1956

You ever wonder how many up and coming artists listened to their critics? We know that Elvis Presley didn’t. Milton Berle’s final show of his ‘Texaco Star Theater’ TV aired on June 5, 1956. Elvis Presley appeared on the show performing his brand-new song, “Hound Dog,” and also “I Want You, I Need You, I […]

Although it had been around since 1954, on April 10, 1956, Leo Fender patented his electric guitar he called a Stratocaster. The Stratocaster was a successor to his popular “Telecaster” model of electric guitar. We thought long and hard about which picture to use with this story. We decided to use a picture of Jimi […]


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