A Brief Biography Of Elvis Presley

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From 1953 to 1977, Elvis Presley was known as “The King of Rock n’ Roll.” From his singing career to his acting career, he was an influence to many people. He comes from a working class family who has little money. He was second in the Forbes list of top-earning dead musicians behind Michael Jackson. Rumor has it, that Elvis was kicked off the high school football team because he refused to cut his long hair off. It was always in the way of his sight so his coach told him if he wanted to continue playing, he had to cut it off. When Elvis was little, he moved very often. Only two things in his life were stable, his family and music. He was picked on a lot as a child because he came from a very poor family. He dyed his hair black and wore it in an unusual style and it made him look like a comic book character, Captain Marvel Jr. With problems at school, Elvis continued to surround himself with music. By high school, his family had moved all the way to Memphis Tennessee. Elvis had a style of music and singing that was all his own. He had taken all he had known and combined it into his own, different style. This style was so different than any other white person had done. By the time Elvis graduated high school, he could sing many styles of music. He was mostly known for Rock n’ Roll. Elvis rose quickly to stardom. High school and college students screamed and cheered for him, they mobbed him backstage tearing at his clothes. As his popularity grew bigger, Elvis realized that he needed a manager, so he hired Tom Parker. Parker took Elvis to the mega-star level. Elvis started singing when he got his first guitar at age ten. Gospel music became a musical influence to him through his church The Assembly of God. At age ten, Elvis sta... ... middle of paper ... ... no doctor would prescribe. The drugs in the overdose include the following: Morphine, Demerol, Chlorpheniramine, Placidyl, Valium, Codeine, Ethinamate, Quaaludes, and Barbiturate, an unknown drug. People have also said that Diazepam, Amytal, Nembutal, Carbrital, Sinutab, Elavil, Avental, and Valmid were found in his system when he died. Elvis was sitting on the toilet when he had fallen off onto the floor and was laying down in a puddle of his own vomit. His staff panicked and contacted an ambulance right away. Most of his health problems have been traced back to prescribed drug use and abuse. Elvis suffered allergic reactions to the drugs. Elvis’ funeral services were held on the Graceland property. Although his middle name was spelled ‘Aron’ on his birth certificate, it was spelled ‘Aaron’ on his headstone because that is the way he preferred to spell it.

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