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1 facebook WallInfoPhotosSongs/VideosElvis PresleyLogout View photos of Elvis Presley Send Elvis Presley a message Elvis Presley’s Website Wall InfoPhotosSongs/Videos What’s Happening, Elvis Presley Share Information Wall InfoPhotosSongs/Videos Genres: Early Rock n Rolll Members: Elvis Presley Hometown: Tupelo, Mississippi Record Labels: RCA, BMG, DCC, SUN, Influences and Influenced Photo Here Elvis Presley is enjoying eating his peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, YUM! Ms. Rubinlicht: Hey Elvis! My favorite song of yours is “Suspicious Minds”, can you tell me more about it? Elvis: Why yes Ms. Rubinlicht! It was recorded in 1969, and was off the album Elvis’ 30 #1 Hits Ms. Rubinlicht: I really enjoy how the song has a steady moderate beat throughout, except during the bridge, when the tempo slows. Elvis: The dynamics also get softer there to create a more emotional effect, then build to the end of the song. Ms. Rubinlicht: I can tell that this song has an emotional mood, and seems very bittersweet/heartbreaking, but what is it about? Elvis: It’s about two people in a relationship who cannot trust each other. It seems as if the singer has cheated on his girlfriend before, but she still does not trust him. She constantly asks him his whereabouts and is suspicious of women who are just his friend. They love each other, but it seems as if their relationship is not built on trust. Ms. Rubinlicht: Is that what you meant when you wrote: “So, if an old friend I know/Stops by to say hello/Would I still see suspicion in your eyes? Here we go again/Asking where I've been/You can't see these tears are real/I'm crying (Yes I'm crying) We can't go on together/With suspicious minds (suspicious minds) And be can't build our dreams/ On suspicious minds” Elvis: Exactly! Some interesting facts about this song is that it was my last #1 hit. It was originally written for another artist, but failed miserably, lucky they had the “King” to record it (at 4am!). Ms. Rubinlicht: Thanks Elvis! I love you!!! Elvis: Right back at ya pretty mama! Influences: Big Mama Thornton, Hank Williams Influenced: Queen, The Beatles

2 Wall InfoPhotosSongs/Videos Career Information Biographical Information Genre(s): Early Rock n Roll, Country, Gospel Year Formed: Recorded a record for his mother’s birthday in August of 1953 Year Broken Up/ Why Breakup: Career ended in 1977 when he died. He never stopped playing from Record Label: RCA, Sony, Sun, BMG Hometown: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi but moved to Memphis, Tennessee as a child 2 Hit Songs and Years: “Suspicious Minds” (1969) “Hound Dog” (1954) 2 Hit Albums and Years: “Elvis’ 31 # Hits” (1969) “ Elvis Presley” (1956) Unique Characteristics of their music: First white rock n roller, gyrated his hips when performed, soulful voice Awards and Achievements (2 examples): Grammy Award (1972): Best Gospel/Other; Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (Inducted 1986) Fun Facts: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash all recorded one night at Sun Records. That evening was known as the “Million Dollar Quartet” which was created into a Broadway Musical in 2010 Who is the artist/all members of the band: Elvis Aaron Presley Birth and Death Dates: January 8, August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Information about death: Suffered cardiac arrest caused by drug usage What instrument does each member play: Guitar/Sings One interesting fact about their family/childhood: Elvis was a twin, but his twin brother did not survive childbirth. The twin’s name is Jesse Fun Facts: Elvis’ favorite sandwich was a Peanut butter, banana and bacon….deep fried! Contact Information Official Band Website: View photos of Elvis Presley Send Elvis Presley a message Elvis Presley’s Website: Information Influence/Influenced Photo Here facebook WallInfoPhotosSongs/VideosElvis PresleyLogout Influences: Big Mama Thornton, Hank Williams Influenced: Queen, The Beatles Elvis Presley is enjoying eating his peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, YUM! Genres: Early Rock n Rolll Members: Elvis Presley Hometown: Tupelo, Mississippi Record Labels: RCA, BMG, DCC, SUN,

3 Wall InfoPhotosSongs/Videos facebook WallInfoPhotosSongs/VideosElvis PresleyLogout Photos of Artist/Band: Photo Here Elvis Presley is enjoying eating his peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, YUM!

4 Rationale facebook WallInfoPhotosSongs/VideosElvis PresleyLogout Wall InfoPhotosSongs/Video “Suspicious Minds” (1969)“Hound Dog” (1954) Featured Songs/Videos Photo Here Citations I chose to research Elvis Presley because my mom has always been a huge fan. I learned a lot of interesting information about him and his life. One piece of information that I find important is that Elvis was the first white Rock n Roll artist, and he broke many racial barriers. He had a hard career, and was micromanaged by his manager Colonel Tom Parker, who allowed Elvis to use drugs. Elvis is influential as he is probably the most popular musician next to the Beatles. He has influenced many musicians and pop culture. Warren, Holly. "Elvis Presley." Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock n Roll. New York City: "Elvis Presley." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Mar Web. 04 Feb "Elvis Presley on AllMusic." AllMusic. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb "Suspicious Minds." By Elvis Presley Songfacts. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb Elvis Presley is enjoying eating his peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, YUM!


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