relationship with Elvis, especially after he left for the military. However, she eventually got over her problems with him. In 1967, she married him and they had a daughter named Lisa Marie. They divorced in 1973. Priscilla has been a successful model and actress. She is now 63 years old.