Hail to The King, baby: Remembering Elvis Presley

Published On: Jun 14 2011 01:09:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 08 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

With Thursday marking what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, remember The King with a look at his life and career and the legacy he left behind.

Remembering Elvis - Ed Sullivan Show
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Elvis appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time on Sept. 9, 1956, with actor Charles Laughton hosting the show as a fill-in while Sullivan recuperated from a car accident. Presley performed "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Ready Teddy" and a shortened version of "Hound Dog" in two segments broadcast from Hollywood. The show was seen by approximately 60 million viewers -- a record 82.6 percent of the television audience.

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