Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. In 1948, Elvis and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Growing up and after graduating from high school, Elvis listened to pop, country, and gospel music. He would sing in his church’s choir and listen to R&B music on Beale Street.
In 1954, Elvis started singing with Sun Records and was sold to RCAVictor in 1955. By 1956, Elvis had become an international sensation. He was known for his dance moves, boundary pushing lyrics, and original sound. He was in 33 movies, nominated for 14 Grammys, won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at 36 years of age, and was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Elvis passed away in his Memphis home on August 16, 1977.
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