Elvis Presley was born in 1935 and died in 1977. Still, he lives on as 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll'?The King! He was best known for his singing, but he was a musician and actor as well.
Whereas performers nowadays seem to have to have a gimmick or dress provocatively to pull in the fans, Elvis was an original. He had his own original styling of popular songs which was a fusion of country, rhythm and blues with a strong under beat.
Presley began his career in 1954 as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular, and controversial as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. Presley had a versatile voiceand he had unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including rock and roll, gospel, blues, country, ballads and pop. To date, he has been inducted into four music halls of fame.
Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. He rose from a humble childhood to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. In the words of the historical marker that stands outside the house where he was born: 'Presley's career as a singer and entertainer redefined popular music.'
Elvis memorabilia and souvenir collecting began with his early popularity but continues today. After all, he is an American cultural icon. He set records for concert attendance, television ratings, and recording sales. You'll be surprised at the items with Elvis's image that you can find on eBay where you can find man Elvis ! You can proudly display your Elvis memorabilia on a new armoire.