Elvis Presley hit the airwaves for the first time 65 years ago today – July 8, 1954. On this date, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played Elvis’s first single, “That’s All Right,” on his WHBQ show, “Red Hot and Blue.” See artifacts from Elvis’ early career now at Graceland! I love all the wonderful Elvis history with dates and pictures from Graceland!! Woohoo!!! Sometimes it still seems like yesterday!!! Elvis is so relevant to this day and will remain that way for many, many years to come!!! Memories!!!! Priceless!!!
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Only missed the first 2 yrs but seeing him in 76 made up for it. It was the top of my bucket list before I even knew what that was lol. We are so glad he did make that record, otherwise life would have been dull . Thank you Sam Philips. Red, Hot, and Blue used to come on TV in the afternoon in Memphis. Dewey and his engineer ran all over the studio in Halloween masks and played film clips from the movie “RODAN” The whole show was really a trip! Elvis and the Fender Stratocaster. 1954 was a darn good year!
65 years ago today in entertainment history Elvis Presley started his career with one song that led him to become The King Of Rock’nRoll. 7/6/1954 Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” to play on his radio show. Get 65 years of Elvis Presley 1954-2019 signature shirt now. Elvis Presley released his first single 65 years ago today. It was 15 years before the Apollo 11 mission, but by happy coincidence, it had the word moon in the title of the B-side.