<Well it eventually had to happen , I had to create a Elvis Page to my Website.It has taken me about six months to put this together. A lot of research and reading. I enjoyed every minute of it. Anyone that knows me knows I have been a HUGE Elvis fan since I was a little girl. He was the KING! I had the thrill of my life to see him in person at Cinncinnati Gardens . My mother and I went together ,it was around 1970 or 1971. There will never ,ever be a performer as great as him. He had a charisma about him that I have never seen in any other artist. It is amazing to me that he keeps gaining fans and he has been dead 29 years now. There are performers out there that are good but just a handful keep on keepin' on and their popularity doesn't end. Elvis was definitely one of those stars. I cannot say enough about him, except that he was the most talented,gorgeous man that ever lived. Hands Down!

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  • He was born January 8 , 1935 in Tupelo , Mississippi in a two room house. There was a twin Jessie Garon that died at birth. The spelling of Aron is both correct and incorrect at the same time. Vernon and Gladys Presley(his parents)wanted the spelling to be Aron and that is the way they spelled it, Elvis wanted to change it to the more bibical spelling,Aaron,but found out the state records had already spelled it that way. Vernon spelled it Aaron on his tombstone because he knew Elvis wanted it spelled that way
  • In 1946 Elvis gets his first guitar at the Tupelo Hardware Store
  • At the age of eight Elvis won a local talent contest singing Old Shep, he won $5.00
  • The family moves to Memphis in 1948.During his high school years he developed an outsider image, with long hair, sideburns and flashy clothes. Elvis graduates from Humes High School in 1953.After graduating from high school he gets a job as a truck driver for a Crown electric company
  • In the Summer of 1953 he wanted to buy his mother a birthday present, Elvis goes into Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee and records My Happiness and Thatís When Your Heartaches Begin which cost him a whopping $4.00
  • In the summer of 1954 Sun Records owner Sam Phillips teams Elvis up with local musicians Scotty Moore (guitar) and Bill Black (bass).
  • On July 5, 1954 he records That's Alright Mama and Blue Moon Of Kentucky. I bought this 45 immediately and that was the beginning for me as a fan.I was 8 years old so I have been a fan (a really, really big fan for 51 years. Whoa!!!)
  • July 30, 1954 Elvis makes his appearance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis , Tennessee.What made that night so special was his nervousness caused him to move constantly throughout the first show. The girls screamed and was going crazy.After the show, Elvis asked Scotty Moore what had the girls so excited. Moore replied, "It was your leg man. It was the way you were shakin' your left leg."The great shake was born"!
  • On October 16, 1954. Elvis made his first appearance on the Louisiana Hayride, a popular country radio show out of Shreveport LA.
  • In August of 1955, Colonel Tom Parker enters the scene.Colonel Parker masterminded Elvis' rise to fame. We have to give him credit for that. He took an unknown artist and made him the huge star he became.I believe that His self interests came before Elvis' needs. Elvis had a great career but....what would have Elvis become without the Colonel's greed? I believe Elvis' southern manners and sense of loyalty is what caused him to let the Colonel take advantage of him.He was raised to respect his elders and I feel he felt obligated to the Colonel. Elvis dreamed of being an actor in serious roles. He was offered the lead part in A Star Is Born oppisite Barbara Striesand ,Elvis wanted that part and would have been great in it but the Colonel nixed it . Kris Kristofferson got the part. The colonel kept him making all the formula movies , which made him money ,but it is well known he hated the pictures he made . The Colonel took advantage of Elvis Presley (in my opinion). In the beginning he got 25% off Elvis, They renogotiated his contract in the late sixties and it went up to a whopping 50%. Crazy, what was Elvis thinking? After Elvis died Lisa Marie Presley hires an attorney and he investigates the Colonel and is amazed at what he sees. If the deal was good for the Colonel,it got made, whether it was good for Elvis or not, so the deal was , the Colonel was being paid 50% to protect Elvis'interests . This is not what the Colonel was doing.That is what a manager does,and for 25% OR especially 50% he really deserved to have his interests looked after.The Presley estate sued in 1981 and they ended up settling out of court. The colonel had to surrender all the rights to Elvis Presley. Parker sold all his files,photos and memorbilia to Graceland.
