Elvis: A Birthday Tribute to the King
On Sept. 9, 1956, more than 60 million people witnessed a young entertainer with gyrating hips and a honey-coated baritone voice croon his way into national consciousness on The Ed Sullivan Show. His rubbery legs spread wide apart, head thrown carelessly back and mouth twitching, it was apparent that this man was different. With an onstage persona that magnified unbridled sensuality and a versatile musical style which drew from rock and roll, gospel, blues, country and pop, Elvis Aaron Presley exuded charms that would make him the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.
Enjoy an intimate portrait of The King, from his birth and childhood through the historic Sun Records sessions, meteoric rise to stardom, thirty-one feature films, dramatic comeback and tragic death at age 42. Remember the songs that peppered our earlier lives, songs like “Hound Dog,” “Are You Lonely Tonight?,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and many, many more. Enjoy clips from King Creole, Jailhouse Rock and Kid Galahad as well as rare archival footage and interviews which clarify the life experiences that shaped his career and influenced him outside of the limelight.