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From humble childhood to King of Rock: 5 surprising facts about Elvis Presley [LISTA]

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Learn more about the singer’s full trajectory from impressive trivia

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This Thursday, the 14th, the newest film about the life trajectory and brilliant career of Elvis Presley. starring Austin Butlerthe feature titled “Elvis” also addresses the love and turmoil in the personal life of the King of Rock.

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With that in mind, the Rolling Stone Brazil separated 5 curiosities about the artist. Check it out below:

1. Humble childhood

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States. Coming from a humble family, his parents were expecting twins, but the brother of the future King of Rock was stillborn. The artist’s childhood was still watered with setbacks and obstacles. In a moment of financial desperation, the singer’s father forged some checks, but was eventually arrested. This fact ended up approaching Elvis from your mother, Gladys.

2. Sergeant

Between 1958 and 1959, the singer had to interrupt his artistic career. That’s because, he had to serve in the United States Army, earning the rank of Sergeant. However, it was nothing more than an advertising strategy, with the encouragement of his manager, Tom Parker. Elvis Presley He also left a series of recordings, before heading to a military base in Germany.

3. Pressure marriage

During his time in Germany, serving in the Army, Elvis met Priscilla Ann Wagner Beaulieu, with whom he entered into a relationship. However, it was only under strong pressure from the young woman’s parents that the artist ended up marrying her. The union resulted in the birth of Lisa Mariethe musician’s only daughter.

4. The movies

In addition to his talents in music, Elvis Presley he was a great actor. Throughout his career he has appeared in more than 30 films in a variety of genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas and westerns. In addition, the artist also participated in some documentaries about the backstage of his shows.

5. The ‘King of Rock’

Unfortunately, Elvis died on the fateful day of August 16, 1977, as a result of a cardiac arrhythmia. However, his legacy is priceless, being considered the King of Rock to this day. His songs have been immortalized and he is widely quoted in several film and literary productions around the world.

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Source: Rollingstone

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