The King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley

The King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley

Laura Beth Peters and Lainie Stubblefield

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935 Elvis Aaron Presley began his career in Memphis, Tennessee and was on a fast track to become the King of Rock n Roll. He is considered one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. 

He had a 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. Our mom has been a life-long fan of Elvis and even got to see him perform in Las Vegas one of the 1st nights he was there in 1969. He was a special artist to our mom in ways that only fans of the 1950’s - 70’s could understand, so we dedicate this episode to you mom….

In celebration of Sun Records (the first record company Elvis ever recorded with) hitting their 70th birthday this year, we are doing a Sun Records giveaway!

THE PRIZE includes:

  • one test pressing vinyl (picked at random)
  • one official Sun 70th vinyl (one of our four curated compilations)
  • one Sun t-shirt

Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast to enter to win!

Book referenced: 

"Elvis Word for Word" -

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