The King of Rock 'n Roll, a style icon, a legend - Elvis Aaron Presley was called these and much much more during his lifetime. More than thirty years after his death, Elvis continues to work his magic on us and manages to enthrall new generations with his mesmerising voice and cool hip-shaking moves. With Elvis Day just round the corner, it is time to rediscover the singer who is often described as a phenomenon in American popular music. It is time to know Elvis again. Check out a handful of interesting facts on Elvis that contain little known pieces of info about the King. If you like reading them, click here and refer this page to your friends, dear ones and all Elvis fans you know. Have a rocking Elvis Day celebration!
Go through these interesting facts about Elvis Aaron Presley and celebrate Elvis Day:
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi.
After graduation Elvis took a job at Parker Machinists Shop. In 1953, he wandered into the Memphis Recording Service on his lunch hour to record two songs - "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
From his performance on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, Elvis Presley got the nickname "Elvis the Pelvis".
Elvis Aaron Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History and remained 80 weeks at the top of the charts, more weeks than any other artist.
Elvis Presley had ten consecutive #1 hits, the greatest number of back to back hits by any artist.
In total, Elvis Presley had 18 no. 1 hits, second only to the Beatles.
Elvis Presley has 55 Platinum albums, more than any other singer.
Elvis has 27 Plaintum singles, 25 Multi-Plaintum albums, 97 Gold albums and 24 Gold singles - an unparalleled record till date.
In overall album sales, Elvis is second only to the Beatles. The Beatles sold 166.5 million while his albums sold 117.5 million.
Elvis first appeared on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.
The song "Heartbreak Hotel" was Elvis' first Number 1 hit which he recorded in the February of 1956 for RCA.
On March 24, 1958, Elvis was inducted as US Army private and completed basic training at Fort Hood, Texas on September 17, 1958
On 14th August 1958, Gladys Presley died of heart failure, aged forty-six, leaving her son Elvis Presley in a distraught state.
Presley made his big-screen debut with the musical western, "Love Me Tender" which was panned by the critics but struck gold at the box office.
Change of Habit (1969) was the singer's final movie role.
On August 27, 1965, Elvis had the historic meeting with members of the Beatles, which lasted about four hours.
Elvis and Priscilla met in 1959 at a party in Bad Nauheim, Germany during his stay in the army.
On May 1, 1967 Elvis and Priscilla married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Their only child, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968.
On October 9, 1973, Elvis and Priscilla divorced, agreeing to share custody of their daughter.
Elvis won three competitive "Grammies" for his gospel recordings: "How Great Thou Art"—the album, as well as the single—and for the album He Touched Me (1972). In all, he recieved fourteen Grammy nominations during his career.