Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the " King of Rock and Roll " or simply "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippiand relocated to Memphis, Tennesseewith his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there inrecording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillipswho wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience.
By Caroline Howe for MailOnline. The King had an unquenchable appetite for food, drugs, lavishing expensive gifts to friends and - not surprisingly - women and sex, especially sex with virgins. Elvis' aides fed him a steady stream of women in a juggling act that became a perfected revolving door routine, a new book discloses.
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Elvis Aaron Presley January 8, — August 16, was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues.
Heartbreak Hotel was already a radio hit, and I couldn't get enough of it. Hearing that song was a real turning point for me as a teenager. When I saw him in action, he was mesmerizing.
But a closer look at his life beyond the music and swinging hips reveals that he was just as much the king of exploiting teenagers for sex and treating women like shit. Elvis was born January 8, in Tupelo, Mississippi, but moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family 13 years later. He was said to love singing in church, but his professional music career didn't start untilwhen he signed with Sun Records; before that, he'd been a truck driver.
Music lovers of all ages mourned and reflected. I happened across an Elvis 40 Greatest Hits collection that caught my eye. Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes — whichever the rock classic, I found myself dancing around the room singing along; replaying the record over and over.
Lisa Marie Presley has signed a book deal and plans to write an explosive tell-all about life with her ex-husband Michael Jackson. Her book will come months after the release of Leaving Neverland, the harrowing documentary from Dan Reed in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege they were sexually abused by the popstar as children. In response, Janet Jackson and other family members, including nephew Taj Jackson, have been vocal in supporting Michael over the serious allegations. Was it the drugs and the sort of vampires, or me?
Priscilla Presley says in her new book that ordinary sexual thrills were sometimes not enough for Elvis Presley, ''especially when he was under the influence of powerful drugs. In the book, ''Elvis and Me,'' she also revelas that she had extramarital affairs with karate expert Mike Stone and with a dance instructor identified only as ''Mark. Writing about her life with the rock superstar, Presley says they created and acted out sexual fantasies ''and it seemed to bring us closer together.
How a TV special and a return to his favourite songs lifted Elvis out of his film career depression. With Presley, two strikingly different incarnations tend to come to mind: the youthful rock and roll rebel, and the middle-aged, bloated Vegas caricature. When NBC aired it on the night of Tuesday 3 Decemberit marked one of the great moments in music history. It is hard to overstate the seismic effect on popular culture Elvis Aaron Presley had in the mids.