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?
“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
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
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
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
Music fans seem to be obsessed with the private meeting and jam session between Elvis Presley and The Beatles, but another collaboration between two music legends seems to be overlooked. That would be the legendary performance of The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, The Voice, Frank Sinatra. The… Read More Why Elvis Presley agreed to perform with rock and roll hater, Frank Sinatra