“You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog Cryin’ all the time Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit and you ain’t no friend of mine.” This song is called Hound Dog and was made famous by Elvis Presley, an American singer, and songwriter from 1950s; Hello today I will be talking about the king of rock and roll’s early life, the road to fame, marriage, death, and legacy.Early life: Let me start by telling you about his early life. Born on the 8th of January, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi U.S.
Elvis had a twin brother, Jessi Garon who was stillborn, leaving Elvis as an only child. His early life was quite difficult and often involved him working to help family finances. At ten years of age, Elvis sang “Old Shep” at a youth talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama fair and won fifth place.
He picked up music early from local gospel groups and got a guitar at the age of 11 instead of the rifle and bike he asked for. Elvis moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948 and graduated from Humes high school in 1953. After graduation, during the summer Elvis went to Sun label and recorded a demo of “My Happiness.” He only paid 4.
00$ for this and gave it to his mother as a birthday present.Now I would tell you all about his road to fame. It was a bumpy road, as you will hear. Elvis wanted to be a legend since he was young, he joined a band named “Lauderdale Court,” with four other boys. Elvis worked for his fame; he would send Sam Phillips owner of the Sun studio tapes of him performing, but was rejected until Sam gave him a chance to sing “Without You.
” He impressed Sam and Bill Black a bass player. Later they got Elvis to record to see if Elvis was the real deal. After two months, Sam was disappointed with what both Black and Elvis had come up with. Then, Elvis got the guitar and sang a blues song “That’s All Right,” and at that momentthey found Elvis’s style. It wasn’t until 1956 when he released his song Heartbreak Hotel that started him off.Now onto his marriage and death. Elvis met Priscilla when she was fourteen.
At the time Elvis was ten years older and was serving in the army while being stationed in Germany. Eight years later they got married on the 1st of May, 1967, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lisa Marie, the daughter of Elvis, was then born in 1968, but Priscilla and Elvis did not last and sadly got divorced in 1973.
The divorce happened due to infidelities and his drug use. Elvis died on the 16th of August, 1977, in his bathroom at Graceland, Tennessee. He died because of a heart attack at the age of 42.Here are some fun and interesting facts about Elvis Presley! 1. In 1947, a local radio show offered Elvis at age 12 a chance to sing live on air, but he was too shy to go on live. 2.
In December 1957, Elvis was drafted into the U.S army. 3. He is one of the best-selling solo artists in history.
3. He won three Grammys, also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. 4. He has sold over one billion records worldwide.Finally, his legacy Elvis has sold over 150 different albums and singles. With his top five hits being “It’s No or Never,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “A little Less Conversation,” and “The Wonder of You.
” Over 40 years of death but his popularity is very much alive and as influenced when he was alive and continues to influence today’s world. In memory of the king of rock and roll: Elvis Aaron Presley “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”.