1.Operetta 2.Broadway ballads 3.Ragtime 4.Blues 5.Jazz 6.Folk 7.Rock and roll POPULAR MUSIC INCLUDES:
In the mid-50s rock was dismissed as an aberration and an abomination.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Mississippi. He never had music lessons, but he was surrounded by music from an early age. In 1953 he recorded two songs for his mothers birthday. In 1954 he recorded Thats All Right. In 1956 – Heartbreak Hotel. In 1956 he also made his first film in Hollywood. STORY OF A SUPERSTAR: ELVIS PRESLEY
In 1958 Elvis had to join the army. He spent 2 years in Germany. In 1960 he went to Hollywood where he made several films.
In 1961 Presley left the concert stage and spent the next 8 years making movies.
Elvis Presley hadnt performed live since But he recorded a new LP From Elvis in Memphis, after it he became popular again.
He died on 16 August 1977 from a heart attack. Radio and television programmes all over the world were interrupted to give the news of his death. He was the first real rock and roll star.