The One, The Only, The King. Elvis Presley. Dylan McShain and Brian Chismar. The Boy Elvis. Born: January 8 th, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi. Parents Vernon and Gladys Presley. Only Child. Ohh !! The Versatility. A Renaissance Man.
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Born: January 8th, 1935
Parents Vernon and Gladys Presley
A Renaissance Man
1953: Wins his high school talent show, standing ovation.
1953: Five minutes later …performs encore.
1957: Films Fourth Movie, “King Creole”… first and last successful movie.
1957: Finds a house nicknamed “Graceland”, becomes a homeowner… doesn’t change houses name.
1958: Enrolls in the Army at age 23
1966: Films another movie… doesn’t do well.
1967: Marries Priscilla
1970: Visits Richard Nixon… while still in White House.
1973: Divorces Priscilla… amicably
1974: Performs concert from Hawaii… Aloha
56’Blue Suede Shoes
56’Don't Be Cruel
56’ Love Me Tender
1957All Shook Up
57’ (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Elvis Presley’s heart gave out in the wee morning hours at his house in Graceland while preparing for a show in Portland.
…but still Dead.
Mr. Presley Died at his Memphis home,
Graceland in Tennessee
on the 16th of August 1977
…supposedly on the toilet.
Exact cause of death was from cardiac arrhythmia
It was reported that the cause of this was “undetermined”
Drug dependency, obesity, and weak heart rate were key factors
Elvis took a long list of prescription drugs on a daily basis
An autopsy found 14 different types of drugs in his blood stream
Toxic levels of methaqualone
Ten times the normal dosage of codeine
Depresses the CNS
Used in the 1960s and 1970s as a treatment for insomnia and a sedative and muscle relaxant
When used illegally referred to as Quaaludes or Mandrax
Taken orally or smoked
Light use effects: relaxation, euphoria, drowsiness, reduced heart rate
Heavy use effects: depression, decreased muscle coordination, slurred speach
Who were Elvis’ parents?
What was the name of Elvis’ house?
What were 2 hit songs Elvis had?
Where was Elvis found dead in his house?
What were the 2 types drugs that were said to have the biggest effect on Elvis’ death?