Category Archives: Elvis

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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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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In Honor of Telstar, I Give You the Nerdiest Elvis Album Cover

by Alexis Madrigal – Senior Editor, The Atlantic  50 years ago this month, the first Telstar communications satellite blasted off into space and began to relay information across vast distances. Almost 11 years later, three years after the moon landing drew … Continue reading

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The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet

by Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic, The Star Welcome to the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956: four superstars, no waiting. Fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together that day in … Continue reading

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No. 19: Elvis Presley, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ – Top 100 Country Songs

By: Billy Dukes, Featured Writer, Taste Of Country While typically thought of as a rock and roller and not a country singer, Elvis Presley did find success on the country charts with ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ song No. 19 on the Top … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley’s crypt has left the auction block

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Friday that his company has agreed not to sell the crypt after fans worldwide demanded that it be kept as a shrine to his memory. Julien’s Auctions announced in … Continue reading

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Elvis debuted ‘Hound Dog’ and hip gyrations 56 years ago today

  By DJ Pangburn, Featured Writer, Death & Taxes While a high degree of artistic experimentation and daring had existed within the underground of the world’s great cities long before 1956 (the Belle Epoque, Dada, futurism, surrealism, erotica, etc.), nothing … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Giants Didn’t Always Become Superstars

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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Which Rockabilly Cat Can Claim the Title of King of Rockabilly?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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