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Elvis at 34

Elvis Presley died 34 years ago today. What better way to remember the King than to look back at his 34th year of life? Elvis turned 34 in January of 1969. The once reigning King of popular music had become … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (03.07.11)

Ike Turner (Mississippi, 1931-2007), “Rocket 88″ (1951). (Listen to the song here.) Born in the delta region of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Kings of Rhythm included Raymond Hill and Jackie Brenston on sax, Willie Kizart on guitar, Willie Sims on drums, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Elvis

If he had lived, Elvis Presley would have turned 75 years old today. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. His birth certificate listed his middle name as “Aron,” later ascribed to his father’s misspelling … Continue reading

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