Elvis Presley Informative Speech

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1935 -Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is commonly known as just Elvis, The King of Rock and Roll, or the King. His parents were Gladys who was a sewing a machine operator and Vernon Presley, who was a truck driver. Presley had a twin brother named Jesse, who was stillborn, and Presley grew up an only child. His father had to serve in prison due to bad checks leading to unemployment. This left the family poor. 1945- Elvis first performed in a singing contest at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. Presley won second prize at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Diary Show 1948- Presley and his family moved and Elvis attended the L.C. Humes High School there. He spent much of his time in the section of town that…show more content…
In the Memphis area, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”, “I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t shine” were major hits. Presley released, “Baby, Let’s Play House”, “I’m Left, You’re Right, and She’s Gone” and they were Number Ten on the national C&W chart Elvis signs a management contract with Hank Snow Attractions 1956 - "Heartbreak Hotel," is released which was the first Presley single to sell over 1 million copies. Following this was his album "Elvis Presley". This album becomes number one on the Billboard's pop album chart. 1957 - Elvis buys Graceland Mansion. Presley records “Jailhouse Rock” 1969 – Presley goes to the International Hotel in Las Vegas where he returns to live performances. 1970 – Presley documentary ,"Elvis, that’s the Way It Is" is released. During this time he begins wearing the famous jumpsuit and cape outfits on stage. 1973 – Presley’s "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite." is seen in about 40 countries. His concert album hits number 1 on the Billboard pop album chart. 1977 – Presley has his last concert appearance at…show more content…
The song consisted of medium and fast tempos throughout the song. I feel that the song was organized into beats of four and had a back beat of two and four. Major Events 1941 - Pearl Harbor bombed, US enters WWII 1945 - WWII ends 1955 - 1st "rock n' roll" record (Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock") tops Billboard charts 1963 - President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1964 - Beatles invade the US charts - their popularity lasts until their breakup in 1970 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated 1969 - 1st human walks on moon 1969 - Woodstock music concert held in
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