Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old.His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records.It was broadcast on CBS on October 3, 1977, two months after Presley's death.It is one of only few of Elvis' programs which remains unlikely to ever be commercially released on home video and is only available in bootleg form.
I couldn't go down to the creek with the other kids." His father, Vernon Presley, talked about Elvis's close relationship to his mother "after his son became famous, almost as if it were a source of wonder that anyone could be that close." During Presley's rising career, Gladys became despairing, depressed and lonely and began to neglect her health. She had wanted Elvis to succeed, "but not so that he would be apart from her.
On June 1, 1977, it was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS for a new television special.
It was agreed that CBS would videotape concerts during the summer of 1977.
After sowing a few remaining wild oats — see the entry on Ann-Margret — Elvis did tie the knot with Priscilla, in 1967.
They welcomed their only child, Lisa Marie, the following year. In her 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me, Priscilla suggested that her husband's sexual interest in her waned once she became a mother, and confessed that she eventually sought consolation in an affair with a karate instructor, Mike Stone.