Profile of the Day: Elvis Presley
Today we remember the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, who passed away on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon and Gladys Presley. From very humble beginnings, Elvis would go on to be one of the most successful musicians in history. His first number one hit was “Heartbreak Hotel” and shortly after he made his big screen debut in the movie Love Me Tender. A popular fixture on television, his performance of “Hound Dog” on the Milton Berle Show is perhaps one of his most memorable and controversial appearances on the small screen.
As one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Elvis not only transformed the field of popular music, he was the catalyst for the cultural revolution that was rock and roll. Do you have a favorite Elvis Presley song?
Elvis Presley is connected to over 70 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?