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1 Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley
Hailey Mandelko Mrs. Herrmann World History Honors Semester Presentation

2 The Two Kings Biographies Michael Jackson Elvis Presley Similarities
Differences Greater Impact

3 Michael Jackson

4 Childhood Michael Jackson was born on August 29, in Gary, Indiana. He is the seventh child out of nine- Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Janet.

5 Childhood Michael did not have much of a childhood because he grew up into a boy band with his brothers. The band was the Jackson 5. Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon

6 Solo Career The Jackson 5 split and Michael took off on a solo career.
He started off big because of the band that he was in as a child. He became huge for his dance moves, the Moon Walk being his most famous.

7 Disaster While filming a commercial for Pepsi, his hair caught on fire from a fire work that went off too early. He was rushed to the hospital and treated for third degree burns on his head.

8 Musical Career Michaels career started with major hits that top the charts and stayed on the top of the lists for weeks. These songs are Billie Jean, Beat it, Smooth Criminal, and of course Thriller.

9 Other Songs Man In the Mirror They Don’t Care About Us Dirty Diana
Earth Song Black or White Wanna be Startin’ Somethin Rock With You Human Nature Say, Say, Say

10 Charity Work Jackson holds the World Record for the Most Charities Supported by a single person. His family today is taking over some of the charities that he supported.

11 Death He went into cardiac arrest at his home and was worked on for some time but were not able to get a pulse back. There is a lot of controversy surrounding Michael’s death but nothing is known.

12 Accomplishments Won 13 Grammy Awards and has 13 Number 1 Singles
40 Billboard Awards World’s Best Selling Male Solo Pop Artist Inductee of Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

13 More Accomplishments Became known as The King of Pop
Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fme Best Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium Artist of the Century Award

14 Elvis Presley

15 Childhood Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was an only child and was very close to his mother because his father was not around much. They moved to Memphis when Elvis was very young.

16 Childhood When Elvis was younger he did not have many friends.
At school he was bullied by his peers. His relationship with is mother became very special to him because of this.

17 Work As a teenager, Elvis was working a full time job to keep his family above water and save their house. He worked in jobs such as ushering a theatre, and driving a truck for an electric company.

18 Beginning of Career His singing began when he was at church singing in the choir. He decided for a Christmas present he would record a song for his mother. While he was there, the record company signed him and began their record deal.

19 Acting Career He started acting before he went to war, but continued it when he returned. He started with small roles coming in being a supporting actor in a scene or two, all the way to being the main star of a movie.

20 Military Elvis was drafted into the Army in 1957, but was in the middle of shooting a movie so he was given a deferment to finish the movie He was drafted March 24, and finish his training in Texas before being moved to Germany. He was introduced to meth while he was there.

21 Marriage Elvis met Priscilla in in Germany when she was 14 and he was 24. She finally convinced her parents to let her live in America and when she did it was not long till her and Elvis got married on May 1, 1967. They had one child named Lisa Marie who was born on February 24, 1968

22 Death He was found dead on his suite floor on August 16, 1977.
There is a lot of controversy on how he died. It is known that he had many chronic illnesses but also that he was taking a lot of prescribed pills that doctors had given him. It was convinced that his addiction came from the war where he used meth.

23 Accomplishments He influenced the music we listen to know.
He is the idol for many singers that sing to us like Michael Jackson who has shaped pop. Received the Album of the Year in Country Music. Nominated for 5 Grammys and won 3

24 Accomplishments Won the Best Musical Performance at Laurel Awards
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Known as The King of Rock and Roll

25 Comparison

26 Similarities They both were believers that when they were preforming, the crowd was the most important thing. Very charitable and courtious Became known as the Kings of their Genres Were great fathers Had Friends that were not their for their best Interest

27 Differences Michael grew up in a huge family while Elvis was an only child. Elvis went to the Military and became an actor while Michael was strictly doing things with his music. Michael’s works was more of a pop genre while Elvis was more Rock and Roll and Country.

28 Differences Michael always had a changing appearance as he grew up while Elvis looked the same and stayed with the same style. Elvis was more about the hip shaking while Michael worked on his feet movement. Elvis had one child Michael had three

29 Greater Impact Michael Jackson had the greater impact.
He was known during a period where the publicity was bigger so the World knew more. He gave more than Elvis and was also bigger in the music industry than him.

30 References "Michael Jackson." 29 Nov 2009, 09:56 Graves, Karen Marie. Michael Jackson. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, Michael.html#ixzz0YO4aYAYZ "Discover Elvis." Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley Enterprizes, Web. 30 Nov < "Elvis Presley." 30 Nov 2009, 06:22

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