Presley

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 […]

30 July 1966, The Troggs started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wild Thing’. Because of a distribution dispute, The Troggs’ single was available on two competing labels: Atco and Fontana. Because both pressings were taken from the identical master recording, Billboard combined the sales for both releases, making […]

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 […]

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

12 June 1941, born on this day, Reg Presley, singer, songwriter with English garage rock band The Troggs, who had the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Wild Thing’ and the hits ‘With a Girl Like You’ and ‘Love Is All Around’ (which was covered by Wet Wet Wet in 1994, and stayed at […]

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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