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Pizza Hut, Elvis Presley dances , commercial

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Elvis Presley doing his thing in an exposed stitch suit

#TBT: Elvis Helps Us Shake Away the Winter Blues

In the 1950s Elvis Presley's music and " suggestive " dancing was the subject of considerable controversy. Critics saw him as a dangerous influence on American teenagers, particularly if those teenagers were white, Northern, and middle class. ©    Bettman/CORBIS  Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2004 Macmillan Reference USA, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.

In the 1950s Elvis Presley's music and " suggestive " dancing was the subject of considerable controversy. Critics saw him as a dangerous influence on American teenagers, particularly if those teenagers were white, Northern, and middle class. © Bettman/CORBIS Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2004 Macmillan Reference USA, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock ’n’ roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock ’n’ roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.

Shake, rattle, and roll! Did you know, they used to only shoot him from the waste up on the Ed Sullivan show b/c his gyrating hips were considered too suggestive?

Shake, rattle, and roll! Did you know, they used to only shoot him from the waste up on the Ed Sullivan show b/c his gyrating hips were considered too suggestive?

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