Kayna Sollars Stallings English2 May 2, 2013 Rough Draft You may have heard of an American legend widely known as the “King” of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley. Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi January 8, 1935. He was born to a poor family following the stillborn birth of his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley. Elvis’s family went to the Assembly of God Church and sang in the choir. When he was ten years old Elvis sang in front of several hundred people at the annual Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show and won a prize for singing Old Shep for a contest sponsored by a local radio- station.
Melissa Welsch 5 In the biography Down at the End of Lonely Street was about Elvis Aaron Presley. Elvis was the first true rock and roll star. Elvis Presley’s life started when he was born January 6, 1935 in Tupelo Mississippi. Elvis was supposed to have a twin brother named Jessie but he died at birth. Elvis’s parents Gladys and Vernon thought that Elvis was a miracle baby.
Jamie Foxx Born Eric Morlon Bishop on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas, people know him as the American actor, Jamie Foxx. To divorce with her husband, his mother Loise, let Foxx be adopted by her parents, Mark and Esther Talley, when he was still seven months old. Wanted to be able to play piano, Foxx got his first piano lessons at the age three at his grandmother's insistence. As he grew up, Foxx went to high school during which he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. Went on to college he kept continuing to study music and attended Julliard to study classical piano, where got a music scholarship.
Vickie Pleake Professor Spencer English 121 18 June 2013 Elvis Presley’s Career Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935 in his parents’ home. He was a twin at birth but his brother Jessie Garen, was stillborn. The home Elvis was born in was built by his father, Vernon, for $180.00. Elvis came from humble beginnings, he grew up in poverty. While growing up and through his adult life Elvis was close to his mother, Gladys.
Starr played key roles in the Beatles' films and appeared in numerous others. After the band's break-up in 1970, he released "It Don't Come Easy", "Photograph" and "Back Off Boogaloo", followed by the 1973 top ten album Ringo. He narrated the first two seasons of the children's television series Thomas & Friends. Since 1989, he has successfully toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. In 2011 Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time.
King died – found at the bottom of his family’s swimming pool in July of 1969, about 15 months after his brother was assassinated in Memphis. Like his brother, he was also a graduate of Morehouse College, a minister and active in the civil rights movement. His path there was not always smooth, as he rebelled against black upper middle class convictions of the time as he got married at 19 and went about raising a family. “Uncle Martin accepted the yoke of nonviolence early,” said A.D. King’s daughter, Alveda King said. “Daddy finally accepted it, because he wanted to follow his brother and Christ.
Thompson thoroughly investigated Elvis’ drug habits and documented the findings in his book The Death of Elvis. “Elvis Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self. Hugely overweight, his mind dulled by the pharmacopoeia he daily ingested, he was barely able to pull himself through his abbreviated concerts” (Thompson 137). Elvis suffered from multiple ailments such as: glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver damage, and an enlarged colon, each aggravated, and possibly caused, by drug abuse. Thompson also discovered that Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour.
Junior believes it has to do with depression, when he says, “I suppose he is depressed” and “I suppose the whole family is depressed” (40). He realizes that when he says, “we all look for ways to make the pain go away” (107). Some people that suffer from depression lock themselves in either the basement or “run away to get drunk” (150), like his sister and father. According to Junior everyone is depressed in the Rez, that is the reason why so many Indians become alcoholics, to flush away their pain. Junior's father “drinks his pain away” (107).
Stevie Ray Vaughan, born October 3rd of 1954 in Dallas Texas, coming into a family, his mother Martha Vaughan and father Jim Vaughan, and having a 3 year older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, also becoming extremely famous and talented with Stevie. Stevie had always loved the guitar, in an interview he said that he always wanted to play the drums but he didn’t have any drums, so he decided to play the saxophone. But could only get a few squeaks. His older brother Jimmie Vaughan could play the guitar, so Stevie decided that he would play the guitar too, he taught himself how to play the blues style of music, and did not learn how to read sheet music. Stevie would sneak into Jimmies room when he wasn’t there and play his guitars and read his books
Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest child who pursued her father’s dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, collapsed and died after making a speech. She was 51.” Even though one sibling died they still lived in their fathers dream. The historic couple Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta had a civilized way they communicated with each other. “So you can do something else besides sing?