American singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most influential cultural icons of the 20th century. He is widely known by his first name Elvis and is often called the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.
Born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis began his music career in 1954 at Sun Records, and gradually grew up to become one of the biggest stars in rock ‘n’ roll.
Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations and 3 wins from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and also the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award which he received at age 36.
As an actor, he starred in 33 films that were mostly musicals.
Health problems and addiction to prescription medication led to his premature death at age 42, but the memory of Elvis still does not fade and like many other legends he will live forever.