"Elvis Presley, perhaps better known as the King of Rock and Roll, left an amazing legacy on the worldwide music scene. But before Elvis became The King, he was just a shy kid growing up in a poor family in Mississippi. From an early age singing in church, Elvis used music as a form of hope, a means of getting by. He soon created his own style that brought together classes and races and lifted people's spirits. His mark was indelible. He remains the bestselling solo artist in the history of recorded music."--From book cover.