Elvis Aaron Presley
January 8th, 1935 ~ August 16, 1977
Known as the person who spread the birth of a new music genre of ""rock"",
by fusing African-American Rhythm and Blues, with Country and Western music of the West.
Known as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, or King, his music was popularized by the youth, first in the US, and then around the world.
The Guiness World Records certified him as the ""history's most successful solo artist.""
He died of a sudden heart attack on August 16th, 1977, at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was only 42 years old.