News

Today is the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first recording

Today is the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first recording

THE KING: Sixty years ago today, the career of the man who would be known as the King of Rock and Roll began. Photo: Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A variety of special events will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first rock-and-roll recording in Memphis.

On July 5, 1954, a 19-year-old Presley walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded a version of “That’s All Right.” Days later, the song was played repeatedly on WHBQ radio, and the career of the man known as the King of Rock and Roll was born.

Sun Studio will hold an event on July 5 that will include a cake-cutting and an exhibit tied to the recording’s anniversary.

PHOTOS: Elvis Presley through the years | EXTRA: Elvis Presley pathway to be built in Memphis

Musicians will play Presley songs at a concert at the Levitt Shell, the site of his first professional performance.

Visitors to Graceland, Presley’s longtime home, can see an exhibit showcasing Presley’s impact on music and popular culture.

Latest Headlines

in Entertainment, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’

Fresh
21-overlay4

Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

in Local

Police Continue To Investigate Saco Double Shooting

Fresh
GENERIC POLICE CRUISERS

SACO, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine continue to investigate a home invasion in Saco in which one of the homeowners as well as a house guest were shot multiple times.

in Local

Father Of 3 Dies In Wilton Crash

Fresh
ACCIDENT LARGE

WILTON, Maine (AP) - Icy road conditions are being blamed for a traffic crash that took the life of a Jay father of three.

in Local

New Toll Plaza Plan Presented For York

Fresh
GENERIC TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH LARGE

YORK, Maine (AP) - The Maine Turnpike Authority's plan to build a high-speed toll plaza in York is back on the table.

in Local

LePage the Most Frugal in Maine Governor’s Race

governorlepage

In the three-way race for Maine governor, the candidate that spent the least amount of money came out on top.

Tweets

  • 1m
  • 3m
  • 18m
  • 29m
  • 38m
  • 1h
  • 1h