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  • August 1958 Elvis
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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 bo...
  • Cultural Establishment
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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...
  • Elvis Presley Fans
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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
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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 8th, , 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 turne...
  • Elvis Aaron Presley
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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, who...
  • Elvis Presley
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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...
  • Course Of The Next Few Years Elvis
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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 fir...
  • Elvis And Phillips
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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 Presley...
  • Expenses In Fact Elvis And Colonel
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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 Presley's Three Network Television Specials Elvis
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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 ...
  • Death Of Elvis
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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...
  • Music Of Elvis Presley
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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...
  • Elvis Presley
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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 th...

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