Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in 1956. Celebrated as "the king of rock 'n' roll," Elvis' legacy lives on through his fans and his home, Graceland. One of the most famous homes in America, it attracts scores of fans every year. Although Elvis has left the building, he has not left our public consciousness. Take a look back at this multitalented icon, who died 40 years ago on August 16, 1977.
Elvis poses for a family portrait with his parents, Gladys Presley and Vernon Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1937.
The rock 'n' roll singer performs in Tampa, Florida, with his brand new Martin D-28 acoustic guitar on July 31, 1955.
Screaming teenage girls watching Elvis in concert.
Elvis rehearses for his performance on "The Milton Berle Show" in Burbank, California, on June 4, 1956.
Presley, as a private in the US Army, receives a shot from at his pre-induction physical on March 26, 1958.
Elvis performs in the 1957 movie "Loving You." He starred in 31 feature films and two performance documentaries in his lifetime.
Elvis poses with then-wife Priscilla in 1968.
Elvis performs during his 1968 comeback special on NBC.
Elvis performs in Burbank, California, as part of his 1968 comeback special.
Elvis walks the grounds of Graceland in 1957.
Elvis shows President Richard Nixon his cuff links at the White House on December 21, 1970.
Elvis preforms onstage at the International Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 14, 1973.
Presley's funeral procession in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 18, 1977.