Elvis Aron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January
Beginning the age of 21 -- with his first No. 1 hit, "Heartbreak Hotel" -- he rose to become
one of rock's most enduring legends.
tragically left us at the age of 42 back in 1977, he still remains in the hearts
and minds of millions of fans around the world.
2019 Elvis Celebrations
This year, watch for the Elvis All-Star Tribute Special to be televised on February 17, 2019 on NBC beginning at 8PM ET.
Hosted by country singer Blake Shelton, it will feature an all-star performance lineup with Keith Urban, Post Malone, Jennifer Lopez, and John Fogerty among the artists set to perform some of Elvis Presley's most popular songs. Other musical guests will include Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, John Legend, Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood, Yolanda Adams, Darius Rucker, Mac Davis, Adam Lambert, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerini and the Pistol Annies.
The TV special is being aired in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the famous special "Singer Presents …. Elvis" that aired in 1968, marking the King's comeback and relaunching his career.
Other guests will include Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, and Steve Binder, director of the original "Comeback Special."
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.
Most recently, the 80th anniversary of Elvis' birth was celebrated in 2015 at his famous home in Graceland. The day was marked with special Graceland tours, Elvis fan club get-togethers, guest performances, and other rockin' musical tributes in honor of The King.
• With the Beatles and the British music revolution, Elvis Presley's star began to fade in 1968 until he returned with a comeback television special that year simply titled "Elvis", which reignited his career.
• Live concert fans were often entertained just as much by his music as his funny banter in-between songs. To find out what a live performance was like, check out the 1974 album, "Having Fun with Elvis on Stage".
More about Elvis around the Web:
Graceland Mansion - The official site with information on ticket purchase and entry fees, special tours and packages, and a library of information, photos and video of the King.
Presley - Wikipedia - Extensive biography with details on his professional rise and fall, personal details, family life and more with photos, related references and resources.