Jailhouse Rock Trailer

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock Trailer

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Rock and Roll Goes to the Movies

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History

How did movies help to introduce Rock and Roll culture to mainstream audiences in the 1950s?

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Elvis Presley

(1935 – 1977) Hailed as the “King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley is one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century and is universally credited with breaking Roll and Roll music into the mainstream. Born in Tupelo, Miss., in 1935 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis was a product of the musical culture of the American South — from the Gospel he heard in church, the Country music he heard on the radio to the black Blues and R&B he heard on Beale Street as a Memphis teenager, Elvis absorbed it all. He began his singing career with...