Here's a look at what you need to know about Elvis Presley, one of the biggest selling musical acts of all time, with over billion records sold worldwide.
Personal: Birth date: January 8, 1935
Death date: August 16, 1977
Birth place: Tupelo, Mississippi
Birth name: Elvis Aaron Presley
Father: Vernon Presley
Mother: Gladys Presley
Marriage: Priscilla (Beaulieu) Presley (May 1, 1967-October 9, 1973, divorced)
Children: Lisa Marie, February 1, 1968
Military service: U.S. Army, 1958-1960
Other Facts: Winner of three Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Starred in 31 feature films and two concert documentary films.
His American sales earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles.
During his "concert years" from 1969 to 1977, Elvis gave nearly 1,100 concert performances.
Elvis had 18 No. 1 hits in the U.S. from "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956 to "Suspicious Minds" in 1969.
Elvis is the only solo performer to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country, and Gospel Halls of Fame.
Col. Tom Parker, Elvis' personal, business and financial manager, handled Elvis' entire career from beginning to end.
Approximately 600,000 people visit Elvis's home, Graceland, each year. Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Timeline: 1953 - Meets producer Sam Phillips.
1954 - Records "That's All Right Mama", at Sun Records in Memphis, his first hit.