12 Things You Need To Know About Elvis Presley

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#1- Elvis Presley, Born on 8 January, 1935, was an American singer and actor. His real name was Elvis Aaron Presley.

#2- He also had a twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, who was stillborn 35 minutes before the birth of Elvis.

#3- On October 3, 1945, at the age of 10 Elvis made his first public performance at the Alabama State Fair, where he sang Red Foley's song "Old Shep."

#4- Presley did not receive any formal music education and was not able to read music, but he learned and played music by ear.

#5- Elvis is also one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold over one billion records worldwide.

#6- Elvis was honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award when he was 36 years old. He also won three Grammy Awards.

#7- He also had the record for having the most RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums & the most albums to chart on the Billboard 200.

#8- Presley was also known as the "King of Rock and Roll" and is regarded as one of the 20th century's most significant cultural icons.

#9- Apart from his music career, Elvis also appeared in at least 53 films. His debut film, "Love Me Tender," was released on Nov 15, 1956.

#10- For around two years (from 1958 to 1960), Elvis also served in the United States Army.

#11- Elvis was a skilled martial artist. Who earned his 1st degree black belt in 1960 under karate champion Hank Slemansky.

#12- In 2018, Elvis Presley was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump.

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