Memories of the 1950’s

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?You aint nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time?? Many people who lived in the wonderful era of the 1950?s might remember hearing or watching Elvis Presley singing Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, or one of his many number one hits. Though Elvis was great there were other people that made the 1950?s memorable too, like his teen idol James Dean, and who can forget the day that music died and the famous the famous beauty Marilyn Monroe? Also the greatest television show started airing on November 5, 1951. Plus the best cars were made in the 1950s! Yes, everything was great in the 1950?s.

Elvis changed music forever; he introduced a new genre that no one had ever heard before, rock and roll. He was correct when he once said, ? I don?t sound like nobody.? Elvis had many fans, but he had also had many people who disliked him because his ?inappropriate? dance movements and his different kind of music.

For example Frank Sinatra said that Elvis transmitted bad influences and gestures to its listeners who were mainly teenagers. Today he has sold and continues to sell billions of records and CD?s around the world. In fact, he is the number one artist who has sold the most records until this day and that is due to the many number one singles like Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, and many more. He later became an actor and starred in movies titled Jailhouse Rock, Love me Tender, and Fun in Acapulco. His acting proved that he was greatly influenced by James Dean.

Elvis was a huge fan of James Dean and was greatly influenced by him. Bonnie Brown, a close friend of Elvis, recalled Elvis crying in a Gladewater hotel room when...