Elvis in Hawaii, with fans, where he was vacationing with Priscilla, Vernon and friends in October of 1969.
Elvis Presley Backstage at Ellis Auditorium Holiday on Ice March 9, 1962.
He played only five concerts outside the US, on a three-day tour to Canada in 1957.
Also in 1956, on the Steve Allen show he was forced to sing Hound Dog to a basset hound.
He felt humiliated and shouted furiously backstage.
A Florida judge called Elvis a “savage” the same year because he said his music was undermining the youth.
He was forbidden to shake his body at a gig — but he waggled his finger in protest.
When performing on TV in 1956, host Milton Berle advised Elvis not to use his guitar, saying: “Let ’em see you, son.”
Elvis’s gyrating hips caused outrage across the US. Within days he had been nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis.
Elvis’ national breakthrough was the 1956 release of Heartbreak Hotel, inspired by a newspaper report of a suicide