Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley

BiographyBorn January 8, 1935Tupelo, Mississippi, an identical stillborn twin to Jesse Garon Presley, Elvis Aaron Presley, an American singer, musician, and actor, beter known as '' The King of Rock and Roll'' or ''The King''. His music career began at the age of thirteen, when his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee and began to work with Sam Philips(owner of Sun Records). His first single was '' Heartbreak Hotel'' in January of 1956 and was a number one hit in the U.S. During his adolecence Elvis and agroup of other theenagers, Jesse Lee Denson, and Dorsey and Johnny Burnette formed a musical goupr performing in places such as the Loew State Theater, Precision Tool, and at MARL Metal Products. His very first record was made in August 1953, and a second in January 1954. Kater on auditioned for a local vocal quaret where he was turned down . In July 5, 1954 Presley and a group of other musicians found the sound that Phillips was so despretly looking for, and began his career. From then on out Presley played shows at/ in, Overton Park Shell, Nashvillle's ''Grand Ole Opry'', '' Louisiana Hayride, and more. January 10, 1956 Presley officially recorded his first few songs fo RCA in Nashville. Later on Sun recordings released his latest single ''I Forgot to Remember to Forget'' which reached the top of the Billboard Country Chart As time went on he bacame even more know with singles reaching the top of music chatrs and becoming a sex symbol. Presley also appeared in flims such as ''Love Me Tender'', '' Loving You'', ''Jailhouse Rock'' ''Blue Hawaii'', and many more. However all of this can to an end in August 16, 1977 when he passed.

Timeline1-8-1935: Birth1941-46: WWII1951-59: Cold War1948: Elvis' family moves to Memphis1953: First recording1954: First live show1955: Signs his first contract with RCA Records 1956: First album, film, and television apprence1958: Drafted for the army1960: Dischared from the army1967:Marries a woman named Pricilla, who he met in Germany1971: Recived the Lifetime Achievement Award8-16-1977: Death


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Accomplishments-Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 10 Pop Chart in America.-Elvis Presley’s trophy room at Graceland is filled with gold and platinum records and awards of all kinds from around the world.-Elvis starred in 31 feature films as an actor and two theatrically released concert documentary films, all of which enjoyed financial success. -Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).In 1971, NARAS also recognized him with their Lifetime Achievement Award (known then as the Bing Crosby Award in honor of its first recipient). Elvis was 36 years old at the time.

-''Fingerprints are like values—you leave them all over everything you do.-Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.'- I'm trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It's so easy to get turned.

11 Sent ParagraphThe 1950's was but an era of consensus and conformity because there was teenage rebellion, a change in style, and change in music. For example, Elvis Presley would sing and dance to black music. He would listen to Nat King Cale, B.B. King Arthur ''Big Boy'' Crudup, Ivory Hunter,Fats Domino and would cite that they were inspirations to his songs. By him doing this, made him not look well in the eyes of Americans because during this time there was a lot of racism going on against blacks. Elvis Presley dressed in suits and clothing typically worn by African Americans that he wore during his performances. They were colorful and big on him and gave away the image of being sexual as well of his well known pompadour. Many people saw this innapropiate because teenage boys would copy his style and girls fell in love with him. Elvis Presley changed the style of music and popularized rock and roll. His song Hound Dog was controversial because it was writtenwas written toward a man not worthy enough so he was to be kicked off to the curb. Many people during this time were racist to blacks and held them highly as minorities so it was put into their perspective. The 1950s was not an era of consensus and conformity becausemany people went against the traditional style of dressing and, music and teenage rebellion because people wanted change in the traditional style of expression.

Problems-Lost his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley, who died at birth-Grew up in the less fortunate side of Tupelo, Mississippi-His father was imprisoned for the first years of his life-Family relied on donations from the local church and neighbors-Mother passed while he was in the Army-Sunk into a depression after his divorce with Pricilla, and became medically ill, as well as a drug addict

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