Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley

Elvis playing guitar

Young Elvis

"Before Elvis, there was nothing."- John Lennon

“ There have been contenders, but there is only one king.” –Bruce Springsteen

~A man named Sam Phillips heard him sing and thought he was talented~Phillips signed Elvis to a contract the next year. ~Elvis soon hired Tom Parker to be his manager. ~Parker planned for Elvis to have personal appearances to promote his first record. ~RCA Victor created contract and Elvis recorded more songs~His popularity slowly grew and he became a world-wide phenomenon~His first national hit in 1956 was "Heartbreak Hotel"~In 1956, he also became a best-selling musician~He was most popular with teenage girls because adults didn't approve of his dancing and style of singing

Elvis PresleyThe King of Rock and Roll

By Hadley and Brigid

~Elvis never performed outside the US except for Canada.~ Elvis bought Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential yacht.~ Elvis reportedly demanded 31 takes when recording his song, Hound Dog.~Elvis recorded over 600 songs but didn't write any of them~Elvis died in the bathroom of Graceland

~Elvis Presley grew up in Tupelo, MS ~His family didn't have much money ~Elvis's parents could no longer pay their bills and were forced to move to Nashville, TN~ He graduated in 1953 ~Went to Sun Record Company to make a record as a gift for his mom.

Fun Facts!!!

Family and Childhood

Elvis takes off

~In 1958, Elvis was drafted into the army ' stationed in Germany~This is where he met his future wife, Priscilla Beaulieu~When he returned, he bought a mansion called Graceland ~Parker kept working to expand Elvis's career. Elvis went on tour that appeared around the country~Elvis wasn't home much, and he divorced in 1973~Elvis began to lose happiness~He began doing drugs and his poor eating habits didn't help~In 1977, he died in the bathroom at Graceland

Sources~http://www.popmatters.com/article/118592-75-things-you-may-not-know-about-elvis-presley/~•http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000027329~http://askheatherjarvis.com/blog/25-fun-facts-about-elvis-presley-the-king-of-rock-roll~http://www.history.com/news/7-fascinating-facts-about-elvis

Later Life

Elvis was known for his looks

Elvis's dance moves were considered strange

Elvis Presley changed how the world viewed music, dancing, and personal style


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