Elvis tribute artist, Cody Slaughter, recreates Elvis Presley ’56 concert tour

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s breakthrough year, 1956. To commemorate this milestone, Sherry Management has put together an original-themed concert tour called A Tribute to Elvis ’56. The tour travels to many cities that Elvis Presley performed in back in 1956 when Presley was on his way rising to the top. The… Read More Elvis tribute artist, Cody Slaughter, recreates Elvis Presley ’56 concert tour

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

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

Watch Elvis Presley sing jazzy version of ‘Heartbreak Hotel’

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 Watch Elvis Presley sing jazzy version of ‘Heartbreak Hotel’

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