Happy Birthday, Elvis (VIDEO)

The King turns 79 today. Watch how he catapulted to fame in our mini bio!
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The King turns 79 today. Watch how he catapulted to fame in our mini bio!
The King in his heyday. (Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images)

The King in his heyday. (Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images)

If Elvis Presley were alive today, he would've turned 79.

It just so happens that on his 11th birthday, the hip-shaking, velvety-voiced "Jailhouse Rock" singer received his first guitar from his mother, who purchased it for $6.95 at the Tupelo Hardware Store in Mississippi.

Makes you wonder if he had said 'Thank you, thank you very much' when he got his gift.