It doesn’t matter how old you or where you’re from in the world. There’s a pretty good chance that you know who Elvis Presley is. He’s that famous hunka hunka burnin’ love.
But even after 40 years after his death, people (who weren’t even born when he was alive or died) know who he is.
That’s because, for most of his life, Elvis was one of the most famous musicians and singers in the world.
Women loved him. Men envied him and wanted to be like him. His fans went crazy for him, with many of them battling to try breathing the same air as the singer.
He established himself as a remarkable talent, but there was much more to the man than just music.
Elvis was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, and he purchased his first guitar when he was just eleven years old.
He had wanted to buy a rifle, however, his mother convinced him to get the guitar instead, which turned out to be some pretty good advice.
At eighteen, Elvis paid $4 to make his first recording and he gave it to his mother as a gift. Which was rather fitting if you ask me.
He made his name in Memphis, Tennessee as a soul singer turned rock and roll star.
When performing on TV in 1956, host Milton Berle advised Elvis to perform without his guitar. Milton reportedly said, “Let ’em see you, son.”
Elvis’ hips caused quite a commotion across the U.S. and within days he was nicknamed ‘Elvis the Pelvis’.
His fame and success went on to eclipse every singer before him, and his singing career even led to acting gigs in a long list of Hollywood films.
He went on to star in movies such as Love Me Tender (1956), Jailhouse Rock (1957) and Viva Las Vegas(1964) where he was both the leading man and soundtrack. Take about an impressive career!
However, in 1958, Elvis was drafted into the military where he would serve for two years. During this time he earned a salary of $78 per month.
During his time in the military, he was introduced to amphetamines, which many believe played an important part in his death, which came all too soon in 1977.
Despite the fact he had been dealing with poor health for the better part of the decade, his death at just forty-two years old, shocked everyone in the world.
One of the world’s greatest entertainers was taken too soon. His sudden and saddening death led many to wonder what he would have looked like if he were still alive today?
With the help of a site called PhoJoe and some digital manipulation, we’ve managed to get an idea of what the singer would have looked like in 2017.
While it’s interesting to see Elvis like this, it’s also kind of creepy and weird.
Maybe some things are just better left as a memory.
What do you think about what Elvis would have looked like today?
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