Elvis

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

COREY TAYLOR Performs Acoustic Cover Of ELVIS COSTELLO’s ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding’ (Video) https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/corey-taylor-performs-acoustic-cover-of-elvis-costellos-whats-so-funny-bout-peace-love-and-understanding-video/ COREY TAYLOR Performs Acoustic Cover Of ELVIS COSTELLO’s ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding’ (Video) Video of Corey Taylor's performance during SiriusXM's Octane Home Invasion Festival can be seen below. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR […]

Happy 66th birthday to Elvis Costello, (Declan McManus), born 25 Aug 1954, singer, songwriter. Had the 1979 UK No.2 single with The Attractions 'Olivers Army' and his 1979 UK No.2 album Armed Forces spent 28 weeks on the chart. Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has worked with […]

22 Aug 2004, Al Dvorin the announcer who popularised the phrase "Elvis has left the building" died in a car crash, on his way home from an Elvis Presley convention in California. Dvorin aged 81, was in a car driven by Elvis photographer Ed Bonja. Dvorin was never paid for recordings of his words, and […]

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 […]

11 Aug 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’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-elvis-quiz/ The Very Hard Elvis Quiz […]

31 July 1955, Elvis Presley performed 3 shows at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, (2 matinee and 1 evening). A full scale riot broke out after the show when Elvis announced to the 14,000 strong crowd, "Girls, I'll see you backstage." Fans chased Elvis into the dressing room, tearing off his clothes and […]


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