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

Why Elvis is The King: Top 5 Presley TV performances

Forty years after Elvis Presley’s death, fans and critics agree that Elvis changed the world through his music, style and rebellion against society’s norms. That’s why we call him “The King of Rock and Roll.” “No other solo singing star — not Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Beyoncé — has matched Elvis,”… Read More Why Elvis is The King: Top 5 Presley TV performances

Why Elvis Presley did not like his famous gold lamé suit

Elvis exhibited a unique sense of style throughout his career with outfits like his jeweled Las Vegas jumpsuits and his exclusive TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) jewelry.  He was a regular customer at the Lansky Brothers clothing store in Memphis where he purchased stylish jackets, shirts and pants that helped him stand out among his… Read More Why Elvis Presley did not like his famous gold lamé suit

Why “Heartbreak Hotel” was not on Elvis Presley’s first album

On March 23, 1956, Elvis Presley’s self-titled first album was officially released by his new record company, RCA. The album featured new songs recorded at RCA studios in January 1956 as well as songs Elvis recorded in 1954 and 1955 for Sun Records. Elvis Presley became the first album in the history of RCA Victor… Read More Why “Heartbreak Hotel” was not on Elvis Presley’s first album

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