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August 19, 1988

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On this day in 1988, ‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’ were announced as the most played jukebox songs of the first hundred [...]

August 14, 1958

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On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley’s mother Gladys died. At her funeral two days later Presley was so overcome with grief he was unable to stand and had to be [...]

May 27, 1974

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On this day in 1974, Lisa Marie Presley, age 5, met Michael Jackson, age 11, for the first time in Las Vegas after a performance by the Jackson 5. Elvis had taken his [...]

January 9, 2003

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On this day in 2003, a grand piano once owned by Elvis Presley was sold for $685,000. Music producer Robert Johnson and partner Larry Moss sold the piano to the chairman of [...]

September 22, 1977

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On this day in 1977, Rolling Stone Magazine featured only a single photo of Elvis Presley on the cover with no other text but  “ELVIS PRESLEY 1935-1977”. It [...]

March 23, 1961

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On this day in 1961, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, one of the most requested love songs to date. Written by  Hugo Peretti, Luigi [...]

November 26, 1954

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On this day in 1954, while on tour, Elvis Presley sent a telegram to his parents: “Hi babies, here’s the money to pay the bills, don’t tell no one how much [...]

November 23, 1976

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On this day in 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after he supposedly waved a pistol and demanding to see “The [...]

November 20, 1955

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On this day in 1955, The music equivalent to the Babe Ruth trade, Sun Records owner Sam Phillips sold Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $35,000 US. It wasn’t [...]

October 28, 1956

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On this day in 1956, “Love Me Tender” replaced “Don’t Be Cruel”/”Hound Dog” on the Billboard chart, making Elvis Presley the first [...]
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