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Facts You Did Not Know About Elvis Presley

His voice, style, and influence on music and culture made Elvis Presley become the king of rock. He is known for modernizing blues, country and bluegrass music for a contemporary and more youthful public. Elvis had a mysterious death at the age of 42 in a bathroom in Graceland. No matter how many years pass, the world keeps talking about Presley music and his influence in the music world. In honor to Presley’s death, here are 5 facts you may not know about him.

  1. Even though he and his music had a worldwide impact, he never performed outside of Noth America. Presley only performed in the US and Canada and the reason was because of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Parker was born in the Netherlands but resided illegally in the US. The reason why he didn’t plan any international tour for Presley, was because he was afraid of not being able to come back.
  2. He found most part of his inspiration in the Comic Book World. Presley got inspiration for his songs from the Capitan Marvel Jr. character having a great impact in his genre of music.

3. He didn’t write any of the songs he sang. Even though he helped co-writing some of his songs, he never wrote them by himself. He recorded over 600 songs but didn’t write a single one of them. Elvis was a performer, not a songwriter. He took a more active role in producing and performing his songs than actually writing them.  

4. Presley’s mother birthday gift brought him to the fame. One summer night e went to Sun Records studio and paid $3.98 to record a couple of songs and give them to his mom. When the producer Sa, Philips heard Presley’s record, he called him to come back to the studio. At first, Pillips thought he committed a mistake with Presley, but when he started singing an accelerated version of “That’s All Right (Mama)”, he knew he found the next big thing in the music industry. Two weeks after Presley went to the studio, the single was released and became a regional hit.  

5. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Presley is one of the best-selling solo artists in the history of recorded music, with approximately 600 million record unit sales worldwide. He was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues, and gospel. Presley won three Grammys, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been included into “multiple music halls of fame”.

Jessica Zabala

Jessica Zabala is a 12th grader. She writes Arts editorials and is a Designer for the Newspaper Team. Her favorite hobby is singing.

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