Slim supplemented Presley's guitar tuition by demonstrating chord techniques.
In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Humes High School, Presley received only a C in music in eighth grade.
On August 16, 1977, he suffered a heart attack in his Graceland estate, and died as a result.
His death came in the wake of many years of prescription drug abuse.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century.
Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide.
After residing for nearly a year in rooming houses, they were granted a two-bedroom apartment in the public housing complex known as the Lauderdale Courts. When his music teacher informed him that he did not have an aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, "Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me", in an effort to prove otherwise.