Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley. This american musician and actor died in 1977 at the age of 42. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".
August 16 in Mississippi is declared to be Elvis Aaron Presley Day in recognition and appreciation of Elvis Aaron Presley’s many contributions, international recognition and the rich legacy left to us by Elvis Aaron Presley. This day is a day of recognition and observation and is not recognized as a legal holiday.
Presley’s rise to national attention in 1956 transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture. As the catalyst for the cultural revolution that was rock and roll, he was central not only to defining it as a musical genre but in making it a touchstone of youth culture and rebellious attitude.
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