Elvis Presley - If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side

"The King of rock 'n' roll" – that’s the name that immediately comes to mind when we think of Elvis Presley, an icon in the history of music. He is regarded as one of the greatest, most successful and most popular artists of the twentieth century, both by the public and other artists.




Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississipi, the son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith. The family led a poor life, but were very religious. This is probably where his lifelong love of gospels came from. When Elvis was ten years old, he participated in a competition. His parents felt that their son had a golden voice. The jury agreed. The competition was broadcast on radio WELO, unfortunately the radio broadcast was not recorded. On his eleventh birthday Elvis was given a guitar by his mother. He was taught by his uncle Vester, Vernons brother.

When he left school Elvis made a living as a cinema clerk and truck driver. In 1953 he decided to make a record at Sun Studios. This was something that anyone could do for four dollars a song. This recording was probably intended as a present for his mother. Be that as it may, his song was noticed and the owner of Sun Records, Sam Phillips, invited Elvis for an interview that resulted in the recording of his first official record. This was in July 1954. The title of his song was, ' That's All Right Mama '. This song had a huge impact that resulted in him becoming very popular locally. His career had begun. Many songs and then movies followed. Elvis soon became world famous. No less than 149 songs from his repertoire reached the charts. He was No 1 for 81 weeks in the hit parade – still a record. Another record is that between 1 to 1.5 billion people saw his show ' Aloha from Hawaii '. This was the first live concert that was broadcast worldwide via satellite.

Elvis gave many concerts, dozens per month. In order to maintain the energy to do this he started to use "uppers" and "downers" or, in other words non-prescription drugs. During the last years of his life his health deteriorated considerably. Nevertheless, he continued to give concerts. Elvis died on August 16, 1977 in Memphis. He was 42 years.

Today his music still popular. His most known songs include: Always on my mind, Are you lonesome tonight, Can't help falling in love with you, In the ghetto, it's now or never, Jailhouse rock, Love me tender, Suspicious minds, Wooden heart, Devil in disguise, Heartbreak Hotel, Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear, Return to Sender, and many many more.


We wish to quote from his song ' if The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side.



Artist : Elvis Presley
Label : RCA Victor Records
Written by: Henry Slaughter
Album : How Great Thou Art
Song : If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
Release date : 1966

We found the song also on YouTube - click here



"The above mentioned quotations are presented in support of the fact that even today God’s Name is known and used. "



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