How to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Elvis

The 100th birthday of Elvis Presley is coming up on this week and, as with all events celebrating the artist, it will be filled with a host of iconic stories, legends and characters.

There will be a huge array of musical talent and, according to the BBC, an array of legends and personalities.

But what does the 100-year mark mean?

The BBC has created an interactive timeline to show how we are coming to terms with the moment.

The timeline is based on research carried out by the BBC and has been put together by artists, musicians, academics and historians.

It shows how Elvis became a legend and how we as a nation are going to react to the fact he died in 2017.

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