Happy Birthday, Elvis!By Alex Marin
The King of rock and roll would've been 79 years old today.
Elvis Presley, the iconic musician and actor known as The King, was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He started his music career in 1954, popularizing a genre known as "rockabilly," a fusion between country music and R&B.
Elvis made his film debut in the 1956 movie "Love Me Tender," only to be drafted by the military two years later. In 1968, he successfully returned to show business with the popular TV special "Elvis" and a Las Vegas concert residency. He died in 1977 at the age of 42.
Happy Birthday to The King of rock and roll!
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