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1958 - Elvis Presley: the king of Rock and Roll, arriving in Germany

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United States, Germany, 01-10-1958


Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8th, 1935 – August 16th, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. He started his career under the name the Hillbilly Cat and was soon nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis because of his sexually suggestive performance style. On January 20th, 1958, Presley received a draft notice for a 2-year duty with the United States Army. He received no special treatment and served in Germany as an ordinary soldier and was honorably discharged on March 5th, 1960. Many have since wondered why an only child – by then the sole support of his parents and grandmother – was drafted during peacetime, since his services were clearly not critical for the defense of his country. It has long been suspected that Elvis" draft notice was either politically instigated to shunt his "dangerous, race-mixing" influence, or encouraged by his manager in order to keep the increasingly world-wise Southern lad under his thumb.

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1958, Elvis Presley, Rock and Roll, Graceland, estrella, Dixie Emmons, Sam, Phillips, George Klein, Ted Herold, DJ Fontana, Sam Phillips, concert, swing, audiència, exèrcit, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, matrimoni, Wildomar, cotxe fúnebre, dol, ventiladors, placa commemorativa, Elvis Presley Boulevard, del segle XX, altres, cultura, seqüències de vídeo de cultura, seqüències de vídeo cultural, música, seqüències de vídeo musical, rei del Rock and Roll, arribant a Alemanya, Estats Units, Alemanya, 1999, personatges il·lustres,

Ukrainian :

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Sound Bite and conversation:

Emmons, Dixie

(Elvis's first girlfriend) , speaking English:
-  "Even the first time you saw or listened to him playing on his guitar, you knew that this was his fate - he was destined for great things. "

Phillips, Sam

(founder of the Sun Studio) , speaking English:
-  "I definitely wanted to find a white man who could express the black Americans’ feeling with his music. And then I found him, Elvis. "

Phillips, Sam

(founder of the Sun Studio) , speaking English:
-  "We just wanted to finish and go home. Elvis strummed a bit more on his guitar, and then he just started to sing: "That's alright Mama". I lifted my head and asked him: what the hell are you doing - why only now you come out with this? "

Emmons, Dixie

(Elvis's first girlfriend) , speaking English:
-  "It was amazing. The phones of the radio almost burned because of the amount of calls. The listeners requested the song again and again. It had started and nothing could stop it. "

Phillips, Sam

(founder of the Sun Studio) , speaking English:
-  "Young people had music which really belonged to them. From the moment they heard Elvis playing, it was like finding their messiah. "

Fontana, DJ

(Elvis’ drummer) , speaking English:
-  "I leaned over to Scotty Moore and said: hey - I guess this guy is really passionate. "

Klein, George

(Elvis's schoolmate) , speaking English:
-  "He opened the doors of the new world. We just had to enter. "

Emmons, Dixie

(Elvis's first girlfriend) , speaking English:
-  "It was absolutely unbelievable that he wasn’t with us anymore. It was a really sad day for all of us. "

Emmons, Dixie

(Elvis's first girlfriend) , speaking English:
-  "She was too young. Still a child. She was like me in those times. I was glad that Elvis had found someone who loved him and stood by him. "

Klein, George

(Elvis's schoolmate) , speaking English:
-  "It was tragic. He did not take care of himself. He did not pay attention to his diet. He became dependent on pills. "

Phillips, Sam

(founder of the Sun Studio) , speaking English:
-  "Elvis became more and more dependent on drugs. It was impossible to prevent his crash. "

Herold, Ted

(the "German Elvis") , speaking German:
-  "He was fatigued and to keep him awake the boys gave him some pill called Benzadrin. They said these would charge him with energy. "

Emmons, Dixie

(Elvis's first girlfriend) , speaking English:
-  "The cameramen were only allowed to shoot Elvis from the hips up. "

Herold, Ted

(the "German Elvis") , speaking German:
-  "Of course he meant to be something absolutely new to Germans, mostly to the young people. This was the first time when music was addressed to young people. It was tempting at least because the oldies did not approve. It was a kind of rebellion. "

Klein, George

(Elvis's schoolmate) , speaking English:
-  "His whole performance was recorded. They collected evidence in case he behaved „disorderly” on stage. This fact just encouraged Elvis. He came out on stage and acted as if his hands were shackled. He moved only his pinkie which just drove the girls crazy. "

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This film is part of a 100-episode series
"20th Century: 100 Years - 100 Events - 100 Films."
The entire series is available either as a master, or with voice-overs in the following languages: English, German, Hungarian, Russian, Czech and Slovak - and can be purchased individually or as a whole.




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