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Elvis, the King

Updated 1618 GMT (0018 HKT) January 7, 2020
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Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in 1956. Celebrated as "the king of rock 'n' roll," Elvis' legacy lives on through his fans and his home, Graceland. One of the most famous homes in America, it attracts scores of fans every year. Although Elvis has left the building, he has not left our public consciousness. Take a look back at this multitalented icon, who died on August 16, 1977. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Elvis poses for a family portrait with his parents, Gladys Presley and Vernon Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1937. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
The rock 'n' roll singer performs in Tampa, Florida, with his brand new Martin D-28 acoustic guitar on July 31, 1955. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Screaming teenage girls watching Elvis in concert. A. Y. Owen//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Elvis performs in 1956. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Elvis rehearses for his performance on "The Milton Berle Show" in Burbank, California, on June 4, 1956. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Presley, as a private in the US Army, receives a shot from at his pre-induction physical on March 26, 1958. Don Cravens//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Elvis performs in the 1957 movie "Loving You." He starred in 31 feature films and two performance documentaries in his lifetime. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Elvis poses with then-wife Priscilla in 1968. Magma Agency/WireImage/Getty Images
Elvis performs during his 1968 comeback special on NBC. Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
Elvis performs in Burbank, California, as part of his 1968 comeback special. NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
Elvis walks the grounds of Graceland in 1957. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Elvis shows President Richard Nixon his cuff links at the White House on December 21, 1970. National Archive/Newsmakers/Getty Images
Elvis preforms onstage at the International Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 14, 1973. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Presley's funeral procession in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 18, 1977. GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images