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The Legacy of Elvis Presley - Many of us have a dream in life to be remembered by all for something great. It’s a lofty goal that only few have, or ever will achieve. Elvis Presley was one of the few people in our American history that achieved this status. Known as “The King of Rock and Roll”, his achievements have influenced our country like none of its precedents. This paper will explain Elvis Presley’s life, his death, and his profound influence after life. On January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the “King of Rock and Roll” was born....   [tags: Biography of Elvis ]
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Elvis’ Cultural Impact on Americans - There is no doubt that Elvis Presley’s impact on American society has revolutionized the world of music and movies, which eventually earned him the name . From truck driver to Rock and Roll icon, Presley’s charismatic attitude and dance moves became forever remembered in American history. His record-breaking career set a higher bar to many more musicians. Talented in both vocals and acting, his image alone speaks for its self. Elvis’ audience consisted of all races, ages, and gender; his style of music combined gospel, country, blues, and Rock and Roll....   [tags: Elvis, culture, USA, ] 700 words
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Elvis: The Downfall of a Legend - Elvis was born to Gladys and Vernon Presley, a farming family in Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. Originally Elvis Aron Presley was a twin, however, his brother Jesse died after birth (Austin 1994). A close knit family, Elvis and his family attended the Assembly of God Church where his love of music started to blossom (EPE 2014). Growing up his family had many financial struggles. Despite this, at age eleven, Elvis received his first instrument, a guitar. Shortly after, Vernon Presley struggled to hold down a job in Mississippi....   [tags: biography, Elvis Presley, music, king]
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Elvis and His Love Life - He had a string of girlfriends, before and after he became famous, including celebrities such as Mamie Van Doren, Natalie Wood, Tuesday Weld, Cybill Shepherd, Barbra Streisand, Connie Stevens, Nancy Sinatra and Ann-Margret, 1954, Elvis's high-school sweet heart was Dixie Locke; the courtship was ended with Elvis, after he took to the road to do his shows with D. J. Scotty and Bill. 1955, Elvis's first sweet heart June Juanico, was the only girl Gladys Presley ever approved of. Elvis noticed June when she was coming out of the ladies room at half time at of one of his shows....   [tags: Elvis Biography Girlfriends] 1681 words
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Elvis : A Cultural Obsession - “Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ’em all together, I guess” (www.elvis.com). When one thinks of Elvis Presley, one immediately visualizes a tall, handsome man swiveling his hips and crooning love melodies while curling his lip in a way that made the men want to be him and the women want to be with him. Elvis Presley was literally an overnight phenomenon. As soon as he let loose and sang his first hit “That’s All Right”, every American listening on the radio that night wanted to hear more....   [tags: Elvis Presley Biographies Bio]
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley Essay When historians look at history and at reasons why society changed many focus on conflicts like wars, civil rights, and poverty. However, there is so much more that over time changed America. One of the most influential subjects that helped this change was Elvis Presley. Through his music, which was influenced by black artists, he allowed white Americans to view a new group of performers. He tested social boundaries that helped him change American culture. His appearance and singing would end up changing the teenage world by introducing new trends in fashion and music....   [tags: Biography Elvis Presley] 1099 words
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley Elvis Presley enjoyed a long reign as the King of Rock N' Roll. He succeeded in not only stealing the hearts of every teenage girl in America, but also in redefining pop culture. Not only did Elvis redefine the world of pop culture but he helped to create the genre of Rock-n-Roll. According to Horace Logan, a radio producer for the music show the Louisiana Hayride who helped to launch Elvis's career, "Elvis changed everything. He changed the way popular music sounded, the way it looked, the way it acted-everything about it" (Logan and Sloan 9)....   [tags: Elvis Presley Biography Work Life] 1205 words
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a legend in rock and roll in life. He still is the king of rock and roll even in death. He was born on January 8 1935 in Mississippi in 1948 his family moved to Memphis Tennessee, where he graduated high school from Humes High School. He was attracted to music at a young age and began his music career in 1954 with Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955 his recording contract was bought by RCA Victor. By 1956 he was an international sensation. He starred in 33 films and did hundreds of shows and specials....   [tags: Elvis Presely Biography Rock Legend] 1415 words
