Elvis Presley Informative Essay

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Have you ever heard of a man called “The King of Rock and Roll”. Some of America’s greatest hits were made by “The King” himself. Have you heard the song “Jailhouse Rock”, or “Blue Suede Shoes”? If you have, you may or may not have came across the name Elvis Presley. Elvis (Aaron) Presley, took the spotlight as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. He was called “The King of Rock and Roll” for many reasons. Elvis made a lot of great music in his lifetime, and is still around today. Having a set of 10 Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award truly means something. Even that is only a few reasons of why Elvis is remembered as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Elvis Presley, although disliked by many people because of the way …show more content…

He wasn’t only a musician, he was a soldier and an actor. Presley’s life was amazing, yet, he died tragically because of a medical prescription accident. This caused a ripple across America when word got out, that Elvis had passed away. But, Elvis is still known and praised as the greatest musician of the 20th century. Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis along with his family when he was 13 years old. He began his music career there in 1954, when he officially recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and Bassist Bill Black. Presley was one of the earliest to make rockabilly popular. Rockabilly is an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. He later added drummer P.J. Fontana to complete the band’s line up. He created his first song there called “My Happiness”. This song helped him gain a large fan-base, and helped him become more popular in the American music industry. Presley soon added gospel, blues, and pop influences into his rock and roll/rockabilly sound. Making it more popular to more people worldwide. His plan worked, his music was listened to a large amount

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