Born on January
8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Aron Presley rose to become
one of rock's most enduring legends.
tragically left us way back in 1977, he still remains in the hearts
and minds of millions of fans around the world. Had he lived, this year would have marked the 80th birthday of the King of Rock 'n Roll.
The 80th anniversary of Elvis' birth was celebrated at his famous home in Graceland with week-long festivities -- kicking off from January 7 - January 10, 2015 -- with special Graceland tours, Elvis fan club get-togethers, guest performances, and other rockin' musical tributes in honor of The King.
versatile voice won him countless admirers, and his generous warm
nature along with his handsome good looks has ensured his renditions of many
of the most loved songs ever written will continue to attract
Elvis movies also managed to win the hearts of generations of
moviegoers young and old.
Unique in many ways, Elvis lived an enigmatic life which even
to this day attracts the efforts of countless biographers,
from close friend's reminiscences, to academic
A legend in
his own lifetime, Elvis has also become the
icon of an era. His
voice, at it's very best, has an uncanny addictive nature. No
wonder millions of people once ensnared, rarely escape it's seductive
tones - even if they wanted to.