Elvis Presley

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On December 21. Elvis was rushed to the hospital where he was officially pronounced dead. Valium. The coroner recorded the cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia. It will remain sealed until 2027. Elvis died on August 16. 3 . In 1964 began the decline in the hegemony holding in the world of rock. leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. the attending physicians deliberately omitted the fact that what had apparently caused Elvis' heart to beat irregularly and then stop was an overdose of prescription drugs.S. and Demorol. The last time we depart from this formula we lost money. Nevada. and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis Teenager. morphine. He and his parents moved to Memphis. in 1948. both in terms of sales and popularity. The following year reaffirmed his return to live concerts in the International Hotel in Las Vegas. fifty years after The King's death. Vernon Presley. After this information was revealed. hits parades after his successful 1968 for TV Comeback Special. on January 8. the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended. Jessie Garon. her only daughter: Lisa Marie Presley. after an exchange of gifts. Lisa Marie Presley.Biography Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo Mississippi. His twin brother. 1935. While true in the strictest sense (cardiac arrhythmia basically means that the heart was beating irregularly and in this case. to name a few. Elvis' body is buried at Graceland. These drugs included codeine. he returned to the top of the U. On May 1. had the complete autopsy report sealed. was stillborn. 1967 Presley married Priscilla Ann-Beaulieau (known as Priscilla Presley). That same year. with whom he had one year after her daughter. I will be a country boy who knows girls and sing songs. Elvis musical influences were the pop and country music of the time. finally stopped). Elvis' father. talked about the influence of drugs on youth. After being found on the bathroom floor. Tennessee. 1977 in the bathroom at Graceland. In 1968. 1970. Elvis visited President Richard Nixon in the White House where. and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.

did not hear it until he returned two more times. recording two songs at every opportunity. the Beatles visited him at his home in Bel-Air. Sam Phillips. With the release of his first issue of this kind. shooting an average of three a year until a total of 31. after which she was pleasantly surprised. The company owner. 4 . a fusion of country and blues. were James Dean and Marlon Brando. author of the hit Blue Suede Shoes. That's All Right. having conquered Memphis and some regional markets in the southern United States. Her favorite actors. Colonel Tom Parker. who later that year. when he was nineteen. the majority prefers Carl Perkins. hired him to record an album that reached great success in Memphis. began to act in films of medium to low quality.Professional Career In 1954. Many believe that Presley was the creator of the musical style rockabilly. during which John Lennon told him about their upcoming movie. 1965. In 1955. Three months later. In the 1960's. Sun Records In the studies recorded a single with the track My Happiness and That's When Your Heartaches Begin.000 and Cadillac. managed the transfer of small Sun Records. On August 27. (a genre that certainly would in less than 17 months to pounce on other rhythms increasingly sophisticated) created one of the images most classic rock and roll. the RCA. he recorded an album with two songs to give to your mother for her birthday. (California). he admired and imitated. but when it comes to finding the person responsible for its largest expansion and development. by Arthur Crudup. in exchange for $ 35.

These figures are only for the pop charts and only in America. and continue to enjoy. with more certifications expected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on. Sweden. 114 were in the top forty. and community service. his recordings and films enjoyed. more than anyone in record industry history. Yugoslavia. platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).eligibility was opened to women as well as men.sports. Australia. This award has been given since 1938 and has honored men of achievement in all areas of endeavor . science. Canada. It is interesting to note that. Some of the countries represented are: Norway.Achievements The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees) named Elvis Presley One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 in a ceremony on January 16. 40 were in the top ten. entertainment. Belgium. England. R&B. and. Germany. and the award has since been presented to the year's Ten Outstanding Young Americans. In America alone. His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one. except for a handful of movie soundtrack songs. It recognizes outstanding personal achievement and the exemplification of the opportunities available in the free enterprise system. Of these. and he is known throughout the world by his first name. He was also a leading artist in the American country. etc. 1971. France. medicine. Record Chart Statistics Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. 5 . South Africa. one of Elvis' proudest moments. It is estimated that 40% of Elvis' total record sales have been outside the United States. except for five shows in three Canadian cities in 1957. along with patriotism. He has also had over 90 charted albums with ten of them reaching number one. (In the 1980's. Research is also underway to document his record sales achievements in other countries. Still. government. he did not perform in concert outside the United States.) Record Sales It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide. and 18 went to number one. and gospel fields. popularity all over the globe. humanitarianism. Elvis has had 150 different albums and singles that have been certified gold. and his chart success in other countries was substantial. International Acclaim Elvis Presley’s trophy room at Graceland is filled with gold and platinum records and awards of all kinds from around the world. Japan. and The Netherlands. Elvis did not record in other languages.

