How Did Elvis Presley Influence Pop Culture

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Elvis Presley: The King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley is one of the most influential artists in American music history. He revolutionized the music industry with his style and charisma. Elvis was able to bring together elements of country, blues, and gospel, stir in a little rhythm, and create a totally new and fresh sound. His music and famous dance moves not only shaped modern music, but he is also the reason behind the pandemonium that surrounds world famous musicians. In a sense, Elvis Presley created today’s pop culture. Elvis was first awarded the title “King of Rock n’ Roll” in 1956 by Robert Johnson. Many attribute this title to his popularity and the fact that he was able to draw the largest crowds, control the top of the charts, and sell the most records. What is sometimes overlooked is the fact that Elvis was able to bring gospel, rockabilly, country swing, blues and rhythm so effortlessly together with his voice and arrangements. The undeniable fact about his music is that it was filled with an energy and passion that couldn’t be resisted. This was evident in Elvis’ dance moves on stage and the moves made by the millions who listened to him. Even if the title “King of Rock n’ Roll” was given to him because he was popular, he…show more content…
He created an entirely new genre, one that has grown into the most popular and dynamic spectrum of music. His music didn’t just affect the style and sound of popular music, it also inspired a cultural revolution. He brought sounds from both sides of the color line and introduced a natural sexuality in performing that was seen by some as vulgar and inappropriate. There have been many artists to come and leave their mark, but none have left quite the impression in music, as well as American culture, that Elvis Presley
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