During his life Elvis Presley was idolised; since his death, he has become immortalised. Now, drawing from LIFE magazine's unrivalled archives, Charles Hirshberg and all the editors of LIFE chronicle in pictures and text Elvis's transformation from shy teenager to superstar. It is a story best told in the details, and this singular collection of unforgettable pictures reveals all those details - the sad, the funny and the passionate. From the magazine that set the standard for photo-journalism comes the definitive pictorial biography of the rocker they called "The King", a man who continues to bring joy and inspiration to his countless fans everywhere. Elvis is more than the stuff of rock-n-roll legend - he is an American Icon.