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Elvis Presley
Body MeasurementUnknown
Body typeAthletic
Elvis Presley Height6 feet
Weight77 kilograms
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlue
Shoe Size11 (US)
Full NameElvis Aaron Presley
NicknameThe King of Rock and Roll
Date of BirthJanuary 8, 1935- 14 August 1977 (Died)
Age42 Years (At the time of death)
ProfessionSinger, Actor
Net Worth$500 Million
BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi
HometownMemphis, Tennessee
Zodiac SignCapricorn
FatherVernon Presley
MotherGladys Presley
SpousePriscilla Presley
ChildrenLisa Marie Presley
SiblingsJesse Garon Presley (twin brother who died in infancy)
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Childhood & Early Life

Growing up was challenging for Elvis Presley, and he frequently had to struggle to support the family financially.

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Elvis Presley

Early exposure to music came through neighborhood gospel organizations, and at the age of just 11, he began playing the guitar.

Vernon and Gladys Presley welcomed their son Elvis Aaron into the world on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Elvis Presley with his parents

Elvis had to grow up alone because his twin brother Jesse was sadly stillborn at birth. Elvis’ early years were not easy.

Elvis, who was born during the Great Depression, struggled to find a job as a child and lived in poverty. He frequently recalled growing up in a modest two-room shotgun house.

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Elvis Presley and his Wife

Elvis finished fifth in a talent competition at the Alabama-Mississippi State Fair when he was ten years old.

His mother accompanied him to the shop to get his first guitar for his birthday that year.

He spent a few years taking guitar lessons and developed a love for both singing and playing the guitar, yet he was too bashful to perform in front of others.

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Elvis Presley and his love for music

Early in Presley’s adolescence, his parents relocated the family to Memphis, Tennessee. There, Elvis’ passion for music began to blossom.

Elvis attributed his musical taste and voice to the gospel songs he sang at church. Pop, country, and R&B were also musical genres that influenced him.

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Upon his 1953 graduation from Humes High School, he signed with Sun Records, a thriving Memphis record company, to launch his musical career.

His contract was sold to RCA Victor a year later.

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Elvis Presley and his dance moves

He made his debut on television during the Louisiana Hayride broadcast on KSLA-TV, and by 1955, he had established himself as a regular performer.

People began to talk about the young artist because of his infamous “leg shake” dancing. As his song “Heartbreak Hotel” went to number one in 1956, the singer’s fame skyrocketed.

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Elvis Presley in Heartbreak Hotel

When sixty million people watched Elvis perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, he became a household name (1956).

Only Elvis’ waist up was displayed because his dancing was thought to be too suggestive. He received nearly a million advance orders for the song “Love Me Tender” after performing it.

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Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender

The well-known Presley was granted the moniker “King of Rock and Roll” following his live performance. From that point on, his notoriety grew, and everyone was talking about the performance and his brand-new dance and musical aesthetic.

The National Guard was called in to manage the massive number of fans while a performer appeared at a state fair.

Even though he was loved by millions, his dancing and music were quite divisive at the time. Also, he raised controversial racial and societal themes through his music.

Elvis was enlisted in the US Army in March 1958. Presley was given a two-week furlough after completing basic training, during which time he recorded five brand-new songs in Nashville.

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Elvis Presley in army

Gladys Presley died on August 14 of the same year from heart failure, leaving her only son distraught because he and his mother had a very close relationship that lasted until adulthood.

 At a military party in October, Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu, the woman who would become his wife, while serving in Friedberg, Germany.

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Elvis Presley in all shook up

His producers used unused material to create songs while Elvis was abroad, despite the fact that he wasn’t at home. He had ten Top 40 songs by the time his two years in prison were up.

Some of his hits included “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (1958)”, “Hard Headed Woman (1958)”, and “One Night (1958)”.

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Major Works/Filmography

Etta James, Jackie Wilson, Lavern Baker, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, and Howlin’ Wolf were just a few of the great musicians that Elvis collaborated with.

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Elvis Presley in One Night

By the conclusion of his career, Elvis had appeared in and starred in 33 films. Love Me Tender (1956), Blue Hawaii (1961), and Viva Las Vegas (1964) were some of his most well-known movies.

Also, he appeared in a number of different television programmes.

Elvis Presley’s most well-known songs include “Suspicious Minds” (1969), “Burning Love” (1972), “All Shook Up” (1957), “Hound Dog” (1956), and “Jailhouse Rock” (1957).

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Elvis Presley in Suspicious Minds

Many of his well-known songs, such as “Can’t Help Falling in Love (1961)” and “Return to Sender,” were also included in his movies (1962).

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Elvis Presley in Cant help falling in love

Presley finished a number of tours and gave numerous performances in Las Vegas, Nevada, including a 4 week residency that featured 57 shows.

Elvis also appeared in a number of television music specials, the most well-known of which being “Elvis-Aloha from Hawaii” (1973), which attracted more television viewers than the moon landing of 1969.

Elvis Presley Net Worth

At the time of his death in August 1977, the King of Rock and Roll was worth an estimated $5 million.

