Elvis Aaron Presley also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer, musician and actor.
Musician and actor Elvis Presley rose to fame in the mid-1950s – on radio, television and the big screen – and is one of the biggest names in rock and roll history.
Elvis Aron Presley was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Raised by loving working-class parents, Presley’s family had little money and frequently moved from place to place frequently. He was deeply committed to his parents, especially his mother, Gladys, and was raised with a strong faith in God. Presley attended the Church of God Assembly with his parents, where gospel music became a significant influence for him.
Presley was on top, scoring his No. 1 debut single with “Heartbreak Hotel,” as well as his No. 1 debut album, Elvis Presley, and signed a movie deal with Paramount Pictures – all in 1956.
He and Priscilla got married in 1967 and the following year had a daughter, Lisa Marie. Unfortunately, this happy time will not last. By the early 1970s, Presley’s marriage fell apart. The couple divorced in 1973 and Priscilla was given custody of Lisa Marie.
Presley has remained one of the most famous musical icons in the world. Over the years, several documentaries and films have explored the enigmatic artist, including a 2005 miniseries starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Elvis.