  • In 1955 Elvis signs his contract with RCA
  • In January of 1956 Elvis is paired with the Jordanaires, who would remain his main back-up group until the late 60s
  • In 1956 Elvis releases Heartbreak Hotel and I Was The One on the flip side. I rushed to the store to buy this one also.
  • Between January and March of 1956 Elvis appears six times on the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Show on CBS.
  • In March of 1956, his first album is released 'Elvis Presley' by RCA and it sells over a million , it is his first GOLD Album.
  • In april of 1956 Elvis appears on the Milton Byrle Show and sings Heartbreak Hotel and Blue Suede Shoes.
  • He signs his seven year movie contract with Hal Wallis that same year.
  • June 5, 1956 he does his controversial performance of Hound Dog on the Milton Byrle Show.He also sings I Want You,I need You,I Love you.
  • In July he appears on The Steve Allen Show and sings Hound Dog to a Bassett hound. I watched this program on the edge of my seat , I was so excited to see him.
  • August 10 and 11 1956,Elvis appears at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Fl.A Juvenile Court Judge goes to the concert to see what the fuss is all about . After watching he asked that the show be toned down. So this is when Elvis only wiggled his little finger in protest.
  • In September of 1956 he appears on the Ed Sullivan show, he sings,Don't Be Cruel,Love me Tender,Reddy Teddy and Hound Dog;In October of 1956 he appears on Ed Sullivan again and sings Don't Be Cruel,Love Me Tender and Hound Dog.
  • I will never forget this...His first movie , Love Me Tender premieres.I could not wait to see it and cried when he died
  • In March of 1957 he buys Graceland
  • Jailhouse Rock begins filming in May of 1957
  • Elvis gets his draft notice in December of 1957
  • He begins making his movie King Creole in the early part of 1958
  • In March of 1958 Elvis presley is inducted into the U.S.Army
  • His mother Gladys Presley dies on August 14,1958, Elvis makes it back before she dies.
  • Elvis arrives in Germany October 1,1958
  • Elvis meets Priscilla Beaulieu in November of 1959
  • In 1960 Elvis is promoted to Sergeant
  • March 2nd Elvis returns from Germany and is discharged March 5th
  • His first album is recorded since coming home from the Army,'Elvis Is Back' was recorded in late March.
  • late April 1960 Elvis begins work on GI Blues
  • May 8,1960 Elvis appears on the Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home , Elvis variety show.
  • Mid April he films Blue Hawaii and the soundtrack debuts in October of 1961
  • Late March to late April of 1962 Elvis starts working on Girls,Girls,Girls and late August and September he starts filming It Happened At The Worlds Fair
  • Priscilla flies from Germny to visit Elvis for Christmas of 1962 and by early 1963 she will have moved in and finish her senior year of high school in Memphis."Lucky,Lucky Girl"
  • 1963 The movie Fun In Acapulco
  • In July, Elvis goes to Las Vegas to film Viva Las Vegas with Ann Magaret , who he had a torrid affair with, but I guess it isn't a big deal, think he did with most of his leading ladies.
  • In October of 1963 he films Kissin' Cousins
  • In 1964 Elvis purchases the former presendential yaught of Franklin Roosevelt for $55,000.00
  • March of 1964 Elvis begins filming Roustabout and by summer he is working on Girl Happy
  • October 1964 he is at work on Tickle Me
  • By spring of 1965 he is filming Harum Scarum and by May he begins work on Frankie and Johnny
  • August of 1965 it's his movie Paradise Hawaiian Style.
  • August 27,1965 ,The Beatles visit with Elvis at his home in California and have an informal jam session
  • February 1966 he is working on Spinout,June thru September it's Double Trouble,then Easy Come,Easy Go
  • December of 1966 Elvis proproses to Priscilla
  • February 1967 ,Elvis buys the Circle G, a 163-acre ranch in Mississippi just across the Tennessee state line where they indulge in their love of horses. His favorite horse was a palamino quaterhorse named Rising Sun and lived in a barn named the House of the Rising Sun.When his horse died in 1986 he buried his horse facing the rising sun.
  • He releases his second gospel album ,How Great Though Art in March 1967.He will win a Grammy award for this album
  • February thru April of 1967 he is filming Clambake
  • May 1,1967 Elvis marries Priscilla in a ceremony at the Alladin Hotel in Las Vegas ."Again,Lucky,lucky girl"
  • May 29,1967 Elvis and Priscilla have a second wedding reception in the trophy room at Graceland to include family and friends who were not in Las vegas.
