King Elvis Informative Speech

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I. Attention: "Elvis has left the building..." these are the words made famous by millions of fans because of Elvis' incredible musical talents. II. Importance: There are very few entertainers who have changed this world the way that Elvis has. Even years after his death there are stores lined with his records and memorabilia and his face is recognizable around the world. He is more than just a singer that died: he is truly the King of Rock and Roll. III. Credibility: I have been a fan of Elvis my whole life, I have studied his life and achievements and even traveled to Graceland. IV. Preview: He may have left the building for good, but his memory still remains. I will inform you about the life of Elvis, his many achievements, and his home in Memphis. Body I. Elvis lived a hard life growing up. A.…show more content…
After becoming famous, Elvis went on to achieve many things. A. According to Todd Morgan, who wrote parts of the Official Guide to Graceland in 2002, it is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history. 1. Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. a. Of these, 114 were in the top forty, 40 were in the top ten, and 18 went to number one. b. His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one. i. These figures are only for the pop charts, and only in America. He was also a leading artist in the American country, R&B, and gospel fields, and his chart success in other countries was substantial. B. Elvis has also appeared on many television shows and in movies. 1. He appeared on The Milton Berle Show twice, the second time included his performance of Hound Dog that was so provocative for his time that it caused a national scandal. He was also seen on The Steve Allen

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