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ELVIS: Sun in Vegas

by Tony G. Marshall A rare and fascinating public moment occurred as Elvis Presley began a brief reflective backtrack to his musical roots from the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton when he saw someone in the audience holding a copy of the then recently … Continue reading

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RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY’S Guitars | Official Graceland Blog

Elvis Presley’s Guitars Posted by Elvis Presley’s Graceland on Dec 30, 2015 It’s hard to picture Elvis Presley without a guitar in his hand.From his iconic first album cover to his many movies, from the ’68 Special to “Aloha from … Continue reading

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‘SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick – The New York Times

Five hundred forty-one pages into Peter Guralnick’s 763-page biography of Sam Phillips, the impresario enshrined in the subtitle as “the man who invented rock ’n’ roll,” we get the moment when many people probably saw Phillips for the first time. … Continue reading

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GREIL MARCUS: ‘Mystery Train’ at 40 | Rolling Stone

A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ Keeps Rolling at 40. “These artists just keep reverberating,” says Marcus of figures that populate landmark 1975 work BY ROB SHEFFIELD October 19, 2015 Source: A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ at … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY: How he built rock ‘n’ roll on his self-titled debut | Record Bin | Nooga.com

By JOSHUA PICKARD  During the course of any reasonable discussion about the history of modern music, there are always going to be a few names that pop up again and again—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley spring … Continue reading

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‘SHAKY’ and THE SUNSETS: Legends in the ‘Rockhouse’

“Long before the Stray Cats, Matchbox, Polecats, Jets and all the now well known Rockabilly bands, there was Shakin’ Stevens and The Sunsets. Their music was Rockabilly.” – Paul Barrett, 1981. The late 60’s and early 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll … Continue reading

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SO JUST WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD? – uDiscover

“My man rocks me with one steady roll.” – Trixie Smith, 1922 Rock and roll is as old as mankind and the first rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ … Continue reading

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BILL HALEY – “Rock Around The Clock” | This Day In Music

The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star. Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career. As … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY: Inside His Record Collection | Official Graceland Blog

BLOG HOME » Inside Elvis’ Record Collection Inside Elvis’ Record Collection Posted by Elvis Presley’s Graceland on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments Fans have enjoyed Elvis’ music for decades, whether it was on vinyl, 8-track, cassettes, CDs or on … Continue reading

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