Influential Artist of the Rock and Roll Era

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  • Created on: 15-03-17 22:15

Elvis Presley: 

  • Known as 'The King'
  • First success in the 1950s
  • First single in 1956 ( Heartbreak Hotel) went to No. 1 
  • Presley's manager Colonel Parker secured plenty of publicity for Presley. 
  • Presley drew heavily on the style of black preformers in his music - He helped open the door into the mainstream market for black music
  • Preformances were controversial - TV stations refused to show him below the waist due to suggestive dancing. 
  • Presley's rock and roll, fashion and hairstyle became a part of the new culture of the teenagers at that time. 


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