How Did Elvis Presley's Impact On Society

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Throughout the semester, we have discussed the multitude of changes to the overall identity of the United States. These changes were influenced by, and have influenced: politics, social order, economics, technology, the entertainment industry and many more. Elvis Presley who was a musician and actor in the 20th century, had a huge impact on social order, and the entertainment industry. From the start of his career Presley had a broad cultural impact. Being brought up in Mississippi, Presley was exposed to many types of music; blues, gospel, blue grass, and pop. His very diverse music education influenced him to create some of the first rock ‘n’ roll. He was American music giant of the 20th century who singlehandedly changed the course of music and culture in the mid-1950s, Presley used his knowledge of black music to develop a style that was sexy yet innocent, wild yet warm. When Presley made his debut, it was at a time where America was strict on having a very family friendly wholesome image. The was no provocative behavior, especially not from dancers or movie stars. In the spring of 1956, the rock ‘n’ roll …show more content…

After the concert, he returned to his Memphis mansion where he passed away in August. Sometime in the morning of August 16, 1977, Presley died of heart failure, at the age of 42. It was later ruled that his death was related to his prescription drug use. Presley was buried on the Graceland property. After his eighteen number one singles, countless gold and platinum albums, and being one of the first performers to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Presley was also recognized for his contributions to several musical genres; most notably rock, country and gospel. In 1998, Presley was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame; three years later, he was posthumously inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of

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