John Lennon - "By age 15, Elvis Presley and Rock and Roll had replaced John’s former idols. He had made his mind up that he was going to be a rocker either that or a thug. Although discouraged by his Aunt, his mother Julia taught him how to play a used guitar, refocusing John's ambition in a more positive direction. She became a bigger influence in his life until she was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1958."
Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock (1957) Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American musician and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".