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“Jailhouse rock” by Elvis presley

Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13 years old, Elvis and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee,where his music career started. After signing with Sun Records, his career took off and elvis eventually became one of the most famous people of that time. 1957 was a big year for Elvis Presley. He purchased graceland, came out with an album, made two movies and went on tour. One of his most famous songs, Jailhouse Rock, was featured in the movie called Jailhouse Rock. One fact that most people do not know about Elvis Presley is during the time this song came out, Elvis received a draft letter. He was determined to serve for his country. Sadly, Elvis died at the age of 42 from a heart attack. The song, Jailhouse Rock, has inspired so many artist in the world, even after Elvis’s death in 1977.

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