Thirty six years after his death, Elvis Aaron Presley, known as the King of Rock and Roll, is thought of as much as if he was yet alive and still successful and making progress. Millions of people pay tribute to Elvis, The King of Rock and Roll, every year during the anniversary of his death, August 16, 1977. Throughout the world, Elvis Presley’s talent, good looks, and compassion have earned the admiration of millions of fans. According to Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., because of his huge success during his career, his image and work are constantly repeated in people’s lives through his impersonators and music by various music artists. John Lennon said, “Before Elvis, there was nothing.” (Logan). Therefore, he had a huge impact for people’s way of life through his determination to succeed through rock and roll music, television experiences, and legacy that he left behind that has inspired others to follow his footsteps that still make him successful today.
First, Elvis Presley was a legend and his passion for music became very influential to young musicians around the world. From a variety of music genre such as: gospel to romantic, from rock to blues, Elvis was a man who had many talents and enjoyed sharing them with people (Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.) According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia, no one ever has sold as many records, sang, or had as many fans as he did. Still today he is at the top and so far, no one has taken it from him. On Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Charts in America, Elvis Presley has had over 149 songs to appear: 114 in the top forty, forty in the top ten, and eighteen managed to capture the number one spot. Elvis had over ninety charted albums, nine of them also reaching number one (Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.). Many singers have tried to fill his shoes, but have found it almost impossible to be as respected as Elvis was.
Second, in the late1950’s, Elvis appeared on variety of network television shows such as “The Stage...
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