"Don't Be Cruel" (1956 recording. inducted 2002). "Suspicious Minds" (1969 recording. and "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1960 recording. have been inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame: "Hound Dog" (1956 recording. inducted 1988). The Recording Academy's national trustees established the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. inducted 2007). "That's All Right" (1954 recording. In 1971. inducted 1998). inducted 1999). "Heartbreak Hotel" (1956 recording. NARAS also recognized him with their Lifetime Achievement Award (known then as the Bing Crosby Award in honor of its first recipient).Grammy Awards Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). 6 . Six of Elvis' recordings. inducted 1995). His three wins were for gospel recordings . all of them his original studio masters. Many inductees are recordings that were created and released before the 1958 inception of NARAS and the Grammy Awards. Elvis was 36 years old at the time.the album "How Great Thou Art" (1967). the album "He Touched Me" (1972) and his live Memphis concert recording of the song "How Great Thou Art" (1974).

Presley's impact on the American youth consumer market was noted on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on December 31. and Southern country Presley sang both hard driving rockabilly. many parents were able to give their teenage children much higher weekly allowances. but the buyers of his records were mostly between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two. historian Ian Brailsford (University of Auckland.000. Roy Orbison and others immediately followed in his wake. According to Rolling Stone Magazine. Teens were asserting more independence and Presley became a national symbol of their parents' consternation.000 units sold in 1955 to 5. John Lennon later observed. the demand for black slacks and loose. Along with Presley's "ducktail" haircut. there was nothing. laying a commercial foundation upon which other rock musicians would build their careers. open-necked shirts resulted in new lines of clothing for teenage boys whereas a girl might get a pink portable 45 rpm record player for her bedroom." Rolling Stone encyclopedia of Rock and Roll describes Presley as "an American music giant of the 20th century who single-handedly changed the course of music and culture in the mid-1950s. "Elvis Presley today is a business. Little Richard. Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. During the 1940s bobby soxers had idolized Frank Sinatra. Buddy Holly.Impact Since the beginning of his career. Presley triggered a juggernaut of demand for his records by near-teens and early teens aged ten and up." His recordings. Bo Diddley. "The phenomenal success of Elvis Presley in 1956 convinced many doubters of the financial opportunities existing in the youth market. New Zealand) commented. attitude and clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll. His music was heavily influenced by AfricanAmerican blues. rock and roll dance songs and ballads. "Before Elvis." During the post economic boom of the 1950s. the Everly Brothers. Kohlmeier wrote. Johnny Cash. signaling a shift in the buying power and purchasing habits of American teens. 7 . Wynonie Harris and Fats Domino came to national prominence after Presley's acceptance among mass audiences of White American teenagers.000 units by the end of 1958). Chuck Berry. 1956 when business journalist Louis M." Elvis even became very popular to British audiences as well. "it was Elvis who made rock 'n' roll the international language of pop. dance moves. Meanwhile American teenagers began buying newly available portable transistor radios and listened to rock 'n' roll on them (helping to propel that fledgling industry from an estimated 100. African-American performers like Big Joe Turner. Christian gospel." and reported on the singer's record and merchandise sales. Singers like Jerry Lee Lewis. Half a century later.

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