65 Years Ago Today

On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year old truck driver named Elvis Presley wandered into Sun Studios in Memphis. He paid $3.98 to record two songs (‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’).
Presley reportedly gave the acetate to his mother as a much-belated birthday present (her birthday was April 25), although many biographers suggest that Presley simply wanted to get noticed by Sun owner Sam Phillips. These suggestions are strengthened by the fact that the Presley family did not own a record player at the time.

Comments (2)

  1. Lee

    Don’t believe I had heard these earlier recordings so listened to each a coupla’ times. My 1st boyfriend (Rose knows him) did not like Elvis but my 2nd (1st/ex husband) took me to an Elvis movie on our 1st date with his Mother! Always have been an Elvis fan myself 🙂

  2. Ray (Post author)

    They are rare to a lot of people, Lee 🙂 Whoever the first boyfriend (that Rose knows) apparently didn’t have great taste in music. 😉


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