In honor of The King's 82nd birthday, here are some of his most memorable quotes.
Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. His identical twin, Jesse, was delivered stillborn.
After unsuccessfully auditioning for a singing group at 19, Presley reported to his father: "They told me I couldn't sing."
Elvis' eponymous debut album, released in March 1956, soared to number one on the Billboard chart and stayed there for 10 weeks.
This famous 1956 photo spawned a decades-long mystery as to the identity of Elvis' kissing partner. She was recently identified as Barbara Gray, now 76. Gray: “My granddaughter went to Graceland and brought back a coffee cup, a little lunch bucket and a clock, all with that photo on it.”
Another shot of Elvis in 1956, the breakthrough year in which he released two albums and had four number one hits, including "Hound Dog" and "Heartbreak Hotel."
With three number one albums in succession, Elvis would go on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time.
The King served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. During those two momentous years, his mother died and Elvis was stationed in West Germany, where he met 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu. She would become his wife nearly eight years later.
"Blue Hawaii" (1961) is one of 31 films starring Elvis Presley that hit theaters between 1956 and 1972.
Elvis in 1965, playing a guitar at Graceland, the famously lavish 14-acre Memphis estate that he purchased in 1957.
"Charro!" (1969) is unique in the Elvis Presley canon. It's the only movie in which Elvis acts but does not sing and the only role for which he sports a beard.
At an August 1969 press conference, Presley was asked: "How do you manage to stay so young?"The King's reply: "I don't know. One of these days I'll probably fall apart."
Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968.
Performing in Honolulu on November 18, 1972.
Presley's divorce from wife, Priscilla, became effective in October 1973. After that, he lived with actress-songwriter Linda Thompson and then became engaged to 20-year-old Ginger Alden.
The last known photo of Elvis Presley was taken on August 16, 1977, the night before he died. He was 42.
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