1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Elvis Presley (born January 8, 1935)
Famous EASY-POP hit during the 50s: Love Me Tender 1956
Elvis Presley also had EASY-POP hits with (Let Me Be Your)Teddy Bear, and Don’t in 1957, and Stuck on You in 1959.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1957-1977 Record Label: RCA Victor
The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley, was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi; twin brother Jessie Garon was stillborn, leaving him to grow up as an only child. Influenced by the music he heard at all-night gospel sings in Memphis and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street, his recording career began in 1954 with Sun Records—a year later he moved to RCA Victor. With a unique sound and style, he ushered in a new era of American music. In addition to his rock ‘n’ roll hits: Heartbreak Hotel and Jailhouse Rock, he had EASY-POP hits: Love Me Tender, Teddy Bear, It’s Now or Never, and Loving You. He made a huge impact on the Ed Sullivan TV program in 1956 and starred in more than thirty films beginning with ‘Love Me Tender.’ His Las Vegas performances and 1973 comeback concert in Hawaii are legendary. Globally, he sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. He died of drug-related heart failure in 1977 at his home, Graceland, in Memphis.