The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
Robert William Dye helped run the family grain elevator construction business during the day, but at night he was on the town photographing everybody from Minnie Pearl to Elvis Presley.
One of Dye’s Navy buddies had been chief photographer aboard the USS Decker during World War II, and Dye learned enough from him that when he […]
Sun Records/Memphis Recording Service. In the mid- to late summer of 1953, Elvis was a walk-in who paid $3.98 to record “My Happiness.” A year later, on July 5, 1954, he would record “That’s All Right (Mama),” often called the Big Bang of Rock and Roll.