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Elvis Presley, The King and Legend - “Before me there was nothing. Without me there would be No Rick N Roll. Without rock and me were would we be.” On January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi the King of Rock’ N’ Roll was born. Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of Rock’ N ‘Roll, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley. Elvis had a twin brother that died at birth leaving elvis as the only child. I will talk about the life of the King, Elvis Presley in this essay [http://elvisfanclubindia.tripod.com/id8.htm]. Elvis is entered in the music contest at the Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo....   [tags: Rock N´ Roll, music, biography]
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The Career of an Elvis Tribute Artist - There are many Elvis Tribute Artists throughout the United States. A tribute artist is one of a group of unique people who have dedicated their lives to keeping Elvis’ memory alive. How it all got started, a boy went into Sun Records at the age of 19, to record a special song for his mother’s birthday present; the song was titled My Happiness. One year would pass by, before the owner of the studio would call him back. In 1954, music producer, Sam Phillips discovered the very young and energetic boy that we know as Elvis....   [tags: music] 1059 words
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Elvis Presley: The King of Rock'n'Roll - January 8, 1935 two children are born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi. Sadly though the first born named Jessie Garon is born a stillborn, meaning born dead. The second is born alive and healthier than ever and he is named Elvis Aaron. Growing up Elvis had no siblings but on the bright side he grew up within a close-knit family. There is little money in his family but like what a lot of parents do Vernon and Gladys do all they can possibly do to provide for their son the light of their lives....   [tags: music legends]
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The Sweet Sound of Elvis - It was a muggy Sunday morning; I walked out of my bedroom and smelled the thick aroma of pancakes cooking. In the distance I heard the radio going but just pushed it aside like it was nothing. My mom was singing when I got into the kitchen, singing along with a man named Elvis. At the time I had no idea who this crazy man was and why he sounded so interesting. I remember that day like it was yesterday, she was so happy and cheerful nothing could bring her down. I saw how that music mad her and how it changed her attitude towards life and music....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience] 1261 words
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The Music of the 1950s: Elvis Presley - The music of the 1950s showed an incredible mixing of the cultures represented in the United States. The music of the 1950’s was led and created by a number of people like B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard. The “50’s music” was influenced greatly by the African American culture of the South. Blues and Jazz played a tremendous role in bringing out new music genres during that time. One of those was the big rock craze. Elvis Presley was one of the biggest recording artists of that time period (PBS 1)....   [tags: little richard, blues, jazz]
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Elvis Presley and King Oedipus - King Oedipus was born and then abandoned by his biological parents, he was raised by foster parents, who treated him as their own son. His extreme obsession about wanting to know about himself is what brought his downfall because as he tried to escape his fate about the prophecy, the more the prophecy was fulfilled and things got worse for him. The story of Oedipus shows us clearly that we cannot run away from destiny since if the gods know about our future, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reverse what the gods have foretold for us....   [tags: Biography, Comparisons]
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Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley - Two of the biggest names of 1950s music are Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. These men helped the music industry become what it is today. Cash did it with a deep, genuine, southern voice, while Presley had the women swoon over him for his quick feet, charisma, and smooth voice. While both had their problems with drugs and alcohol, they managed to have extremely successful careers within the music industry. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash combined for a total of thirty-one number one hits. The two have sold close to two billion records worldwide along with many gold and platinum records, and a plethora of Hall of Fames inductions and awards....   [tags: music industry, country, rock and roll]
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Controversy with Elvis Presley - Rock and roll music existed before Elvis Presley came along, but with his arrival on the performing scene, Americans could ignore it no longer. In 1956, he strode in front of a television camera for the first time as the provocative image of a high school hood and achieved an instant rapport with millions of U.S. teenagers who were experiencing their own adolescent rebellion. Hip-wiggling gyrations that brought a storm of protest from the adult world reinforced his popularity with young people, and he became the epitome of a whole generation that saw itself as defiant, disenchanted, and less inhibited than the one that had gone bef...   [tags: American Culture] 958 words
