Elvis Presley, also known as the “King of Rock and Roll,” was a legendary musician and cultural icon. Continue reading to know some iconic facts about Elvis Presley.
- Elvis was born a twin on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother passed away shortly after birth, leaving his parents with just him.
- He began his music career in the 1950s and his first label was with Sun Records. He was one of the first musicians to popularize rock and roll music.
- Elvis was known for his unique fashion style, including his trademark sideburns and jumpsuits.
- He was a multi-talented performer, who could play the guitar, piano, and drums.
- Elvis was recruited in the American Army in 1958, where he served for two years in Germany and even received a sergeant’s promotion.
- He made 31 films throughout his career, including “Jailhouse Rock” and “Viva Las Vegas.”
- Elvis was a devout Christian and often incorporated gospel music into his performances.
- He was an accomplished philanthropist, donating large sums of money to charities throughout his career.
- Elvis Presley was discovered dead in his Graceland residence in Memphis on August 16, 1977. Despite the fact that cardiac arrest was the cause of death, numerous rumors of foul play have surfaced. At the time of his passing, Elvis was only 42 years old.