Presentation on theme: "By: Elizabeth Cervantes. Elvis was born on January 8, 1935 died August 16, 1977 at age 42. Hometown was Tupelo, Mississippi. Moved to Memphis, Tennessee."— Presentation transcript:
Elvis was born on January 8, 1935 died August 16, 1977 at age 42. Hometown was Tupelo, Mississippi. Moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was in the 8 th grade. Died of heart failure caused by an overdose on prescription drugs.
His Performing style was Rockabilly His used a diversity of musical influences and created a sound that was never heard before. He would combine country singing with rhythm and blues He was known as “The king of rock and roll”
He got nicknamed “Elvis the Pelvis” for his swinging dance. Some of his influences were ballads, country and gospel music he would hear at church. He began his singing career in 1954 with Sun records label. His #1 hit was “Heartbreak hotel” and it was on the charts for 8 weeks
“That’s alright Mama” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5gTBEci9wM Instruments: Acoustic guitar, vocals, electric guitar, upright bass *Released in summer of 1954 “All Shook up” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZT7KCbwem0 Instruments: Guitar, vocals, chord “ Burning Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJac6OykfM Instruments: Piano, horn-laden chorus, choir style vocals, drums, guitar *Released in 1972, it was among one of his final rock and roll records.
“Hound Dog” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzQ8GDBA8Is Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, drums and back vocals “Suspicious mind” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU Instruments: Piano, vocal, guitar. *he embraces the sounds of soul and R&B rather than rock and country
1946 He received first guitar on his 11 th birthday In 1956 he released his 1 st album Elvis. Sold over 1 million copies. He served in the U.S Army in 1958 for 2 years. From 1970-1977 Elvis spent touring all over the U.S around 1,000 concerts.
He appeared in more than 30 films 1945 met his wife Priscilla Beaulieu in Germany while he was in military duty. They had their only child (Lisa Marie Presley) in 1968. He got divorced in 1973
He started having weight problems late 1960’s Started becoming more dependent on prescription drugs. His Dr. was arrested for prescribing thousands of pills and narcotics illegally to him. His final performance was in Indianapolis at Market Square arena in June 26 1977.
Elvis was found dead in his Graceland mansion in 1977. Even after his death his success still continues, he is still being celebrated as a legend. His mansion is the top tourist attraction in Memphis and has attracted millions of visitors from around the world
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