Whether you know him as the Memphis Flash, the King of Hillbilly, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, or simply the King; Elvis Presley is one of the greatest—if not the greatest—cultural icons of the last seventy years. Almost forty years after his death, he still remains the biggest selling solo artist of all time with his records selling more than 600 million (over a billion according to the record company RCA) units worldwide. His dance moves and great looks quickly made him a fashion icon and the world’s premier sex symbol, making women go wild every time he appeared on stage or on TV.
His musical influence and cultural impact on modern music and pop culture is best illustrated by this statement from Rolling Stone: “It was Elvis who made rock ’n’ roll the international language of pop,” and John Lennon’s legendary remark, “Before Elvis there was nothing.” But who was Elvis Presley? Who was the man behind the artist who made billions of people around the world love and admire him even more than religious figures, politicians, and presidents? It’s time to find out! These are 25 Captivating Facts About Elvis Presley: The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll.