The King of Rock and Roll
Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His father was Veron Elvis and his mother was Gladys Love Presley. HE was born with a twin brother Jesse Gaaron Presley. His brother was stillborn. In November 1948, the family moved to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. He enrolled at Humes High School and this is when he became serious about music.
Elvis first started recording music in 1953. He made music with a few different bands until his breakout hit Heartbreak Hotel in 1956. That same year he was on TV for the first time and had two more hits. In December of 1957, Elvis was drafted into the army. In 1960, he was discharged from the army because of his mother’s death.
From 1960 until 1967, Elvis continued to make Rock and Roll hits. He even stared in several movies. In May 1967, he married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, NV. A year later they had their only child, Lisa Marie Presley. By the 1970’s his health and his life were becoming bad. He was divorced in 1973. He became over weight and fell ill. August 10, 1977, his last single Way Down was released. Elvis died at Graceland in Memphis six days later. Elvis was 42 years old when he died. He is in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and people still love his music to this day. His claim to fame, 35 years later, he is still the one and only King of Rock and Roll.