Friday, January 28, 2011

1956: Elvis makes his first TV appearance
A young singer named Elvis Presley made his first television appearance on this day in 1956.  Presley, who would later be dubbed the King of Rock 'n' Roll, sang "Heartbreak Hotel" on the TV musical-variety program, Stage Show.  The song became an instant hit.  Elvis would appear on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town later that year, catapulting Elvis to a hip-shaking cultural phenomenon.

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Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I was a freak at school because I wasn't swooning over Elvis...

4:48 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Hi Rel, it's ages since I looked in on you - good to see the 'King' on my return. Those were the days though in 1956 I was only 10 years old and didn't really know about rock'n'roll. I soon learned though! I've always thought that it was so sad that his life ended the way it did because I think that he was a decent man who just couldn't cope with all the pressures in the end.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

He sure was handsome back then. By the time I was aware of him, it was the early 70's Elvis and he was wearing that white sequined jumpsuit. Not so handsome then.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Bee's Blog said...

He was my idol!

6:58 PM  

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