Elvis Presley Research Paper

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Elvis Aaron Presley, “the King of Rock and Roll”, passed away suddenly at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. The famed singer and actor, who graced the world with his melodious voice by singing his well-known hits such as “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Burning Love”, was age 42. Mr. Presley was discovered unconscious and was immediately taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead following a failed attempt by doctors to revive him. After an autopsy was conducted, the cause of his death was ruled to be cardiac arrhythmia. Unbeknownst to most of the public, Mr. Presley had long battled an addiction to prescription medication, which contributed significantly towards his decline in health at the end of his …show more content…

Presley continued his musical pursuits and expanded into the realm of acting in the 1960s. By far though, Mr. Presley will be best remembered for his musical talents which revolutionized the genre of rock music. Mr. Presley helped to popularize an early form of rock music known as "rockability". This form of music combined elements of R&B and country music with an increased tempo. This style of music can be heard in more of his famous hits such as "Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes", and "Mystery Train". Further cementing his status as a rock icon, Mr. Presley recorded dozens of number one singles and albums, along with recording gospel and Christmas music as well. He is the number one top selling individual recording artist of all time. At the height of his popularity, he became a fixture in American culture, with his name, style, image, music, and voice becoming a global phenomenon. His influence in helping pioneer early rock music had a lasting effect for many years to follow. On Thursday, August 18, a public viewing will be held for Mr. Presley at his Graceland Mansion, where he will be buried alongside his mother. His funeral is being arranged by the Memphis Funeral

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