In July, he went to 706 Union Avenue, a facility owned and run by Sam Phillips, where you could walk in and, for the amount of .98, record a two-sided record of your own performance.Elvis chose survived and are available on CD to this day.Sam told Scotty to check Elvis out and gave him Elvis' phone number.On July 4, 1956 Elvis went over to Scotty Moore's house to sing with Scotty and Bill Black to see what Elvis could do.When you have a voice as good as Elvis Presley's, you are not motivated to learn more, instead he concentrated on improving his voice to get it where he wanted, to be able to sing the bigger songs, like in the 1970s just to name but a few.Soon after Elvis graduated in June of 1953, he began to explore the possibilities of singing professionally.In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. With a sound and style that uniquely combined Elvis' diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.
In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis.With the help of his uncle Johnny (Smith) and pastor Frank Smith of the Assembly of God Church, which the Presleys were now attending, he learned some basic cords.However while Elvis did play rhythm in the 1950's he never progressed further as a guitar player, content to let the guitar become more of a prop as time went on.His songs are unforgettable - they have stood the test of time, especially his singles of the 1950s, a decade in which he had a song at No. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.On Elvis' eleventh birthday, his parents bought him a guitar.
Tupelo Childhood Classmates @ Lawhon Junior High School in 1943. Bobby Richey; James Farrar, Fourth District Justice of the Peace; (middle row)Guy Harris, captain with the Tupelo Police. A testament to his incredible break-through is the fact that he managed to sell twice as many records in the entire decade of the 1950s with only these two years of recording than any other performer. There were the early country-boy rockabillies sung in a breathless high pitch, of which January 8, 1935.