Elvis Presley’s 55-year kissing mystery

On June 30, 1956, an iconic photograph of Elvis Presley kissing an unidentified woman was taken backstage at The Mosque Theater in Richmond, Virginia. Photographer Alfred Wertheimer just happened to capture Presley in a private moment flirtatiously touching tongues with a young woman. Diane Keaton would call it “the most erotic photograph ever made.” Wertheimer,… Read More Elvis Presley’s 55-year kissing mystery

Elvis Presley fans demand recognition for The King at USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Elvis Presley fans have a hard time understanding why the visitor center at Pearl Harbor does not recognize Elvis for his contributions to help getting the USS Arizona Memorial built. In the local Hawaiian newspapers, headlines have stated that Presley “rescued the Arizona memorial” and that “Elvis ‘built’ the Arizona Memorial.” Yet Pacific Historic Parks… Read More Elvis Presley fans demand recognition for The King at USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Why “Heartbreak Hotel” was not on Elvis Presley’s first album

On March 23, 1956, Elvis Presley’s self-titled first album was officially released by his new record company, RCA. The album featured new songs recorded at RCA studios in January 1956 as well as songs Elvis recorded in 1954 and 1955 for Sun Records. Elvis Presley became the first album in the history of RCA Victor… Read More Why “Heartbreak Hotel” was not on Elvis Presley’s first album

When Elvis Presley sang ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on TV for the first time, it was a peculiar jazzy version

Long before Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream album or his Las Vegas shows in the 1970s, Elvis performed with an orchestra to sing a jazzy version of “Heartbreak Hotel”. While most would agree that the result was less than desirable, the performance of Presley with the Dorsey Brothers orchestra in 1956 was actually the… Read More When Elvis Presley sang ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on TV for the first time, it was a peculiar jazzy version

The impact of Elvis Presley’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ 60 years later

Heartbreak Hotel “put Elvis Presley on the show business map and altered pop culture forever.” – Ace Collins, Untold Gold While most music historians agree that the first rock and roll record was “That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley released in July 1954, the record that really shook the world was “Heartbreak Hotel” released 18… Read More The impact of Elvis Presley’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ 60 years later

Why Elvis Presley agreed to perform with rock and roll hater, Frank Sinatra

Music fans seem to be obsessed with the private meeting and jam session between Elvis Presley and The Beatles, but another collaboration between two music legends seems to be overlooked. That would be the legendary performance of The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, The Voice, Frank Sinatra. The… Read More Why Elvis Presley agreed to perform with rock and roll hater, Frank Sinatra

Elvis Presley proves he was more than just Rock and Roll with #1 ‘If I Can Dream’ album

“Elvis wasn’t just rock and roll. He was not. A lot of his frustration was that people put him in just that category and genre of music.” – Priscilla Presley in October 2015 discussing the new If I Can Dream album In its first week of release, Elvis Presley’s new collaboration with London’s Royal Philharmonic… Read More Elvis Presley proves he was more than just Rock and Roll with #1 ‘If I Can Dream’ album