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley was rock & roll’s first real American star, not to mention one of the most important cultural forces in history, a hip-shaking symbol of abolition for the steady America of the 1950s. Presley’s personality was so fresh and striking that he could never be labeled. He changed music forever as a king and a music legend. Elvis became the first rock-and-roll superstar that broke the boundaries of American culture. Almost everyone knows that Elvis Presley was a famous singer, but many people don’t fully understand what he contributed to popular music to earn his widespread fame....   [tags: rock and roll, music, American culture]
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Elvis Presley - Elvis changed the life of rock n’ roll forever and is also the king of rock n’ roll although as a kid he was thought of as “white trash” that played hillbilly music. He had a talent like no other such as singing Gospel music or paying the guitar while singing. Elvis’ contribution to the influence he gad on music was the largest in the history of rock n’ roll. Elvis Presley was born on January eighth, nineteen thirty-five, in Tuppenny, Mississippi to 18-year-old Vernon Elvis Presley and 22-year-old Gladys Love Presley....   [tags: rock n' roll, white trash, hillbilly music]
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Elvis Presley - Musical prodigies are most frequently related to genre, however by definition, such prodigies have natural skills and are not restricted to one musical style. Musical prodigies typically have many of the subsequent characteristics: exceptional talent, associate degreed, or interest in music at an early age. The one component that really defines a musical prodigy is the ability to make a performance dynamic with the audience that's charming and, at times, overwhelming. Elvis Presley's musical talent clearly encompassed all of those characteristics and more....   [tags: king of rock'n'roll]
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Elvis Presley's Influence on American Culture - Elvis Presley is one of the biggest names in rock and roll. Singer, musician and actor he was an American icon. He is best known as the King of Rock and Roll. His musical influence included the country and pop music of the time, the gospel music he sang in church and the black R&B music he listened to as a teenager (Comprehensive History of Elvis Presley’s Dynamic Life). Elvis has influenced American culture not only while he was living but also in today’s 21st century. It wasn’t easy for him to be accepted; in fact many adults and the older generations of his time were appalled by his performances and his music....   [tags: Musicians ]
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Elvis Presley and African American Music - "I can guarantee you one thing –we will never again agree on anything as we agreed on Elvis.” (Bangs 1) Elvis not only made significant contributions to the music industry, but he became the most famous idol across the world and in the U.S.A. Elvis Presley was regarded as one of most influential rock n’ roll performers of the century. If you say “The King of Rock” everyone will automatically know you are talking about Elvis Presley. Through his music, Elvis paved the road for African Americans to the music world, and he had essentially revolutionized American society and culture....   [tags: rock'n'roll, music, history]
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The Effects of TV, JFK and Elvis on America - ... The Cold War between democratic and communist countries was becoming more aggressive, and the United States and the Soviet Union possessed enough nuclear weapons to destroy not just cities or countries, but the world multiple times. In American cities, racial tension was on the rise. An increasing number of black Americans had begun to fight for equal treatment, and white segregationists promised to deny these rights, using any tactic they could think of, they would use violence if necessary....   [tags: changing the way society operates]
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The Elvis Craze - The Elvis Craze The public made Elvis Presley larger than life, better known than Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and in some cases God Himself. I cannot quite understand the Elvis craze. I don't think he was a handsome man, I don't enjoy his music, I won't waste my time trying to sit through one of his boring, talentless movies, and if, God forbid, I end up on my deathbed with some horrible, incurable disease, I certainly won't make a pilgrimage to Graceland to be miraculously healed. Jack Gould conveyed some of my feeling in the essay TV: New Phenomenon when he wrote, "Mr....   [tags: Papers] 853 words
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What Did People Thought About Elvis Presley - 1. Introduction Have you ever heard of a rock n’ roll legend. Well Elvis Presley was one of them. What people thought of Elvis was, “If Mr. Presley likes it, Mr. Presley will do it.” (Careless Love. 295) Elvis Presley influenced 1960’s America by changing rock n’ roll history, by being an awesome singer, and by being a great actor. 2. Changed Rock n’ Roll history Elvis Presley changed rock n’ roll history. He broke all record sale predictions, even when he changed his styles of music. (“Presley, Elvis”) Elvis’ fans obviously really loved him because they were always there to cheer him on, no matter what songs he sang....   [tags: biography, singer, legend]
