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January 6, 1935 - August 16, 1977Submitted by Don Graham On August 16, 1977, 41 years ago, we lost one of the most significant artists on human beings the world has ever known.  Elvis Presley. Although the anniversary of his death is not as universally recognized as years past his impact on the world has not diminished. In 2010 we wrote the story “The Boy Who Would Be King” and thought it appropriate to rerun it for your reading enjoyment. Elvis didn’t like being called the King and at one show where they held up a sign saying Elvis Is King. He asked them to take it down saying there is only one King and pointed heavenward. Hope you enjoy the read. On January 8th, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, was born to Gladys and Vernon Presley, a baby boy. He would be named Elvis Aaron Presley, and one day would be known simply as…..The King. August 13, 2010, Cover ElvisFrom his humble beginnings in that tiny two-room house in Tupelo, Elvis lived what seemed to be a normal life with his poor but hard-working parents. An only child, his twin Jesse Garon died in childbirth, Elvis was given whatever his parents could afford to give, but most of all he was given an abundance of love by his doting mother. It is widely thought that because of the passing of his twin, Gladys was determined that young Elvis would be protected and well looked after. When Elvis was thirteen, in 1948, the Presleys moved to Memphis, Tennessee where Elvis would begin to form his musical style. He was influenced by the country and pop music of the day as well the church music that he heard and the music at all night Gospel services he would sometimes attend. Combine these influences with the black R & B that he heard on Beale Street and you get an idea of where this mixture of sounds and feels would take this young singer. In 1954, after being called back to Sun Studios where he had recorded a small private record of My Happiness for his mother, Sam Phillips was set to launch this youngster’s career. Elvis 1957 Promo ShotHiring guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black to work with the young man, Sam Phillips booked some time in his studio with the three boys to see what could be captured on tape. After a while of largely unsuccessful taping, nothing “special” was being laid down, Elvis started strumming his big Martin guitar and improvising an Arthur “Big Boy” Cruddup song “That’s...

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