• Elvis Haeftan Don
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    Elvis Presley ha recorded 131 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum records. At least 149 of his songs Have appeared on America s Billboard charts in the top 100. He has been nominated for 14 Grammy s and has won 3 of them. Elvis has also made 33 films. Elvis, shooting like a rocket when he introduced Rock N Roll to America with his share of bad times and good made a huge impression on America. (Overview of Achievements) Elvis was born a twin with his stillborn brother Jesse Garon Presley who was b...
  • Societies Realization Of Rock
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    Societies realization of Rock by Karen The cultural establishment of the "50's was one of prosperity and rules. Authority figures were respected. There was a "right" and "wrong." There were accepted ways of doing things and white people did what was "expected" of their "class." Children and teenagers of the early '50's followed these rules obediently and unquestioningly. Then the middle '50's changed lives of Americans forever. They invented rock'n'roll. The establishment, which included parents...
  • Musical Influences Elvis Presley Memphis
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    Anailys Acosta Mul 2380 Prof. Abbot Elvis Presley On January 8, 1935, in Tupelo Mississippi, Elvis Aaron Presley was born to a lovely couple by the name of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He brought so much joy into the family. By the age of 18, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and he graduated from Humes High School there in 1953. The pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the blac...
  • Elvis Rhythm And Blues
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    Elvis Aron Presley Twenty years have passed since the death of Elvis Presley, yet the deceased singer, still widely known as "The King' of Rock'N'Roll." Elvis was a million-dollar actor and the world's greatest entertainer. Elvis Aron Presley, son of Vernon and Gladys Presley of Tupelo, Mississippi, was born on January 8, 1935. Elvis's parents were protective of their son and raised him up to be God-fearing, right-thinking young man. Singing came natural to Elvis. He first started singing at his...
  • Elvis Presley Hits Guitar One
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    ELVIS PRESLEY "Well a hard headed woman" Elvis Presley sang into the mike as he wildly strummed his guitar. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8 th, , 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. His parents, Vernon and Gladys were poor farmers who had strong religious backgrounds. They raised Elvis in Tupelo where he learned how to sing and developed his guitar playing skills. Elvis did not have many friends growing up as a kid. His best friend was his guitar, which he picked up at age 11. When Elvis tur...
  • Elvis Presley Music One Vernon
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    Jailhouse Rock: The Story of Elvis Aaron Presley. Early Life On January 8, 1935 at 4: 35 a. m. , a little boy by the name of Elvis Aaron Presley was born to parents Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room house located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Little did anyone know that this little boy would forever change the world of music and entertainment. Although this was a happy occasion for both of them, it was also a very sad one, too. Elvis had a twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, w...
  • Elvis' Death Rock N Roll
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    Most people know that the king of rock n roll was Elvis Presley, but do they know when he died On August 16, 1977, at 3: 30 PM he was pronounced dead, due to a heart attack, according to the Washington Post. He accomplished many things in music, some that people never would have thought of. At the age of 42 he was at the peak of his career, or so he thought. What did the doctor s say What did his fans say How big of a surprise was it All of these questions are asked regarding Elvis death, and th...
  • Elvis Book One Years
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    Elvis by Albert Goldman is a book about the life and times of the king of rock and roll. It shows how a country boy rose up and ruled the world of music, and also showed his downfall. It starts by telling about Elvis' childhood, and moving to his teenage years. Elvis was always a wholesome country boy no matter if people considered him lead, or outrageous. In fact, Elvis was discovered when he made a record for his mothers birthday, Elvis always respected his parents. Next it moves on to the fi...
  • Elvis Presley His Life
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    Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in one of the two rooms of his parents shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis was the first born in a set of twins. However the younger, Jesse Garon, whose name was created to rhyme with his brother s, was still born. Vernon Elvis and Gladys Presley were typical Mississippians of their generation. Vernon was a truck driver for a dairy and a wholesale grocery. Gladys worked as a sewing machine operator at the Tupelo Garment Factory. The Presle...
