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Elvis opened the doors for black music to white people. B.B King, Rufus Thomas ( who was the first DJ to play his records on a black radiostation ), James Brown, Little Richard etc... all said it. He made black music popular wich was separated in the fifties. In popular culture he has moved things forward. He was an inspiration for new haircuts, clothes and many more. The start of modern teen music starts with him. His first gold record " Heartbreak Hotel " was written by him in collaboration with Mae Axton ( for those who say that he never wrote anything, he has written also other few songs ). He has never " stole " any song. Covers of existing songs were common in those days. He even financed Arthur Crudup's recording sessions with FIRE RECORDS ( the writer of " That's allright ", " My baby left me ", " So glad you're mine " ). Black songwriters and singers like Otis Blackwell ( " Don't be cruel ", " All shook up "... ) wrote songs especially for Elvis Presley ( even if Elvis ...more
Not only significant for the USA but also significant for the world. He was the first real teen idol who exported rock and roll and a style outside the USA. Without him all other " fathers of rock and roll " would have never sold records besides their own country.
Elvis was a talentless idiot who stole all his songs.
She was a child actress.
Saved the world as the commander of Allied forces during World War 2, then was presided over an amazing period of prosperity and growth in the USA.
Headed the Manhattan Project.
Being the first person in the world to fly "solo" across the Atlantic Ocean was the equivalent of going to the moon in the 1920's.
Only slightly less significant than going to the moon; these two brothers were the first with powered flight.
Later elected President, but his most significant contribution was as the victorious Commanding General of the Union Army during the Civil War.
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