Swing your pelvis with the King
Bringing together white country music with black rhythm and blues was just the beginning. Ever since his first hip swinging appearance on The Milton Berle Show in 1956, music changed forever. Under the guidance of ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, Presley scored 23 US #1 songs in his lifetime became the biggest star that rock and roll has ever seen.
1935: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi
1953: Cuts his first record, My Happiness at Sun Records in Memphis
1954: That’s All Right airs on WHBQ-AM radio in Memphis
Debuts at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
1955: Enlists ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker as his manager
1956: Heartbreak Hotel becomes #1 in the US
Causes controversy and hysteria performing Hound Dog on The Milton Berle Show
Releases Blue Suede Shoes
1957: Buys Graceland
Releases All Shook Up and Jailhouse Rock
Too Much becomes #1 in the UK
1960: Releases Are You Lonesome Tonight?
1976: Moody Blue becomes his 23rd US #1
1977: Dies in Graceland