Elvis was born on Tuesday, January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi in September 1948. When Elvis was 13, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennesee. After graduating from High School in Memphis, Elvis took on odd jobs working as a movie theatre usher and a truck driver for Crown Electric Company. He began singing locally as “The Hillbilly Cat.”
Although Elvis recorded songs in the rock “n” roll genre. He also recorded gospel, blues, ballads, pop and country and western. He is the only performer to have been inducted into three seperate music Hall of Fame.
In the 1960’s, Presley made the majority of his 33 films. 1970 saw a critically-acclaimed return to live music, followed by performances in Las Vegas and across the U.S. throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings, and recording sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influentual artists in the history of popular music.
Also on the Elvis Special we are going to find out the exact home address where Elvis lived in Tupelo, Mississippi. How many awards he won, his actual color of hair, and why he has more album sales than any other performer. Also at the time of his death how many different drugs were detected in his bloodstream.
Also we are gonna find out about how much money Elvis earned in his lifetime and how many records he has sold worldwide.
All this and much more, including rare Elvis recordings, demos and unheard different takes of some of his songs.