Elvis Presley, also known as “The King of Rock and Roll,” was born on January 8th, 1935. He was known for singing and acting and that was what made him so special. Saturday was Elvis’ birthday so we should celebrate him and the ways he changed music.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935 and when he was 13 his family relocated to Tennessee where he started his music career when he was 19. Elvis’ first song “Heartbreak Hotel” was released in January 1956 and within a year became America’s number-one hit. He quickly became successful with television programs and chart-topping records and Presley became the leading figure of Rock and Roll.
Later Elvis was drafted into the military but two years later came back and relaunched his recording career. Elvis had very few concerts and devoted much of his time in the 1960’s making Hollywood films. After 7 years Elvis decided to hold concerts and high profitable tours. After years of prescription drug abuse and unhealthy eating habits, Elvis Presley suddenly died at the age of 42.
Modern people should celebrate Elvis because he made a huge cultural impact of making Rock and Roll the international language of pop. He single handedly changed the culture of music and culture in the mid 1950’s. “His recordings, dance moves, attitude and clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll.” Elvis was ranked first, and second in the list of greatest singers of the 20th century by BBC Radio. Presley being one of the best selling artists and up to 500 million sales let us remember the King of Rock and Roll.
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