Photos by Libero Api
“Without preamble, the three-piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side to side and his entire body takes on a frantic quiver, as if he had swallowed a jackhammer.”
-“Time Magazine,” May 15, 1956
On January 8th 1935 Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Twenty one years later Elvis would begin to change the musical culture and help to usher in Rock n Roll.