The charismatic soulful voice of Elvis is what drove girls crazy in the rock n roll era of the 1950’s.
Even now Elvis transcends generations with unique tunes begging us to dance donning blue suede shoes.
Surprisingly the “King” started his life as a poor country hick born in East Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935.
Both of Elvis’s parents could sing but there were no famous musicians in his family tree.
Sadly Elvis had a twin brother Jesse who died at birth and was haunted by the thought that somehow he hurt his twin in the womb.
Throughout childhood Elvis was unusually sensitive and grew into a gawky teenager.
It was when Elvis’s family moved to Memphis that the journey to fame and fortune began.
Its funny Elvis was a walking contradiction he was shy but loved to stand out by wearing outrages frilly shirts complimented with greased black hair.
Even then Elvis knew if you want to stand out in a crowd you have to be different.
No one would have guessed the boy who wore pink clothes would turn into a stylish heartbreaker.
With a rag to riches journey to fame this self-proclaimed freak got his big break at Sun Records after a lot of persistence.
The magic moment happened when a country band gave Elvis the opportunity to sing a few tracks with them.
Elvis was nervous but blew the band away with a voice that was a mixture of soul, country and blues.
Inevitably Elvis grew into a man that would inspire millions of fans world wide to embrace life because “That’s all right Mama, that’s all right for you!”