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July 19, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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July 19 in music history

60 year anniversary for Elvis Presley – That’s all right (read more) “That’s All Right” is the name of the first commercial single released by Elvis Presley, written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup. Presley’s version was recorded on 5 July 1954, and … Continue reading

July 19, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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July 19: 60 Year Anniversary for the release of “That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley

In 2004, Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right Mama” and Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” both celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Rolling Stone Magazine felt that Presley’s song was the first rock and roll recording. At the time Presley recorded the song, Big Joe … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
by Egil
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July 11: Elvis recorded Mystery Train in 1955

“Mystery Train” is one of Presley’s most haunting songs, a stark blues number that sounds ancient but was actually first cut only two years before by Memphis blues singer Junior Parker. Presley recorded it with the groove from the flip … Continue reading

July 2, 2014
by Egil
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July 02 in Music History

Today: Neil Young released “Rust Never Sleeps” in 1979, 35 years ago (read more) For anyone still passionately in love with rock & roll, Neil Young has made a record that defines the territory. Defines it, expands it, explodes it. … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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June 26 in music history

The Great late “Big” Bill Broonzy was born in 1893 (read more) Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American … Continue reading

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