#@history @biography: #OnThisDay 1935, Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 19, walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4 to record a few songs as a present to his mother. Sam Philips, the owner of the studio, was intrigued by the rough, soulful quality of his voice and invited Presley back to practice with some local musicians. After Philips heard Elvis sing the rhythm-and-blues song “That’s All Right,” he agreed to release the rendition as a single on his Sun Records label. The recording went to the top of the local charts, and launched Presley’s career. During the next year, Elvis attracted a growing following in the South, and in 1955 Sun Records sold his contract to RCA for a record $40,000. His first record for RCA was “Heartbreak Hotel,” which made him a national sensation in early 1956. He followed this up with the double-sided hit record “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel.” In September 1956, Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a national variety television show, and teenagers went into hysterics over his dynamic stage presence, good looks, and catchy songs. This popularity with teenagers, did not dampen Elvis’s love life though, as he met his wife future Priscilla when she was a 14 year old fan. However, many parents were appalled by his sexually suggestive pelvic gyrations, and by his third appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis was filmed from only the waist up. From 1956 through 1958, Elvis dominated the music charts and is often credited with ushering in the age of rock and roll. By the end of the 1960s, however, rock and roll had undergone dramatic changes, and Elvis was no longer seen as relevant by American youth. A 1968 television special won back many of his fans, but hits were harder to come by. His final Top 10 entry, was 1972’s “Burning Love.” #Elv#Elvisley #Elvis #musichistory #elvismas
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#Repost @biography: #OnThisDay 1935, Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 19, walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4 to record a few songs as a present to his mother. Sam Philips, the owner of the studio, was intrigued by the rough, soulful quality of his voice and invited Presley back to practice with some local musicians. After Philips heard Elvis sing the rhythm-and-blues song “That’s All Right,” he agreed to release the rendition as a single on his Sun Records label. The recording went to the top of the local charts, and launched Presley’s career. During the next year, Elvis attracted a growing following in the South, and in 1955 Sun Records sold his contract to RCA for a record $40,000. His first record for RCA was “Heartbreak Hotel,” which made him a national sensation in early 1956. He followed this up with the double-sided hit record “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel.” In September 1956, Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a national variety television show, and teenagers went into hysterics over his dynamic stage presence, good looks, and catchy songs. This popularity with teenagers, did not dampen Elvis’s love life though, as he met his wife future Priscilla when she was a 14 year old fan. However, many parents were appalled by his sexually suggestive pelvic gyrations, and by his third appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis was filmed from only the waist up. From 1956 through 1958, Elvis dominated the music charts and is often credited with ushering in the age of rock and roll. By the end of the 1960s, however, rock and roll had undergone dramatic changes, and Elvis was no longer seen as relevant by American youth. A 1968 television special won back many of his fans, but hits were harder to come by. His final Top 10 entry, was 1972’s “Burning Love.” #Elv#Elvisley #Elvis #musichistory #elvismas . . #streetphoto #magnumphotos #streetlife #streetportrait #photojournalism #lensculturestreets #urbanphotography #everydayasia #theglobewanderer #wearethestreet #dailylife #beststreets l
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Elvismas gift. Thanks, Dad! #Elv#Elvis/a> #Elvis #HappyBirthdayElvis #AndDavidBowie #TheSandman #NeilGaiman
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Happy Elvismas to all!!! #elv#elvismas #elvis
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#Repost @biography: #OnThisDay 1935, Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 19, walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4 to record a few songs as a present to his mother. Sam Philips, the owner of the studio, was intrigued by the rough, soulful quality of his voice and invited Presley back to practice with some local musicians. After Philips heard Elvis sing the rhythm-and-blues song “That’s All Right,” he agreed to release the rendition as a single on his Sun Records label. The recording went to the top of the local charts, and launched Presley’s career. During the next year, Elvis attracted a growing following in the South, and in 1955 Sun Records sold his contract to RCA for a record $40,000. His first record for RCA was “Heartbreak Hotel,” which made him a national sensation in early 1956. He followed this up with the double-sided hit record “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel.” In September 1956, Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a national variety television show, and teenagers went into hysterics over his dynamic stage presence, good looks, and catchy songs. This popularity with teenagers, did not dampen Elvis’s love life though, as he met his wife future Priscilla when she was a 14 year old fan. However, many parents were appalled by his sexually suggestive pelvic gyrations, and by his third appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis was filmed from only the waist up. From 1956 through 1958, Elvis dominated the music charts and is often credited with ushering in the age of rock and roll. By the end of the 1960s, however, rock and roll had undergone dramatic changes, and Elvis was no longer seen as relevant by American youth. A 1968 television special won back many of his fans, but hits were harder to come by. His final Top 10 entry, was 1972’s “Burning Love.” #Elv#Elvisley #Elvis #musichistory #elvismas
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#OnThisDay 1935, Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 19, walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4 to record a few songs as a present to his mother. Sam Philips, the owner of the studio, was intrigued by the rough, soulful quality of his voice and invited Presley back to practice with some local musicians. After Philips heard Elvis sing the rhythm-and-blues song “That’s All Right,” he agreed to release the rendition as a single on his Sun Records label. The recording went to the top of the local charts, and launched Presley’s career. During the next year, Elvis attracted a growing following in the South, and in 1955 Sun Records sold his contract to RCA for a record $40,000. His first record for RCA was “Heartbreak Hotel,” which made him a national sensation in early 1956. He followed this up with the double-sided hit record “Hound Dog”/”Don’t Be Cruel.” In September 1956, Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a national variety television show, and teenagers went into hysterics over his dynamic stage presence, good looks, and catchy songs. This popularity with teenagers, did not dampen Elvis’s love life though, as he met his wife future Priscilla when she was a 14 year old fan. However, many parents were appalled by his sexually suggestive pelvic gyrations, and by his third appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis was filmed from only the waist up. From 1956 through 1958, Elvis dominated the music charts and is often credited with ushering in the age of rock and roll. By the end of the 1960s, however, rock and roll had undergone dramatic changes, and Elvis was no longer seen as relevant by American youth. A 1968 television special won back many of his fans, but hits were harder to come by. His final Top 10 entry, was 1972’s “Burning Love.” #Elv#Elvisley #Elvis #musichistory #elvismas
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Lulu #soakingupthesunshine on this fine #Elvismas afternoon.
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