Born on January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley grew up in an average southern household. When he was 13, his family moved to Memphis, where he later worked as an usher and a truck driver. Though he always had an interest in music, his big break into the business happened by accident. As a birthday gift for his mother, Elvis went to Sun Records to record a song for her. The studio's owner, Sam Phillips, was so impressed that he asked Elvis to come back and record a few songs for him. From these humble beginning, a legend was born.
Witness Elvis's rise to fame through rare achival footage, personal photographs and revealing interviews with the King's friends and family. See Elvis through the eyes of his lovers and co-stars Ann-Margaret, Linda Thompson, Connie Stevens, as well as the musicians he inspired, including Kenny Rogers and Glen Campbell. Follow Elvis on his journey from super-stardom into his days of wild excess and drug addiction and finally to his tragic death in 1977.