It's difficult to explain to young people today just how influential Elvis Presley was. Popular music would look very different today had Elvis not broken onto the scene in the '50s when he famously shook his hips on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The death of Elvis was one of those "I remember where I was when I heard the news" kind of moments. It shocked and shook the nation, much like JFK did years before and John Lennon's death would a few years later.

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Elvis Fans Gather To Commemorate 27th Anniversary Of The King's Death
MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 15: Elvis fans sit by a shrine to Elvis Presley they made during the candle light vigil August 15, 2004 at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The vigil is the grand finale of the annual "Elvis Week" in which fans travel to Memphis from all over the world to honor the King of Rock and Roll. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)

To celebrate the life of the King, here are a few of his best, on-screen moments.

Hound Dog, 1956: Believe it or not, Elvis shaking his hips caused quite the uproar back in the '50s. Oh, how times have changed!

Jailhouse Rock, 1957: Some may see this as one of the earliest music videos. It's actually from Elvis's 1957 film of the same name. Elvis was actually a fairly gifted actor and appeared in over 35 movies throughout his time in showbiz.

This film centers around his character being sent to prison and learning the way of music from a blues mentor. When he gets out, he becomes a star but has a hard time dealing with the fame.

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Suspicious Minds, 1969: It was his last big hit on the pop charts and came eight years before his death. Here he is performing the classic in Las Vegas in 1970. Elvis had (arguably) the most successful Vegas residency in history. The singer performed an astounding 636 consecutive live shows at the International and the Las Vegas Hilton from July 1969 through December 1976.


Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.


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