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Elvis posing backstage at the Auditorium in Ottawa - Apr. 1957 Photo courtesy Bill E. Burk's "Elvis in Canada"

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY:  August 8, 1954:  Radio DJ Dewey Phillips of Memphis station WHBQ plays "That's All Right (Mama)" and on the flip side "Blue Moon of Kentucky"   The music is an instant hit and played 14 more times that day.    Caller insist that the musician, an unknown named Elvis Presley, must be black.   Elvis is at the movies and the DJ brings him into the studio for a live interview.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY: July Elvis is goofing off and plays an up-tempo version of "That's All Right." Producer Sam Phillips tells him to do that again, records it and Elvis' first Sun Records release is made.

POSTERS ELVIS "Elvis playing guitar in GI uniform!" 'rare picture' Elvis  photography Elvis Presley

Elvis had tons of photo 'ops' during his Army service.Life Mag and other big circulating magazines as well as the movie mags all wanted photos and info on what life was like for Elvis in the army. My sis and I were glued to every detail!

The King's pomp

““Love letters straight from your heart, keep us so near while apart.

A look back at #Elvis Presley's concert for Pearl Harbor in Hawaii - http://www.examiner.com/article/hawaii-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-elvis-presley-concert-for-pearl-harbor

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’


Zsa Zsa Gabor in lavender and gray chiffon for her first stage performance in "Blithe Spirit",Warren, Ohio, July 1961 Photo Nina Leen

Elvis and Hannerl Melcher 1957

Elvis with Hannerl Melcher, Las Vegas Showgirl and Miss Austria. This was a 1957 publicity shot taken in Las Vegas, but Hannerl visited Elvis at Graceland during Christmas time of that year.

May 12 = 55 Years ago today: Elvis made his first television appearance after returning from Germany on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show.