Elvis entered the music scene in 1956 with his single, "Heartbreak Hotel," which reached number one. He became popular with teen girls for his good looks and unique dance moves. Elvis starred in a number of movie musicals that only helped his popularity. He became known as the "King of Rock and Roll" and helped rock music become mainstream. 
Unit Company A, 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division
The Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak
He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials,
14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
One billion worldwide record sales.
1984, he received the W. C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation
1984, the Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award
1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986),
1987, he received the American Music Awards' Award of Merit.
1998, the Country Music Hall of Fame (1998),
2001, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2001),
2007, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (2007),
2012, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2012).
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JR51-ZZD : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Presley, August 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBS4-F4R : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Pressley in household of Vernon Pressley, Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-20, sheet 21B, family 384, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2042.
According to Wikitree, Elvis Presley is my 16th cousin once removed. I always suspected that we are related. If anyone still doubts that Elvis faked his death, they should watch the DVD, Elvis Found Alive. It is available online. Douglas Wayne Coldwell [ Coldwell-1]
May 28, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA at the Spectrum I would finally get to see Elvis for the 1st time. Little did I know then it would also be the last time as just 3 months later he was gone. I'll always cherish that memory of my 16th cousin 3 times removed.