Elvis Aaron Presley was born in 1935 into poor circumstances in Tupelo, Mississippi. When he died just 42 years later, he was one of the most successful artists of his time and a well-known cult figure to this day. The “King of Rock 'n' Roll” has sold more than a billion records, making him the most successful solo artist in the world. In addition to music, he had a strong passion for cars. Especially for Cadillac vehicles, which were like a drug for him. If he liked a car, he simply bought it that same day. In 1975, he set his personal record when he bought 14 cars in one day from his regular dealer, Madison Caddilac. In addition to the fact that Elvis enjoyed driving his cars, it also happened that he gave them away. In addition to family members and friends, the recipients were occasionally complete strangers on the street. Pubisher Franzis Verlag takes up this passion and packages it in an Advent calendar. After 24 days, the end product is a Caddilac Eldorado like the one Elvis drove in a scale of 1:37, which sits on a high-quality plastic base with a sound module. In addition to the model kit, the calendar also contains an extensive accompanying book with a lot of background knowledge and photos from the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. With other little surprises to decorate, you can create your own little Elvis world of experience in the run-up to Christmas.
Elvis began his career in 1954 as one of the first artists to join the rockabilly movement. This combines the then “white” county music with the “black” rhythm and blues. Elvis is best known for his physical stage performances, which were unusual at the time and therefore often controversial. Presley is also known for his vocal range of almost three octaves, which enables him to interpret many different styles and musical directions. But in the end all his interpretations had one thing in common, because they were all almost without exception successful. Outside of the stage, not much is known about Elvis today. He remained silent when it came to questions about his private life or topics such as his political stance. He avoided appearing on talk shows or similar programs. To do this, he went to his colleagues' concerts or was seen at football events. After his death, this non-existent information left a lot of room for interpretation in one place or another, which often led to misinformation.
By the time of his death, Elvis had been nominated 14 times for a Grammy, which he won three times. Besides Michael Jackson, he is the only artist who has managed to be represented in five different Halls of Fame. He has a total of 167 gold and platinum awards as well as one diamond award. In addition to his successful career as a musician, Presley appeared in 31 feature films and gave more than 1,100 live concerts. His life story was so moving and diverse that it provided material for more than 1,000 books. The then US President Jimmy Carter described Presley as unique and irreplaceable and endowed with an impact that never existed before and will never exist again. After Presley's death, Carter said, "Elvis Presley's death takes a piece of itself from our country."
At the moment, the Advent calendar is available at the top price of €19.95.
Elvis Presley Adventskalender: Cadillac Eldorado 1953 gelb 1:37 Franzis, RRP €64,95, item-no.: 55120
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