Why do you think Elvis Presley was so popular and accepted by the media?

https://theconversation.com/how-elvis-permanently-changed-american-pop-culture-81917

https://www.lifezette.com/popzette/five-top-artists-influenced-great-chuck-berry/

https://www.history-of-rock.com/g_g-history.htm

https://www.vix.com/en/music/527353/these-black-artists-didnt-get-credit-some-your-favorite-songs

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_rolling_stones_how_the_rock_and_roll_became_white.html

https://www.billboard.com/articles/pop-shop/girl-group-week/5901266/top-10-girl-groups-of-all-time

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/epic-rock-concerts/

http://people.com/archive/surviving-marriage-to-the-killer-vol-32-no-2/

Read then, answer all the following questions in the form of a brief essay, don’t answer in a Q/A form. Must Include references. Your answers should be up to 300 words.

Why do you think Elvis Presley was so popular and accepted by the media? Are there other artists more deserving of that fame and credit? If Check Berry was a music pioneer today, would people be more interested in his music or in his alleged domestic abuse? How does the 1950s view of Jerry Lee Lewis differ from an artist behaving like that today? How are “girl groups” portrayed in the media in today’s #MeToo era?