Elvis Presley: 40 Best Deep Cuts (Part 1)

At Graceland in Memphis, 40 years ago this week, Elvis Presley passed away at the age of 42. In his 23-year career as an entertainer, Elvis released 711 master recordings, 198 of which appeared as single A or B sides – including classic hits like “Suspicious Minds,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Burning Love.” What of those…

AXS TV to feature Elvis documentaries in August

North American television network AXS TV will feature multiple Elvis Presley documentaries next month, including the 2000 “Special Edition” version of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970) as well as Elvis On Tour (1972). Providing a glimpse of the real Elvis, That’s The Way It Is features the singer in rehearsals and on stage for his…

Vinyl Elvis: 1977’s MOODY BLUE Closes a Lonely Journey

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the July 19, 1977, release of Moody Blue, an album that turned out to be the last Elvis Presley record before his death four weeks later. Moody Blue Label: RCA Catalog Number: AFL1-2428 Recorded: 1974-1977 | Memphis, TN; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan Released: 1977 Ranked: #7 in Pastimescape’s…

July 19 Represents a Beginning and an End for Elvis Presley

The date is July 19, 1954, and SUN releases the debut record of 19-year-old Elvis Presley. Produced by Sam Phillips, the single consists of “That’s All Right” backed with “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Elvis, who in childhood dreamed of being “the hero of the comic book,” begins his adventure. The years come and go. Elvis…