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Elvis Presley, He is a cultural icon, often known as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King". Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. Presley "was an untrained musician who played entirely by ear. ’I don't read music,' he confessed, 'but I know what I like.'” When he, as a young singer, "ventured into the recording studio he was heavily influenced by the songs he had heard on the jukebox and radio…


Presley first took drugs in the army, taking amphetamines to stay awake. "Presley's physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, has said: "[Elvis] felt that by getting [pills] from a doctor, he wasn't the common everyday junkie getting something off the street. He... thought that as far as medications and drugs went, there was something for everything." The singer allegedly spent at least $1 million per year on drugs and doctors' fees or inducements. Although Dr. Nichopoulos was exonerated with regard to Presley's death, "In the first eight months of 1977 alone, he had [prescribed] more than 10,000 doses of sedatives, amphetamines, and narcotics: all in Elvis' name. His drug habit combined with an enlarged heart, caused his death at age 42.


Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country. – President Jimmy Carter, 1977-08-17,


Just as Elvis Presley experienced the affects of rebellion to God in his life, even so you will experience definitive results from your rebellion if you continue in your sin.

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