MUMBAI: Vh1 Movies will telecast Elvis Presley every Sunday this summer. For the first time ever on Indian television, Presley’s classic movies like GI Blues, King Creole, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Girls! Girls! Girls! and many more, will be telecast for the next 6 weeks, every Sunday at 9pm.
Presley often referred to as the King of Rock and Roll began his career in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley re-launched his recording career 2 years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged a few concerts and in 1973, Presley staged the first ever concert broadcast globally via satellite, titled Aloha from Hawaii, and seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture.