The Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s connection to legendary singer, Sophie Tucker

Ever wondered why The Beatles made a joke about American vaudeville singer, Sophie Tucker, not once, but twice on national television? When The Beatles performed the song “Till There Was You” live during the Royal Variety Performance in London in November 1963, Paul McCartney introduced the song by saying, “It’s also been recorded by our favorite American group, Sophie… Read More The Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s connection to legendary singer, Sophie Tucker

How John Lennon’s sons helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On January 23, 1986, Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon took part in the first annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On behalf of their father, John Lennon, they helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Jack Soden, President and Executive Director of Graceland, and Memphis… Read More How John Lennon’s sons helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

When Muhammad Ali called Elvis Presley “The Greatest”

Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. “I’m the Greatest” became Ali’s catchphrase even before it was true. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up,” Ali once said. But there was one person (besides himself) who Ali also called “The Greatest” – The King of Rock… Read More When Muhammad Ali called Elvis Presley “The Greatest”

Don’t call it a comeback! What Elvis Presley really thought of his 1968 TV special

Filmed in June 1968 and aired later that year in December, the Elvis special on NBC would in later years be referred to as “The Comeback” special. After a 7-year hiatus from live performing and an 8-year gap from his last appearance on television, Elvis starred in his first TV special reminding everyone why he… Read More Don’t call it a comeback! What Elvis Presley really thought of his 1968 TV special

Elvis Presley Vs. The Beatles: Scientists Calculate “Who Was Bigger?”

  The King of Rock and Roll or The Fab Four – Who was bigger? Ever since The Beatles started competing with Elvis on the pop charts in the 1960s, enquiring minds have often wondered which musical phenomena had more success, achievement and fame. The question lingers because the popularity of both musical acts endures over… Read More Elvis Presley Vs. The Beatles: Scientists Calculate “Who Was Bigger?”

Why Elvis is The King: Top 5 Presley TV performances

Forty years after Elvis Presley’s death, fans and critics agree that Elvis changed the world through his music, style and rebellion against society’s norms. That’s why we call him “The King of Rock and Roll.” “No other solo singing star — not Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Beyoncé — has matched Elvis,”… Read More Why Elvis is The King: Top 5 Presley TV performances

Why Elvis Presley’s most underrated film, Wild in the Country, is his best

Wild in the Country may be one of the least known films of Elvis Presley, but at a closer look, it could be hailed as his best acting role. It was released in June 1961 just a few months before Blue Hawaii and was one of Presley’s few dramatic roles. While many regard King Creole as Elvis… Read More Why Elvis Presley’s most underrated film, Wild in the Country, is his best

Why Elvis Presley did not like his famous gold lamé suit

Elvis exhibited a unique sense of style throughout his career with outfits like his jeweled Las Vegas jumpsuits and his exclusive TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) jewelry.  He was a regular customer at the Lansky Brothers clothing store in Memphis where he purchased stylish jackets, shirts and pants that helped him stand out among his… Read More Why Elvis Presley did not like his famous gold lamé suit

When Elvis Presley Dared To Sing Gospel on The Ed Sullivan Show

It is evident from Elvis Presley’s actions on and off stage that his first love was gospel music. In March 1960, Elvis was asked what his favorite style of music was and he responded “spiritual music… I know practically every religious song that’s ever been written.” By the end of 1956, Elvis had just finished… Read More When Elvis Presley Dared To Sing Gospel on The Ed Sullivan Show