How Did Elvis Presley Impact Society

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The well-known musician and performer, Elvis Presley, was born on January 8th, 1935 in Mississippi (Torr 196). He was one of the many men who created rock and roll music. Millions of people, including the president of the United States at the time, loved him not only for his music, but for who he was: a polite, southern man who brought joy to crowds across America (“Elvis Presley”). Overall, I think that he had a positive impact on the world for many reasons. Elvis Presley was a rock and roll musician. He has 110 singles, albums, and titles that are gold, platinum, or multiplatinum (Torr 11). He was considered an unusual performer who moved his hips while singing, which was thought of as sexual at the time (“Elvis Presley” Contemporary Musicians).…show more content…
Even the people he worked with have said that he had great manners (“Elvis Presley” International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers). On January 28, 1956 he was on the Dorsey Brothers’ “Stage Show” that played on CBS. This was his first national television appearance (“Elvis Presley” American Decades). Being a polite and kind musician helped him get well-known and adored by millions around the world. Elvis started out as a middle-class working American (Scheiber). President at the time, Jimmy Carter, said that he was America’s “vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor” (“Elvis Presley” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture). This comment shows how Elvis impacted America by being full of energy, crazy, and funny. Of course everyone liked him as well as the president of the United States. He represented America in a way. On December 20, 1957 he was drafted into World War II (Torr 21). He was very proud to serve his country (Torr 21-22). This gave people more reason to love him more than they already did. When he arrived in Germany, over 1,500 fans were there to welcome him (Torr 197). People across the world knew who he was. His manager kept his name in the news the whole two years that Elvis was stationed in

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