The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
The king of rock and roll moved easily from “Hound Dog” to “How Great Thou Art,” and, had he been resuscitated in 1977, a newly health-conscious Elvis likely would have moved closer to his gospel roots. That’s the one major consensus among a sampling of musicians and friends of Elvis.
What if Elvis had lived? He […]
Sun Records/Memphis Recording Service. In the mid- to late summer of 1953, Elvis was a walk-in who paid $3.98 to record “My Happiness.” A year later, on July 5, 1954, he would record “That’s All Right (Mama),” often called the Big Bang of Rock and Roll.