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A birthday tribute to the KING of Rock’n’Roll
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Elvis Aaron Presley (Jan 8, 1935 – Aug 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues.

Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel”, released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame.Elvis Presley’s Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

•2 slices of bread
•2 tablespoons of peanut butter
•1 small ripe banana mashed
•2 tablespoons butter

Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the mashed banana on the other. Press the slices gently together. Melt the butter (or to be truly Elvis-like, melt bacon fat!), over low heat in a small frying pan. Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides. Eat it with a glass of buttermilk.

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  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarellialmost 4 years ago

    Just fav, my GORGEOUS new friend!
    Luv and a fav, 4me as well!
    DANIELA from Italy

  • thank you Daniela…you can now even take the KING shopping with you :)

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  • Aase
    Aasealmost 4 years ago

    Great work, and collage, my fave!

  • Thank you!

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  • liaimages
    liaimagesalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome Work

  • THANKS :)

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  • Alison M
    Alison Malmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous collage!! I lived in Memphis when I was young… Several trips to Graceland growing up. The photo of Elvis in the sweater (top middle) has always been my favorite :))

  • thank you Alison! I agree, he did look grand in his early years!

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  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesalmost 4 years ago

    :D Such a good card of Elvis, nice images, nicely put together!I read it’s his birthday tommorow! I will get out my guitar and sing King Creole…and Poor Boy!! :)

  • yes and Old Shep! thank you for your comment, I’ll have a banana and peanut butter sarnie thinking of him!

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  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 4 years ago

    very well done……he lives on in one way or another

  • he sure does, unmatched & unique in many ways!

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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 4 years ago

    great collage!

  • thanks Rick!

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    Great work,…Love the info,…That sandwich sounds like enough to do a person in,..

  • thanks John, the sarnie is lovely, actually, I use less butter to make it less greasy!

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