  • 1967 Priscilla announces being pregnant , nine months to the day
  • Summer of 1967, another movie Speedway and then in the fall,Stay Away ,Joe
  • February 1,1968 , Lisa Marie Presley is born
  • March 1968, Live A Little,Love A Little, a little trivia , the dog in the movie is Elvis' real dog Brutus
  • December 3,1968 , the '68 Comeback Special aired on tv. I remember it well, It is my favorite thing Elvis ever did. He was 'HOT'
  • Summer of 1968, Charro , then in the fall, The Trouble With Girls
  • January and February of 1969 Elvis records In The Ghetto ,written by Kris Kristofferson for Elvis. (Junior's favorite) Suspicious Minds ,Don't Cry Daddy and Kentucky Rain
  • In the spring of 1969 , the movie Change of Habbit with Mary Tyler Moore. This is his last acting role in a movie
  • July 31-August 28,1969 , engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis' first live album,'Elvis In Person at the International Hotel' is recorded duting this engagement.
  • September,Suspicious Minds is released
  • January-February 1970,International Hotel in Las vegas February 27th-March 1,he is at the Houston Astrodome
  • July-september,Las Vegas at the international Hotel where he films the documentary 'Elvis,The Way It Is'. This documentary shows him on stage, and behind the scenes moments to give you an idea of how it is for him.
  • Elvis meets Richard Nixon in December of 1970 at the White House
  • Elvis is named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation by the Chamber of Commerce . Elvis is very proud of this
  • 1971 works in Nashville on the album 'Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas'
  • The two room house in Tupelo is opened to the public and a stretch of highway 51 South which runs past Graceland is renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard
  • June 1971 , Elvis records another gospel album 'He Touched Me',his second Grammy Award
  • late 1971 Priscilla moves out and takes Lisa Marie with her
  • March and April of 1972 , Elvis films on and off stage during a fifteen city tour, Another documentay, 'Elvis On Tour' is the result
  • July 1972 Priscilla files for divorce , Elvis is seeing Linda Thompson , His relationship with Linda Thompson ends in 1976
  • January 14,1973 'Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii, it is seen by 1.5 billion people."I was one of those 1.5 billion"
  • Another Colonel Parker deal, he sells RCA Elvis' entire recording catalog up to that point. This was good for the Colonel but not for Elvis and his heirs
  • October 9,1973, Elvis and Priscilla are back in court and their divorce is granted.Priscilla will get custody of Lisa Marie, He remains close to Priscilla and Lisa Marie
  • late October Elvis is hospitalized in Memphis, he is treated for medical issues from heavy drug use
  • Elvis is on tour most of March and appears for the first time since 1961 in Memphis .He records a live album 'Live On Stage in Memphis' , he does a live performance of 'How Great Thou Art' and this wins him his third Grammy. His only three Grammys were for Gospel music
  • August19-September 2, 1974 Elvis is performing at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas and an offer comes for Elvis to play the lead role in A Star Is Born with Barbara Streisand, this was his chance he always wanted to do serious acting
  • January 29-February 14,1975,hospitalized again for drug related medical problems
  • August 18 he begins an engagement at the Hilton and it is cut short on the 20th for Elvis to return to the hospital and is there till September 5
  • February 1976 he records an album 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard , Memphis,Tennessee' in his den at Graceland
  • November 1976 Elvis and Linda Thompson split , by the end of the month Elvis is with Ginger Alden and she is with him till his death
  • December 2-12 , 1976 Elvis makes his last appearance at the Hilton
  • Elvis tours in the early part of 1977 but is hospitalized from April 1-5 and he has to cancel some shows
  • June 19,20,21 Concerts are recorded for a CBS special 'Elvis in Concert' , It does not show until after his death and shows how badly he is deteriorating
  • His last concert at Indinapolis , Indiana's Market Square Arena
  • July 1977 three of his former bodyguards publish 'Elvis:What Happened ?' which tells about his drug use
  • August 16,1977 , Elvis dies at his home at Graceland
  • August 18,1977, Elvis is buried at Forest Hill Cemetary in Memphis
  • October 1977 , the bodies of Elvis and his mother are moved to Graceland
  • June 26,1979 his father Vernon Presley dies
  • On May 8, 1980 at the age of 86 Minnie Mae Presley, who outlived her son, daughter-in-law and grandson, passed away
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