Tag Archives: rock and roll

Friday Five: Elvis ’72

This weekend marks the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Elvis was 37 years old in 1972, a year that falls within my favorite Elvis period (1968-72). His live shows in that period were as good as it … Continue reading

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Monday Blues

Elvis Presley (born in Mississippi, 1935-1977), performing “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price and “Baby What Do You Want Me To Do” by Jimmy Reed (1968).

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Re-Writing the Death of Elvis

What, indeed, is the relation between the things we can’t remember and the things we can’t forget? The question has been nagging me in the past three days as I began to read the flurry of news reports relating to … Continue reading

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Les Paul: the man you didn’t known you had to thank

Les Paul–the man who played the most influential role in the invention and innovation of the electric guitar–died today.  He was 94 years old. Most of the traffic that comes to this blog is the result of targeted searches. This … Continue reading

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Elvis in Vegas

Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley performed before more than 2,000 screaming fans at the International Hotel in Las Vegas and, in so doing, began his “last comeback,” the final phase of his storied career in popular music and culture. … Continue reading

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