On January 23, 1986, Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon took part in the first annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On behalf of their father, John Lennon, they helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Jack Soden, President and Executive Director of Graceland, and Memphis… Read More How John Lennon’s sons helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
“Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles” – John Lennon In January 1956, Elvis Presley released “Heartbreak Hotel,” and the rest is rock and roll history. The song had a huge impact on many young British male teenagers. Some would become the next generation of rock stars, like… Read More How Elvis Presley influenced The Beatles
Although it was rumored that Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, felt threatened by The Beatles and their success in the 1960s, he didn’t let that prevent him from singing several of their songs during the second half of his career. Beginning in 1969 when he returned to the concert stage after a… Read More Can you guess the 5 Beatles songs that Elvis Presley sang?
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
It has now been 50 years ago since the most infamous rock and roll meeting of all time occurred when Elvis Presley met The Beatles on August 27, 1965. The Beatles were the ones who pushed for the meeting with Elvis. After all, it was Presley who was one of the main influences for John… Read More 50th anniversary of when The Beatles met Elvis