The King of Rock 'n Roll, the artist of the century, the person who has sold more records, had more number one songs, has more gold and platinum records than anyone else in the universe only gets three Grammies for his gospel recordings. Your telling me something doesn't add up here, that the establishment got to finally teach him a lesson and put him where they think he belonged, below everyone else Not fair
ELVIS PRESLEY 42.. Elvis was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Often referred to as the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis sang everything from gospel to country to pop and was insanely popular in all of them. One of the most famous names in history regardless of vocation, the single name, Elvis stands alone. Elvis died 8-16-77
Statesmen Quartet bass singer, Big Chief Wetherington and Elvis, backstage somewhere in Texas, at a variety program on July 4, 1955. The Statesmen Quartet, organized in 1948, did to gospel music what Elvis did to pop music. And during their first few years, were criticized and protested just as Elvis was for his music. They were also a major influence on Elvis. Out of respect for the Statesmen, Elvis sang all gospel that night instead of rock roll.
Elvis..."If I Can Dream" - 1968 NBC TV Special - Although it is not technically gospel (good news of Jesus) music, Elvis performed the song with the Intensity and Intonations of southern gospel. It has since appeared on various Elvis Gospel and Inspirational Compilations.cial -