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1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: well id allways
known he was fasmous but for a school project last year we had to choose a
singer or band and research about them and present it on a poster i chosse
elvis and i had my poster finished a couple of days later i finished first
i couldnt help it it was so interesting i became a fan straight away and
now today im an even bigger fan with posters and dvds and suvineres now
2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: it was so interesting i
just wanted to know more i dont know why oh and hes good looking aswell
and its strange for me because im only 14 and most people my age arent
really big fans my freinds think its funny
3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?
wouldnt have a clue i would be so exited to meet him i wouldnt know what
to say to him
4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?
: in the ghetto,
return to sender and favorite at the moment is if i can dream and i like
the movie clambake
5. WHY is it your favourite?
: if i can dream is my favorite because i
love the words and i like the sound of his voice when it deepens and its
lower sounds heaps cool
6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had
: well to me he was allways dead because i was never alive when he
was although i wish i could go in a time machine and meet him
8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year,
even long after his death?
: well i dont know but to be a fan you just want
more it doesnt matter if hes dead theres something so exiting about it
9. Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Yes, Music, Movies, Posters,
Books, Souveneir items, other
11. How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
: Very Good
12. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for
: more pictures i love the photos
p.s if u use my answers id like to know to show my family because it would
be exiting thank-you
Thank you for being part of our survey, its true Elvis is so interesting and once you are hooked, that`s it. You join the rest of his loyal fans, your choices of songs are great. He has so many great meaningful songs. His music is just the `Best,` and always will be. Elvis has a secure spot in our hearts for ever.
Presley was born poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith Presley. He was raised both in Tupelo and later in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family moved when he was 13. He had a twin brother (Jesse Garon Presley) who died at birth.
The young Elvis took up guitar at 11 and, after high school, worked at Precision Tool Company and then drove a truck for the Crown Electric Company.
Scottish author Allan Morrison claims that Elvis was of Scottish descent. In an as-yet-unpublished book, Morrison claims to have found that his ancestors lived in Lonmay, Aberdeenshire in the 1700s. According to Morrison, records show that Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay in 1713. Their son, also called Andrew, went to the English colonies in 1745.
Through his father's mother Minnie Mae, Elvis descended from King Henry II of England.
His maternal grandmother was Jewish.
Each of us stands on the shoulders of our ancestors. So too Elvis; his genealogy
provides a fascinating view of the influences that help form him. Our story begins
with Elvis's maternal heritage through his mother, Gladys.
Elvis's great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove (1800-1835), was a
full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She married William Mansell, a settler in western
Tennessee, in 1818. William's father, Richard Mansell, had been a soldier in the
Revolutionary War. Mansell is a French name--its literal translation is the man
from Le Mans. The Mansells migrated from Norman France to Scotland, and then
later to Ireland. In the 18th century the family came to the American Colonies.
The appellation "white" in Morning Dove's name refers to her status as a
friendly Indian. Early American settlers called peaceable Indians "white," while
"red" was the designation for warring Indians or those who sided with the British in
the Revolutionary War. It was common for male settlers in the West to marry
"white" Indians as there was a scarcity of females on the American frontier.
Like many young men in the American Southwest, William Mansell fought with
Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars of the early nineteenth century. He fought with
Old Hickory in Alabama, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and later in Florida too.
Returning to Tennessee from the Indian Wars, William Mansell married Morning
White Dove. Elaine Dundy says of the marriage, he (William Mansell) gained
"age-old Indian knowledge of the American terrain; of forests and parries; of crops
and game; of protection against the climate; of medicine lore, healing plants as well
as something in which the Indians were expert--the setting of broken bones."
Moreover, added to Elvis's lineage were Morning White Dove's ruddy Indian
complexion and fine line of cheek.
Like many other settlers, the newlyweds migrated to Alabama from Tennessee
to claim lands garnered in the Indian Wars. The Mansells settled in Marion County
in northeast Alabama near the Mississippi border. The Scots-Irish, like William
Mansell, were the predominant settlers of Alabama. One-tenth of the population in
colonial America was Scots-Irish at the time of the American Revolution. And a
very interesting group they were. The Anglican Reverend Woodmason had this to
say about the Scots-Irish women of William Mansell's day.
"They wore nothing but thin shifts and a thin petticoat underneath. They are
sensual and promiscuous. They draw their shift as tight as possible to the body, and
pin it close, to show the roundness of their breasts, and slender waists (for they are
generally fined shaped) and draw their petticoat close to their hips to show the
fineness of their limbs--so that they might as well be in puri naturalibus."
The Scots-Irish in America were a passionate community living close to the
earth. They disdained the niceties of their British neighbors. Of this Reverend
Woodmason had to say," they delight in their present low, lazy, sluttish, heathenish,
hellish life, and seem not desirous of changing it. These people despise knowledge,
and instead of honoring a learned person...they despise and ill-treat them..."
There were other views on the passionate lifestyle of the Scots-Irish, however.
James Hall of Philadelphia described a young, Scots-Irish frontiersman in this way.
"He strode among us with the step of Achilles...I thought I could see in that man,
one of the progenitors of an unconquerable race; his face presented the traces of a
spirit quick to resent--he had the will to dare, and the power to execute, there was
something in his look which bespoke a disdain of control, and an absence of
constraint in all his movements indicating an habitual independence of thought and
Think of Elvis in these words: the will to dare and the power to execute, a
disdain of control in all his movements indicating a habitual independence of
thought and action. This is the Scots-Irish heritage from which Elvis Presley issued.
In his genes he carried an independence of blood, the will to dare and the power to
execute. Many influences formed Elvis Presley besides the genealogical, yet this
description has a haunting accuracy.
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