Did you know? Elvis Presley June 2015 edition by Jeff Schrembs


Did you know? Elvis Presley June 2015 edition by Jeff Schrembs.

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Elvis Presley’s personal record collection circa April 1960 stack 1 and stack 2


Partial catalog of Elvis Presley’s record album collection April 1960 stacks 1 & 2

The chirping crickets (aka Buddy Holly and the Crickets)

You’ll never walk alone – Roy Hamilton

Johnny Cash with his hot and blue guitar

Dream of you – Helen Merrill

Ray Charles

Songs of faith – Aretha Franklin

Mario! Lanza At his best

Rock and roll – Fats Domino

Here’s Little Richard

Sam Cooke

Dedicated to you – The 5 Royales

The vagabond king – Mario Lanza

And god created woman Bridgette Bardo

The Platters

Soulville – Ben Webster

The call of the wildest – Louis Prima

Alone at last – Tony Bennett

The great Ray Charles

In a modern mood – Cole Porter

After school sessions – Chuck Berry

Lady sings the blues – Billie Holiday

Dance Albums – Carl Perkins

The Coasters

The wildest – Louis Prima

Rock around the clock – Bill Haley & the comets

Hank Williams Honk-Tonkin

This is Fats Domino

Rambling man – Hank Williams

Coltrane – John Coltrane

Check Atkins in three dimensions

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Elvis Presley’s planes are coming home to Graceland


Elvis Presley’s planes, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, to be moved from Graceland (from the AP)

Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, could be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under a plan approved Thursday by a county board.

The Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved a proposal from the planes’ current owners, OKC Partnership, to place the aircraft on a lot just steps from the Graceland property.

The planes have been situated at Graceland since the mid-1980s, and they are a popular tourist draw. They had been sold after Presley’s death and were eventually purchased by OKC Partnership in Memphis.

OKC Partnership and Graceland agreed to bring the planes to the singer’s home. Their agreement called for OKC Partnership to receive a cut of ticket sales in return for keeping the planes there.

In an April 7, 2014, letter to OKC Partnership, Elvis Presley Enterprises said the company was exercising its option to end the agreement and asked OKC “to make arrangements for the removal of the airplanes and the restoration of the site on or shortly after April 26, 2015.”

The Memphis City Council must approve the plan. If they are moved to the new location, the planes would be part of an outdoor display and museum for tourists to visit.

Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley


WM 1955 CANDID Elvis trying on jacket

 

Elvis and Buddy Holly

Young Buddy Holly was a nineteen-year-old aspiring musician in Lubbock Texas when he first met Elvis. It happened at the local Cotton Club on October 15, 1955. Buddy and his friend Bob Montgomery opened the show as Buddy and Bob, before Elvis came out and took over. Buddy Holly also opened for Elvis that year at the Fair Park Coliseum.

 

Here is an interesting legend to come out of these meetings, according to Elvis – His Life from A to Z by Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius:

 

“According to legend, Elvis told Holly and Montgomery that if they came down to the ‘Louisiana Hayride,’ he’d get them on the show, but when they did show up, Horace Logan [ed. note: station manager at KWKH, which produced the Louisiana Hayride] turned them away, and Elvis wasn’t there.”

 

In spite of this, Holly has been quoted, “Without Elvis, none of us would have made it.

 

Here’s a little-known nugget. Elvis’ band, Scottie Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana, caused almost all West Texas Rockabilly bands to change their style, including the Crickets playing behind Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison’s band.

 

Elvis and Buddy Holly must have liked a lot of the same songs, because they both recorded these songs by other popular singers:

 

Good Rockin’ Tonight (Roy Hamilton)

Reddy Teddy (Little Richard)

Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

Shake, Rattle and Roll (Joe Turner / Bill Haley)

Rip It Up (Little Richard)

 

Elvis never recorded any songs released by Buddy Holly, and Holly never recorded any Elvis songs except one. He once said, “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” was his favorite Elvis song. He recorded it as a demo during a visit to a radio station in 1956. To my knowledge, it was never released during his life.

 

After his death, all sort of rare Buddy Holly music was released. Because Holly’s career was cut so short, the total number of songs he recorded was much less than Elvis accumulated. But that didn’t prevent historians and record producers from finding every scrap of tape with Holly playing and singing on them. Then they put out albums like this. He was the undisputed king of the lost-basement-tapes, until they started digging for Jimi Hendrix material a decade later..

 

It is generally known that Waylon Jennings was part of the Crickets on that fateful night fifty years ago. He was supposed to be on the charter plane with Holly, but gave up his seat to the Big Bopper. There are few photos of Jennings with Holly, but here is one:

 

There is one last Elvis and Buddy Holly connection. Both Elvis and Holly are charter members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1986,when the first ten inductees to the Hall were named, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly were chosen. Two rock icons, for sure.

 

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