Awards & Achievements

YearGrammy Awards
1967Best Sacred Performance
1968Best Sacred Performance
1971Lifetime Achievement Award
1971Bing Crosby Award
1972Best Inspirational Performance
1973Best Inspirational Performance
1975Best Inspirational Performance (non-classical)

Other Achievements

  • Big Hunk O’ Love- Gold Record
  • A Big Hunk O’ Love- Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Performance, 1959
  • A Big Hunk O’ Love- Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Top 40 Artist, 1959
  • A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2   The Golden Boot Award, 1974
  • A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2   Gold Record
  • A Legendary Performer, Vol. 1   The Golden Boot Award, 1974
  • A Mess of Blues- Gold Record
  • All Shook Up- American Bandstand Poll Best Record, 1957
  • Anyway You Want Me- Gold Record
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?- Gold Record
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Gold Record, Australia, 1963
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?- National Association of Record Merchandisers Best Selling Hit Single, 1960
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?- Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Pop Artist, 1960
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?- Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Performance – Single Record or Track, Male, 1960
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?- Grammy nomination for Record of the Year, 1960
  • Blue Hawaii- National Association of Record Merchandisers Award, 1961
  • Blue Hawaii- Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from Motion Picture or Television, 1961
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love- Gold Record
  • Crying in the Chapel- Gold Record
  • Don’t Be Cruel- Gold Record
  • Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog- Special Award Presented to Elvis Presley for Four Million Sale
  • Elvis 40 Greatest- Record Presented to Elvis Presley by Arcade Records Limited for Over One Million Sales in the UK
  • Elvis Christmas  – Gold Record
  • Elvis Country- Gold Record
  • Elvis Golden Records- Platinum Record
  • Elvis in Concert- Double Platinum Record, Canadian Recording Industry Association, October 1977
  • Elvis Presley- The Cash Box Award, Voted Most Programmed Country Album in the Cash Box Disc Jockey Poll, 1956-57
  • Elvis Presley- Gold Record
  • Elvis Sings for Children   – The Golden Boot Award, 1978
  • Elvis: That’s The Way It Is- Gold Record, Victor Co. of Japan, Ltd.
  • Fool Such as I- Grammy nomination for Record of the Year, 1959
  • For Ol’ Time Sake- The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for Artist of the Outstanding Country Song
  • From Elvis Presley Boulevard- The Golden Boot Award, 1976
  • From Elvis Presley Boulevard- RVC Corporation: The Best Seller Award, Japan, 1977
  • From Memphis to Vegas, From Vegas to Memphis- Gold Record


The most controversial moment in Elvis’s career comes from his June 1956 performance on The Milton Berle Show.

While singing “Hound Dog,” Elvis displayed his provocative side through the pelvis-shaking moves that left his fanbase in shambles.

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Elvis Presley and his controversial moves

In 1956, Elvis spoke with TV Guide about his dance moves and revealed his hatred for the nickname “Elvis the Pelvis.”

“I don’t roll my — what they call ‘pelvic gyrations‘ — my pelvis has nothing to do with what I do,” Elvis told the outlet. “I just — I get a rhythm with the music. I jump around to it because I enjoy what I’m doing.”

He added, “I’m not trying to be vulgar, not trying to [simulate] sex. I just do a lot of wigglin’ and quiverin’, but I never do a bump or grind. I can’t sit still when I sing, so the kids can’t sit still.”

Joel Williamson, the author of Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, claimed that two years before Elvis met his future wife, he took a group of three 14-year-old girls with him on tour who were up “for pillow fights, tickling, kissing and cuddling”.

Elsewhere in Williamson’s book, he claims that Presley had a 15-year-old girlfriend when he was 19 and that the singer was “obsessed with virginity”.

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Numerous reports have claimed that Elvis went as far as drugging Priscilla and spiking her with amphetamines to keep her awake through their mammoth sex sessions.

Allegedly, after being introduced to them in the Army, Presley had grown addicted to the drugs, and they later grabbed control of his life.

During these drugged-up sex marathons with Priscilla, Elvis also took photographs on a Polaroid camera, which he stored in a silver suitcase delivered to Priscilla after his death — years after their divorce.

Quincy Jones revealed that he always refused to work with Elvis because he was a “racist”. The superstar producer explained, “No. I wouldn’t work with him.


His drug addiction worsened after the divorce. On the morning of August 16, 1977, Elvis was found on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland. The doctors said that the immediate cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was only 42.

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10 things you didn’t know about Elvis Presley!

  • On May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. They divorced in January 1973.
  • Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968. She, too, went on to become a singer.
  • Elvis never performed live outside of North America, with all of his gigs coming in the US and a few in Canada in 1957.
  • There has been much speculation that the reason that Elvis never performed overseas was that his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was an illegal immigrant who was worried that he would be denied entry back into the country.
  • Elvis is a distant relative to two former US presidents, Abraham Lincoln, and Jimmy Carter.
  • Following his 1972 divorce from Priscilla, Elvis was quite the lady’s man inviting women over to Graceland, with one report of him having 152 women over in one night.
  • When Elvis bought his Graceland estate in Memphis in 1957 at the beginning of his career, the purchase price was only $100,000.
  • Elvis’ first record was a gift that he made for his mother when he was just 18 years old.
  • Elvis said that he was bullied at times when growing up, recalling stories of his peers at school throwing rotten fruit at him or cutting his guitar strings.
  • When Elvis’ beloved mother Gladys fell ill, he rushed back from the military to be by her side.


How did Elvis’s life come to an end?

Elvis Presley’s life ended due to a heart attack at his home in Graceland on August 16, 1977. His struggles with health issues, prescription drug use, and stress are believed to have contributed to his premature death.

What awards did Elvis receive during his career?

Elvis received numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He also earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Did Elvis Presley have a family?

Elvis was married to Priscilla Presley, and they had one child together, Lisa Marie Presley.

Did Elvis Presley serve in the military?

Elvis served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He was stationed in Germany during his military service.

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