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26th January 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'. The singers sixth UK No.1. The song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 first became a hit in 1950 when the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty on Billboard's Pop […]

11th January 1958, The release date for the Elvis Presley single 'Jailhouse Rock' was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

2nd 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 […]

June 26th is a HUGE day in the history of Elvis Presley. The man who took him to where he was, his manager Col. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909. On June 26, 1954, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, called Elvis, who had recorded a few songs there earlier in the […]

12th 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 No.1 […]


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