Elvis presley biography

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Elvis presley biography

  1. 1. Elvis Presley
  2. 2. • Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8th 1935, in East Tupelo, Mississippi.
  3. 3. • Elvis grew up in a poor but religious home which was typical of the deep south of the United States. His parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, were kind and loving.
  4. 4. • While he was still a child, Elvis won several talent competitions. After he left school, he worked as a cinema usher and a truck driver.
  5. 5. • The first person to realize that Elvis was a good singer was Sam Phillips, the owner of a record company called Sun Records. He began his career in 1954.
  6. 6. • In November 1956, he made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. In late 1956, he was an international sensation and won six gold discs. These were the first of many which he won during his life.
  7. 7. • Elvis and Priscilla got married in 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they had one daughter: Lisa Marie Presley. After being married for only 8 years they got divorced.
  8. 8. • Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

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