Elvis

Not a normal birthday party, then. Watch Robert Plant perform Elvis covers at ex-wife’s birthday party Link to original article here

21st Oct 1965, Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour, aged 39. With guitarist Scotty Moore, and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar, Black played on ‘That's All Right (Mama)’, Heartbreak Hotel, ‘Baby Let's Play House’, ‘Mystery Train’, ‘Hound Dog’; ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in the late […]

On Aug. 18, 1977, Elvis Presley's funeral was held at his Memphis estate, Graceland, where 150 mourners attend, including such luminaries as Ann-Margret, James Brown, and actor George Hamilton. (Everyone from Sammy Davis Jr. to Farrah Fawcett to Burt Reynolds to John Wayne were rumored to attend, but did not.) Held in Graceland's living room, […]

Elvis was The King of Rock and Roll. Aretha Franklin was The Queen of Soul. The King and Queen of a musical generation. They both passed away on Aug. 16th. Elvis in 1977 and Aretha in 2018. Yet they were only about 7 years apart in age. RIP Aretha and Elvis. We wonder where music […]

During the morning of Aug. 16, 1977, while at his home, Elvis Presley grabbed the book he’d been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and went into his bathroom. His then girfriend Ginger Alden said to him “Don’t fall asleep in there,” because she knew he did occasionally tend to […]

16th August 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, he had been seated on the toilet reading ‘The Scientific Search For Jesus’. He died of heart failure at the age of 42. His first record for RCA, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was also his first US […]

15th August 1955, Elvis Presley attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as “special advisor” with control of virtually every aspect of Elvis’ career. Parker was not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch […]

11th August 1956, Elvis Presley’s double sided hit ‘Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog’ was released. The single went to No.1 on the US chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks – a record that would not be broken until 1992’s Boyz II Men hit ‘End of the Road’. Read it here

On July 30, 1954, Elvis Presley made his first official concert appearance as a solo act, opening for Slim Whitman at Memphis’ Overton Park Shell outdoor auditorium. He was billed third as “Ellis Presley” and performed “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Blue Moon Of Kentucky,” and “I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’).” In the middle […]

On July 8, 1954, radio jock Dewey Phillips of Memphis’ WHBQ radio played a new song, “That’s All Right (Mama),” and its flip side, “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” on his “Red Hot & Blue” R&B show. An instant hit, the song was immediately played 14 more times. Callers to the station insisted that the singer, […]


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