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Though much has been written in the years since of his passing -- and the excessive lifestyle that contributed to it -- one thing that remains all of these years later is the music. There was no other musical performer who left such a unique and indelible stamp on the Elvis music landscape than Elvis Aron Presley. Whether it was rock and roll, gospel or country, the Elvis did it all -- as nobody else before him or since. Some prefer the era of the early Elvis, while some enjoy the '60s sounds after his discharge.
Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In. Top Artists. Top Charts. Hot Songs. Billboard Top Videos. Top Articles. After the concert, he returned home to his Memphis mansion, Graceland, to prepare for another tour. On the morning of August 16,Presley died of heart failure, at the age of It was later ruled that his death was related to his prescription drug use.
Presley was buried on the Graceland property, near the gravesites of his mother, Gladys, father Vernon and grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley. Throughout his amazing career, Presley helped popularize rock 'n' roll music in America. He also won three Grammy Awards for his gospel recordings. A major musical force, Presley had 18 No. He was one of the first performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame But Presley has been recognized for his contributions to several musical genres, most notably rock, country and gospel.
Presley's Memphis home, Graceland, is open to the public, and numerous fans from around the world visit the legendary residence annually, especially around Presley's birthday and the anniversary of his death.
Thousands of fans traveled to Graceland on August 16, — the 35th anniversary of Presley's death — for a special vigil in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. During the gathering, fans held lit candles and stood outside of Presley's home. Though the Presley family holds a tribute event each year to mark the anniversary of Presley's death, the gathering was Elvis Presley's estranged wife, Priscilla, and daughter Lisa Marie appeared together for the first time at the annual event.
It's amazing," Priscilla said during the event, according to the Washington Post. It's truly a sight to behold This is something that Elvis would never, ever have believed could have taken place here.
Over the years, several documentaries and films have explored the enigmatic performer, including a television miniseries starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Elvis. Ina two-part documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcherwas released and explores his Elvis life, rise to fame and his myriad musical influences.
That year, the online auction site IronPlanet announced that a private jet once owned by Presley and his father was on the market. The red Lockheed Jetstar, which has sat idle on a New Mexico runway for decades, features an interior with gold-tone woodwork and red velvet seats but has no engine.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married from until Getty Images. Looking back at her career, Parton said there was one song that greatly impacted her as a young artist.
I was trying to get to the radio.
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