Per John Lennon of The Beatles, Presley influenced him to take up music. In, The Beatles Anthology, Lennon is quoted “When I heard Heartbreak Hotel, it was the end for me. Once I heard it and got into it, that was life, there was no other thing. I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll" (11). Elvis Presley impersonators all over the world continue perform his songs so a younger generation can enjoy the music of Elvis Presley.
The Beatles and Their Impact The Beatles embodied the 60s, defining the fashion, the music and the overall pop culture that followed the decade. Fronting the British Invasion, their influence can be seen across the globe, especially changing the United States. The band went from a local phenomenon performing in their home of Liverpool, England to becoming the best-selling band in history, now with over 600 million records sold, sparking a musical revolution in the process.1,2 In 1957, at 17 years of age, John Lennon founded his band dubbed “The Quarry Men”, a group that played around Liverpool with no consistent members.3 After hearing 15 year old Paul McCartney playing guitar, John asked him to join the band, until eight months later, George
He sold more than 1 billion records worldwide and about 40 percent of his music sales were outside of the United States. He starred in 31 feature films as an actor and had two theatrically released documentary films (Elvis Presley Biography, Graceland). He was one of Hollywood’s top box office draws and one of its highest paid actors. His three network television specials “Elvis (1968)”, “Elvis-Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite (1973)”, and “Elvis in Concert (1977)”, were some of the most highly rated specials of their time. Elvis has also won three Grammy Awards which were all for gospel music, 18 number one singles such as, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Suspicious Minds”, and countless platinum and gold albums.
Abigail#9 George Harrison was a rock legend, hall of famer, and a Beatle who started music at age 14 with a band and ended solo when he died at age 58. He was known as the quiet one in the Beatles,and even after they broke up he was still quiet. Who exactly was he? A little bit of information has already been said, but there is much more. George Harrison was born in Liverpool, UK, on February 25th, 1943.
And this “King” is none other than, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Aron Presley. I admire Elvis Presley as a true American hero because he changed our modern culture and the American history by popularizing a new sound to be heard: rock and roll. Elvis Aron Presley, also known as The King, was born in a small countryside town in East Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. According to Robert Love, the author of the biography, “Elvis Presley,” he had a twin brother who died thirty-five minutes after he was delivered from his mother’s womb (18). His mother, Gladys Love Presley,
Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano.At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition.The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.”The song was inspired by his job as a soda jerk.Ellington was given an art scholorship to Pratt Institate in Brooklyn,New York, but instead persevered with his devotion for ragtime.Duke started playing professioally at age 17. (Duke Ellington Biography). Ellington was performing in Broadway
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.
Christopher Wallace was murdered March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 24. To put thing into perspective, Biggie died when I was only three years old, and yet his music has still been a huge part on my life. I remember the days of riding around with my dad as "the Ready to Die" album blasted through the speakers. As a kid and being unaware of the meaning of every bar, and not understanding certain references, he had the ability to paint a picture that even I could understand as a child. Listening to songs like "Warning" and envisioning a giant super hero defending himself from evil.
Elvis received his first guitar as a gift from his mother on his 11th birthday in 1946 and a few years later he won a talent show at Humes High School in Memphis. After graduating in 1953, he worked a number of jobs while pursuing his musical dream. Elvis recorded his first demo at Sun Studio and Sam Phillips, the record label owner, took interest in Elvis decided to take him under his
Official Story- Paul McCartney is still alive and he has been alive ever since 1966. Conspiracy story- The conspiracy started out of the blue, mysterious Beatlemaniacs conspired Paul’s Death in 1966. They say that the Beatles covered up McCartneys death by hiding clues in their music, i.e. George Harrison gave advice for people who die in Taxman, meaning Paul and multiple other references in their songs include, the lyrics, “he blew his mind out in the car,” and “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him.” “In the songs Strawberry Fields” and “A Day the Life.” But that is if you play the tape backwards in Strawberry Fields. Little clues here and there of passive metaphorical instances of raw meat amid album covers.
Elvis Aaron Presley, a Rock-N- Roll icon, was born on January 8, 1935. His parents are Vernon and Gladys Presley. Presley was born a twin, but his identical brother was stillborn. Elvis’s original middle name was Aron to resemble his stillborn twin’s middle name, but he legally changed it to Aaron as a biblical and traditional spelling. In 1953, Elvis cut his first demo at Sun Studio; he also began touring all over America.