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Elvis Presley in uniform looking down and playing a record during his U.S. Army service

We can't help but wonder, what was the King of Rock 'n' Roll playing back then?

Photo via Reddit

One of the most interesting periods in the life of Elvis Presley, the so-called King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was his term serving the U.S. Army between March 1958 to March 1960. Prior to his time in the Army, Presley was already a big name in the music industry and had the option to enlist in the Special Services to entertain the troops, but he still chose to serve as a regular soldier. The photo above was most likely snapped during an idle moment while Presley was stationed in either in Fort Chaffee in Arkansas, or Fort Hood in Texas for his training.

Find out more about Elvis Presley’s U.S. Army service in the articles below:

Today in History: Elvis Presley Receives US Army Drafting Notice
Flashbacks on Film: Elvis in the Army

Like these random vintage photos? See more articles from the Overly Descriptive Title series in the Lomography Magazine!

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