Elvis Presley Elvis inspired and influenced rock musicians like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen. Elvis’ early life was mostly in Memphis, Tennessee with his cousins. His middle life was full of music. Presley’s late life had a downfall, but, he kept on going forward. To truly understand Elvis Presley, one must understand his early, middle, and late life.
Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash were two great country songwriters and singers. They had their similarities and differences in their time on earth. They both had similar lifestyles as a child and singer, but they each had a different way of controlling their drug and alcohol use. The ups and downs in their life made them who they are today. Hank Williams Sr. was born on September 17, 1923, his birthplace was in Mount Olive, Alabama.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Elvis Presley would have been a twin but his brother was stillborn. Elvis Presley got his first guitar on his 11th birthday. In 1938 Elvis was sentenced three years in jail for stealing a check, but he was only in jail for less than a year. Elvis graduated in 1953 from Humes high school in Memphis being the first person in his family to get a high school diploma.
With an estimated one billion units sold and counting, Elvis Presley is thought to be the most commercially successful solo musical artist of all time (Meacham 1) Born in Tupelo Mississippi and later relocating to Memphis Tennessee, Elvis was a natural star. Elvis won a high school talent show by singing and playing his guitar, earning the most applause out of any of the contestants. He would soon after that become a trucker, but his dreams of becoming a star were not crushed yet. Elvis gyrated his hips into America's heart as the most influential figure in American history.
The Life and Legacy of Garth Brooks Garth Brooks is one of the most Successful country music artists of all time. Here are some facts and information about him. Here you’ll find information about his early life and home, his musical influences, and his breakthrough and success. Garth never knew he’d be famous for anything, but little did he know that he was soon to be a big name in the music industry. Soon enough he’d be breaking records, and selling millions of his own albums.
On March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was born to John Wayne Gacy, Sr. and Marion Elaine Robinson as the second of three children. Gacy was very close to his mother and sisters as a child, but had a very troubled relationship with his alcoholic father because he was abusive. He was struck in the head when he was 11, forming a blood clot that caused him to suffer blackouts beginning when he was 16. Other than the issues with his father and the blood clot, John Wayne Gacy lived a seemingly normal childhood. He attended four high schools in four years, eventually dropping out and moving to Las Vegas. He began working for Palm Mortuary as a janitor. A few months later, he returned home to Chicago. He then enrolled to a business college and became a salesperson. After graduating, Gacy began working as a management trainee Nunn Bush Shoe Co. After working there for only a couple weeks, he was transferred to Springfield, Illinois.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley once said, “I never expected to be anybody important.” Elvis was a famous actor and singer who became one of the biggest names of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He filmed and sang many movies and songs that were popular among the two conflicting races. Presley gained popularity especially with the teenage generation. From being nothing to being a huge impact on culture across the world, reaching out to both African American and American lives and changing the music industry forever, Elvis Presley is truly a great american.
I saw the light and fell in love with Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash. These men are considered the fathers of contemporary country. The way their music is written is so masterful and creative, they launched a new wave of country music. Hank Williams Sr. was born in the great state of Alabama and is buried in Montgomery. Williams Is an example of an artist who was taken from the world to early.
Born May 18, 1952 in a small Texas town called Poteet, George Strait began his life as a small town boy and worked up to be a Country Music Legend. Raised by a single father in the small Texas town, George was taught to ride horses and how to rope, like many country folk do, but late in life learned to play, write, and sing music. (Carlin) When George was in fourth grade his mother and father decide to get a divorce.
Summary Johnny Cash was born in Dyess, Arkansas. He recalls his father’s care for them that he could do everything to make a living. At his very young age, with his family they moved to Kingsland to a common farming project put in place by the government. One particular day, Jack the older brother seems to feel unwillingness to go to his job operating a saw. The next day, Johnny’s father comes to get him later that day, saying that his older brother had
James Taylor is thought of as the original “singer/songwriter”. Many people believe that his style of music with his acoustic guitar and calm singing helped bring the nation out of the tumultuous 60s and into the 70s. Taylor had three brothers and a sister to Dr. Isaac and Gertrude Taylor. Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended a prep school until he dropped out at the age of 16 to form a band with his brother, Alex. When Taylor moved to New York to further his career as a musician, he began to suffer from depression and decided to check himself into McLean Psychiatric Hospital back in Massachusetts, where he also completed his high school work to obtain his diploma. This stay in the psychiatric hospital is what inspired some of his earlier songs (MTV).
For my Hispanic heritage project I decided to do Ricky Martin. Ricky’s occupations are singing, acting, and being an author. He was born on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico. Ricky was in commercials from the age of six. His commercials were mainly advertisements for fast food and soft drinks. After being in those commercials he decided to try out for an all boy pop group called Menudo. He had auditioned three times for this group before earning his final spot in 1984 at the age of 13. He was in the group for a total of five years. During his time in the group Ricky toured around the world singing in different languages. After his five years he had reached the group’s age limit which is 18. He then returned
Peterson Dorelus Enc1101 9:30 Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru shaker was born in New York 1971; known by his stage name 2pac was an American rapper. ‘’Shakur received an education in radical politics from his mother, but he also saw some of life's hardships through her struggles with substance abuse’ ‘Tupac was like an Elvis to hip hop in my eyes. Tupac was known for his rapping, his many talents like acting, Also his beef between the East coast and the West coast. To begin, ’‘I hear Brenda's got a baby
The father of Keith Urban was placed on hospice earlier this week. The country music singer is beside himself with the news because his father, Robert Urban has been such an important part of life. Keith Urban announced the news while at his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. According to a report from US Weekly, Keith Urban 's father was placed on hospice just days before the exhibit opened. It was both a happy and sad occasion for the country artist.
Jazz is most often thought to have been started in the 1920s as this explosive movement, but that is in fact not the case. Starting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many African American musicians have started to explore their taste in improvising, and where better to do that than New Orleans (Anderson). Before the 1920s these jazz musicians have already been going around sharing the unique sound, but up until then, jazz had remained majorly in New Orleans. Interestingly during this period, a common jazz band would consist of a cornet, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section when at this period of time the clarinet is not commonly associated with being a jazz instrument, it moved into being the saxophone rather. A big