From a humble beginning, the King rose to be one of the most prolific entertainers of all time. It is estimated that he has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone else in music industry history. In America alone, the King has had 150 different albums and singles certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
More certifications are expected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on. Research is also underway to document the King’s record sales achievements in other countries. It is estimated that 40% of his total record sales have been outside the United States. The King’s role at LGA is to inspire through his music. His song “A Little Less Conversation (A Little More Action)” is a firm mainstay.
I was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the only surviving son of Vernon and Gladys Presley. When I was 15, we moved to Memphis, Tennessee. I remember being good natured, but didn’t fit in with the other kids. My fashion sense was a bit beyond them, I guess. That and my music. But Sam Phillips saw something in me and invited me one day me make a record for him at Sun Studios. They rest, as they say, is musical history.
Guitar, drums, bass . . . a stage, a microphone, and a rockin’ crowd.
I am the recipient of three Grammy Awards . . . all for gospel music.
FRIENDS – My family, especially my momma and my daughter, Lisa Marie; God; Graceland; my guitar and my voice; martial arts; appreciative fans; Hawaii; Las Vegas, and peanutbutter and banana sandwiches.
FOES – Prejudice and intolerance, the Hollywood machine, military haircuts, and ill-fitting jumpsuits.
“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.” – excerpt from a 1956 interview.