How Did Elvis Presley Influence Popular Culture

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Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was one of the most successful recording artists of all time, winner of

numerous awards, including three Grammy awards. Elvis had an indescribable cultural

impact, according to Rolling Stone Magazine: “It was Elvis who made rock’n’roll the

international language of pop”

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of

Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, both Mississippi born. Elvis was supposed to be a twin

but his brother was announced stillborn. Although a boy was raised in love, because of the lack

of the money, a family had to move from place to place quite often. With parents Presley

attended the Assembly of God Church where gospel music left its imprint on him.
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Furthermore, the same year The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce named Elvis One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970.
"I don't think there is a musician today that hasn't been affected by Elvis' music. His definitive years - 1954-57 - can only be described as rock's cornerstone. He was the original cool." Brian Setzer

No wonder that close acquaintances admired the singer. Besides a huge talent, Elvis also had a kind heart which let him raise hundreds of thousands dollars for charity. Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation nowadays is a continuation of a king’s will to help people.
A tragic event took place on August 16, 1977 which broke millions of hearts into pieces. As it was suspected, Elvis Presley died of an overdose of prescription drugs in Memphis, Tennessee.

“When I was a child, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book.
I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. I learned very early in life that: ‘Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend, without a song', So I keep singing a song.”
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