Elvis Presley Becoming The King Essay

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Elvis Presley: Becoming the King Elvis Presley left a long lasting legacy on the music industry. Rock ’n’ Roll would have never been how it is today, if a small town boy from Memphis, never picked up a guitar. Elvis was different and was unlike any other musician. He grew to be very popular, in a short amount of time. The young crowds that his music dragged in, adored him instantly due to his looks and stage presence. How much of an impact did the artist leave however? A culture was completely changed when a handsome, young, and cool musician came on to the scene in the late 1950’s, and became the king of Rock ’n’ Roll. Elvis Presley was certainly not born into a royal family. He came from a blue collared working household, that was very far from being wealthy. Elvis Presley was born in East Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8th, 1935. His father hopped from job to job to support the family, and to put bread on the table. Music found a place in the heart of Elvis back when he started singing …show more content…
Prior to this movement he was just popular in the south and made TV appearances and many radio hits like “Heartbreak Hotel”, the number one selling record of 1954. “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Hound Dog”, “Love Me Tender”, and “Don’t Be Cruel” were also many hits for Presley and are known as some of his best songs today(Dailey 44.) Teenagers were going wild for this new craze of Rock ’n’ Roll, but most importantly they loved everything about Elvis. He brought a new style along with his good looks, great hair, and flamboyant hip movements, that shocked a generation. Some adults found a way to stop teenagers from seeing his dance moves: on the Ed Sullivan Show, he was only shown from the waist up (Daily 58). Briefly tagged a teen idol, the King of Rock and Roll swiftly transitioned into category-defying superstar (Reaves 2002.) However, with a large rise, comes a decent sized fall as

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