The little boy in this picture would help change popular music. For his tenth b…
Written by megarock on January 8, 2018
The little boy in this picture would help change popular music.
For his tenth birthday, on Jan. 8, 1945, his mother took him to the the Tupelo Hardware Company to get him a birthday present. The story differs a little, but basically he wanted either a rifle or a bicycle for his present. His Mom said no and instead bought him a guitar for $7.75.
The rest is history.
If he were still with us, Elvis Presley would have turned 81 years old today.
Elvis made the ‘white’ establishment sit up and start to listen to what many thought was just ‘negro music’. It was Rock and Roll.
Happy Birthday to The King!!.
RIP Elvis. You did it.