Elvis's hip-swinging dance moves were considered scandalous back in the 1950s and 60s.
It's that jailhouse rock by Elvis. Library of Congress, LC-USZ6-2067
Hail to the King
Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi
Elvis Presley, also known as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," began playing guitar as a teenager and made his first musical recording in 1953. He was a pioneer of rockabilly, an up-tempo fusion of country and blues music. His original sound and uninhibited stage and television performances made him a household name by 1956, and he remained influential in rock music for decades.
Though his career included numerous film roles, he is best known for his music, including hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don’t Be Cruel," "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." It is estimated he has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history.