Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Elvis Presley was born on January 8,1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi. His Mother Gladys bought him his first guitar by the age of 12. In (1948) Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Humes High School in Memphis, Elvis worked as a movie theater usher and a truck driver for Crown Electric Company. He began his singing career singing as "The Hillbilly Cat". In (1955) he signed on with RCA. Teenage girls became hysterical over his sexy gyrations, where he received the nickname, "Elvis the Pelvis" (TV cameras were not permitted to film below his waist).

In 1956 after his TV performance on The Dorsey Brothers Show, Elvis was cast in his first acting role in a supporting part in Love Me Tender (1956), the first of 33 movies he starred in.

After two years in the military, Presley returned to the studio and made a come back by recording some of his most famous songs. He spent most of the 1960s making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums. Elvis has sold over 600-million singles and albums.

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