ELVIS PRESLEY

ELVIS PRESLEY

BORN JANUARY 8, 1935

JANUARY 8, 1935

HE WAS BORN IN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI. BECAUSE THE PRESLEY'S DIDN'T HAVE MONEY, HIS MOTHER GLADYS DIDN'T SEE A DOCTOR AND DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH TWINS. ELVIS'S TWIN BROTHER, NAMED JESSE GARON, WAS BORN STILLBORN.

1946: GOT HIS FIRST GUITAR

JANUARY 1946

HIS MOTHER, GLADYS BOUGHT HIM HIS FIRST GUITAR FOR HIS ELEVENTH BIRTHDAY.

1948: MOVED TO MEMPHIS, TN

NOVEMBER 1948

IN THE MIDDLE OF EIGHTH GRADE THEY MOVED TO MEMPHIS, TN.

1953: RECORDED HIS FIRST SONG

AUGUST 1953

AT AGE 18 HE PAID $3.98 TO RECORD THE SONG "MY HAPPINESS" FOR HIS MOTHER AT SUN STUDIOS.

1955: RCA RECORDS BOUGHT ELVIS'S CONTRACT

AUGUST 1955

RCA RECORDS BOUGHT HIS CONTRACT FOR $40,000. HIS FIRST SONG FOR RCA WAS "HEARTBREAK HOTEL."

1956: BOUGHT HIS MOTHER A NEW CAR AND A NEW HOUSE

1956

HE BOUGHT HIS MOTHER A PINK CADILLAC AND A NEW HOUSE WITH A SWIMMING POOL.

1956: RELEASED "LOVE ME TENDER" HIS FIRST MOVIE

1956

ELVIS RELEASED "LOVE ME TENDER" IN 1956. HE MADE 31 MOVIES BETWEEN 1956 AND 1969.

1957: BOUGHT GRACELAND

1957

ELVIS BOUGHT GRACELAND AND HAD PLANNED FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO LIVE THERE.

1957: DRAFTED IN THE ARMY

1957

HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE U.S. ARMY.

AUGUST 14, 1958: HIS MOTHER DIED

AUGUST 14,1958

HIS MOTHER, GLADYS PRESLEY DIED.

OCTOBER 1, 1958: SENT TO GERMANY

OCTOBER 1, 1958

HE WAS SENT TO AN ARMY BASE IN FRIEDBERG, GERMANY. HE MET PRISCILLA BEAULIEU IN GERMANY WHERE HER STEPFATHER WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE AIR FORCE.

MARCH 1960: ARMY SENT ELVIS HOME

MARCH 1960

AFTER SERVING MORE THAN A YEAR, THE ARMY SENT HIM HOME.

MARCH 26, 1960: APPEARED ON TELEVISION SPECIAL

MARCH 26, 1960

HE MADE HIS COMEBACK ON A TELEVISION SPECIAL HOSTED BY FRANK SINATRA.

MAY 1, 1967: GOT MARRIED

MAY 1, 1967

ELVIS MARRIED PRISCILLA BEAULIEU AT THE ALADDIN HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS.

1968: MADE HIS COMEBACK ON TELEVISION

1968

NBC SIGNED HIM UP TO DO A TV SPECIAL. THE ELVIS SPECIAL WAS THE MOST POPULAR SHOW OF THE SEASON.

FEBRUARY 1, 1968: DAUGHTER WAS BORN

FEBRUARY 1, 1968

HIS DAUGHTER LISA MARIE WAS BORN.

1969: PERFORMED IN LAS VEGAS

1969

ELVIS PERFORMED ON A CONCERT STAGE AT A GIANT HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS. FROM1969 TO 1977 HE PERFORMED MORE THAN 1100 CONCERTS.

DECEMBER 1970: MET PRESIDENT NIXON

DECEMBER 1970

ELVIS DECIDED HE WANTED TO MEET PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON. SO HE HOPPED ON A PLANE AND HEADED TO WASHINGTON, D.C. AND DEMANDED A MEETING.

1973: DIVORCED

1973

ELVIS AND PRISCILLA GOT DIVORCED.

JUNE 16, 1977: PLAYED HIS LAST CONCERT

JUNE 16, 1977

ELVIS PLAYED HIS LAST CONCERT.

AUGUST 16, 1977: ELVIS DIED

AUGUST 16, 1977

AFTER TAKING SLEEPING PILLS, ELVIS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS BATHROOM. HE IS BURIED ON THE GROUNDS OF GRACELAND. HIS PARENTS GRAVE AND THE TWIN HE NEVER KNEW ARE NEARBY.