Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. Elvis also popularized the four-man group of guitars, bass, and drums.His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades.Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century.Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide.Presley was a devotee of Mississippi Slim's show on the Tupelo radio station WELO.He was described as "crazy about music" by Slim's younger brother, who was one of Presley's classmates and often took him into the station.
Singing and playing guitar, he opened with "Till I Waltz Again with You", a recent hit for Teresa Brewer. when I came onstage I heard people kind of rumbling and whispering and so forth, 'cause nobody knew I even sang.
After residing for nearly a year in rooming houses, they were granted a two-bedroom apartment in the public housing complex known as the Lauderdale Courts. When his music teacher informed him that he did not have an aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, "Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me", in an effort to prove otherwise.
A classmate later recalled that the teacher "agreed that Elvis was right when he said that she didn't appreciate his kind of singing." In 1950, he regularly began practicing guitar under the tutelage of Jesse Lee Denson, a neighbor two-and-a-half years his senior.
Bean, the dairy farmer and cattle-and-hog broker for whom he then worked.
He was jailed for eight months at Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary). He was encouraged to enter a singing contest after impressing his schoolteacher with a rendition of Red Foley's country song "Old Shep" during morning prayers.