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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was known as "The King" of rock'n'roll. He was born in Mississippi in 1935. His first song Elvis recorded in 1954. He sold millions of records, served in the army moved to Hollywood and appeared in 33 films. He had his first hit, "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956. Elvis brought together the musical sounds of the blacks in America and of country people. His songs started a new period in American music. He was the most popular performer of his days. At the news of his death in 1977, thousands of people gathered out side his home in Memphis. He was only 42 years old. Elvis became one of the richest singers in history.

Answer the questions:

- When and where did he record his first song?

- How many films did he appear in?

2. The Beatles

The Beatles were the most popular band of the 60' s. The four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were all born in Liverpool, England. Their first record, "Love Me Do" came out on 5th October, 1962. By 1964, The Beatles were famous all over the world. Everywhere they went, thousands of fans - boys and girls - followed them. The Beatles have their last performance on 30th January, 1969, on top of Apple building in Lon­don. John Lennon died in 1980. In the end, the Beatles became leg­ends.

Answer the questions:

- Who were the four members of the Beatles?

- When did they give their last performance?

3. Britney Spears

Britney Spears is one of the world's famous pop princesses. She was born in Kentwood, Louisiana, the USA. Even when she was young, she loved music and singing. The first person who asked Britney to sing for other people was her mum. For a year she lived in New York. She studied drama and singing at a school for talented children. After high school, Britney started working in her first album "Baby One More Time" when she was sixteen. It became popular all over the world and in 2000 Britney recorded her second album “Oops! 1 did it again”. In 2001 Britney acted in the film "Cross-roads and recorded her third album.

Answer the questions:

- Where was Britney born?

- Name her albums.

4. Elton John

Elton John was one of the biggest pop superstars of the 70's. He born in 1947, and was called Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He changed his name to Elton John in 1966. He could play the piano when he was four. When he was eleven, he went to the Royal Academy of Music. He joined his first band "Bluesology" in 1961. He gave his first American concert in August 1970, in Los Angeles. He wrote "Candle in the Wind" in 1973 and rewrote it in 1997 when princess Diana died. Elton John also wrote the songs for "The Lion King" in 1994. Elton John's songs are still very popular today. He is of the richest singers in the world and he's famous for the colorful costumes he wears on stage.

Answer the questions:

- When did Elton John write "Candle in the Wind"?

- What was his real name?

Choose the correct answer:

1. He was called Reginald Kenneth Dwight:

a) Elvis Presley; b) John Lennon; c) Elton John.

2. This singer recorded album "Oops! I did it again":

a) Britney Spears; b) Madonna; c) Sher.

3) He died in 1980:

a) Elvis Presley; b) John Lennon; c) Elton John.

4) He is one of the richest singers in the world:

a) Elton John; b) Elvis Presley; c) Paul McCartney.

5) He appeared in 33 films:

a) Ringo Starr; b) Elton John; c) Elvis Presley.

6) Everywhere they went, thousands of fans - boys and girls -followed them:

a) Pink Floyd; b) The Beatles; c) Britney Spears and her group.

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