Elvis's "The 50 Greatest Hits Album" includes popular songs such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Suspicious Minds," "Blue Suede Shoes," " All Shook Up" and "Viva Las Vegas." The compilation, put together by RCA, features two CD's for a total run time of over two hours.Continue Reading
Elvis was born in 1935 in Tolepo, Mississippi. At the age of thirteen, he moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee, where his music career was born. In 1956, he released "Heartbreak Hotel," his first single with RCA, which became a number one hit. It would be one of many number one hits for Elvis over the years. Other singles to reach number one included "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Stuck On You."
On August 16, 1977, Elvis was found unresponsive on his bathroom floor, and he was later pronounced officially dead. Even in 2015, questions still linger as to whether his death was purely a violent heart attack or whether drug abuse was involved.
Elvis Presley's rise to fame created a rock n' roll revolution. Famous names from rock legends to President Carter have attested to Elvis's impact on popular culture and society. His voice and image still remain immediately recognized and praised, decades after his death.Learn more about Art & Literature