Hail to The King, baby: Remembering Elvis Presley

Published On: Jun 14 2011 11:09:09 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 07 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

With Thursday marking what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, remember The King with a look at his life and career and the legacy he left behind.

Remembering Elvis - Radio debut
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Presley made his radio debut on July 7, 1954, when WHBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right." The response from listeners was so overwhelming that DJ Dewey Phillips played the song repeatedly for the last two hours of his show before interviewing Presley live on the air.

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