猫王普雷斯利That song, "Hound Dog," was one of Elvis Presley’s most popular records. It sold five-million copies in 1956. Music industry experts say more than one-thousand-million of Elvis’s recordings have sold throughout the world. He was a success in many different kinds of music-popular, country, religious, and rhythm-and-blues.
Elvis Presley won many awards from nations all over the world, yet he did not record in any language other than English. He never performed outside the United States, except for three shows in Canada. Yet, his recordings and films have been, and are still, enjoyed by people all over the world.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in the southern town of Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8th, 1935. His family was extremely poor. During his childhood, he sang in church with his parents. He also listened to music that influenced his later singing, including country, rhythm-and-blues, and religious music. Elvis and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was thirteen. After high school, he had several jobs, including driving a truck. In 1953, he made his first recording of this song, "My Happiness."
By the middle of the 1950’s, Elvis Presley was known around the world as the young man who moved his hips in a sexual way as he sang rock and roll music. Many adults said he and his music were bad influences on young people. Young women loved him. Huge crowds attended his performances. He made his first movie in 1956. It was "Love Me Tender." The title song was a big hit.
Elvis Presley was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood for a number of years in the 1950’s. He acted in thirty-one movies. In 1958, just as he finished making the movie "King Creole," Elvis received notice that he had to serve in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany where he lived in a large house and dated a lot of beautiful women. One young girl he met in Germany was Pricilla Beaulieu, the daughter of an army officer. She was fourteen years old. Later, after Elvis had finished his army service, she came to live with him in Memphis. They married in 1967, when she was twenty-one years old. He was thirty-two. They became parents nine mo