Elvis Presley

By:Aïssatou

Overview

"Elvis Aaron Presley was an American musician and actor.“ known as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to "the King of Rock and roll.“ He was born on January 8. 1935,Tupelo,Ms. He died on August 16,1977,at the age of 42. His death was caused by a heart attack witch happened from an overdose of prescription drugs. "Despite being the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music ,with estimated album sales of around 600 million units worldwide. Elvis did not win a Grammy for any of his chart topping pop hits. But as Elvis always said." It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are“. Elvis Presley was a big inspiration. Elvis Presley was know for being a good singer,actor,dancer and most of all a roll model. It is a mystery to all if Elvis presley is still rocking people's hearts.

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connection to present day

Elvis Presley connection to Justin Timberlake.

"they were both so cool, is it their Memphis roots? that southern charm? the dance moves?" You've probably never realized just how alike these two Memphians are. They're fairly particular about snacks, have iconic heads of hair, don't mind being labeled a "mama's boy" and so much more, from fashion to inspirations and acting careers. something must be in that Memphis water. Justin Timberlake is the only one who can be compared to Elvis Presley.

impact

" Elvis is different than any other artist you have ever herd. He is one of a kind, what set him appart from everyone else is that he was interesting. His music, his image, his beleifs, and backround all contributed to the connection he made with his fans. First of all, Elvis is relatable. He came from having little to being incredibly famous. Many people in the world have finacail issues and don't have hope that their dream future won't come true, but Elvis gave that to them. The song "Living in the Ghetto" was about his life as a child growing up in hardship. He was determined to be a preformer and if you want something bad enough and you do all you can to get it then it will most likely happen.
Elvis started a new genre of music, some people say. His music was a fusion of country, pop, and blues music (Elvis Presley's Musical Influence on America). As his fame progressed he started to sing rock n' rock music. People loved Elvis's music but they also loved to watch him preform. He danced, he sang, and played guitar when he preformed (Elvis Presley). Plus, he was one of the first singers to reach out to both the white and black communties. When he was a teenager he would go and see African American musicians play (Elvis Presley). His music was relatable to all people. He though that everyone should be treated equal like the song "Walk a Mile in my Shoes". Beacuse Elvis was so famous, this would influence that country tramendously and getting everyone on board with the idea that just because your skin color is differnt, that doesn't mean you don't matter."

five fun facts

1- Elvis had a twin.

2-elvis served in the army after he was already famous.

3-Elvis bought Franklin Roosevelt's presidential yacht.

4-Elvis bought Graceland when he was 22.

5-Elvis never performed outside of North America.

6-He won three Grammys.

7-He had eighteen number one hits.

8-He recieved his first guitar at age eleven for his birthday.

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Audio)