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The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture - The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture The 1950’s and 1960’s were a time of great change in the United States of America. Some people were trying to hold on to traditional values while others wanted dramatic changes. Many people from the older generations felt that their was too much change going on and that the younger generations were disrespectful. The Cold War was going on during this time as well, and many people felt very differently about the situation. The older generation felt like Americans needed to be willing to support the defense of the nation while younger people rebelled against those traditional ideas and values....   [tags: Cause Effect Music Culture] 883 words
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How Elvis Presley Brought Racial Equality - Like Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” In the 1950’s the South was heavily racially segregated. Elvis Presley unintentionally put himself in the position to become a valuable instrument in the battle against segregation. “Without casting himself as a fighter for racial equality, Elvis became a subversive standard bearer for cultural desegregation at a time when the codified racism of the South was under increasing pressure.” How did an uneducated white hillbilly from the south influence both black and white teenagers against segregation....   [tags: music, traditional, segregation, barriers] 624 words
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Elvis - On January 8, 1935 at 4:35 a.m., a little boy by the name of Elvis Aaron Presley was born to parents Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room house located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Little did anyone know that this little boy would forever change the world of music and entertainment. Although this was a happy occasion for both of them, it was also a very sad one, too. Elvis had a twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, who was stillborn just a couple of hours before Elvis himself was born....   [tags: essays research papers] 1415 words
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A Very Brief Biography of Elvis Aaron Presley - The history of the twentieth century would not be complete without mentioning the impeccable influence of one of the best and biggest singers of all time. But before he started making his indelible mark in the sands of time, he started out from very humble beginnings, under the care of his loving, working class parents. Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi to Gladys and Vernon Presley. Although, Presley was supposed to be a twin, his supposed twin brother, Jesse Garon, sometimes spelled Jessie was stillborn....   [tags: the King of Rock 'n' Roll, notorious singers] 678 words
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Elvis - Elvis Elvis was raised within a poor family that lived "on the other side of the tracks" which exposed him to intermingle with black culture. "He was in a position to absorb a real variety of musical influences, including R & B, white and black gospel, C & W, bluegrass, western swing, and pop." (Pg. 35) When listening to the radio, Elvis was open to the elements of both pop music and assorted forms of C & W. And because of his living circumstances he was introduced to R & B and gospel, making Elvis racially integrated....   [tags: Papers] 394 words
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The Day Elvis Almost Died - The Day Elvis Almost Died I was riding in the backseat of my parents' red Cutlass on a warm fall day in 1984. My only entertainment was listening to the sucking sound the back of my thigh made when I lifted it off the sticky vinyl seat. I remember seeing patchwork fields of rainbow-colored leaves resting on the yellow grass, wishing that I could rake them into big piles, so I could run through them, scattering them across the field again. I rolled the dusty window down to get a better look at the pastures as the hard wind rushed in over my face and through my hair....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1687 words
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The Impacts of Elvis Presley - The Impacts of Elvis Presley The impacts of Elvis Presley can be divided into several groups. Firstly is the impact in terms of the amount of sales that he made. He made 6 hit singles, at the time he had only been going for 10 months. This is more that any artist would hope to get in their whole career. His popularity among the younger generations also helps to see the impact the he has made, someone noticed that there was a market for music aimed towards younger generations, so they set out looking for someone; this meant that he had no competition when he was released onto the market....   [tags: Papers] 591 words
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Elvis Presley - ELVIS PRESLEY “Well a hard headed woman” Elvis Presley sang into the mike as he wildly strummed his guitar. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8th,,1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. His parents, Vernon and Gladys were poor farmers who had strong religious backgrounds. They raised Elvis in Tupelo where he learned how to sing and developed his guitar playing skills. Elvis did not have many friends growing up as a kid. His best friend was his guitar, which he picked up at age 11. When Elvis turned 13, his parents moved him to Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended Humes High School until 1953....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Elvis Pressley - My research was done on Elvis Aron Pressley. Elvis had many accomplishments in many different fields. He was a great Rock And Roll musician. Also he was a musician in the Country and Gospel fields. He made many contributions to the rock and roll community. Elvis also had a great screenplay career. He revolutionized the movie making industry as well as the music industry. Elvis grew up into a common laid back family. Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8th 1935. He later changed his middle name to Aaron the more common way to spell that name....   [tags: essays research papers] 1264 words
