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.

Recent Headlines

in National

City to address violence near Keene pumpkin fest

Fresh
riot

Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

in National

U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines

Fresh
eboladoc

The U.S. will issue strict new guidelines for health workers when dealing with Ebola patients.

in Lifestyle

Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks

Fresh
microsoft

Microsoft is launching a smartwatch that will track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
missstate

Here is a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Monday, Oct. 20.

in Sports

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

Fresh
royals

The Royals have established a relationship with their long-suffering fans harkens back to a bygone era.