HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING! On this day in 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll, was born. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK Top 40 singles from 1956 – 2006. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. Elvis Presley died on August 16th 1977.