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Elvis Presley - "Numerous singers, guitarists and pianists have achieved popularity since the first decade of rock'n roll, but only one has become immortal: Elvis Presley." (Bangs 1) Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. In Memphis, Elvis attends L. C. Humes High School where he graduates in 1953....   [tags: Music] 1394 words
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Elvis Presley - On January 8, 1935, in Tupelo Mississippi, Elvis Aaron Presley was born to a lovely couple by the name of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He brought so much joy into the family. By the age of 18, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and he graduated from Humes High School there in 1953. The pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager were Elvis’ musical influences....   [tags: King of rock'n roll] 545 words
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Elvis Life - On a hot Saturday afternoon in the late summer of 1953, a beat up ford pickup truck sat in front of The Memphis Recording Studio, where, anyone for 4 dollars a pop could make themselves a record. The truck driver- an eighteen year old, aspiring country music singer who made only $40 a week as a deliveryman for crown electric had saved up four dollars to sing and play guitar as a late birthday present for his mother. A woman by the name of Marion Keisker made conversation with the young man. “What kind of singer are you?” She asked him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1440 words
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Elvis Aaron Presley - Elvis Aaron Presley Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1938 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis sang in the Assembly of God choir. At age ten, Elvis won a school singing contest and he taught himself the principles of the guitar. Elvis’ family is very interesting. His parents are Gladys and Vernon. Jesse Garon, Elvis’ twin brother, was stillborn. The Presley family is extremely poor. All of his family is extremely religious. The church rejoiced in African-American songs. In high school, Elvis Presley was extremely shy....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953. Elvis. musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager....   [tags: essays research papers] 2510 words
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Aaron Presley was born on Jan 8, 1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi. The Presley’s were poor as people could be at the time and Vernon tried a variety of jobs to support his family. He was often away and Elvis developed a close bond with his mother. She had lost other son at birth and her ability to have other children. She put all her hopes on her one surviving son and was not to be let down. The family moved to Memphis in 1948 and that’s where Elvis’ musical talent began to bloom....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Elvis: Americas King - America’s King Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American 20th century popular music. Not necessarily the best and certainly not the most consistent. But no one could argue with the fact that he was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level. Viewed in cold sales figures, his impact was phenomenal. Dozens upon dozens of international smashes from the mid-'50s to the mid-'70s, as well as the steady sales of his catalog and reissues since his death in 1977, may make him the single highest-selling performer in history....   [tags: essays research papers] 2454 words
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College Admissions Essay: Elvis to Einstein - I have always been a math-science oriented person, and until my sophomore year of high school, my primary interest was in biological sciences. However, as a student in the Pre-International Baccalaureate Program, I was required to enroll in the physics I class. Walking into the physics lab, I saw an energetic, eccentric woman in a room covered with posters of the periodic table and Alberta Einstein alongside those of Elvis Presley. I would never view physics in the same light again. Ms. Kinney showed me the physics in everything from toys to poetry....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 284 words
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PeterPan, Elvis Presley and Play-Doh, Paragraphs on Several Topics - ... In some variations of the story there where some spin-offs also, Peter can also be quite selfish and arrogant. Peter appears very judge mental and pompous for instance, he calls the Lost Boys blockheads a book that he was in that he didn’t like what happened to him, and when the Darling children said he should leave for home at once. Elvis Presley- His full name is, Elvis Aaron Presley, he is also a American singer, musician and actor the king of rock and roll “nickname” the King, born- January 8, 1935 in tupelo, MS Then later on in life he died on august 16, 1977 in Memphis, TN, he has one spouse and her name is Priscilla Presley she lived from 1967-1973 also Elvis made a wide range of...   [tags: j. m. barrie, musician, toys] 786 words
