Elvis Pressley Essay

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     My research was done on Elvis Aron Pressley. Elvis had many accomplishments in many different fields. He was a great Rock And Roll musician. Also he was a musician in the Country and Gospel fields. He made many contributions to the rock and roll community. Elvis also had a great screenplay career. He revolutionized the movie making industry as well as the music industry.      Elvis grew up into a common laid back family. Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8th 1935. He later changed his middle name to Aaron the more common way to spell that name. His parents were Vernon and Gladys Presley. He was born into a two-room house in Tupelo Mississippi. He also had a stillborn brother…show more content…
114 made it to the top 40, 40 were in the top ten, and 18 went to number one. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 131 different albums and singles. Elvis had a great career in music, made a permanent mark in the history of music.      Elvis also served his country in the U. S. Army. This came into play on many of his songs. His time in the service also affected his newly found acting career. His longest running single “G. I. Blues” was inspired by his time in the Army. It spent more then two years in the Billboard Top 40. 10 of the weeks he owned the number one seed. In 1961, Elvis gave a benefit concert at Bloch Arena in Hawaii that raised over $65,000 toward the building of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. He also met his soon to be wife Priscilla Beaulieu. Being in the Army helped Elvis in many ways.      Elvis was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. At the age of 36 he received the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. Elvis put this beside his other two Grammy’s, which he won off of his 14 nominations. Elvis also had over 1,100 different concerts in the U. S. and Canada. He never performed in a country that was not part of North America. Elvis also made 33 successful movies. He sold over a billion records, more then any other artist in history. Elvis made a great career in the music
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