Elvis

13 Jan 2005, A report showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. It listed over 220 songs including: ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon, ‘A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel’ by U2, ‘Calling Elvis’, Dire Straits, ‘Happy Birthday Elvis’, Loudon Wainwright III, ‘There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop […]

JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957) – Elvis Presley – Classic Movie Musical Numbers Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164401518580167

8 Jan 1935, born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with ‘All Shook Up’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK […]

27 Dec 1931, born on this day, Scotty Moore, guitarist, whose first group was Doug Poindexter & the Starlite Wranglers. He played on the first Sun Studios session with Elvis Presley and went on to a lengthy career with Presley, playing on many of his most famous recordings including ‘Baby Let’s Play House’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, […]

13 Dec 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Return To Sender’, his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed ‘Return To Sender’ in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing onSee More baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling […]

28 Oct 1957, After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis wouldSee More have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his […]

24 Sept 1957, The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video. https://youtu.be/HZJTgYzf9FE Elvis Presley – Jailhouse […]

22 Sept 1958, After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-…/elvis-joins-the-army/ Elvis Presley Joins The Army, 1958 | This […]

15 Sept 1956, Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with 'Don't Be Cruel'. The track went on to become Presley's biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. This “double-sided hit” which had 'Hound Dog' on the B side, became the most successful on Billboard’s Hot 100 […]

9 Sept 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan show’, performing ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles. https://youtu.be/N81IktPflsA


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