ELIVIS PRESLEY

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ELIVIS PRESLEY

Elvis PresleyEarly yearsElvis presley was born on january 8,1935 in Mississippi,tupelo.Elvis presley early childhood were difficult and often involved working to help the family with finances.he picked up music early from gospel groups and picked up the guitar when he was 11 years old. Elvis parents cannot afford a bicycle that elvis wanted so, elvis mom Gladys talks him into accepting a guitar instead.Elvis first guitar costs $12.95 and was purchased at the Tupelo hardware company. Elvis graduated from humes high school.Elvis and his parents live in public housing or low rent homes in the poor neighborhoods of north Memphis. Life continues to be hard. Vernon and Gladys go from job to job and Elvis attends L.C. Humes High School. Elvis works at various jobs to help support himself and his parents.Elvis works at Parker Machinists Shop right after he graduationed.

ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis presleyfameBy the mid-1950s, he appeared on the radio.television and the silver , televscreen.Throughout his amazing carrer, Presley helped popularize rock and roll music in america.he also won three grammy awards for his gospel recordings.Elvis combined diffrent type of music to form a style called rockabily which became widely popular to a wide audience,which became one of the key sounds in rock ’n’ roll.Elvis wasn’t the first to sing in a rock ’n’ roll style, so he can’t be credited with inventing it. But, his version of this new music became widely popular during the mid-1950s. He spread rock ’n’ roll music across the country, making it popular to a wide audience, especially teenagers. In that regard, he was a true innovator.Later in his careerPresley changed his musical style and his personal look to keep up with the times and gain popularity among older audiences. He became a movie star during the 1960s and then returned to live musical performances during the 1970s.Because his career went through so many changes, he was popular with different types of people for different reasons. Even after his death, his popularity remains strong among a wide variety of people. This wide popularity, as well as his important role in American musical history, makes him a cultural icon.it wasn’t until his family moved to Memphis that Elvis’s real musical education began. The diversity of music on Memphis’s radio stations exposed Elvis to a variety of genres, which eventually influenced his music.

Elvis presley deathElvis presley died in August 16, 1977 At age 42. earning fifty-two million dollars as a celebrity. Presley personal problems, including a growing addiction to prescription drugs; the once-thin rock star was battling a weight problem, and his destructive lifestyle caught up with him that fall, when he was hospitalized for drug-related health problems.In November, 1973, Elvis was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, pleurisy, hepatitis, and an enlarged colon. He had been battling his dependency on prescription drugs and his weight and general health problems for a while. He continued to perform, but was hospitalized again for health and drug In April of 1977, Elvis was again hospitalized and had to cancel some of his tour.On August 16th 1977, he returned to Graceland after a late appointment with the dentist. He went to his bedroom around 7:00 pm to rest before an evening flight. He was later found in his bathroom and rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from cardiac arrhythmia.What caused his heart to stop was an overdose of prescription drugs. His father, Vernon Presley, had the autopsy report sealed until 2027. It is suspected that he had taken a cocktail of prescription drugs, including:*Morphine*Demerol*Chloropheniramine*Placidyl*Valium*Codeine*Ethinamate*Quaaludes*An unknown depressant*His body was interred at Graceland.

sourceswww.graceland.com/elvis/biography/elvisearlychildhood.aspxhttp://www.biography.com/people/elvis-presley-9446466#death-and-legacyhttp://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/elvis-presleys-musical-influence-on-america.htmlhttp://elvisp.weebly.com/accomplishments.html

Elvis marrige Priscilla and Elvis met in November 1959 at a party at Elvis' off-base residence in Bad Nauheim in Germany. She was 14 1/2 years old. Elvis formally proposed marriage to Priscilla in December 1966 and gave her an engagement ring with a three-and-a-half-carat diamond that was surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.Elvis and Priscilla were married on May 1, 1967 in Milton Prell's suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.They honeymooned in Palm Springs, California for a few days. Elvis was thirty-two years old and Priscilla was twenty-one years old when they married.Elvis and Priscilla had one daughter in 1968, her name is Lisa Marie Presley she is currently 47 years old.Elvis is a grandfather of 4 children.In late 1971, problems in the marriage of Priscilla and Elvis escalated. On February 23, 1972 they separated. Their separation was formalized in July 1972.Their divorce was granted on October 9, 1973 at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Santa Monica, California.Elvis about their divorce: "Our divorce came about not because of another man or another woman but because of the circumstances involving my career. I was traveling too much. I was gone too much."

INTERESTING FACTS*The first time Presley recorded, it was for his mother. He paid $4 to Sun Studio to press two songs — “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” — as a gift for her.*Presley’s movie idol was Tony Curtis, who had black shiny hair.*Elvis was a twin. His brother, Jesse Garon Presley, born before him, died at birth. *Elvis bought Graceland when he was 22.* Elvis served in the Army after he was already famous.*Elvis's daughther Lisa married micheal jackson in 1994-1996


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