How Did Elvis Presley Influence The World

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Crystal Mendez From Elvis to J-Lo: 50 Years of Pop Music Jill Van Nostrand Early Legends of Rock ‘n Roll Another Legend is Elvis Presley, the phenomenon, Elvis, changed the music, film, and television world forever. He had 149 different albums and singles that became certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 18 of his songs went to number one on the charts totaling 80 weeks. He took many influences throughout his life, combined it, and ratified the way music will be used forever. To put a cherry on top of this sundae would be to also mention that 40%, almost 1/2) of his record sales, was outside of the United States. No one saw it coming, not even Elvis. His success…show more content…
He goes back to Sun Label supplementary to record more songs. He gets another chance to perform at the Louisiana Hayride. 00 later around this time, he records his first two songs at Sun Label. This was an audience of an elder generation who grew up with Frank Sinatra and business suit singing. He received the most applause of all the acts, won the talent show, and even performed and encore. Most people know that the king of rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley, but do they know when he died? On August 16, 1977, at 3:30 PM he was pronounced dead, due to a heart attack, according to the Washington Post. He accomplished many things in music, some that people never would have thought of. At the age of 42 he was at the peak of his career, or so he thought. What did the doctor's say? What did his fans say? How big of a surprise was it? All of these questions are asked regarding Elvis' death, and the answers are as follows. First, a little background on his accomplishments as a singer. Through his whole career, "he sold more than 500 million records worldwide and made 33 films. He was a millionaire living in his Graceland Mansion behind locked gates." He had more money than anyone could ever dream of having. Elvis appealed mostly to young people living in

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