Posted by on 10 January, 2010

Seventy five years ago few people took notice when twins were born to a poor family in a shotgun shack wooden house at Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8th 1935.  One of the  boys, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. The surviving child, Elvis Aaron Presley would become one of the most well known people in the world for his singing and entertaining. Many thousands, if not millions, of people remember his birthday each January.

Elvis Presley’s  rise to fame from obscurity was a considerable achievement and that is why he features in the the Amazing People Book Series that I am writing. As a young boy,  he had a stammer and other children picked on him. However, his school teacher noted that the stammer disappeared when he sang. She suggested to his mother that Elvis could gain confidence by singing in public. His mother, Gladys, took him to a local fair, where there was a singing competition. He was placed fifth in the competition, but it was the start point of his incredible rise to fame.

Therefore, look not at your problems, but focus on your opportunities. Elvis Presley touched the highs and the lows in an extraordinary life. He died at the age of 42, but had he lived he would now be  75 years old.

Thanks to dainec for use of the flickr photo.



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