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Elvis Presley – That’s All Right

Elvis Presley – That’s All Right

Jul 7, 2012

On July 8, 1954, WHBQ Memphis would be the first radio station to play an Elvis Presley song. His recently recorded single ‘That’s All Right’ was played on DJ Dewey Philips’ Red, Hot, and Blue show. Hundreds of phone calls and telegrams would follow. The song was recorded three days earlier on July 5th at the end of a previously...

Facts and Quotes about Elvis Presley

Facts and Quotes about Elvis Presley

Apr 12, 2012

Rolling Stone magazine summarized Elvis by saying that his ‘achievement was to remake American popular culture with music of passion, humor, adventure and desire by drawing on more sides of the American character than anyone, with the exception of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Abraham Lincoln, had ever done before.” Quotes about Elvis...