Never has a musician so heavily influenced so many future generations and genres of music more than Elvis Presley. Known as the “King of Rock and Roll,” Presley adopted the styles of music he grew up around in Mississippi and Tennessee to create one of the first versions of mainstream rock and roll in history. Over the two decades during which he was active, Presley released hit after hit, including “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog.” Older Elvis Presley videos are now popping up on the internet for the new generation to see and enjoy.
While Presley tragically died in 1977 when he was just 42 years old, his legacy remains as strong as ever.
Elvis Presley Today
While Elvis still remains one of the most popular artists on radios and streaming services everywhere, his music has also been kept alive through film. For example, alongside music from other artists of the time like Frank Sinatra, Elvis’s music was used in Bladerunner 2049 to add the film’s timely atmosphere.
With Elvis’s songs still on constant repeat around the world, the King of Rock and Roll doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.
Check out here the King perform ‘Unchained Melody’ live, posted by Narda Luijten
What older Elvis Presley songs or movies are your favorite?