Had Elvis lived to this day, he would be celebrating his 81st birthday! Just imagine the music that would have evolved from this icon of rock 'n' roll history. The music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times so it would have been very interesting to 'see & hear' the changes in Elvis. Of course, performances of the 21st century still engage their share of movements of the pelvis that Elvis brought into the limelight in the 50s.
|Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)|
The incredible Elvis life story began when Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. Source: Elvis Presley Biography
|Presley's birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi|
|Presley and his parents, 1937|
Notice how the camera stays close-up to avoid his scandalous dance moves.
Move ahead to January 8, 1946...
|1940s Kay (auction) guitar|
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If you were an Elvis fan, what was/is your favorite tune?
|Presley in Aloha from Hawaii,
broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. |
The singer himself came up with his famous outfit's eagle motif,
as "something that would say 'America' to the world."
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...