Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

There’s Something About a ’56 Chevy

by sad man’s Tongue, Photos by Soliz Images Photography, Models Lorelei Lee and Hellkitten Soliz Images Photography says he is an engeneer by trade. Well he sure engineered the perfect shoot with a 1956 Chevy and some Sweet Pin Ups. … Continue reading

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Reverend Horton Heat: Rockabilly Divinity

By JON FERGUSON , Staff Writer, Lancaster Online Circumstances forced Jim Heath to choose music for a career. Heath, who will lead his crack rockabilly band, the Reverend Horton Heat, into the Chameleon Club for a Saturday night show, needed … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Elvis Presley Phenomena

Taken From The Mystery Train Blog Found This over at Taken From The Mystery Train Blog, and fought it an enjoyable read. Be sure to check them out. Into the fray I literally have dozens of post ideas for The … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Music’s Appeal: The More It Changes, The More It Stays The Same

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue What was it about rockabilly music that held such strong appeal to the youth of the 1950s? Why was the music so powerful and why did it become such a defining force … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley 1956 – Photos by Alfred Wertheimer

“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the 60’s comes from it.” -Leonard Bernstein, 1960s 1956 was pivotal year in America … Continue reading

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Hepcats Gallery 3 – Happy Birthday Elvis

Photos by Libero Api “Without preamble, the three-piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side … Continue reading

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Q&A with Wanda Jackson: Queen of Rockabilly

    by Scott Mervis,  Featured Writer, Pittsburgh Post Gazette   In 1960, she had a hit with “Let’s Have a Party,” and now more than a half-century later, Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly and Elvis Presley’s onetime tour … Continue reading

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Rockabilly star Carl Perkins’ son looks back on his father’s career

by GEORGE JARED, Featured Writer, The Republic Almost 15 years after his death, rock legend Carl Perkins is set to receive one more honor. A life-sized silhouette of him and other music legends will be ringed around a monument shaped … Continue reading

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Good Rockin’ Tonight From 1947 to 2012

One of the most classic and timeless rock and roll songs, and one of my favorites, is “Good Rockin’ Tonight.” First recorded in 1947 by Roy Brown as a Jump Blues Tune and later sung  by Wynonie Harris where you … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley: Birth of a legend, 10 essential recordings

Aug. 16, marked the 35-year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s  death. To mark this event AZCentral.com did a great post on his 10 essential recordings for Sun Records. Artickle Below: To honor that occasion, here’s a look back at the birth … Continue reading

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