He was "The King of Rock and Roll", "Elvis the Pelvis" and the "Tupelo, Mississippi Flash". He was many things to many people but, above all, he was an American icon. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 and took the world by storm before his 20th birthday. Sadly, he passed away at age 42 in 1977. There have been postage stamps depicting the "young" Elvis and the "old" Elvis but this is the way I care to remember him.