Elvis Presley, sometimes called just Elvis, was a famous American singer, actor and musician. He is often known as one of our country’s most important cultural icons of all time and is recognized as one of the king of rock and roll. For many people who were very young when he was on stage, they can still remember the thrill they felt watching him.
If you want to relive some of that thrill again for your children, then have them watch some of Elvis Presley’s early life. They can explore his birth home in St. Louis and see where he lived. They can see how his parents struggled and how he was taken care of as a baby growing up in Mound House, KY.
In this special presentation, entitled Elvis Presley: The Early Life Story, the author, Mark Lewis, reveals the personal connections that Elvis made as a child in Memphis with his family, friends and even his mentors. One such early connection was with speechwriter and musician Yogi Berra. Yogi Berra was working at the American Signiture Office in Memphis at the time. In this book, you will hear about how Elvis used his connections with the Signiture Office to secure jobs with many big names in music.
Elvis spent considerable time in Mound House, KY during the summers. There, he met Priscilla Raine, whom he would go on to marry three times. Priscilla, a childhood friend of Presley’s, would often invite Elvis out to spend the night at her house on occasion. Elvis was always open about his love for Priscilla and would never turn down the offer. Elvis and Priscilla also went on a number of dates, including one that ended in a heart attack because Elvis was so into it that he did not realize he was actually wearing a dress with a zipper. Elvis was hospitalized for the second time and Priscilla was rushed to a nearby hospital, but Elvis would later declare that he was fine that evening.
One of Elvis’ old friends in Memphis was the well-known basketball player Larry Dewayne, who played for the Memphis Jazz at the time. Dewayne, an acquaintance of Presley’s since he was a young boy, was a regular on the basketball court with Elvis. When the heart attack happened, Elvis was the first person to offer to take care of Dewayne, and the two became very close. Larry Dewayne died in a car crash in January of this year, shortly before Elvis took his final bow as the king of rock and roll.
This is a true and entertaining read about the life of the king, his relationships with his family and friends, and how much impact Elvis had on those around him. I will never forget reading this book and listening to Elvis perform some of his classic songs. If you have never heard the story of Elvis Presley dying, then you need to read “Tupolev: A Biography by Elvis Presley” and listen to the numerous liner notes that come with the book. You will truly be inspired by this story and realize just how fortunate you were to know Presley. After all, his death was a huge wake up call for many people, most especially Elvis fans everywhere.
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- Guralnick, Peter (Author)
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- Mason, Bobbie Ann (Author)
- Elvis Presley performs in Honolulu, Hawaii, in this 1973 concert. Among the 25 titles included are "Blue Suede Shoes," "Suspicious Minds," and "C.C. Rider." Elvis made television and entertainment history as this was the first-ever live concert broadcast over satellite, reaching in excess of one billion people worldwide. Note: Elvis' performances of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, I Can
- Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
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