Elvis’ musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel songs he frequently heard, and the black R&B he heard on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager.
Elvis “graduated” from Humes High School in 1953. He always feel asleep on school, so he left there in 1953 to be a truckdriver.
Even the fact that he was one of the most famous young men under the 25 years, he still had to join the army. That was in March 1958. In October he arrived just like a normal soldier with the number 53.310.761 ready for duty and to serve the U.S.A for 18 months. During a vacation coming home his mother died and Vernon, but especially Elvis was broken, because of his close band with her.
Some people say that Elvis died the day that he went into the army.
In 1960 he got out of the army and saw a girl named Priscilla Beaulieu. She was only 14 years old, and they got married in 1967, in Las Vegas. At the first of February 1968 his only child Lisa Marie Presley was born. He got divorced from Priscilla at the 9th October 1973.
He now has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 131 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received when he was 36 years old, and than he was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees.
Elvis died at the 16 August, 1977, not according to his wish (on the stage), but on his toilet. Because of an overdoses drugs. From research there now is the knowledge that he died, because he had used more than nine sorts of drugs like Valium, Valmid, Codeïne, Morfine, and so on…