Behind The Booth: Elvis Presley & Booth 4

Behind The Booth: Elvis Presley & Booth 4
Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll," was a singer, actor, and cultural icon of the 1950s and 60s. Rising from humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley's musical journey began in his teenage years when he blended country, gospel, and rhythm and blues to create a groundbreaking sound that would revolutionize popular music.

In 1954, Presley signed with Sun Records and released his first single, "That's All Right," which became an instant hit, propelling him to fame. His energetic performances, charismatic stage presence, and unique blend of musical styles captivated audiences worldwide.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Elvis dominated the charts with numerous hit singles and albums, including iconic songs like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," and "Suspicious Minds." His impact on popular culture extended beyond music, with successful film appearances in movies like "Jailhouse Rock" and "Blue Hawaii."

After staging a comeback in 1968, Elvis went on to hold a multi-year residency in Vegas at The Hilton. Before his shows, Elvis would often visit the Steer and dine in Booth 4. He would ask for a hamburger, and the Chefs would exclusively prepare it for him with the same trimmings we use for our meatballs.

Despite his untimely death in 1977, Elvis Presley's legacy endures, as he remains one of the most influential and celebrated figures in the history of music. Las Vegas is home to many Elvis impersonators who entertain as "The King". 

In celebration of Elvis and his musical legacy that is forever associated with Vegas, Booth 4 is named in his honor.

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