Hit Parader-July/Aug 1961-34 pages. This vintage Hit Parader magazine-which originally sold for twenty five cents-features a color cover photo of Elvis Presley plus an article with photos. The article is publicizing the movie-"Wild In The Country" which stars Elvis......Presley, Elvis (Elvis Aaron Presley), 1935–77, American popular singer, b. Tupelo, Miss. Exposed to gospel music from childhood, Presley began playing guitar before his adolescence. He first recorded in 1953, became a national sensation by 1956, and dominated rock music until 1963. Presley sang successfully in three popular idioms: country and western, rock 'n' roll, and rhythm and blues. Although he had a pleasant baritone voice and a sincere delivery, it was his pelvic gyrations, considered wildly sexual by an entire generation of teenagers and their appalled parents, which skyrocketed Presley to fame. Among his most successful songs were
Love Me Tender,
Hound Dog, and
Don't Be Cruel. His success spawned a spate of B movies and from 1956 to 1972 he appeared in 33 motion pictures including Love Me Tender (1956), Jailhouse Rock (1957), and Follow That Dream (1962). Presley remained a popular and influential performer through the 1960s and 70s. His death was attributed largely to substance abuse. Since his death, popular interest in Presley has remained high; his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., has been turned into a highly successful tourist attraction and pop culture shrine. The magazine has been autographed on the front cover by Elvis Presley...............CONDITION OF AUTOGRAPH AND MAGAZINE IS VERY GOOD.