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On This Day – Elvis Hits 3,000,000!

Tweet On this day in 1958 “Hound Dog” by Elvis exceeded 3 million sales in the US alone. His was the 3rd record to sell more than 3 million copies in the States. Any Idea of what the other 2 were? While you think about it here a clip of Elvis. Worked it out yet? […]

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On This Day – Elvis Slapped and Fights Back!

Tweet “I’ll regret this day as long as I live. I guess lots of people were waiting for this kind of thing to happen. It’s getting where I can’t even leave the house without something happening to me.” (The New York Post, October 19, 1956) So said Elvis after having an altercation with a Petrol […]

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On This Day – Love Me Tender (again and again 856,327 times)

Tweet On this day in 1956 RCA Victor announced a huge number of advance orders for “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. Only a couple of days ago it was the anniversary of Emile Berliner inventing the gramophone. In 1956 the record company that he co-founded with Eldridge Johnson was going from strength to strength. […]

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On This Day – The Beatles Jam with Elvis

Tweet On This Day in 1965 the Beatles were on their second US tour. Brian Epstein was able to arrange a visit to meet Elvis in his Bel-Air home. The visit lasted some 4 hours and while Col Tom Parker an Epstein played pool the Fab Four and The Hips told stories and chatted. They […]

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On This day – Little Susie is Being Suggestive!

Tweet On this day in 1957 The Everley Brothers reached the top of the charts in the USA with “Wake Up Little Susie”.  That inspite of it being banned by some radio stations because of the suggestive lyrics. I have always said that it is a dirty little song, a threat to the morals of […]

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On This Day – Big Joe Turner Dies

Tweet On this day in 1985 Big Joe Turner died.  Sadly, he is little remembered today but he had a huge influence on the growth of Rock and Roll. Born in 1911 Turner performed from 1920 until 1980.  A Blues shouter he played with or on the same bill as many wonderful musicians such as […]

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On This Day – Blue Suede Shoes

Tweet On this day in 1955 one of the all time rock classics was recorded by Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis. It later went on to reach number 2 in the US and number 10 in the UK. It has been covered by loads of artists including Elvis (also a Sun Recording artist) […]

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On This Day – Great Balls of Fire!

Tweet On this day in 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis released Great Balls of Fire on the Sun record label. One of the great pioneers of rock and roll Lewis came from a poor familly in Ferriday, Louisiana. He bagan playing piano while young with two of his cousins. His passion for the [iano was such […]

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On This Day – What a Week For Elvis!

Tweet On this day in 1956 Elvis was involved in a fist fight.  He had stopped at a petrol station in Memphis to get some petrol and was mobbed by teenagers.  The petrol station manager wanted him to go away so that he could start selling petrol again.  Tempers became frayed and the owner, Ed […]

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Elvis’ Tooth Goes On Ebay

Tweet On this day in 2003 one of Elvis’s teeth was listed on eBay, together with some hair and a gold record.  The reserve price was $100,000. Just how do you get a tooth without actually digging him up?  Easy, you get the tooth from a man who got it from his dad, who happens […]

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