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Elvis Presley

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley- 6/15/1956

His hips roll and his knees shake. He croons and screams into his microphone on stage, and a hundred million teenage girls scream right back at him. This man inspires fainting fits and has been accused of everything under the sun by furious parents and preachers. Elvis Presley had everyone at The Miami Vice “All Shook Up”, if you’ll pardon the pun. There has been nothing like this in the history of music, and I doubt that anyone will rival this King of Rock and Roll.

Last night, when The King kicked off his first European tour at the Miami Vice, the club was packed in little more than five minute after the doors opened. Playing to an audience primarily of teens, Elvis kicked off the show with the “rockabilly” hit “Hound Dog”. As he wailed, the audience went crazy.

Presley, born and raised in Tulepo, Mississippi, grew up as a quiet mama’s boy, frequently picked on by his peers. He has certainly come a long way from that! Still, this king of rock cites his mother as one of the most influential people in his life. He also gives credit to the Assembly of God Church in Tulepo, for the gospel music that got him hooked.  However, you can also hear the influence of the classical and country music that he was listening to as he grew. He told fans, “I just loved music. Music period.” As any great artist should.

The way we here at the Miami Vice see it, Presley is on his way up in the world. His combination of unique vocals, mixed musical genres and straight sex appeal makes him absolutely irresistible (except maybe to those concerned parents)!

Original post by indiemap89

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