Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8,1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley. He had a twin brother, Jessie, who was stillborn. Elvis always regretted this and wondered what Jessie would've been like."The King" first owned a guitar when, on his eleventh birthday, his parents bought him one. Soon after this when he was 13, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Many of Elvis's songs are based on gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he often attended, and the R&B he heard on Beale Street as a teen there.
  In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the Sun Records label in Memphis. By 1956, he was known all over the world. He even starred in 33 movies. He served his country in the U.S. Army after he became famous, which was unusual. He died on August 15,1977.
   Fun Facts about Elvis:
  My mom saw him at his last concert ever.
 He was a Black Belt in karate.
   His wedding cake was 6 ft tall!
   He had a jet named after his daughter,the Lisa Marie.
   Once he sang his hit song, "Hound Dog", to a Basset hound!
        Thanks for reading!
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