Who told Elvis Presley to bump and grind for Hound Dog?

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?

When Elvis Presley romanced German actress, Vera Tschechowa

U.S. army soldier, Elvis Presley, was stationed in Friedberg, Germany from October 1958 to March 1960. While many biographies sum up his love life in Germany as only involving Priscilla, Elvis did not meet Priscilla Beaulieu until September 1959. So for those 11 months before Priscilla entered his life, Elvis dated a lot of other women… Read More When Elvis Presley romanced German actress, Vera Tschechowa

Elvis Presley’s secret live-in girlfriend in Germany

On November 3, 1958, Private Elvis Presley traveled with his scout platoon to the U.S. Army Training Area at Grafenwoehr for six weeks of reconnaissance maneuvers. This was the main training area in Germany for all U.S. troops and is located near the Czechoslovakian border.  During those six weeks, Elvis would meet a German-American girl who became very special to him. (Notably, Elvis wouldn’t meet Priscilla in Germany… Read More Elvis Presley’s secret live-in girlfriend in Germany

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

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