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1935 the 8th of January, Elvis Aron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis star sign is Capricorn. Vernon and Gladys were his parents. His twin brother Jesse Garon Presley was stillborn. Jesse was buried the following day in Priceville Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Vernon hoed cotton, corn and peas and Gladys worked as a sewing machine operator for Tupelo Garment Company. Gladys had to quit her job when she became pregnant with Elvis. During the first year of Elvisís life a ruthless tornado hit Elvisís home town of Tupelo and was described as being one of the worst in history, taking many lives and sweeping whole houses into itís black vortex of destruction. From Elvisís first moment on earth, until his Motherís death some twenty three years later, Gladys never stopped worrying about her sonís every waking moment, and when she discovered her boy was a somnambulist (sleepwalker), she then also worried about his sleeping moments. Her love for her son was a fawning, all consuming emotion that never stopped growing. When Elvis turned five and started school, Gladys would walk him there every day and never stopped until he entered high school. Gladys also insisted for him to take his own cutlery to school so as he couldnít get germs from other students. Entering the fifth grade, Presley is asked by his teacher, Oleta Grimes to enter a talent contest on children's day at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. At the age of ten, dressed in a cowboy suit, and standing on a chair to reach the microphone, Presley for his rendition of Red Foley's "Old Shep" won second place, a $5 prize and a free ticket to all the rides. 1946, Elvis asked his parents for a bicycle, but Gladys being very protective of Elvis was afraid he might fall off and hurt himself, and persuaded Elvis to get a guitar instead. Over the next year, Vernon's brother Johnny Smith and Assembly of Good pastor Frank Smith gives him basic guitar lessons. Before long Elvis was listening to the radio, tuning into a variety of music as he tried to pick out melodies. Note: It is also said that....... it was Hubert Tipton and his brother Ernest who taught Elvis to play the guitar. Elvis, at thirteen was shy and nervous, but always polite, (being a young gentleman); Elvis would always stand when a woman entered the room. After school, Elvis would occasionally wander down to the Mississippi, while strumming his old guitar where the blues could be heard being played. Elvis got his first job after high school in 1953 at Precision Tool Company, then changes jobs again, going to work for Crown Electric Company where he drives a delivery truck. He attends night school to be an electrician. In 1948 after losing another job Vernon moved the family to Memphis. Glady's brothers get him a job at the Precision Tool Company and the Presleys moved into a small apartment at 370 Washington Street for $11 a week. On September 13 Elvis enrolls at L.C. Humes High School

Elvis Presley age 2 years

Elvis at age 13

Elvis 1941

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