Yes. Elvis was drafted into the US Army, which he received written notification of in December of 1957, and served from (the years of) 1958 until 1960 when he was honorably discharged.
It has been said by members of Elvis close friends that " IT'S NOW OR NEVER" has sold the most with sales of over 20 million copies, and some put it as high as 29 million copies. This number is for Worldwide sales. It was said for a short time, that it was in the record books as being the most sold single. This is not true anymore. Candle in the Wind holds this honor.............
IT WAS THE DOUBLE A SIDE HOUND DOG/DONT BE CRUEL Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel was a big record seller somewhere around 13 million but was not the biggest. " It's Now or Never" was the all time biggest selling single for Elvis. As stated above 20 to 29 million.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977. Elvis Presley would have been 42 years old at the time of death or 80 years old today.
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site:
January 28, 1956: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on network TV as a guest on Stage Show, hosted by jazz bandleaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Throughout 1956, Presley's biggest year, he will also appear on The Milton Berle Show, The Steve Allen Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.
Elvis Presley also known as ''The King'' died in 1977.