Happy Birthday To Elvis Presley today! Elvis was born on Jan, 8th 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
I’m glad to say I was there when he began was on the radio with songs like, Love Me Tender, Don’t be cruel, Teddy Bear,
Jailhouse Rock and saw the movies at the time He was Rocking the Country, What great Rock and Roll Artists and Groupes there were 1950s!
Elvis was born in this house in 1935In Tupelo, Mississippi. built by his father, Vernon Elvis Presley, in preparation for the birth. In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis received only a C in music in eighth grade. When his music teacher told him that he had no aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, “Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me”, in an effort to prove otherwise.
During his junior year, Elvis Presley began to stand out more among his classmates, largely because of his appearance: he grew his sideburns and styled his hair with rose oil and Vaseline. he competed in Humes’s Annual “Minstrel” show in April 1953. Singing and playing guitar, he opened
with “till I Waltz again with you”, a recent hit for “Teresa Brewer” Presley recalled that the performance did much for his reputation:
“I wasn’t popular in school … I failed music—only thing I ever failed. And then they entered me in this talent show … when I came onstage I heard people kind of rumbling and whispering and so forth, ’cause nobody knew I even sang. It was amazing how popular I became after that. The rest is history as you may know..