Elvis ‘Aaron’ Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and incidentally his father was four years younger than his mother. He was born on January 8, 1935 along with his identical twin brother. Unfortunately his brother was unable to survive as a result of miscarriage. He developed his initial liking for music by seeing the choir perform in his local church. At the age of 10, his father gave him a guitar as a birthday gift. He was a very shy kid and was afraid of singing in public. He learned guitar from observing others play and from classes his uncle gave him.
When he had difficulty finding new friends in school, Elvis began to take his guitar to school everyday. He was described as a ‘music crazy’ kid by his peers. In 1948, he received a C in music, his music teacher told him that he had no aptitude for singing but Elvis wanted to prove her wrong. Soon Elvis decided to build a Personality Traits so that he could become more confident to perform in public. He started to learn the guitar with a neighbour and joined him and others in playing music in their housing complex.
Soon Elvis had grown his sideburns and styled his long hair so that he could stand out from the crowd and be noticed. Soon he went on to participate in a talent show which made him popular in his school. In 1953 he graduated from high school and had decided to pursue music as a career. He began to write songs and record them at the local studio. He had never received any type of formal training in learning or reading music. He only studied and played music by listening to it carefully and repeating it in his mind.