TODAY’S QUORA QUESTION is “What was Elvis Presley’s first album?” Everyone who knows much of anything about Elvis thinks they know the answer: LPM-1254 with Red Robertson’s iconic photograph of Elvis in 1955. But that’s not the actual answer, as anyone who knows more than much-of-anything-about-Elvis realizes. Confusion exists because the term “album” has taken on non-format-related meanings in the intervening decades. READ MORE
THE PLUS OF QUORA is that it gives me prompts for a series of answers there that I can turn into short articles here. There’s nothing like a blog being constantly fed fresh content to keep readers and search engines happy! The minus of Quora is that it keeps me from other, lengthier projects, some of which have been gathering virtual dust for some time. READ MORE
THIS TIME THE QUESTION ON QUORA was “Did Elvis feel threatened when the Beatles met him?” I guess that’s a reasonable question, especially from a younger person who didn’t live through the times when a pop artists’ career was measured in months, not years. But I took on the Herculean labor of providing a reasonable answer.
The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein arranged with Presley’s manager Colonel Parker for the group to be brought over to the house on Perugia Way in Hollywood where Elvis’ stayed when he was making a movie. READ MORE