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Happy 75th Elvis!

By canadianpontiacguy

ELVIS Presley may have left the building nearly 33 years ago, but a raft of new events and books released this week to mark what would have been his 75th birthday ensure The King lives on.

Teenagers in the 1950s and '60s turned Elvis Presley into an icon. His shaking hips and curled lips sent rock 'n' roll shockwaves reverberating around the world. As we celebrate what would have been his 75th birthday on January 8th, we should take note of the impact he had on our culture.

He emerged from his impoverished childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to become America's pop culture superstar. His controversial singing style, mixed blues, country (at the time called "hillbilly"), and black and white gospel music with a sexually charged stage presence.

Controversy surrounded Elvis, but he went on to record 151 albums, singles and extended-play records that went gold, platinum or multi-platinum, star in 31 feature films, break all attendance records in Las Vegas, be nominated for 14 Grammy Awards (winning 3) and be the subject of over 608 books. And it hasn't stopped. He earned over $55-million last year, even though he's been dead for more that 32 years. Graceland, his home in Memphis, attracts over 600,000 visitors a year from all over the world.

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JerryandMary
Jan 8, 2010 at 9:28 am
I consider Elvis an era. Mary still has many Elvis records, dvds, photos and autographs.

Long live the King,

Jerry
 

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