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

New book, Elvis: Behind The Legend, is first to rank Elvis Presley movies by box office earnings

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

The tragic backstory to Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock movie

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