Back in 1948, Ted Mack started the original American Idol on radio and television with his “Original Amateur Hour” to find up-and-coming artists.

Frank Sinatra was one of the contestants.

But in 1953, in Tupelo, Mississippi, a young man failed to make the cut. His name?

Elvis Presley.

Did Elvis give up? Of course not.

In fact, after The King made it, he wrote a letter every year to Ted Mack, saying, “Thank you.”

Don’t quit, can’t fail.

Be like Elvis today.

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