Elvis was one of the most popular pop and rock singers ever.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and began playing guitar before his teens.
He made his first record in 1953 and quickly became a worldwide star. He is often called 'The King' of rock and roll.
His singing and his hip-swinging shocked parents.
His death in 1977 was blamed largely on drug abuse. Since his death, his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, has become a very popular tourist attraction.