Elvis

16 Aug 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 […]

29 July 1963, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘(You’re The) Devil In Disguise’. His 14th UK No.1. In 1963, when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the […]

22 July 1977, Stiff Records released ‘My Aim Is True’ the debut album from Elvis Costello in the UK. The musicians who were featured on the album were uncredited on the original release (due to contractual difficulties), although the backing band was made up of members of the band Clover. https://youtu.be/Ao9WLBNcP6M Elvis Costello & The […]

8 July 1954, Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing ‘That’s All Right’ to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again. https://youtu.be/NmopYuF4BzY Elvis Presley…. Thats Alright (Mama)- First Release […]

5 July 1954, Working together for the first time in a recording studio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, Elvis Presley fools around during a break with an up-tempo version of ‘That’s All Right.’ Producer Sam Phillips has them repeat the jam and records it. It became Presley’s first release on Sun Records. https://youtu.be/NmopYuF4BzY Elvis […]

2 July 1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for […]

2 July 1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for […]

MARTY FRIEDMAN, Self-Proclaimed ELVIS PRESLEY ‘Maniac’, Praises New Biopic MARTY FRIEDMAN, Self-Proclaimed ELVIS PRESLEY ‘Maniac’, Praises New Biopic Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5752738904744725

5 June 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on ABC-TV’s ‘Milton Berle Show’. During the performance, Presley abruptly halted an uptempo rendition of ‘Hound Dog’ with a wave of his arm and launched into a slow, grinding version accentuated with energetic, exaggerated body movements. Presley’s gyrations created a storm of controversy. https://youtu.be/WJnVQDA9rHA Elvis – Hound Dog & […]

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Why He Doesn’t Hire Singers Anymore: ‘They Seem To Think They’re ELVIS PRESLEY’ YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Why He Doesn’t Hire Singers Anymore: ‘They Seem To Think They’re ELVIS PRESLEY’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5618814078137209


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