Elvis Presley's Positive Influence On Pop Culture

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Elvis was born January 8,1935 in Tupelo Mississippi, he was suppose to be a twin, but his brother Jesse Garon was stillborn. He was raised by a loving, working class family, they had little money and moved frequently, he was devoted to his parents especially his mom and was raised to have a strong faith in God. As a kid Elvis Presley attended the Assembly of God Church with his parents, where gospel music became an important influence in his life. On his eleventh birthday he received his first guitar from his mom in 1946, he had his first taste of musical success a few years later when he won a talent show at Humes High School in Memphis. He graduated from High school in 1953, he worked a number of jobs while pursuing his musical dream. “That’s…show more content…
Paul told Elvis “that if it weren’t for him there would be no Beatles, that he made it possible for everyone else, that he was the king”. Everyone looked up to him when it came to his music, in 1955 Elvis began to develop his fans they were drawn to his unusual musical style with his gyrating hips and good looks. Presley opened the door for white americans to listen to African American music, his popularity increased the opportunities for African Americans which had a positive effect on racial relations. Without Presley nobody would have the courage to form a band or have more opportunities for other…show more content…
It was later ruled that his death was related to his prescription drug use, Presley was buried in Graceland near his mother, father and grandmother. Throughout his career, he helped popularize rock n roll music in American. He won three Grammy awards for his gospel recordings, he had 18 no 1 singles, including “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Good Luck Charm” and “Suspicious Minds”, as well as countless gold and plantium album. Elvis has been recongized for his contributions several musical genres, most notably rock, country and gospel. Since his death, Presley has remained one of the world’s most popular music icons. Presleys memphis home is open to the public and numerous fans from around the world visit the legendary residence annually. especially around his birthday and the anniversary of his death. “ You should see this from our point of view. Its amazing,” Priscilla said during the event, according to the Washington Post. “The candles are lit. It’s truly a sight to behold, this is something that Elvis would never, ever have believed could haven taken place.” Elvis Presley changed many lifes during his fame and he had a successful career and knowing how great of an impact he has made on everyone is how he influenced the way we live
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