Elvis Presley is the undisputed king of rock’n’roll and one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. The legend that has inspired at least 85,000 imitators around the world was known for bringing rock into mainstream media with its live concerts and dance moves – its iconic look certainly helped it to do so.
If you know a lot about Elvis Presley, the less known and more mysterious aspects of his career and his private life are really fascinating. Read on to find out the amazing facts about the King of Rock.
1. Just Average?
Not everyone immediately recognized the talent of the King of Rock. At school, Elvis Presley’s music teacher told him he was mediocre. Presley was kind of a loner and his classmates often made fun of him because he played “hillbilly music”.
Maybe that’s why he was so intimidated about performing in public when he was a child, even though he was known to be an eccentric and extremely confident artist later in life.
Read on to learn about the not-as-shy Elvis.