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Presley was a devotee of Mississippi Slim's show on the Tupelo radio station WELO.He was described as "crazy about music" by Slim's younger brother, who was one of Presley's classmates and often took him into the station.After residing for nearly a year in rooming houses, they were granted a two-bedroom apartment in the public housing complex known as the Lauderdale Courts. When his music teacher told him he had no aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, "Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me", in an effort to prove otherwise.A classmate later recalled that the teacher "agreed that Elvis was right when he said that she didn't appreciate his kind of singing".Slim supplemented Presley's guitar tuition by demonstrating chord techniques.In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Humes High School, Presley received only a C in music in eighth grade.In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours.

He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided.Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love Presley (née Smith; 1912–1958) in the two-room shotgun house built by his father, Vernon Elvis Presley (1916–1979), in preparation for the birth.Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered 35 minutes before him, stillborn.Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.He won three competitive Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

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