Elvis said: “When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book.
“I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream that I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times…
“I learned very early in life that, ‘Without a song, the day would never end. Without a song, a man ain’t got a friend. Without a song, the road would never bend.’ So I keep singing a song.”
Elvis’ award and the tuxedo he wore to the ceremony are currently on display at Graceland.