Elvis Presley’s Impact on Popular Music
Elvis Presley 1935 - 1977
Music researchers seem to form two extremes in their placement of Elvis Presley in the history of popular music. One extreme pinpoints Elvis Presley as a turning point in the course of popular music and the other regards him as just another musician, one that happened to be in the right place at the right time. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. It is true that Elvis was not the first white musician to authentically perform African American music (Birnbaum, 2013: vii). But it is also true that his undeniable talent, boyish Continue reading...