Download this free file and read the Last Will and Testament of Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of Rock and Roll (1935-1977).
Elvis dominated the popular music charts for decades, until the coming of the Beatles in the 1960s. His unique blend of blues, country and folk combined with his smooth sexy delivery and pelvic gyrations made him a superstar. Today, millions of Elvis fans still mark the anniversary of his death with candlelight vigils, particularly at his mansion at Graceland.
Elvis' first single, 'Heartbreak Hotel' released in 1956, was also his first number 1 hit. He went on to have a string of hits, accompanied by television appearances before swooning audiences of screaming crazed female fans. Elvis made his film debut in 1956's Love Me Tender.
After his army stint, he returned to recording and making movies. In 1968 he returned to live performance with a highly successful television special, a long-standing Las Vegas stint and numerous tours. Presley was the first to broadcast a concert globally via satellite, the 'Aloha from Hawaii' special broadcast in 1973.
Elvis' death as a result of prescription drug abuse robbed us of one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. He remains the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop music.
Last Updated: 14-April-2016