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 older brothers played musical instruments, and sister sang in duets. His family was religious and attended a Baptist church where Buddy Holly sang. When Buddy was five, he won a singing contest and won five dollars. At age eleven Buddy began taking piano lessons, but switched to the steel guitar, after twenty lessons, he switched to acoustic guitar. In 1951 Buddy met Bob Montgomery, a seventh-grader at Hutchinson Jr. High, who also played guitar and sang.
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.
Music was an escape for Bruce, and he was inspired to pursue a career in music after seeing Elvis and the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. He taught himself to play the guitar, and when he was 16; his mother took out a loan to buy him a guitar for Christmas. During Bruce Springsteen concerts, he would express feelings about his family and the problems he endure during childhood. Basically he used memories from childhood and current issues to write his music. One of the best songs he ever wrote was “Born to Run”.
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
at the University of California, Berkley. He now works at the University of California, San Diego in the Ecology and The Behavior of Evolution Section as a semi-retired professor/geneticist. Christopher was fascinated by the stories his uncle told him about World War II which I think may have influenced him to write this book. The story that seems to have led his career is the one in which his uncle got sick in India. In 1943 his uncle got injured by a mortar-bomb splinter in his left tibia which caused a horrible leg infection.
Pete Seeger was born in 1919 to two musical parents, Charles and Constance Seeger. His childhood was very much influenced by music. During his school years, he learned to play the banjo, guitar, and ukulele. In high school, Pete “fell in love with the old fashioned five-string banjo” and folk music that seemed to him “frank, straightforward, and honest.” Pete attended only two years at Harvard after leaving high school, preferring to follow a career in music. He then traveled around the Northeast playing his music.
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
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.
Earnest Hemingway’s writing style Hemingway was born in the quiet town of Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on July 21, 1899. His father was a physician, and Ernest was the second of six children born to Dr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Hemingway. His mother, a devout, religious woman with considerable music talent, hoped that her son would develop an interest in music. Instead, Ernest acquired his father's enthusiasm for guns and for fishing trips in the north woods of Michigan. Many people hold the opinion that there has been no American writer like Ernest Hemingway.