Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, died suddenly on August 16, 1977 at his Graceland home in Memphis. The world was in shock that this 42-year-old superstar could die so young. The debate has been going on since Elvis died as to whether the drugs found in his system contributed to his death.… Read More How did Elvis Presley die?
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
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
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
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