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Elvi's Biography

He was born on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. (USA)

His fathers were Vernon and Gladys Presley, who had a twin pregnancy though, Jesse Aaron Presley, died at birth, so Elvis grew up as an only child. His family moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, where he graduated in 1953 at Humes High School.

As a child he showed passion for books, only showed passion for baseball and music. Enjoying the blues, country and soul. At ten he first sang in public at a regional competition in which she won second prize. The first dollar he earned as a cinema usher and a truck driver power company. In 1953 he entered the studio of Sun Records, a modest local label, and recorded an album to give to his mother that cost $ 4. His influences were country gospel music he heard in church and musical marathons those who came regularly and black music of R & B he absorbed on historic Beale Street.

Elvis rehearsing with bassist Bill Black and guitarist Scotty Moore. In 1954 they decided to record two songs "That's All Right Mama" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky". Neither reached sufficient scale but its spread was enough for Elvis decided to quit his job and start a career as a professional musician.

At first album was followed by others and live performances. The tunes he played the trio were based on cowgirl music. In late 1954 he had to appear in court accused of impregnating a founder of his first fan club but was acquitted. The entrepreneur Tom Parker, persuaded the singer and her mother to accept their services how representative and manager. He had not finished 1955 when the giant RCA hired him for forty thousand dollars and organized a major advertising campaign around its figure.

In early 1956 he came to Nashville to work with musicians from the city and this collaboration would be born its first quality songs, one of them "Heartbreak Hotel" reach number one on the charts. The same year he made his first film "Love Me Tender" by Robert D. Webb, exaltation of melodic-erotic myth that Elvis, whom his fans called The Pelvis. In march 1958 the German Federal Republic to perform his military service and exploits the image of patriot and exemplary son while new his records in America than beating all sales records kept appearing. Young people dancing to his songs: "Im all Shook Up", "Tuti fruffi" ....

During the sixties, he became accustomed to living their bad movies installed on the clouds of success. Built in Memphis mansion which he called Graceland. In 1967 he married Priscilla Beaulie and the following year had his first daughter, Lisa Marie. At Christmas 1968 reappears in a special Christmas program and is projected back to the seller.

In 1969 he returned to live, and his concerts are repeated year after year in Las Vegas on a show of worship the idol. In his later years Elvis's health deteriorates after years of strict diets and pills of all kinds. While wants to be champion of the fight against drugs and even Nixon wants to name special narcotics agent.

Needed ingesting 25 pills a day to stand. To exit the stage, it sticks in skin tight corsets that disguise their obesity, but not before putting diapers, because sometimes lose control of their bowels. During the night of August 16, 1977 Elvis Presley gets no sleep, get up and locked in the bath with some pills and a book chosen at random from his extensive library on esoteric subjects.

The next day, after a heart attack, rigid appears on the bed and forensic opinion as "natural death". Suffered in recent months disorders in sight and a great stress. He was 42 years old, weighed 100 pounds and your body 14 types of dangerous drugs were found.

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