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Elvis Presley telephone

Description: Elvis Presley burst onto the popular music scene in 1954 when he dropped into the legendary Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, to record a song for his beloved mother. Elvis brought a unique sound to the music arena with his mixture of country, blues, and gospel influences. He was the earliest and greatest exponent of rock and roll music and he paved the way for the other young artists who followed him -- most notably the Beatles. Rock and Roll was born and Elvis was dubbed 'The King.' Until then, the music industry promoted sweet, wholesome tunes, ignoring what was happening in a changing world. Twenty years after his death, this 1997 telephone continues to demonstrate the tremendous impact and legacy of Elvis Presley.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977

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