Presley was born in 1935 to parents Gladys and Vernon Presley. He grew up in Tupelo, MI, before moving to Memphis, TN, in 1948, according to Biography. The singer rose to fame after he was picked up by the Sun Records label in the summer of 1954, which is where he recorded his hit single, "That's All Right." Following the release of his singles, Presley started performing in a number of clubs alongside band members Scotty Moore and Bill Black, which helped him quickly become a local celebrity.
Just one year after his first gig with Sun Records, the singer signed a management contract with Hank Snow Management, making Colonel Tom Parker his manager. From then on, Presley cemented himself as a force in the world of music and earned several accolades, including Gold and Platinum records, Grammys, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to his music career, the musician also had a successful acting career, starring in over 30 films between 1956 and 1969, per IMDb. In 1967, he married Priscilla Beaulieu, whom he started dating in 1960. Together, the two had a daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, in 1968.
Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42 from a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription drugs, according to History.com.