Elvis Presley

By: Adam Bowden

Elvis Presley as a child

Elvis Aaron Presley was born a twin on January 8th, 1935. By his two loving parents vernon presley and Gladys Presley who both centered their life around him but sadly to say his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley died at birth. He claims that the death of his brother had always haunted him. Elvis Aaron Presley grew up in Tupelo Mississippi. He grew up in a family that was not strong on money and who relied on one another in the family to support each other. On October 13, 1945 Elvis performs his song "Old sheep" In a youth talent show and taking 5th place. In high school Elvis would perform for the high school and always get more applause than anyone else that would perform. On June 3, 1953 Elvis Graduates High School.
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Elvis Presley First recordings.

Elvis Presley first ever song was made on July 18, 1953 at Memphis Recording Studios ( Sun Studios). He had to pay a fee of $3.98 to just record two songs. One song was called "My Happiness". The Second song was called "That's When Your Heartaches begin."

This is Elvis Presley's first song "My Happines"." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC-LG7wfvmU"

This Is Elvis Presley's second song" That's When Your Heartaches Begin". "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUi6PzCoAa8"

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Elvis Presley Most Successful Songs in my opinion

Elvis Presley had many Successful songs. His top 3 In my Opinion would have to be "Jailhouse Rock" at number one because of the catchy tune and how it makes people want to dance. My second favorite song by him would have to be " Heartbreak Hotel" because it is catchy and when he sings it live he has so much fun with it. My third favorite song would have to be " Hound Dog" because it is also catchy and has a fast pace which to me makes it sound a little bit better.
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Music Video)
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
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Elvis Aaron Presley Death

Elvis presley was battling many different types of medical problems. But he did not did because of that he died because of a drug overdose.

There is a long list of drugs that he overdosed on and those include...

  • *Morphine
  • *Demerol
  • *Chlorpheniramine
  • *Placidyl
  • *Valium
  • *Codeine
  • *Ethinamate
  • *Quaaludes
  • *An unknown depressant

  • Many looked up to Elvis and referred to him as the KIng. Many respected him and gave him a proper funeral even though he died of drugs.

    Elvis Presley Funeral Procession August 18, 1977 (Bill Medley-Old Friend)

    My reaction

    I found this project to be very interesting because I knew nothing about Elvis and now i Know so much about him. He was a role model he made his small life and having almost nothing to becoming one of the most well know people on the planet. I also learned about a lot of his songs and actually some are quite good.


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