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A Nation that was Rocked: How The Ed Sullivan Show Contributed to the Success of Elvis Presley - ... Sullivan himself was the one who demanded for the show to be live even after his competitor television shows changed to filmed and taped shows. To Sullivan, the word “live” symbolized, “adrenaline, spontaneity, excitement as well as a few mistakes and bloopers” (Ilson 5). The success of the great show began early and went to live on as one of the most renowned broadcasts of all time. However, it would not be as well known today without the power of mass media. Television shows would not be as accomplished as they are today without the power of mass media....   [tags: entertainment, television, generation] 1592 words
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Singing Stars That Have Pushed the Limit - Through the duration of people’s lives people think they have a good idea of what one would consider acceptable in society and what is “too far”. Through the ages, people have tested and pushed what is acceptable to its limits. Giving the people someone to judge and hate upon because they are do and act way different than anyone they are used to. Some people have done this throughout the years and you may not even know it. To name a few Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Lady Gaga....   [tags: Elvis Presley, Rock'n'Roll]
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Elvis Presley's Poor Acting Skills in Film - Elvis Presley's Poor Talents Paying Bills Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, is an American Pop Culture Icon who influenced his audience with his commanding voice and dazzling sex appeal. In the 1950's, Elvis devoted his career to singing and making music. In the sixties, however, he dedicated his time towards making movies and appearing in motion pictures. As many critics agree, Elvis had poor acting skills in his films, generally showing apathy and/or dull facial expressions. Yet, through entertainment media, Elvis was able to inspire a generation of youth to "take action" in American society from his "poor actions"....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing]
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Elvis Presley's Impact on Twentieth Century Culture - Elvis Presley's Impact on Twentieth Century Culture (1) Source A is an article from the “Billboard” U.S music magazine on March 3rd 1956. At the time the ‘Billboard’ magazine was a successful youth magazine paper which had mass readership; its main target audience was teenagers. The magazine says that Elvis is, ‘…the hottest artist on the RCA label’. The very fact that one of the most popular youth papers in America describes Elvis as being, ‘the hottest artist on the RCA label’ clearly shows that Elvis had a huge impact on popular music....   [tags: Papers] 931 words
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Elvis Presley's Impact on Popular Music in the USA - Elvis Presley's Impact on Popular Music in the USA Source A is from an article in "Billboard" magazine. This magazine is written for teenagers, who are Elvis' biggest fans, so a reader could predict that it would be a positive article with no negative comments about Elvis to try and sell itself to the teenage readers. The headline of the article "Presley hot as a $1 pistol" shows that Elvis is really popular, and many people want to buy his records. It continues to say "Presley has six hit singles" which tells the reader that he must have been very successful as he was only signed up in 1955, and the article was written less than a year later in March 1956....   [tags: Papers] 1954 words
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The effect of the use of video texts on ESL listening test-taker performance - Elvis Wagner investigated the use of video texts in testing the listening of ESL students within the experiment exhibited in his article, “The effect of the use of video texts on ESL listening test-taker performance.” While the article itself was based heavily around the experiment conducted to test the effectiveness of video texts in testing listening, Wagner posed very interesting questions which he hoped his findings would portray. Wagner’s first question was the most interesting and asked, “1....   [tags: Research Analysis, Elvis Wagner] 1518 words
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Personal Narrative: I have seen Elvis Presley - I Have Seen Elvis While driving down the expressway late last Saturday night I saw the strangest thing. There on the side of the road was an old broken-down blue Cadillac. As I passed, that's when I saw it. Out of the corner of my eye; it was him. There stood Elvis Presley, the King, kicking at the flattened tire of his rusted out Cadillac. I swear it was him. He had the side-burns, the wonderfully slicked back hair, and just as he went out of sight I swear he was doing that lip thing. As I think back on that night I wonder to myself if it was really him or if I just really wanted it to be....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing Musician] 720 words
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Rock and Roll - What comes to mind when you think about Rock and Roll. Is it the pulsating rhythms, and upbeat tempo that seemingly sooth the mind. What many don’t realize is this phenomenon was started by a single man that combined various elements he loved. This man, Elvis Presley, not only created Rock and Roll but a new era of attitude and personality which people perceived as they watched him perform. Elvis Aaron Presley, one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, started a new clothing style for his generation, influenced a new era of dance, and most notably introduced Rock and Roll to the world....   [tags: Music, Elvis Presley] 1193 words
