" It became the first rock-and-roll album to top the Billboard chart a position it held for 10 weeks. In the Memphis Mafia's defense Marty Lacker has said "[Presley] was his own man.
One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or "the King". In November 1956 he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958 Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work.