Elvis Presley’s stage act was vulgar and easily illegal under the laws in America in the 1950s. It’s why he turned entertainment on it’s head and the 1950s was the North American era of the teenager as a market niche and he put women’s sexual desire on public display as his concerts in the 1950s, 1961 and from 1969 to 1977 were concert hall revival orgies, a celebration of all things human: emotions of passion, longing and desire.
Elvis Presley, head teenager, bought first a middle class home and then a mansion before he was 25. The American Dream personified.
America’s establishment called Elvis a communist plot to destroy the white youth of America and make them white negros. Wiggas as we say today, eh?
He really didn’t start out that way, it just became a performer and audience reaction. the wilder he got, the bigger the crowds and the headlines got and the more of these that he got:
America’s fear of Communism in the 1950s as represented by both Russia (then the USSR) and China, that “IN God We Trust” was illegally added to the US Currency.
but also, first it’s books and then it’s people, eh