Today, there are countless singers, bands, and groups that have found success with their music and performances. Many artists have dedicated followers who will see them on tour or buy tickets to see them in concert. But while some artists may have a dedicated fan base and even inspire music lovers with their work, no one can match the fame of Elvis Presley. With his combination of good looks, charm, and an amazing voice that could sing both rock music and ballads, Presley’s popularity was undeniable from the very beginning. He began his career in 1953 as a local singer for small audiences at school assemblies and other events. However, only four years later he had achieved international acclaim as one of the most renowned performers of all time.
He was also a movie star
Although he is primarily known as a musician, Elvis Presley was also a movie star. In 1956, he signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, and he starred in 32 films throughout his lifetime. While Presley’s movies weren’t as critically acclaimed as his music, they did incredibly well at the box office. In fact, several of his films broke records and earned more money than any other movie released during the same year. His first film, Love Me Tender (1956), was the first movie to ever be shown in two theaters at the same time. Elvis’s movies weren’t all just about his singing, however. In fact, he only acted in a few of his films and didn’t even sing in all of them. In King Creole (1958), for example, he was only required to play a guitar.
He had many hits throughout his career
Elvis Presley became famous for his music, and he had many hits over the course of his career. In fact, in 1958, it was reported that he had more than 50 million records in circulation. Some of his most notable songs include Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, and In the Ghetto. Heartbreak Hotel was released in 1956, five years after Presley had begun his career. In the same year, Blue Suede Shoes was released, and it became one of Presley’s most famous songs. Jailhouse Rock was released in 1957, and it was the first song that Presley sang on-screen. Because Presley’s career spanned more than a decade, he had several hits during his lifetime. Even in the 21st century, his songs were still being played on the radio. His 1957 song Hound Dog was in the Top 40 for over 70 years.
Presley’s Graceland mansion is one of the most visited houses in America
Though he died in 1977, Elvis Presley’s popularity hasn’t lessened over time. Presley’s Graceland mansion was opened as a tourist attraction in 1982, and nearly half a million people visit it each year. Presley himself purchased the mansion in 1957. Over the next few years, he extensively remodeled the house and added a swimming pool, racquetball court, and many other features. Presley’s mansion is one of the most visited houses in the United States, and fans travel from all over the world to see it. Graceland is the second most-visited home in the country, only behind the White House.
Elvis was an exceptionally talented guitarist and drummer as well as a singer
While Elvis Presley is best known for his singing, he was also a talented guitarist and drummer. Presley was a self-taught guitarist, and he often played the instrument in his free time and in the recording studio. Presley’s guitar playing can be heard on many of his songs, including Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, and Blue Suede Shoes. He was also an accomplished drummer, and he played the drums for many of his songs. In fact, Presley’s drumming can be heard on songs like I Want You, Jailhouse Rock, and Teddy Bear. Presley even sang and played guitar on his songs as a member of his band, the Blue Moon Boys.
Presley’s performances were legendary, even 50 years after his death.
Even though Elvis Presley died in 1977, his music and performances are still considered legendary. Fans still celebrate his birthday, and many have even kept the souvenir albums that they received when Presley was still touring. Presley’s music lives on in many ways, including in the many documentaries and articles that have been written about him. Moreover, Presley’s music has been remixed by modern DJs and used in advertisements.
The Beatles were inspired to become musicians after seeing Elvis perform.
Many people are familiar with the Beatles and the legacy that they left behind with their music. However, when the band first formed, they didn’t have a name for their group. The Beatles initially formed as the Quarrymen, but the band changed its name after seeing Presley perform.
Elvis Presley was undoubtedly one of the most famous and successful musicians of all time. His music is still being played decades after he died, and more than 80 million people visited his home, Graceland, in 2018. Although there are many talented musicians alive today, there will never be another Elvis Presley. With his good looks, amazing voice, and love for performing, Presley is the King of pop and rock music.