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Elvis' Custom-Designed Planes Will Remain at Graceland

April 27, 2015

Elvis Presley's custom-designed airplanes – the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II – will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland. The late singer's Memphis estate issued a statement on Sunday confirming the plans – a change from previous...

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Jack White Has Elvis' First Recordings Digitally Transferred

April 15, 2015

On July 18th, 1953, an 18-year-old then-unknown Elvis Presley walked into Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue, the home of Sam Phillips' Sun Records in Memphis, where he would record a pair of songs, "My Happiness" and "That's When Your...

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Don Robertson, Pioneering Songwriter and Pianist, Dead at 92

March 24, 2015

Songwriter Don Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as "I Don't Hurt Anymore," "Please Help Me I'm Falling" and "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" — and whose tunes have been recorded by everyone from Elvis...

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Elvis Presley Graceland Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas

February 28, 2015

2015 marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, with the singer's estate announcing they would commemorate the King with classic albums reissues and a new website. Now, the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is making...

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Elvis Presley Song?

January 16, 2015

This month marks the 80th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth. Graceland celebrated the occasion with a long party that featured Priscilla and Lisa Marie, screenings of Viva Las Vegas and Jailhouse Rock and an enormous eight-tiered cake. Now...

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Garth Brooks Outsells Elvis

January 13, 2015

With his ninth studio album, Man Against Machine, earning platinum certification, Garth Brooks once again tops the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) list as the best-selling solo album artist of all-time, moving past the King of Rock &...

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Watch Elvis Presley Sing a Hank Cochran Hit

January 8, 2015

Had he not died at age 42 from cardiac arrhythmia on August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 years old today. Known to many as the King of Rock & Roll, Presley was just as schooled in the twangy sounds of Nashville as he was in the rhythm...

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Elvis' Planes, Janis Joplin's Vest Hit the Auction Block

January 4, 2015

From unreleased Bob Dylan song lyrics to Willie Nelson's braids to John Lennon's "Paperback Writer" guitar, it's been an interesting few months for rock memorabilia on the auction block. That trend looks to continue in 2015 as a few more rare music-related...

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Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Recording, Plans Reissue

March 6, 2015

In January, the first recording by Elvis Presley – a 1953 acetate disc featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" – sold at auction for $300,000 to "an undisclosed buyer." It turns out the secret purchaser...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs

January 21, 2015

Had Elvis Presley lived, he would have turned 80 years old this month. It's hard to imagine Elvis doing concerts in 2015, but Leonard Cohen is a few months older and manages to do three-and-a-half hours without breaking a sweat. Hell, Chuck Berry...

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Ronnie Milsap Reflects on Elvis' Nashville Days

January 16, 2015

Ronnie Milsap, who turns 71 years old today (January 16th), will celebrate with a private party at the recording studio he founded on Nashville's famed Music Row. The legendary entertainer, who recorded for RCA throughout the Seventies and Eighties, was...

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Elvis' First Recording Sells for $300,000 at Auction

January 9, 2015

Elvis Presley's first recording – an acetate disc from 1953 featuring "My Happiness," backed with "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" – sold for $300,000 at a Graceland auction, The Guardian reports. The auction...

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Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebrated With Reissues, New Website

January 7, 2015

January 8th marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, and, to commemorate the King, Legacy Recordings have planned a yearlong celebration of Presley's music for modern-day Elvis fans. First up, the singer's The Complete '60s Albums...

2014

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Ronnie Milsap Talks Ray Charles, Elvis and Disco

November 26, 2014

Ronnie Milsap didn't just dominate country music in the Seventies and Eighties, he helped redefine it. One of the genre's most successful crossover acts of all time, Milsap blended rock & roll, soul and pop, and took songs with those elements to the...

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Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies

October 22, 2014

Alfred Wertheimer had never heard of Elvis Presley when RCA records contacted him in March of 1956 about shooting their new artist, but he happily took the job - having absolutely no idea that over the next four months he'd capture some of the...

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Tennessee's Top 10 Music Spots

September 15, 2014
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Miley Cyrus: Elvis Presley Was the Original Twerker

August 30, 2014

As the face of the twerking movement, Miley Cyrus has been a lightning rod for controversy. Her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance last year, as evidenced by all those FCC complaints, was arguably the most scandalous music moment since...

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Elvis Presley's First Recording Headed to Auction

November 14, 2014

Elvis Presley's first recording – an acetate disc cut at Sun Records studio Memphis Recording Service on July 18th, 1953 – is headed to an auction that will take place at Graceland, the late singer's famed Memphis...

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'Forrest Gump' Soundtrack to Get Patriotic Vinyl Edition

September 9, 2014

The 12-times platinum rock & roll soundtrack to Forrest Gump, which features songs by Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan and more, will be available for the first time on vinyl in North America, to mark its 20th anniversary, this...

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