Elvis Presley

  • Birth of Elvis

    Birth of Elvis
    Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in his small 2 bedroom. His parents were Vernon and Gladys Presley.
  • First Guitar

    First Guitar
    Elvis buys his first guitar on his 11th birthday from the Tupelp Harware Store.
  • Moving

    Elvis and his family move to Memphis, Tennessee
  • Graduates from High School

    Graduates from High School
    After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis graduates from Humes High School on June 3, 1953. He performs at the school talent contest and he is first discovered.
  • Fist Demo

    Fist Demo
    Elvis makes his first demo at the Sam Phillips' Sun studio.
  • First Professional Apperance

    First Professional Apperance
    Performed at Overton Shell Park and was first seen "shaking his legs".
  • Signs First Contract

    Signs First Contract
    November 20, 1955, Elvis signs his frist contract with RCA Records.
  • "Heartbreak Hotel"

    "Heartbreak Hotel"
    RCA releases Elvis's first hit single "Heartbreak Hotel". It sells over 1 million copies. Followed by his first album "Elvis Presley", which goes No. 1 on the Billboards pop album chart.
  • Stopped by the Cops

    Stopped by the Cops
    Elvis is stopped by the cops for speeding.
  • First Movie

    First Movie
    His first movie "Love Me Tender" come out on November 15, 1956
  • Graceland

    In 1957, Elvis buys his world famous mansion, Graceland. It's located in Memphis, Tennessee and is 13.8 acres. It has 8 bedroooms and bathrooms and cost about $90,000.
  • Christmas Album

    Christmas Album
    Elvis releases his christmas album, which is his fourth album for RCA Records.
  • Jailhouse Rock

    Jailhouse Rock
    Elvis releases this major motion picture, "Jailhouse Rock", starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy.
  • Joins the Army

    Joins the Army
    In 1958, Elvis is drafted into the U.S. Army and is posted in Germany.
  • New Movie

    New Movie
    Elvis leaves the army and starts filming and recording his new movie "GI Blues" for Paramount.
  • Just Married!

    Just Married!
    On May 1, 1967, Elvis gets married to Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Lisa Marie is Born

    Lisa Marie is Born
    Elvis and Priscilla Presley have their first daughter Lisa Marie, who was born on February 1, 1968
  • Appearence on NBC

    Appearence on NBC
    Elvis appered on NBC in 1968. This was widley known as "The '68 Comeback Special.
  • More Performences

    More Performences
    From 1969 to 1976, Elvis started to perform at The International Hotel in Las Vegas twice a year for around $ 1 million dollars.
  • Wardrobe

    In 1970, Elvisn started wearing his trademark jumpsuits on stage.
  • Hawaii

    Elvis has his major bridcatsed concert in Hawaii that was viewed by over 1 billion people in 40 different countries. It was call, "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii- Via Satellite".
  • Divorce

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley get a divorice on October 9, 1973
  • Hospitalized

    Elvis is hospitalized in Memphis, for health issues, including his addiciton for presciption drugs.
  • Last Performence

    Last Performence
    Elvis performs his last concert in Indianapolis.
  • Death

    Elvis presley dies at the age of 42 in Graceland. His fiancee, Ginger Alden, found him on the bathroom floor.