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Elvis Presley

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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. Presley’s brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was Presley’s identical twin at birth, but was stillborn thirty-five minutes before Presley(Adam, Elvis Encyclopedia). “Two things that were clearly separate could be brought together, and when they were, something better could result(Mckeen, 20-29).”
The discovery of Presley’s talent was found when the Presley family attended an Assembly of God Church, where his initial musical inspiration was found. When Presley attended the Church, he learned that Gospel music had an important influence on his talent.
Growing up, Presley’s family had little money, and moved from place to place frequently(Biography Channel Website). As a kid, there was a contest held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy show on October third, nineteen forty-five, was his first public performance: dressed as a cowboy, the ten-year-old Presley stood on a chair to reach the microphone and sang “Old Shep” where he recalled placing fifth.
A few months after the contest, Presley receive his first guitar for his birthday, which he probably had hoped for something else-by different accounts, either a bicycle or a rifle. “I took the guitar, and I watched people, and I learned to play a little bit, but...

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... August 16, 1977, at age 42, he died of heart failure, which related to his drug addiction(Biography Channel Website).
In my opinion, Elvis Presley was the greatest of rock n' roll. He made it famous, he started it, and his life had a large impact on the life of rock n' roll. His mom, I think, had a great influence on him as well. She brought him to church where he discovered his talent, and she gave him his guitar which let him learn who he really was.

Works Cited

“Elvis Aaron Presley.” Biography.com. The Biography Channel Website. 2014 http://www.biography.com/people/elvis-presley-9446466 Adam, Victor. The Elvis Encyclopedia. New York: The Overlook Press, 2008.
Mckeen, William. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Elvis.” American History 42.3.Academic Search Elite (2007): 20-29.
Bono. “Elvis Presley.” Rolling Stone 946 (2004): Academic Search Elite.
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