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Jailhouse Rock The Story of Elvis Aaron Presley I Early Life On January 8 1935 at 435 am a little boy by the name of Elvis Aaron Presley was born to parents Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room house located in Tupelo Mississippi Little did anyone know that this little boy would forever change the world of music and entertainment Although this was a happy occasion for both of them it was also a very sad one too Elvis had a twin brother Jesse Garon Presley who was stillborn just a couple of hours before Elvis himself was born Elvis was named after his father Vernon and Vernons best friend Aaron Kennedy Elviss parents Vernon and Gladys married on June 17 1933 Gladys was 21 and Vernon was only 17 His mother worked as a sewing machine operator while his father was farm hand When Elvis was 3 years old his father was convicted of forgery along with two other men for a hog they had sold Vernon was sent to Parchman Prison where he served 9 months Due to family hardships Elvis and his family had to move to Memphis Tennessee Elvis was raised in a religious home He grew up surrounded by gospel music As a boy he sang with his local Assembly of God church choir which emulated the style of African-American psalm singing At age ten Elvis placed first in a school singing contest He then began to teach himself the rudiments of the guitar In 1949 Elvis was enrolled in the LC Humes High School in Memphis The total combined salary of both his parents was a mere 35 dollars a week but they managed In 1953 Elvis graduated from high school and began working as a truck driver while he studied evenings to become an electrician One day while driving a truck for his company Elvis noticed a sign that read Memphis
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