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Elvis Presley was bornon January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. The son of a farm worker, Elvis never took music lessons because his parents were very poor. Elvis, however, was blessed with natural talent.
Hisprofessional singing career began in 1953 when he started recording for Sun Records, but he didn´t become famous until after he made Heartbreak Hotel in January 1956. This record was an immediate sensation andover a million were sold. During the next 12 months, Elvis made many more records, such as Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes, and most of these were also big hits. In the same year, too, he made hisfirst movie, Love Me Tender, in Hollywood.
In 1958, Elvis joined the United States Army and the army gave him a regulation haircut. Thousands of women all over the world cried when they heard! Elvisspent the two years in Germany, where he met Priscilla Beaulieu and fell in love with her. She was 14 years old that time, and they did not get married until 1967. After leaving the army in 1960, Elvisreturned to Hollywood, where he made over 20 movies. A lot of these movies were mediocre, but they made Elvis very rich, and he remained a great hero and idol to people all over the world.
However,in 1972, Elvis’s luck began to change. His life wife left him and in October 1973,
she divorced him. At that point, Elvis began to eat too much and became fat. His performances became worse and hefrequently forgot the words of his songs. Elvis died suddenly on August 16, 1977, from a heart attack which was possible due to the drugs he took to control his appetite. Millions around the worldmourned the death of the “The King”.
Elvis died about 30 years ago, but his legend continues to grow. Every year a new CD (always a hit!) of his songs appears and there are special programs about him on...