  • Col Tom Parker Elvis Colonel Manager
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    PARKER, who gave up smoking his trademark big Cuban cigars in 1990, had a meteoric rise from being a hobo in the late 1920 s to a top show business manager. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909 in Breda, The Netherlands to Adam and Maria VanKuijk who named their fifth child Andreas Cornelius VanKuijk. As a young man Parker immigrated to the United States where he worked on carnivals and served four years in the United States Army. After his discharge from the army he went back to carnival life. ...
  • Elvis Americas King Colonel Parker
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    April 22, 2005 America's King Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American 20 th century popular music. Not necessarily the best and certainly not the most consistent. But no one could argue with the fact that he was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level. Viewed in cold sales figures, his impact was phenomenal. Dozens upon dozens of international smashes from the mid-'50 s to the mid-'70 s, as well as the steady sales of his ca...
  • Empty Noise Band Elvis Chris
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    A New Turn For Punk If you " re getting tired of played out punk, sold out ska, and eccentric emo, then you " ll love South Florida's coming of age skate punk band Empty Noise. Empty Noise consists of vocalist Christian Montes, 18, of North Miami Beach Senior High; guitarist Elvis Gomez, 20, of Miami Dade Community College; bassist Eugene "Fruity" McGuyver, 19, of Broward Community College, & our very own Guillermo Alvarez, 18, of South Broward High School. It all started with Elvis Gomez. He ha...
  • Elvis Presley Musical Talent
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    Elvis Aaron Presley was born on Jan 8, 1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi. The Presley's were poor as people could be at the time and Vernon tried a variety of jobs to support his family. He was often away and Elvis developed a close bond with his mother. She had lost other son at birth and her ability to have other children. She put all her hopes on her one surviving son and was not to be let down. The family moved to Memphis in 1948 and that's where Elvis' musical talent...
  • Elvis Presley Number One
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    Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953. Elvis? musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings ...
  • Sam Philips Radio Station
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    Sam Phillips, a very successful man, accomplished so much in just one lifetime that most people could only dream about doing. Sam had worked at a radio station called WRE C, but was fired for frequently being absent. While working at the radio station he had met a girl named Marian. Marian was with Sam when he discovered an empty store, which he would turn into a studio. Marian then quit her job at the radio station and single handedly staffed the business. Many people came to Sams tiny studio t...
  • Elvis Presley Book Of Numbers
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    Elvis and company then signs a contract with Hank Snow Attractions, which is equally shared between Colonel Parker and Hank Snow. Later in 1955, Elvis signs a contract with RCA Records and his Sun contract is bought out. The going price for Elvis was forty thousand dollars with a five thousand-dollar bonus for Elvis. Heartbreak Hotel was the first single under RCA. Three weeks after being released, it would sell three hundred thousand copies, go number one on Billboard's pop singles, go number o...
  • Elvis Presley And His Effect On Rock And Roll
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    I. Introduction By now, the story of Elvis Presley and his meteoric rise from singing truck driver to the "King of Rock and Roll" is universally known and is now an accepted part of American folklore. American teenagers today look back on the innocence of the 1950 s with an amused cynicism and wonder aloud what all the fuss regarding Elvis' gyrating pelvis was all about. To provide some background to those may not be familiar with the story of Elvis' humble beginnings, legend has it that Elvis P...
  • Rock And Roll Elvis Hundred Music
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    "ELVIS" Is he still the King? Just yesterday I was watching television and a new Toyota commercial came on. What struck me about the ad was not the car, but the music it had playing in the background. A brand new single by Elvis Presley called "Rubberneck in." The song gave instant satisfaction to my ears and I started rocking my head forward and back as the music played. After the thirty second ad was over I was left hungry for more. I wanted and needed the song to listen to it the whole way t...
  • American History 1950 Elvis People
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    The 1950's were quite radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or time era in American history. Everything was peaceful now, which looking back on the two world wars and the great depression this country was ...
  • Gracie Mae Traynor Song Walker
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    Elvis Presley was an important figure in popular music and culture at this time in the 1950? s; Willie Mae Thornton represents personal, artistic, and ethical values admired by Walker. The author bases her characters, Traynor and Gracie Mae? Little Mama? Still, on these real people but abandons biographical accuracy to amplify the symbolic meaning of each character. In this process, Elvis becomes an interloper destroyed by stealing what he does not understand. The Thornton character is poor but ...