Color photograph of Elvis Presley on a gray backdrop.
This button depicts a young Elvis Presley. Popularly known as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King," he was perhaps the most important popularizer of rockabilly music. His massive popularity was partially due to his performance style and television appearances. He had 20 number one albums, including 4 compilations, and 31 number one hits before his death in 1977. In addition to his music recordings, he also starred in several films.