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Elvis Presley

Megan Friend
Honors American History
Period 2


Secondary Sources
2014. America Rocks and Rolls. Accessed April 16, 2014.
This web site discusses the rising popularity of Rock n' Roll in America in the 1950's and how
Elvis gradually made it more appealing and accessible to the mainstream.
Dunleavy, Steve. 1977. Elvis: What Happened? Ballantine Books.
This book talks about the toll of Elvis's immense popularity and what happened in his later years
Edgers, Geoff. 2007. Who was Elvis? Grosset & Dunlap.
This book contains many facts about Elvis from his childhood to his stardom
Education Department, Saatchi Gallery Contemporary Art in London. n.d. 1950' The beginnings of Rock
and Roll. Accessed April 16, 2014.
This website discussed the change in American culture in the 1950' and the many people,
including Elvis, who led the way for Rock and Roll
2002. Elvis Presley's Biography. Accessed April 13, 2014.
This website gave an in depth look at not only Elvis's life but his musical success and songs as
Guralnick, Peter. 1995. Last Train to Memphis. Back Bay Books.
This biography looks beyond Elvis's stardom and talks about his personal life and reaction to
Hombach, Jean-Pierre. 2012. Elvis Presley: The King of Rock and Roll. Hombach
This book elaborates on Elvis's immense fame, the legend he has become, and how he changed
American culture
McGovern, Charles F. n.d. "America's Music: Rock." Tribeca Film Institute. Accessed April 16, 2014.
This essay talks about the beginnings of Rock and Roll and the musical pioneers who led the way
with Elvis
Presley, Priscilla. 1986. Elvis and Me. Berkley.
This book talks about Elvis behind the scenes and out of the public view from the eyes of his
long-time wife, Priscilla Presley
Rubel, David. 2000. Elvis Presley: The Rise of Rock and Roll. Lerner Publishing Group.
This book went into detail on the many ways Elvis revolutionized American music and forged the
path for rock music

Primary Sources
1970. "Elvis Presley meets with President Richard M. Nixon." Washingtn D.C., December 21.
This picture shows Elvis Presley’s meeting with President Richard M. Nixon in which he received
the credentials of a federal agent in the war on drugs.
1957. "Elvis Presley with the Sunshine Boys." August.
This picture shows Elvis and another musical group, the Sunshine Boys, singing together while
Elvis plays piano.
English, David. n.d. "Jailhouse Rock 1."
This picture shows Elvis during the development and recording of one of his most famous songs,
“Schoolhouse Rock.”
—. n.d. "Publicity Photos."
This picture is one of Elvis’s signature visuals that he used for publicity, in which he’s dancing in
a jail wearing black and white stripes.
1937. "Gladys, Elvis & Vernon Presley ."
This image shows Mr. & Mrs. Presley with Elvis when he was only a toddler.
Ivins, Molly. 1977. "Elvis Presley Dies; Rock Singer was 42." The New York Times, August 17: 1.
This newspaper article announces the shocking death of Elvis Presley due to heart failure when
he was only 42.
Lichtenstein, Grace. 1972. "Presley draws 2 Generations of Fans." The New York Times, June 10: 21.
This article discusses when the then-37 year old Elvis gave the first live concert New York had
ever given.
1957. "Love me Tender." August 24.
This image shows a rare behind-the-scenes look at Elvis as he worked on his movie, “Love me
New York Post. 1977. "Millions Mourn Presley." August 18: 1.
Newspaper article which talks about the public’s reaction to Elvis’s death and his struggles with
Thompson, Roy. 1956. "Elvis Presley." Winston-Salem Journal, February 17: 2.
This newspaper article is one of the first reviews of Elvis’s concerts and states that “Nothing
could rival the excitement generated by Elvis"