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Chris Abani's Graceland - Contemporary Perspectives Graceland Analysis “Elvis had read a newspaper editorial that stated, rather proudly, that Nigeria had a higher percentage of millionaires...than nearly any other country in the world, and most of them lived and conducted their business in Lagos. The editorial failed to mention that their wealth had been made over the years with the help of crooked politicians, criminal soldiers, bent contractors, and greedy oil company executives. Or that Nigeria also had a higher percentage of poor people than nearly any other country in the world.” (Abani 8) This quote exemplifies the image of Nigeria presented in Chris Abani’s shocking novel Graceland....   [tags: Elvis, Nigeria, Contemporary Perspectives]
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Places to Visit in Memphis, Tennessee - Places to Visit in Memphis Memphis is considered the home of blues music, but the city’s claim to fame also includes the mansion Elvis Presley lived in. Although the city has many wonderful attractions, these are the most memorable places to visit in Memphis. Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee with a population totaling more than 670,000. Besides being the house of blues, the city is also famous because of Elvis Presley’s mansion, Greenland. For its size, Memphis is jammed with must-do and must-see choices, so if you want to experience its full flavor, consider staying for a few days....   [tags: blues music, elvis presley, graceland] 593 words
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Little Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Movement - In today’s world, thrusting your hips on national television wouldn’t be an issue for most people. We have songs that use profanity, degrade women, men, children, and even animals. If you jump back almost 70 years, moving your hips back and forth was the equivalence of this. Someone always wanted to push the boundaries and see how far they could go until someone said stop. Elvis did just that. He showed the world what a little sex, drugs, and rock and roll could do for society. But Elvis couldn’t have done this new and controversial movement alone....   [tags: elvis presley, sexual movement, sex symbol]
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Artists that Influenced The Beatles - ... Though “Please Please Me” has more of a high energy fast tempo, the song was inspired by Roy Orbison’s 1960 hit “Only the Lonely”. It was John Lennon’s attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song. The Beatles were fond of Roy Orbison’s song writing and distinct singing approach. “Roy Orbison had one of the most distinctive and expressive voices, with a three to four octave range to match, in rock and pop music” (Tranquillo 24). Another influence found in the chart topper was The Everly Brothers. The opening verse of “Please Please Me,” exhibits this in the likeness of Don and Phil Everly's distinctive two-part harmonies....   [tags: Elvis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan]
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The History of Rock and Roll - Rock music has come a long way since its development in the early 20th century. The genre, defined “as a merger between rhythm&blues and country” (Scaruffi, The History of Rock Music:1955-1966), started out more as an underground market, but ended up becoming a significant aspect of American popular music history. Rock-n-Roll music produce many legendary artists who will for ever be known as innovators of the genre. Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were some of the many artists in Rock-n-Roll who will always live on in their music.Many teenagers were also to identify it due to its rebellious nature their disapproval of the cold war....   [tags: rock music, elvis presley, chuck berry]
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Can't Help Falling in Love - Can't Help Falling in Love Wise men say only fools rush in/ but I can't help falling in love with you/ Shall I stay/ would it be a sin/If I can't help falling in love with you/ Like a river flows surely to the sea/ Darling so it goes/ some things are meant to be/ take my hand, take my whole life too/ for I can't help falling in love with you/ Like a river flows surely to the sea/ Darling so it goes/ some things are meant to be/ take my hand, take my whole life too/ for I can't help falling in love with you/ for I can't help falling in love with you –Elvis Presley (1) Elvis may have been wise before his time, because research has found out that you cannot "help falling in love"....   [tags: Music Romance Elvis Presley Essays]
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The Impact of Rock 'n' Roll on the Civil Rights Movement - It was no coincidence that rock ‘n’ roll and the civil rights movement started at the same time. The genre originated from African American music and was greatly discriminated against. Traditional white Americans would target anything bad about it. But as the teenager demographic of the 1950s started increasing the sales of the music, the genre started gaining more popularity. It was the style of Elvis Presley and his new voice that made girls weak in the knees and boys want to be him. Artists such as Presley had enough influence to change the view of their devoted fans on civil rights issues....   [tags: music and US history]
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