The history of Elvis Presley
|Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1938
in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis sang in the Assembly of God choir. At
age ten, Elvis won a school singing contest and he taught himself
the principles of the guitar. Elvis’ family is very interesting. His
parents are Gladys and Vernon. Jesse Garon, Elvis’ twin brother, was
stillborn. The Presley family is extremely poor. All of his family
is extremely religious. The church rejoiced in African-American
songs. In high school, Elvis Presley was extremely shy. He was in a
lot of fights. He also won a talent show in his senior year of high
school. Elvis got a lot of attention after winning the talent show.
He was invited to parties every weekend and sang a song to anyone
who would listen. After graduation, Elvis became a truck driver. He
made $1.25 an hour. He kept little of the money he earned and gave
most of it to his parents. The middle of his life was the most
success part of his life.
Love Me Tender was the first of his 33
movies to be made. Elvis was in the United States Army from
1958-1960. Elvis made his last chart - climbing single in 1969.
Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii was broadcast to over a billion people in
1973. Elvis and Priscilla were married soon after the birth of their
daughter Lisa Marie. After six years of marrage, Priscilla divorced
Elvis. Elvis had a lot of jobs before and after his successfulness.
Also in 1953, he was studying to be an electrician. He was recording
privately and later became a singer. He recorded a lot of songs.
Some songs include “Heartbreak Hotel” and Hound Dog. Others include
“Don’t Be Cruel” and “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” and “All Shook Up”.
Elvis performed in a lot of places. He toured the Hillbilly Cat. He
performed on a radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana. Elvis
released his first record with Sun Records. His pelvic gyrations on
Talk of the Town and Stage Show were considered so great that Elvis
was known from the waist up. Elvis starred in many movies and T.V
shows. He starred in Stage Show with Jackie Gleason and in Talk of
the Town with Ed Sullivan. Elvis seriously abused drugs. Elvis first
started out smoking. He lived in Graceland when using drugs. He was
also overweight. Elvis Aaron Presley died on August 16, 1977 because
of a heart attack. He was only 42. Elvis made a huge impact on the
world. He had more golden records than any solo or group in history.
A lot of fans really miss him. People still refer to him as the
“King of Rock and Roll”.
Elvis Presley tabs:
- All Shook Up tab and chord
Elvis Presley - Burning Love tab
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Fallin
In Love tab and chord
Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel tab
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak hotel
tab and chord
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog tab and
Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto tab
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock tab
Elvis Presley - Love me Tender tab
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
tab and chord