Elvis Presley Bio

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Eric Hartsfield
Apr 11, 2010
1st Hour
The King of Rock N’ Roll

To make music history artist must do the unthinkable to make it to the top. Elvis Presley has done many things that have boosted his reputation to an extraordinarily popular person. Presley has changed music by creating a unique style no one has brought to the stage before, by having an incredible fan base that keeps growing today and accomplishing the unthinkable in the music industry.

Even though Presley’s career was cut short by a couple years he still succeeds at proving how great of a rock n’ roller he was by his achievements. For example, no one could say no to the music he made “as a recording artist, Presley’s accomplishments are unparalleled. He is believed to have sold over 1 billion records worldwide, about 40 percent of those outside of the US”. (Rollingstone.com) This is hard to imagine when he has never performed outside of the United States. He was an international superstar without spending the time traveling the world. Furthermore, International fame came with international honor and that exactly describes “Elvis Presley’s Trophy room at Graceland is filled with gold and platinum records and awards of all kinds from around the world. Some of the countries represented are Norway, Yugoslavia, Japan, Australia, South Africa, England, Sweden, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium and Netherlands”. (elvis.com) Presley’s trophy room would match many of the trophy rooms of famous stars today. The amount of gold and platinum records he earned many music artists would die for. Elvis Presley’s accomplishments were unimaginable and showed how hard he worked to be well liked.

Unlike other musicians, Presley had a style that kept everyone’s eyes on him. For instance, Presley performed on stage with such energy that no one could match “a style and panache that come close to pure magic and raunchy, the sweat pouring down his face he now moves with the precision...
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