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BIOGRAPHY Elvis Presley. 

At eleven years of Elvis Presley (full name Elvis Aaron Presley, nicknamed hillbilly Cat - one of the country formerly known as, Eng. - Elvis Presley, I was wrong. - Elvis Presley) began to play the guitar and compose music. Elvis also sang in the church choir. In 1953, Elvis Presley for the first time in a small recording studio "Sun" recorded a song called "It's okay, Mom," to give it to the birthday of his mother. The King of Rock and Roll Elvis in 1954 again came to the recording studio to record their songs, which were surprisingly varied in style. It was the blues, ballads, rock 'n' roll. After that, his songs and his voice, which is very similar to the voice of the black singer, listened to in America. The audience did not like the manner of a little speech of the singer on the stage, as Elvis Presley with a strong temperament played his repertoire, wagging her hips. However, young people loved it, and they recognized him as their idol. During this time, the world has sold more than a billion vinyl and CDs Elvis Presley. In America, the singer recorded 150 albums, which have a gold, platinum or multi-platinum status. 10 of these albums were the first in the charts. In 1967, Elvis Presley received a "Grammy" for the album "How Great Thou Art", in 1971 - for the album "He Touched Me" and in 1974 - for the song "How Great Thou Art". January 14, 1973 Elvis Presley gave a concert in Honolulu, which is the first time in the history of broadcast in 40 countries with the help of satellite telecommunications. Film career runaway success of Elvis Presley in the music opened doors for him in Hollywood. In November 1956, Presley's first starred in the film "Love Me Tender."

In this tape, Elvis played a secondary role, as well as four small sang songs. However, in those years, Presley went on millions of moviegoers. Critics did not like romance where the hero Elvis Presley died in the final. But a huge number of young viewers wanted to see their idol on the screen again and again. At this point, Elvis Presley realized his dream of becoming an actor. The King of Rock 'n' Roll was able to make a brilliant career in the movies. From 1956 to 1969 he managed to star in 33 films in Hollywood and almost all of these films were box-office success. In life, the singer was fond of football, karate. He loved beautiful cars, which he gave to friends and acquaintances. He also loved animals, dogs, horses. Cinema was also one of the hobbies Presley. However, it also gave him a lot of money. In 1960, Elvis Presley was the highest paid star in Hollywood. It receives millions of fees for filming and 50% of its profits. In 1957, Elvis Presley starred in the film "Loving You," "Jailhouse Rock." And in 1958 came the picture "King Creole" starring Presley. The painting "King Creole" was considered the artistic role of Elvis Presley in the movie, which originally was to play James Dean. In these films, Elvis Presley generated image "angry" young man who resembled his own image of the singer in the 50s. Presley played sharp, gusty heroes who were still pretty because of its charm and open honest nature. The singer and actor Elvis Presley was a well-developed intuition. In 1960, the director Don Siegel suggested that Elvis Presley play a dramatic role in the western "Blazing Star", which was originally written for Marlon Brando. Elvis Presley gave himself to the work. He starred in the average three films a year.