On January 8, 2019, the King would have turned 84, if he were still in the building… Elvis Presley, soul singer, movie star, eternal heartthrob, music legend, the Hound Dog, the King, and the list goes on and on.
Elvis was a controvert character since his beginnings, at the start of his career he would be known as Elvis the Pelvis; it’s reluctant that the most conservative sectors of society of the 50s, when he began his career tried to ban him because the most conservative people considered scandalous and immoral his dancing style and the reactions generated by his legendary hip movement that drove girls crazy were unacceptable.
As a matter of fact, his signature dance was forbidden on television because some religious organizations listed out his pelvic gesture as a sin, to the point that the television cameramen had the order to always focus the camera on him, only from the waist up.
Paradoxically, on his first appearances in the radio nobody thought he was white, he actually stood out for having a very particular voice (for a white guy) with a feeling very fitting for the soul genre and nowadays, he is credited for the conception of Rockabilly and the reinvention of Rock and Roll.
If I can a dream, it’s a must-have in the collection of every fan of the King. This is one of the most recent released post-mortem albums of the rock icon and includes some of his greatest hits, those that continue captivating his audience and attracting with his powerful magnetism to the new generations.
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, at age 42, the victim of an acute myocardial infarction due to his excesses with food and drugs. At the time of his death, he weighed 100 kilos. Several ailments affected his health, he was plagued by glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver problems, and megacolon.
The myth about the singer continues: some say he faked his death and others who have seen him walking around dressed as a gardener in his Graceland mansion. Currently, he still is one of the best-known artists in the world and besides he’s have been dead for 42 years, is on the top of the music chart sales.
In life he had a prolific career, both musical and cinematographic; considering he starred in 31 movies and 2 live concerts, besides leaving us an extensive discography with more than 100 singles, 6 live records and numerous posthumous compilations and remixes, whose list grows every year.
Elvis obtained the not-so-modest sum of $ 1 million per film, being the highest paid actor of his era. Currently, his legacy is still commemorated with festivals, walks, museums, concerts, meetings and all sorts of events where his image and music are the actual main attractions.
Nonetheless, the King is still keeping a worldwide fanbase of millions of people and there are thousands of enthusiastic impersonators over there showing their love for the idol of many generations, without a doubt, his spirit remains as a symbol that refuses to disappear.