Elvis Aaron PresleyJanuary 1935 – August was one of the most popular American singers of the century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
JAILHOUSE ROCK was the title track of the 1957 film and was written by Jerry Leiber (above right) and Mike Stoller (above left), who also composed Hound Dog. The song was a UK No1 for three weeks. The Purple Gang mentioned in the lyrics was a real criminal mob.