Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, less than one week before he was scheduled to return to Nassau Coliseum following his last concert there on June 22, 1973.
"The King" lived a life that still resonates as it did when he was touring, playing, acting and rocking around Long Island, the United States and the world. Take a look back at the man's notable moments.
This CD cover image released by the United States Postal Service shows "Elvis Forever," a Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a commemorative stamp made available on Aug. 12, 2015.
A CD cover image released by RCA shows "If I Can Dream," a release by Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2015 album unites the music of Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on songs like "Burning Love" and "Love Me Tender." The album, formally announced on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, also features a duet with Michael Buble on "Fever" and appearances by the singers Il Volo and guitarist Duane Eddy.
This image released by the United States Postal Service shows the new Elvis Presley forever stamp made available Aug. 12, 2015. The USPS also released a greatest hits CD "Forever Elvis" to go along with the commemorative stamp.
Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn., in August 2010. More than a hundred authenticated artifacts went up for auction on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, as part of Elvis Week at Graceland.
An undated photo of US rock star Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississipi, in 1935 and died on Aug. 16, 1977, at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, TN. His life continues to resonate as it did when he was touring, playing, acting and rocking around Long Island, the U.S. and the world.
Elvis Presley on stage performing at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on June 22, 1973.
Rock and Roll legend Elvis Presley is seen performing during a 1950's concert.
Elvis Presley records his first single "That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky" for Memphis' legendary Sun Records. At the time he was working as a delivery-truck driver and studying at night school to be an electrician.
Elvis Presley poses in this 1958 photo.
Elvis Presley is seen in a photo from the 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock" in which he plays a convict who becomes a rock star. He died Aug. 16, 1977.
Elvis Presley performs in Tupelo, Miss. in Sept., 1956. That year, Presley had a No. 1 hit with "Heartbreak Hotel."
Rock and roll legend Elvis Presley is seen performing during a concert in the 1950's.