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?

The Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s connection to legendary singer, Sophie Tucker

Ever wondered why The Beatles made a joke about American vaudeville singer, Sophie Tucker, not once, but twice on national television? When The Beatles performed the song “Till There Was You” live during the Royal Variety Performance in London in November 1963, Paul McCartney introduced the song by saying, “It’s also been recorded by our favorite American group, Sophie… Read More The Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s connection to legendary singer, Sophie Tucker

When Muhammad Ali called Elvis Presley “The Greatest”

Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. “I’m the Greatest” became Ali’s catchphrase even before it was true. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up,” Ali once said. But there was one person (besides himself) who Ali also called “The Greatest” – The King of Rock… Read More When Muhammad Ali called Elvis Presley “The Greatest”

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