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Here are some of the not so well-known pictures of Elvis before he hit it big.

Daily Mail – In 1956, Elvis Presley released his first, self-titled album and made his film debut in the movie Love Me Tender.

But early that year, with Presley’s meteoric and ultimately tragic ride to fame and renown still to come, recording company RCA hired Alfred Wertheimer to photograph their 21-year-old star.

The photos Wertheimer shot – nearly 3,000 that year – showed the young Memphis crooner assuredly taking the first steps on the path to become an icon.

Read more: Daily Mail

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