There is no doubt that the Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll turned the music world upside down. The King first stepped on stage in 1954 when he was only 19-year-old. With his talent and charm, he quickly captured the hearts of millions around the globe.
His musical style was a distinct blend of rhythm and blues merged with rock and country-western to deliver a product that was truly unique. In addition to his success in the music industry, Elvis was also a hit in Hollywood, starring in various movies and television productions.
The list of accolades for Elvis is long. The legendary artist won three Grammy Awards and the coveted Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award when he was just 36 years old.
Elvis’ true love was performing on stage. One of his most favorite songs to perform was “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” The song was originally written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 but it was Elvis who made it shine. Elvis released the song in November 1960. The song was first performed live by Elvis in Honolulu on March 25, 1961.
In this iconic clip, you can see Elvis perform the song for the very last time before his tragic death in 1977. After you have watched the performance, be sure to spread the musical magic to everyone else in your social network. Let’s all work together to keep the memory of Elvis alive for years to come.