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The Wonder of Elvis

On August 16, 1977, Elvis Aaron Presley left this world. I had yet to be born, but thirty years after his death, I would discover him and let his smooth as silk voice wash over me.  The King was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Nashville, TN, where he graduated from High School. Elvis graduated from high school in 1953 and signed with Sun Records in 1954. By 1956 he was a superstar. He passed away 42 years ago today. He starred in 33 films, sold over one billion records and was nominated for fourteen Grammy nominations, (winning three). On top of it, all the man was just great looking. If you look past the crazy jumpsuit character of his later years and see early Elvis, you’ll see one of the most handsome and talented men ever to grace the stage.  For years I looked at Elvis as the caricature of someone who older women loved. I thought he was overrated and a bit too much. I had only really known him as a sweaty, over the top singer from the se