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.
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Here is the cover to Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut album released on March 23, 1956 featuring the famous Elvis ‘Tonsil” photo. The original uncropped photo shows bassist Bill Black behind him and a the neck Scotty Moore’s guitar and his hand.
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.
On February 14, 1973 Elvis Presley visited Muhammad Ali’s before a fight in Las Vegas, Nevada to give him this “Elvis Style” robe that says ‘The People’s Choice” on the back in rhinestones and jewels. Ali thanked Elvis for the robe then went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center for his fight that night against Joe Bugner.
In 2006, this commercial below was made for BBC Radio 2 showing Elvis Presley on stage introducing his backing band. Elvis then introduces, Marvin Gaye (singer), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar), Keith Moon (drums), Sheryl Crow (bass) and Stevie Wonder (piano).
When The Clash released the “London Calling” album in 1979 they paid tribute to “The King” Elvis Presley with the pink and green lettering on the cover from Elvis’ debut album.