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a blog about elvis’ records and music

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MY BABYBOOK states that my fa­vorite song in 1956 was “Sh-Boom.” As I turned 5-years-old that year, that makes sense. But I don’t re­member it that way: My aging gray matter tells me that “Hound Dog” has been my fa­vorite record as long as it has trans­lating my ex­pe­ri­ences into mem­o­ries and storing them within its folds. [Continue reading]

pressed between the pages of mac davis’ mind

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SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATED WITH ELVIS that re­ceive the most credit in terms of Pres­ley’s suc­cessful ca­reer are two teams: Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller and Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman. But an­other team was para­mount in Elvis’s tran­si­tion from the sappy movie matinee idol of the mid-1960s to his emer­gence as a po­tent figure in 1968-1969: Billy Strange-Mac Davis. [Continue reading]

“elvis is king” is an illustrated children’s book that fans must see!

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THIS IS AN UNUSUAL MOVE FOR ME in that I am pushing a product here on my Elvis – A Touch Of Gold blog. I didn’t go looking for a product to push; in fact, quite the op­po­site oc­curred. I was looking for im­ages for the se­ries of ar­ti­cles I am writing about the line of Elvis records on the Gold Stan­dard Se­ries. [Continue reading]