Elvis Aaron Presley died in Memphis on August 16, 1977 at age 42. Elvis was (and still is) the biggest pop icon of the 20th century. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935.
He and his family moved to Memphis when Elvis was a teenager. Elvis was essentially discovered by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis. His version of "Blue Suede Shoes"-released shortly after the Carl Perkins version helped propel Elvis and the Sun Records label.
RCA soon bought Elvis' contract and what followed were a series of huge hits the made Elvis a superstar. Elvis was drafted and served in the army and spent time here in Central Texas at Fort Hood.
Elvis was also made a series of movies. Most were panned by the critics (Elvis sang to a bull in one of them)...but his millions of fans around the world didn't care. They were all big box office hits. Elvis' career slowed in the mid 60s, but he was able to make a monumental comeback in 1969 with a song that would become his final #1 hit "Suspicious Minds."
Here's a look at Elvis' last top 10 hit from 1972. It's "Burning Love" from iHeartRadio: