The USA: National Personalities

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Elvis Aron Presley , known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just "The King", was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture.

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The USA: National Personalities Малько Аліна Сергіївна

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Elvis Presley

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Elvis Aron Presley , known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just "The King", was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture.

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He started his career under the name the Hillbilly Cat and was later nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis because of his physically exuberant performance style.

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First Recording Elvis sang at a school talent show and won first prize! In 1953 when he was 17/18, Elvis recorded a couple of songs at Sun Studios for his Mum Gladys’ birthday.

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In the summer of 1954 Elvis is teamed up with a group of musicians and backing singers and records his first track ‘That’s Alright’.

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On October 16th 1954 Elvis and his band appear on a radio show and are an instant hit! On November 20th 1955 Elvis signs a record contract and records his first single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ a few months later.

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Elvis has his first number 1! ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ reaches number 1 and Elvis starts to appear on TV shows. He also makes his first movie, ‘Love Me Tender’ in which he sings many songs

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Elvis joins the army! In 1956 Elvis joins the army and has to have his famous ‘quiff’ shaved off. He is sent to Germany. Sadly his Mum dies that year too.

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Elvis Dies! Sadly on August 16th 1977 Elvis dies of a heart attack, he is 42. He is found dead in his bathroom the next morning. He is buried in the grounds of Graceland with his mother. His father dies a few years later.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.

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December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. rank.

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In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi

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In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D. C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address.

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At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

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On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated

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