I recently came upon this early Nirvana photo taken on June 24, 1989 at Al’s Bar, Los Angeles, CA. The photo shows Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic on-stage along with rhythm guitarist Jason Everman and drummer Chad Channing. The first thing I noticed was the awesome Elvis Presley – Alice Cooper Nirvana Poster behind the band!!!
This cool photo of Elvis Presley has made the rounds for years as an Elvis mugshot. The infamous photo was taken on November 17, 1970 in Denver Colorado where Elvis was in town collecting an honorary Police badge.
Just before 10 p.m. on August 27th, 1965, Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker and Memphis Mafia foreman Joe Esposito rode in limos over to The Beatles rented Benedict Canyon house to pick up John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, The Beatles manager Brian Epstein and road manager, Mal Evans for what would be a historical meeting.
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 42. The book Elvis was reading at the time of his death was “The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus” by Frank Adams.
Here is the cover to Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut album released on March 23, 1956 featuring what is known as the “Elvis Tonsil” photo. The original un-cropped “tonsil photo” shows bassist Bill Black behind Elvis and guitarist Scotty Moore’s hand and guitar neck.
It’s Memorial Day weekend over here in the United States of America so I decided to do a post on three most notably musicians that have served in the US Military. Salute To All The Soldiers Who Have Served In The United States Military.
These legends all got together for an unplanned jam session by chance on December 4, 1956 at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. That day Carl Perkins came by the studio to cut some new songs. Sam Philips (owner of Sun Records) asked his newest signed act to his label, Jerry Lee Lewis to come by the studios to play the piano for Perkins session.
In the Elvis Presley 1957 classic movie “Jailhouse Rock”, Elvis’ character Vincent Everett gets thrown in jail for ten years for accidentally killing a man in a bar room brawl. When he gets to jail he is assigned his prison uniform and the inmate number on his jacket is 6239.
The iconic Bruce Springsteen photo taken for the cover of 1975’s “Born To Run” album featured a small ode to Elvis Presley. Springsteen has a “Kings Court” Elvis Presley Fan Club of N.Y.C. button on his guitar strap (on the cover) and leather jacket (during photo shoot).
Most people want to meet and take pictures with musicians but musicians want to meet and take pictures with the “Greatest Of All-Time” Muhammad Ali. Check out some of these awesome pictures of Ali with rock stars and musicians.