One of the most notable cultural icons of the 20th century, Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was the only child of Gladys Love Presley and Vernon Elvis Presley. Although Elvis Presley wasn’t born in a rich family but with the help of his naturally gifted talent and continuous hard work, he established himself as one of the most popular music icons of the world ever. Elvis became interested in music at a very early age and started doing serious efforts for pursuing his musical dream after graduating in 1953.
Elvis Presley was first discovered by Sun Records owner, Sam Phillips who recognized the talent Elvis had and gave all kind of support to help him for making it even better. After making several appearances at small scale, Presley finally recorded his debut album which was released in 1956. The self-titled album gained a huge amount of popularity and became the first ever rock-and-roll album to reach the top position on Billboard Chart. After this early success in his professional music career, Elvis Presley kept climbing the ladder of success during his whole career and released several albums over time including Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Loving You and Promised Land etc.
Presley not only had immense talent as a musician but he also possessed outstanding acting skills which he proved during his strong performances in several films. He made his film debut in 1956 through Love Me Tender. He even took a break from music to focus on acting career but then resumed it and continued achieving milestones in both fields until his death. G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas, Spinout, Double Trouble, Speedway and Change of Habit are some of the films in which Elvis Presley has appeared.
Often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley has been named the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music with over 600 million albums sold worldwide. For his outstanding work, he has been inducted into multiple music hall of fame and has also received several awards including 3 Grammys. Elvis Presley used to take prescription drugs and his addiction to them kept growing over time which ultimately resulted in his death. The iconic singer died of a heart failure on August 16, 1997, and he was buried on the Graceland property, near the gravesites of his parents.
Elvis Presley Personal Details:
Complete Name: Elvis Aron Presley
Nicknames: The Pelvis, The King, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Occupation: Singer, Actor
Date of Birth: January 8, 1935
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5′ 11¾” (1.82 m)
Elvis Presley Favorite Color, Food, Car and other Favorite Things:
- Hobbies and Interests: Collecting guns and badges, karate, Reading
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Favorite Food: Fool’s Gold Loaf
- Favorite Sandwich: Peanut butter and Banana sandwiches
- Favorite Drink: Pepsi Cola
- Favorite Book: The Holy Bible, The Impersonal Life
- Favorite Perfume: Creed, Hai Karate
- Favorite Movie: King Creole, Bullitt, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dirty Harry
- Favorite Actors: James Dean, Marlon Brando
- Favorite Sports: Football, Racquetball
- Favorite Car: Cadillac