Elvis Presley Research Paper

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Elvis Presley "You've got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead." From Elvis’s Popular musical “Follow That Dream.” from 1962. Do know who Elvis is? Well he was one of the most popular musicians in the 19th century. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. He had a twin brother named Jessie Garon, but he was stillborn. Which means he died in the womb. His parents were Vernon and Gladys Presley. Before Elvis was born, his mother made $2 a day. Eventually, she quit her job to take care of Elvis (Elvis Presley Official Site of the King of Rock “n” Roll). His father committed forgery when he was very young. He served about a year in prison. He grew up in a two room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis was an only child (Elvis Presley Official…show more content…
He was voted by Q Magazine the best singer of all time. In 1965 he met the president Lyndon Johnson. Elvis starred in more than 33 films (Elvis Presley). He was nominated for 14 grammys, and he won three times. He had many nicknames including “Elvis the Pelvis,” and “The King.” He received the name “Elvis the Pelvis,” because the way he shook his hips while dancing. In 1970, he developed glaucoma. He also suffered chronic insomnia. Throughout his life he collected guns and badges. He also had a collection of Andy Kaufman tapes. He gave a robe to Muhammad Ali, and “The People’s Champion.” was stitched on the back of it (Biography). He was the first performer inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Elvis owned a pet chimp named Scatter. He was a fan of Peter Seller and Tony Curtis. His favorite car was a white cadillac. His favorite movies were “Rebel Without A Cause,” (1955) “A Streetcar Named Desire,” (1951) and “Bullitt,” (1968) (Biography). He was a huge fan of Professional wrestling. His favorite book was the Holy Bible. At the age of 36, he was one of the youngest recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement

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