Elvis Aaron Presley 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 Musik of the time, the gospel Musik he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale straße as a Memphis teenager.
In 1954, Elvis began his Singen career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. Von 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American Musik and beliebt culture.
He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his Fernsehen appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live konzert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, Mehr than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum oder multi-platinum awards. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award which he received at age 36, and his being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 Von the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special privileges, his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.
His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over Von his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century beliebt culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.
I first heard Elvis's amazing voice on the night of Weihnachten eve 2000. I was 8 and I fell in Liebe with the music. My grandma was a huge Fan and she has all his records. If Du really want to hear amazing, I recomend buying a record player and albums. They are way better sound quality then cds...by far!
So I've listened to his Musik a lot growing up...I now own most of his movies, & over the years I have collected 300 albums and cds. I have loved him from the first Sekunde I heard him on that Weihnachten eve night...I hope to hear his Musik played for the rest of my life and it wouldn't be Weihnachten without Elvis playing in the back ground!
Musik is a big part of my life...it sure wouldn't be the same without a little Elvis and Paul Stanley in my day. And I really think Musik can make Du feel better...Elvis's Musik does that for me. So if your having a bad Tag just try listen to Burning love, Devil in Disguise, oder Blue Suede Shoes and not smile! Sometimes a little Elvis is all Du need. ^__^ x0x0x