Memphis was home to one of the most well known music performers of all time – Elvis Presley. The talented and charismatic Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935 and lived there until 1948, when him and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, a move that would prove to be ever impactful.
Elvis’ musical influence was acquired from that of country and rock and roll of the era, along with gospel music on Sunday’s and the tunes he heard on famous Beale Street as a young man. In the Mid 1950s, Elvis began his singing career at Sun Studio’s on Union Avenue in downtown Memphis, Tennessee with his first record label under Sun Records. His career took him around the globe, Sold Out shows and performances were common place. He starred in more than two dozen films, performed on scores of television broadcasts and sold more than one billion records, which is more than any other artist in the world. Some of Elvis’ most popular songs heard around the world included “Hound Dog” and “Heartbreak Hotel”.
Elvis’ home known as Graceland, still stands today as a tribute to his legacy and career. The 13.8 acre estate is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was more recently declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Elvis Presley will live on forever in Memphis, as scores of fans flock the city each year to pay tribute to The King.
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