The Story of Elvis Presley


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The Story of Elvis Presley

  1. 1. The History of Elvis Presley Presentation by: Sérgio Leal
  2. 2. Elvis Aaron (or Aron) Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
  3. 3. Birth name Elvis Aaron Presley Born January 8, 1935(1935-01-08) Tupelo, Mississippi, United States Died August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Memphis, Tennessee, United States Genres Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues , gospel, R&B Occupations Musician, actor Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano Years active 1954–1977 Labels Sun, RCA Victor Associated acts The Blue Moon Boys, The Jordanaires
  4. 4. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. In November 1948 the family moved to Memphis,Tennessee.
  5. 5. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.
  6. 6. Love me tender Love me sweet never let me go. You have made my life complete, and I love you so. Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled. For my darlin' I love you, and I always will.
  7. 7. Love me tender, love me long, take me to your heart. For it's there that I belong, and we'll never part. Love me tender, love me dear, tell me you are mine. I'll be yours through all the years, till the end of time.
  8. 8. When at last my dreams come true Darling this I know, darling Happiness will follow you Everywhere you go.
  9. 9. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.[1][2][3][4] Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame.
  10. 10. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.
  11. 11. Hits and albums of Elvis Blue Hawaii Girls! Girls! Girls! second gospel album How Great Thou Art album Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas gospel album He Touched Me Elvis:Aloha from Hawaii How Great Thou Art
  12. 12. Stuck on You Fame and Fortune Are You Lonesome Tonight? I Gotta Know It's Now or Never Surrender Flaming Star I Feel So Bad (Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame Little Sister (with His Latest Flame ALBUMS Pot Luck Girls! Girls! Girls! SINGLES Can't Help Falling in Love Good Luck Charm Follow That Dream She's Not You Return to Sender
  13. 13. Kentucky Rain The Wonder of You You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Don't Cry, Daddy ALBUMS It Happened At The World's Fair Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3 Fun in Acapulco SINGLES One Broken Heart for Sale (You're the) Devil in Disguise Bossa Nova Baby
  14. 14. Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History Elvis is #2 for overall album sales (117.5 million) Elvis has the most Multi-Plaintum albums (25) Elvis has more Platinum albums than any other artist (55) Elvis has the most Plaintum singles (27) Elvis has more Gold albums than any other artist (97) Elvis has the most Gold singles (24) No wonder they call him The King.
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention Sérgio Leal
  16. 16. Do you want to answer the questiones about Elvis Presley? • How is Elvis Presley called? • Why? • Where is he from? • What kind of music did he do? • Can you name some of his hits and albums?
  17. 17. Check now • He is called "King of Rock and Roll" or simply “the King”. • Because he started this music and made it world-wide popular. • The USA, Memphis, Tennessee • Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel, R&B • An own input