Jonathan Goldstein is the award-winning author of Lenny Bruce is Dead. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Ready-Made, and the New York Times. He’s a contributing editor to PRI’s This American Life, where his work is regularly featured. He lives in Montreal.
Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.