Category 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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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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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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Rockabilly Music Explored Uncharted Territory

By Buster Fayte Having sprung from very familiar and comfortable roots, rockabilly music took off in a completely new and unexpected direction. The musicians of rockabilly were making things up as they went along. There was no plan for how … 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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