picture of Elvis Presley

picture of Elvis Presley

The unbelievable Elvis Presley life story was initiated when Elvis Aaron Presley was born and grew up with Vernon and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi, in a two-room house, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was born after Elvis. His parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, and Elvis studied from Humes High School there in 1953.

Elvis’ musical influences were the pop and country music of the interval, the gospel tune he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sang he frequently attended, and the black R&B he captivated on historic Beale Way as a Memphis teenager.

In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the famous Sun Records brand in Memphis. In late 1955, he sold his recording contract to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was a global sensation. With a style and sound that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and distorted and challenged the social and racial walls of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and everyday culture.

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He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television entrances and specials, and recognized great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on a trip and in Las Vegas. Worldwide, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other performer.

His American deals have got him gold, multi-platinum, or platinum awards. Among his many achievements were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National School of Recording Arts & Sciences. The Grammy Lifetime Attainment Award, at age 36, and being one of the Ten Brilliant Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special honors his superstar status might have afforded him, Elvis honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

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His good looks, talent, charisma, sensuality, and good humor recommended him to millions, as did the humility and humanity he established. He is recognized the world over by his first name. Most regard him as one of the most significant idols of twentieth-century popular culture. Elvis expired at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977. He was 42.

There have been many biographies concerning Elvis Presley’s love of gospel music. He started in music by singing at a small church in Memphis. Many people may not relate Presley with gospel music, but he wrote over 50 gospel songs. Also, he is a supporter of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

There was an entire book about the gospel song of Elvis, “The Gospel Side of Elvis.” Joe Moscheo inscribed it. A genuinely lovely book written from a great viewpoint. Moscheo played piano in some songs for Elvis’ music in the studio.