Monday, June 6, 2011

Elvis Presley King of Rock N Roll

Elvis Presley borned on January 8, 1935 and passed away in August 16, 1977. He was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis aka King of Rock and Roll aka the King. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an up-tempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country rhythm and blues.

Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best selling solo artist in the history of popular music.

Colourised version of the popular song from the film in 1957. It's Jail-house Rock...

... and his live performance with song called Suspicious mind (1970)

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