As depicted in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 ELVIS movie, it was a legendary moment in music history on June 5, 1956 when Elvis appeared on The Milton Berle Show for the second time. He was singing his yet-to-be recorded future hit single “Hound Dog.” Instead of ending the song at the appropriate verse, something came over Elvis… Read More Who told Elvis Presley to bump and grind for Hound Dog?
One night in December 1970, Elvis had a spontaneous impulse to fly to Washington DC. As legend has it, the whole purpose for him going there was to try to meet President Nixon. But the truth is that Elvis originally flew to Washington DC for a different reason. The famous black and white photo of… Read More Elvis Presley’s Date at the White House
What could Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley possibly have in common? There are actually several things – the first being two Bob Dylan songs that The King of Rock and Roll officially recorded. Since Elvis Presley was not a songwriter, he was always on the lookout for a good song to sing. He rose to… Read More Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley: Kindred Spirits
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 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
Fans have romanticized for years about a union between Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe – the two biggest sex symbols of the 20th Century. One can only wonder what would have happened if Elvis and Marilyn had crossed paths in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Surely they would have had a torrid love affair… Read More Did Elvis Presley ever meet Marilyn Monroe?
Elvis Presley made 31 feature films during his career and they all turned a profit, but some did much better than others. In fact, the films that did well ended up dictating the kind of acting roles that Elvis would be stereotyped in throughout his career. The new book, Elvis: Behind The Legend: Startling Truths… Read More New book, Elvis: Behind The Legend, is first to rank Elvis Presley movies by box office earnings
It has now been 50 years ago since the most infamous rock and roll meeting of all time occurred when Elvis Presley met The Beatles on August 27, 1965. The Beatles were the ones who pushed for the meeting with Elvis. After all, it was Presley who was one of the main influences for John… Read More 50th anniversary of when The Beatles met Elvis
When Elvis Presley wrapped filming for his third movie, Jailhouse Rock, on June 25, 1957, the future couldn’t have been brighter. At the top of the music charts and with two successful films under his belt, Presley’s career was at its height. As filming ended, Elvis said good-bye to his co-star, 24-year-old brunette Judy Tyler,… Read More The tragic backstory to Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock movie
Earlier this year in January, it was reported by the RIAA that Garth Brooks had surpassed The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in album sales by half a million making Brooks the best-selling solo artist in the U.S. However, a revision on Thursday, July 16 in the total of U.S. sales of Elvis Presley albums… Read More Author discovers Elvis Presley album sales increase by 1 million