Elvis Presley's Impact On The Dream Era

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Music has been the blood of our pop culture since the first signs of sounds made by our cavemen ancestors. It had been a huge influence in our culture like our lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. But one genre in music has created an impact in our history, especially the American history for it paved way to the Civil Rights movement. It was through combining African American and white music that created a spark in that movement, and without The King none of this spark would have ever light up in the first place. And this “King” is none other than, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Aron Presley. I admire Elvis Presley as a true American hero because he changed our modern culture and the American history by popularizing a new sound to be heard: rock and roll. Elvis Aron Presley, also known as The King, was born in a small countryside town in East Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. According to Robert Love, the author of the biography, “Elvis Presley,” he had a twin brother who died thirty-five minutes after he was delivered from his mother’s womb (18). His mother, Gladys Love Presley, was devastated. But they were glad Elvis Aron had survived after the unfortunate death of his twin brother. Elvis grew up in East Tupelo and was a “dirt-poor town” (Love 19). Still in the midst of The Great Depression, Elvis had poor family. But even from the scene of this horrific event in United States history, Elvis remained a polite boy and made his parents smile even in the

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