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Elvis AuburnUniversity March1974 1500 crop blue

valuable insert associated with elvis presley’s “my boy” may be bootleg!

RCA 2458EX IS AN ODD RECORD, one of the oddest in the vast cat­alog of Elvis records. It was man­u­fac­tured in the US ex­pressly to be ex­ported to the UK and sold there in 1974. In­stead of the usual cream­sicle or­ange label that was the stan­dard for RCA records at the time, this weird record had la­bels that were as grey as the In­cred­ible Hulk was in 1962! [Continue reading]

MacDavis SongPainter photo 1500 crop

pressed between the pages of mac davis’ mind

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