Elvis Presley : The King Of Rock And Roll

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Elvis Presley, though having a troubled childhood would not have expected anything that headed his way; He was a normal child whose family was struggling to make ends meet. His father was incarcerated for doing illegal activities, making difficult for young Presley to wish for something more. As he grew up, Presley was involved in the schools singing service and had participated in the fair singing contest winning second place; thus showing Elvis’s love for singing. Despite after graduation, he simply believed that he would work as a truck driver; therefore there may have been the possibility of him never coming to be known as the king of Rock. Having recorded several demos on the side at a local studio, Presley was given the opportunity…show more content…
Elvis’s music presented the teens with a rebellious attitude that did not occur in previous generations; rather this was the beginning of a change in culture.

In “white” society at that time,it was not acceptable to listen to black music, but Presley broke through these racial barriers. Elvis’s cool tunes revolutionized the sound of music as many would call him “a white man with that Negro sound and Negro feel”; as at the time segregation had still occurred, it had given life to the African-American tunes. It was said that Elvis’ several hits-filled audiences everywhere he went causing for the advancing of Rock and Roll. The music that Presley had presented was welcomed by both communities and contributed to future bands not only targeting a specific ethnicity but towards the whole general public. His style of music dominated the radio and recording industry and was popular to wide audiences, especially teenagers.

Although provoking a certain few, that had felt they were being plagiarized; it was widely regarded that Elvis was the reason for the growth of the blues. Elvis’ impact went far beyond his contributions in music, but went as far as changing the social parameters of the time allowing integration of White and African American music.This allowed for several musicians including the Beatles, to branch out to a larger audience and expand the genre.

During his first few years as a performer, Elvis’s
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