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?
A staged kiss led to a real romance when 16-year-old German girl, Margit Buergin, came to Bad Homburg to meet Elvis. [The following article includes excerpts from the new book, ELVIS: The Army Years Uncovered: Behind The Scenes of the Two Years that Changed the King of Rock and Roll’s Life by Trina Young] But she didn’t… Read More Elvis Presley’s own Brigitte Bardot
When The King of Rock and Roll got drafted into the army, Anita Wood was not the only girlfriend Elvis said good-bye to. [The following article includes excerpts from the new book, ELVIS: The Army Years Uncovered: Behind The Scenes of the Two Years that Changed the King of Rock and Roll’s Life by Trina… Read More The other girl Elvis Presley left behind when he joined the army
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
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”
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