Elvis Presley was a poor southern boy who became the king of rock and roll, a Hollywood movie star, and a 20th century cultural icon, adored by fans around the world. From its humble beginnings, its story is the ultimate fulfillment of the American dream, from poverty to riches.

There were so many special things about Elvis. He was one of a kind. His good looks, charisma and irresistible southern charm captured the hearts of millions of people around the world, his name, image and versatile voice made him instantly recognizable and, his singing, films, television appearances and live concert performances that they broke records brought much happiness and affection. him to so many around the world. He was also a great American who served his country in the United States Army and a devout Christian. The legacy he created in the 1950s lives on and will be remembered throughout the centuries because the magic that was, and is, Elvis will shine forever.

Known all over the world by his first name or simply the king, he became a symbol for the young generation and created a completely new social revolution. It continued to capture the hearts and minds of young and old around the world and had an immeasurable effect on music, language, fashion, and attitudes. From him, a whole generation took their lifestyle. And, underneath the superstar image and worldwide adulation, was a real human being who was dedicated to his mother and who had God in his heart.

Elvis’ unique sound and style made him a hit across many different types of music genres including rock and roll, country, gospel, rhythm and blues, and ballads. He is the best-selling artist in the history of popular music, having sold more than 1.3 billion records worldwide, more than any other artist or musical group in the world. And 1.5 billion people around the world saw him in his special Aloha from Hawaii in 1973. His home, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the most visited homes today, attracting more than 600,000 visitors a year and is America’s most famous home after the White House. . In 1991, Graceland was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

No other entertainer has inspired so much tribute and adulation. Why are there so many Elvis impersonators around the world today? (around 78,000 worldwide) This is a testament to the immense influence and iconic status of Elvis. Additionally, in 1993, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative Elvis Presley postage stamp. It is the most publicized stamp issue in the history of the US Postal Service and is the best-selling commemorative postage stamp of all time. And he is the only artist to have been inducted into three separate Music Halls of Fame: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The firsts years
Elvis was born on January 8, 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, to a poor but tight-knit working-class family in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was one of the twins. His brother, Jesse Garon Presley was stillborn. For Vernon and Gladys, their only son was the center of their lives. During her childhood she sang in church with her parents and was raised to have firm faith in God. The beautiful gospel music of his childhood became a major influence on him, as did the country and blues of the deep south of America in which he grew up. It was the combination of these different styles that would provide their unique musical identity.

On his eleventh birthday, young Elvis received a guitar as a gift from his parents. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in search of a better life, and at the age of sixteen, he cultivated a new image by combing his hair back and growing his sideburns. He graduated from Humes High School in 1953.

His entry into the music business began in 1953 when he paid to record a demo of the song My Happiness, as a gift to his mother. Studio manager Marion Keisker noted Elvis’s unusual vocal style and informed Sun Record owner Sam Phillips of his potential. Sam reunited Elvis with country guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black and began his career as one of the earliest performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues.

In 1954, Elvis recorded his debut album “That’s All Right” on Sun Records, which became a local hit, and in 1955, Colonel Tom Parker became his manager. In 1956, Elvis recorded his first album, “Elvis Presley” for the new RCA label and it became a number 1 hit as did his first hit album Heartbreak Hotel in the same year. Also in 1956, the singer’s first film, Love Me Tender, was released in theaters in the United States. The rest is history. He became an international sensation and became the world’s greatest rock and roll superstar and legend. Elvis married Priscilla Beaulieu in 1967 and their daughter, Lisa Marie was born in 1968. Elvis is and always will be king. There has never been anyone like him and there never will be.

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