Today would have been Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday and the celebration is in full swing at Graceland.
Elvis was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. The family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948.
His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn.
- Began singing career in 1954 (Sun Records)
- RCA Victor recording contract awarded in 1955
- International sensation by 1956
- Starred in 33 successful films
- Many TV appearances & live concerts
- Sold over 1 Billion records
- 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins)
- Served in U.S. Army
- Died August 16, 1977. He was 42.
Plan Visit to Graceland
These facts just scratch the surface of Elvis Presley's short but successful career. For the full Elvis Presley life story and an inside look at Elvis’ life, plan a trip to Memphis for a Graceland tour!
In Honor of his 80th Birthday, we'll feature more images & stories from our visit to Graceland.