He had a twin brother named Jessie but he was stillborn leaving Presley as a only child (Elvis.com). His parents were Veron and Glady Presley (Gentry p.25). When he was three years old his dad went to jail putting them in hard times (Gentry p.28). On Saturdays Presley would sing on the radio station WELO'S called ''The Saturday Jamboree'' (Grentry p.35). He enjoyed singing to his friends (Gentry p.36).
His father, Mathais, was a wheelwright who played the harp, and his mother Maria, was a cook for count Karl Anton Harrach. It was a family custom to call their children by their second name. Thus Joseph Haydn was his name. Joseph Haydn was a choirboy in St. Stephen’s Cathedral by the age of nine. He later was kicked at the age of seventeen out of the choir because he’s amazing voice had matured and he could no longer sing the higher notes.
Elvis’s parents Gladys and Vernon thought that Elvis was a miracle baby. The Presley’s were a very poor family, they moved a few times they ended up moving to Memphis Tennessee in 1948. When Elvis was ten he originally wanted a bike but instead he got a guitar because that’s what his parents could afford. That’s how Elvis began his hobby of being a musician. Elvis attended a talent show and performed and was surprisingly good
Berry Gordy was an American record producer and songwriter. His claim to fame was the establishment of the renowned Motown record label and its affiliates. Motown became one of the most eminent music companies in the history of the U.S. Berry Gordy was born on 28th November 1929 in Detroit, Michigan and was the seventh child in a middle class family of Berry Gordy Sr. Berry’s siblings were all educated citizens however Berry wanted to become very rich very quickly so decided to drop out of school and become a professional boxer. He got interested in music by writing songs and soon opened the 3D Record Mart which was a store that featured jazz music. Unfortunately this venture was not successful.
Caitlyn Chandler Music Appreciation Period 3 12.9.11 Ol’ Blue Eyes “Sinatra knew how to make sophisticated craft sound as natural as an intimate conversation or personal confession” – Gene Lees Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915 in Hoboken New Jersey. He was the son of Martin, a Captain at the Hoboken Fire Department, and Dolly Sinatra. He attended Demarest High School in Hoboken. He was never really serious about school and ended up leaving before he graduated. In fact, he got expelled after only 47 days because of his “rowdy behavior” Frank took a job as a delivery boy for the Jersey Observer Newspaper, and later as a riveter at the Tietjan and Lang shipyard.
Nugent dropped the Amboy Dukes band name for good in 1975, and signed to Epic Records. Derek St. Holmes (guitar, vocals), Rob Grange (bass) and Clifford Davies (drums) were the primary additional band members for his classic 1970s multi-platinum albums: Ted Nugent (1975), Free-for-All (1976) and Cat Scratch Fever (1977). These albums produced the popular radio anthems "Hey Baby", "Stranglehold", "Dog Eat Dog", and "Cat Scratch Fever". It was during these three years that Nugent truly emerged as a guitar hero to thousands of young hard rock fans, many of whom were unaware of his lengthy apprenticeship with the Amboy Dukes.  This band lineup toured extensively, also releasing the multi-platinum live album Double Live Gonzo!, until its breakup
Nathan got into music in an early age by singing in church and playing the trumpet. His great vocals were discovered in 4th grade during a vocal class. Morris seemed to be in trouble a lot and really didn’t care about school, one day in a history class Morris would be asked to quiet down and which he didn’t, but then and there a classmate which was known as Marc Nelson would join in and they would both be kicked out of class. Morris and Nelson were talking and it led to a conversation about music and they both had a love for it so they came together and the group started to shape. Marc Nelson was born on January 23, 1971 and raised on the south side of Philadelphia.
The Influences of Forrest Gump Forrest Gump has influenced history in many ways; celebrities, schools, wars, running,and his son. Forrest had many guests in his house growing up, but he had a huge impact on one in particular, Elvis Presley. Elvis was Forrest's favorite guest because he had a guitar. Everybody knows Elvis' signature "hound dog" dance, but what most people don't know is that little Forrest Gump influenced that dance. How this dance came about is; Elvis was playing his guitar for Forrest and he started dancing and Elvis tried to pick up on it to preform at his concerts while he was singing.
Elvis Presley was known for changing the music world, and the way people viewed Rock and Roll. Elvis grew up poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, but when he was 13 he moved to Memphis, Tennessee. In August 1953, he went to Sun Records; a record place ran by Sam Phillips and Marion Keisker. There he recorded his first record, and in July of 1954, he made a record which started his success. In 1955, Colonel Tom A. Parker became Elvis’ manager.
Elvis was supposed to be a twin but, Jesse Garon was stillborn. Due to one of the first traumatic events, Elvis got his middle name, Aaron which he later changed to Aron to represent his brother’s loss. Elvis grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. He had a very normal early life until he was introduced to music.