On July 5, 1954, music history was made when an unknown, 19-year-old named Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right (Mama),” the first commercial single of his career and the song that set him on a path to superstardom. Produced at Memphis-based Sun Studio, “That’s All Right,” written by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, officially was released on July 19 and quickly became a regional hit. By the following year, the future King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was garnering national attention, and in January 1956, he recorded “Heartbreak Hotel,” his first song to top Billboard’s pop singles chart. Learn more about the man who, before his death in 1977, racked up over a dozen No.1 singles, starred in 31 movies and reigned as one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century.
#1. Elvis had a twin
On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron (later spelled Aaron) Presley was born at his parents’ two-room house in East Tupelo, Mississippi, about 35 minutes after his identical twin brother, Jesse Garon, who was stillborn. The next day, Jesse was buried in an unmarked grave in nearby Priceville Cemetery. Source: elvispresleybiography.net